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Straight Forward Banking with Simple

Straight Forward Banking with Simple

If you're in UX and you've been around in the last year or two, you may have picked up on the buzz around Simple. The new startup bank that is looking to create a "simple" bank experience. Most people would say they've practically been on hands and knees for years begging for this. Well, look no fur ...
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We’ve Done All This Research, Now What?

We’ve Done All This Research, Now What?

Steve Portigal did a workshop, "Well we've done all this research, now what?", at the IxDA SF Redux in March 2010. Here's my notes from the talk.---------------------------------------------------The highlights of his presentation are as follows:- In order to be able to act on the data you gather, m ...
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Emotional Engagement by Stephan Anderson

Emotional Engagement by Stephan Anderson

Quest for Emotional Engagement: Information Visualization (v1.5)View more presentations from Stephen Anderson ...
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Tilt the World: Social Games for Good

Tilt the World: Social Games for Good

Categories Gaming, Social Good
Nicole Lazzaro did a talk at TechSoup in San Francisco awhile ago about building games for good. She said, "Games do more than points and badges. Games create rich experiences." They immerse the user into an experience that drives them forward. She began to explore this when she stood at the top of ...
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The Power of Play: Using Fun to Increase Engagement & Drive Viral Distribution

The Power of Play: Using Fun to Increase Engagement & Drive Viral Distribution

Wrote this a while ago and am not sure why it never got published. So I am sending it for publishing now.------------------------------------------------------------Sit down for a moment and pick up a game of PacMan. Play it for 5 minutes. Same old game? What happens if you add emotional elements to ...
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Big D: Mobile Design at the Speed of Thought

Big D: Mobile Design at the Speed of Thought

Another live blogging post from the Big Design Conference.We don’t think about it as it’s second to what we do. I design something then I create this document then it’s huge and I have to condense it and then the client has to extract it then there might be problems and he has to go through al ...
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Addictions: Turntable.fm

Addictions: Turntable.fm

I've recently discovered two new start up created applications which have me absolutely addicted, Turntable.fm & Glitch (post to come next week).Turntable.fm is a music streaming & sharing application that allows users to create rooms with up to 5 DJ's to rotate songs within their own particular mus ...
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Results Don’t Need a Name

Results Don’t Need a Name

I was thinking tonight as I prepared to go out for the evening that I have often struggled to define user experience and the benefits of it to the industry that creates experiences for a living, the gaming industry. User experience done well is often subtle and seamless. It's an experience a user ra ...
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IDEA – The Best is the Enemy of Good: Magic & Design

IDEA – The Best is the Enemy of Good: Magic & Design

Reed and Jared did an absolutely fabulous job with this very pointed talk about the similarities between magic and design. Reed (Jared Spool's son) entered the stage nervous, or so he made you believe. It was perfect as you related to him appearing vulnerable. He then put on a superior performance b ...
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Business Model Design at Mobile Startup Weekend

Business Model Design at Mobile Startup Weekend

This last week I met with Alex Osterwalder and about 7 others to review his new book, Business Model Generation and talk about how we are using it in our own practices. It was a fascinating conversation about business innovation and how designing business models can help.Inspired by the chat, I opte ...
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