Components of Web Design 10 – Methods of User Interaction – U21-P1

Methods of Interactivity

When it comes to the different types of interactivity that websites are able to perform the list is quite varied (in a similar fashion to almost any other platform). However despite all of the potential uses that the different types have to offer in some capacity, there must be a balance of use as favouring one over the other can create problems especially if the whole purpose of your website is to convey information through different methods and yet preferring a small selection of methods that compromise certain messages. There are some average methods that have become common place within the whole spectrum, with some below being some examples.

Firstly would be the use of text, which is one of the basic foundries for a website as it allows for written information to be displayed to the user(s). Although not the central focus in every website aside from the use of videos it is one of the most efficient ways of transferring information without it literally being explained to you. Speaking of videos they are also a useful tool for displaying information same as text but unlike the latter they aren’t restricted by the interpretation of the user as they are able to exploit both verbal and visual information in order to avoid confusion. Also unlike text video has much more room for potential expansion that allows it to be used in several different websites all about completely different topics, since videos as a medium can apply in more subtle ways as well with background advertisements being a reasonably consistent method for advertising certain products/services on websites as videos as a format with the use of motion are much more likely to grab the users attention away from text the the other way around.

Some less detailed are as follows:

Imagery (Method)

Audio (Method)

News (Type)

Social Media (Type)

Streaming (Type)

Existing Tools

Languages to Add Interactivity