Articles by Jonathan D. Ericson

photo of Jonathan EricsonJonathan Ericson is an Assistant Professor of Information Design & Corporate Communication (IDCC) at Bentley University. His research on human-computer interaction (HCI), extended reality (XR), and cognitive science has been published in journals including Cognition, the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, Energy Research & Social Science, Big Data & Society, and Environment and Planning B. As a design leader and consultant, Jon’s work has earned a mention in Forbes, driven investments, supported a successful startup acquisition, and garnered industry awards. Jon teaches experience design courses in Bentley’s M.S. in Human Factors in Information Design (HFID) and IDCC programs. He holds a PhD in Cognitive Science from Brown University.

Reimagining the Role of Friction in Experience Design

Abstract Current definitions of friction in user experience generally advocate for reducing or eliminating friction in the pursuit of efficiency and ease of use. As the field of user experience design increasingly aims to develop highly personalized experiences for unique individuals, this narrow view of friction risks the vital role that friction plays in human […] [Read More]