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Favourite TED talks

Here is my list of favourite TED talks on Designing Interactive Systems and how they fit into the chapters in the new edition oy my book of the same name! http://tinyurl.com/cuxqu2j Chapter 1 David Kelly http://www.ted.com/talks/david_kelley_how_to_build_your_creative_confidence.html Chapter 3 Yves Behar http://www.ted.com/talks/yves_behar_on_designing_objects_that_tell_stories.html Chapter 5 Don Norman and Tim Leberecht http://www.ted.com/talks/don_norman_on_design_and_emotion.html http://www.ted.com/talks/tim_leberecht_3_ways_to_usefully_lose_control_of_your_reputation.html Chapter 7 Charles Leadbetter http://www.ted.com/talks/charles_leadbeater_on_innovation.html Chapter [...]

Posted on: 05/04/13
by DavidBenyon
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Affective Computing – by Kristina Höök

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As Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Interaction Design moved from designing and evaluating work-oriented applications towards dealing with leisure-oriented applications, such as games, social computing, art, and tools for creativity, we have had to consider e.g. what constitutes an experience, how to deal with users’ emotions, and understanding aesthetic practices and experiences. Here I will provide [...]

Posted on: 31/01/12
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Are Design Patterns an Anti-pattern? – Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design

Are Design Patterns an Anti-pattern?  by Stephen Turbek In a world of limited resources, code beats pictures. Design patterns are generally considered a good thing, but do they actually help run a user experience group? As a user experience group manager and an observer (and sponsor) of design pattern exercises, I’ve come to have serious [...]

Posted on: 30/01/12
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40+ Helpful Resources On User Interface Design Patterns – Smashing Magazine

If there is a commonly reoccurring need for a particular solution, there is a great probability that someone has – by now – solved that need and has finished the legwork involved in researching and constructing something that resolves it. At the very least, you will find documentation on general solutions to related problems that [...]

Posted on: 22/11/11
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A List Apart: Articles: Personality in Design

We are pleased to present an excerpt from Chapter 3 of Designing for Emotion by Aarron Walter (A Book Apart, 2011). —Ed. Our lasting relationships center around the unique qualities and perspectives we all possess. We call it personality. Through our personalities, we express the entire gamut of human emotion. Personality is the mysterious force [...]

Posted on: 17/11/11
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E-Commerce Usability (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox)

Its been 11 years since our original studies of e-commerce usability — long enough that its definitely worth revisiting the topic. The bottom line? The number of usability guidelines for e-commerce sites has increased from 207 in the first edition of the report to 874 in the new edition. Using this rough metric, we now [...]

Posted on: 26/10/11
by Jimmy Keogh
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Bill Buxton on Natural User Interfaces

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Bill Buxton explains his concept of natural user interface design looking into the way we write and the acknowledgement that it is a ‘bimanual action that requires a coordinated skill of the two hands using different functions, touch and stylus’. As the video progresses Bill talks about the layering up of multi-modalities and these are [...]

Posted on: 07/10/11
by Jimmy Keogh
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Visualising the User Experience

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Grant Robinson the senior interaction designer at Xero has put together a great selection of slides and kindly published them for all of us to enjoy on Slideshare. Grant begins by taking us through the concept of rapid prototyping and the added value it gives to a project and how this sits nicely with Agile [...]

Posted on: 06/10/11
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SEO and Social Media Matter to User Experience (UX) Designers

SEO and UX Design User experience, and our abilities as designers to guide and influence it positively, “starts from when you first hear about a product,” says Don Norman. And we should listen. After all, he coined “user experience design” over a decade ago. So what does search engine optimization (SEO) have to with user [...]

Posted on: 06/10/11
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Seductive interaction Design

Seductive Interaction Design: A UX Booth Book Review When talk builds about making seductive interactions, it’s nice to have people like Stephen Anderson giving us his two cents. Here are UX Booth contributor Michael Wilson’s two cents on Anderson’s two cents. Advertise here with BSA […]

Posted on: 06/10/11
by DavidBenyon
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