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Watch “(The value of) Dystopian thinking” with Andreas Wegner & Thomas Kueber

In this talk at IxDA’s Interaction’20, Andreas and Thomas present a practical framework for how to apply dystopian thinking to design artefacts and how to use them to influence final product and service decisions.

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Design Readings

Listen to Gretchen Anderson “Mastering Collaboration”

Gretchen Anderson talks about her latest book Mastering Collaboration: Make Working Together Less Painful and More Productive on how to generate ideas with others while gaining buy-in from all levels of your organization

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Design

Watch Katja Forbes’ “You are not a Designer, You are a Coach”

In this Keynote at IxDA’s ILA 2018, Katja Forbes argues that since multidisciplinary team members are all using the tools of design, our roles as Designers are changing to include an unexpected soft skill, Design Coaching. You are not a Designer, You are a Coach!

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Design

Watch “The art of first impressions” with Chip Kidd

Chip Kidd explains the two techniques designers use to communicate instantly and when, why and how they work […]

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Design Inspiration Software

Don Norman’s “Emotional Design” Theory

Don Norman explains his Emotional Design Theory about how designers create the perfect products: knowing your emotions […]

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Design Inspiration Readings

Watch Design Council’s “What is UX Design?”

In this video, Steve ‘Buzz’ Pearce, Design Director at Skype, and Mat Hunter, Chief Design Officer at the Design Council, talk about what ‘UX design’ means, finding the ‘soul’ of a digital product and how we’ve only scratched the surface of what’s possible […]

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Watch Jared Spool’s “Using the Kano Model to Build Delightful UX” talk

In this talk, Jared covers how to prune features to avoid experience rot, use pleasure, flow, and meaning to create delightful UX, and help
Innovate with baby steps to the aspirational experience[…]

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Design Inspiration Readings

Nancy Duarte on Failure, Bootstrapping, and the Power of Better Presentations

Most believe great presenters are born and not made. Nancy Duarte would argue against this. After all, she received a C- in Speech Communication class in college. Since then she’s gone on to become a world-renowned author and expert on the art and science of delivering compelling presentations […]

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Watch Erik Spiekermann’s “Type Is Visible Language” talk

The web is more type than anything. We might as well get it right […]

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Watch Dan Saffer’s “Microinteractions: Design with Details” talk at UXLX

In this talk at UX Lisbon, Dan Saffer provides a new way of thinking about designing digital products: as a series of microinteractions that are essential to bringing personality and delight to applications and devices […]