A brief overview of the field of Interaction Design is provided in order to contextualise the Create10 conference. The conference was held at Edinburgh Napier University in June/July 2010 and attracted over 120 delegates. The papers that comprise this special section in Digital Creativity reflect aspects of the debates that took place both within the main conference and in the work exhibited at the Student Design Exhibition. The papers by Fallman and Stolterman, and Edmonds explore the need for, and possible sources of, theoretical underpinnings in Interaction Design. While the work presented firstly by Kettley, Downes, Harrigan and Glazzard and secondly by Speed emphasise the importance of 'learning through doing' as a means of better understanding the process of design and the nature of user engagement.
Smyth, M. (2010). Dialogues in Interaction Design: complexity, hybridity and the relationship between research and practice. Digital Creativity, 21, 233-237. https://doi.org/10.1080/14626268.2010.538066