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Design Strategy Talks & Workshops

Strategy, Facilitation and Visual Thinking

In this post, I’ll talk about some of the visual thinking techniques that can be drawn from design thinking, data analytics, system thinking, game storming, and lean start-up.

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Design Strategy Talks & Workshops

Strategy and the Need of Facilitation

In this post, I’ll argue for the Need of Facilitation in the sense that designers must become skilled facilitators that respond, prod, encourage, guide, coach and teach as they guide individuals and groups to make decisions that are critical in the business world though effective processes.

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Design Readings Software

Watch “Designing for Speed” with Mustafa Kurtuldu

In this talk about designing for speed, designer Mustafa Kurtuldu shares research on how to to increase perceived performance, and gives UX examples and technical tricks to improve the speed of your site.

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Design Readings

Listen to “The power of inclusive design” with Benjamin Evans

In this episode of the Design Better Podcast, Benjamin Evans talks about the power of inclusive design to create better experiences.

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Design

Watch “Embracing Technology and Space for immersive storytelling” talk with Maryna Razakhatskaya

In this talk at IxDA’s Interaction’19, Maryna Razakhatskaya first of all shows her approach to using Technology and Space for immersive storytelling. Furthermore she argues that when it comes to designing multi-sensory playgrounds, UX devil’s in details: Light, smell, sound, body movements, physical interaction, space navigation, timing […]

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Design

Watch Jaime Levy’s “UX Strategy: Competitive Research and Analysis for Innovative Product” talk

Jaime Levy talks about how user experience (UX) strategy lies at the intersection of UX design and business strategy. It is a process that should be started first before the design or development of a product begins. It relies on empirical, lightweight tactics for pushing cross-functional teams toward a unique digital solution that customers want […]

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Information Design Talks & Workshops User Experience

Designing Interactions / Experiences: Information Design & Interpretation

This is the 4th (fourth) lecture of the ‘Designing Interactions & Experiences’ module I’m teaching at Köln International School of Design of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences, which we discuss how to use different data visualization techniques to facilitate decision making […]

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Consumer Behavior Design Economics Innovation Trend Watching

Watch Malcolm Gladwell’s “Spaghetti Sauce” talk on TED

Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry’s pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce — and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness […]

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Consumer Behavior Economics Trend Watching

Watch Sheena Iyengar’s “Art of Choosing” talk at TED

Sheena Iyengar shares her groundbreaking research that has uncovered some surprising attitudes about our decisions […]

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Consumer Behavior Trend Watching

Watch Barry Schwartz’s “The Paradox of Choice” talk at TED

Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz’s estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied […]