This week we had the opportunity to do some prototyping and learn a little bit more about concepts related to interaction design in general. It's very interesting to learn about the elements in design that exist so we notice them as little as possible. It's only when they are pointed out to you, that you understand their importance.
Design metaphors are an example of design patterns used to make interfaces easier to understand. To me, these are the most fun in an interface because there is a little bit of excitement involved in seeing something real world in an interface and having a pretty good idea of what it will do within the digital landscape.