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Design

Watch “The UX of Fortnite” talk with Celia Hodent

In this talk IxDA’s Interaction’19 Celia Hodent covers the UX framework that was used during the development of Fortnite, consisting of breaking down game UX in two main pillars: usability and “engage-ability”.

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Inspiration

Steven Pinker on Measuring Human Happiness

Debbie Millman talks to experimental psychologist and author Steven Pinker about measuring human happiness […]

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Design Readings

Watch Stephen P Anderson’s “From Information to Understanding: Solving the Small Data Problems” talk

In this interesting (and personal) talk at TEDxUtrecht, designer Stephen P. Anderson shares a story about how the presentation of information can facilitate understanding and can improve our quality of life […]

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Design Readings

Watch Brad Nunnally’s “Choice… Gateway To Engagement” talk at Interaction’14 | IxDA Conference

Understanding the anatomy of a choice is crucial to surviving the new world of product design. If designers, developers and product owners can better understand how choices are made and, more importantly, why they get made, they will be better equipped to disrupt the market. This talk explores the complexity of making choices and how an environment built for choice leads to a better customer experience […]

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Design Readings

Watch Giles Colborne’s “The Lost Art Of Efficiency in Interaction Design” talk at Interaction’14 | IxDA conference

Why was it worth one company spending $350,000 to shave a second off an interaction? Should you do the same?

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Design Readings

Watch Steve Baty’s “A Model of Behavioural Design” talk at Interaction’14 | IxDA Conference

This talk will outline the key inputs in a model of Behavioural Design and how those inputs help designers to directly target specific behaviours. It will look at the role of interaction design, behavioural psychology, systems thinking and other tools. And it will propose that a model of design with behaviour as its focus offers a coherent and complete approach to design in a way that is consistent with the goals of client organizations […]

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Design Readings

Listen to Stephen P Anderson’s “Stop Doing What You’re Told!” (Reframing the Design Problem) talk at IA Summit 2013

In this session, Stephen P. Anderson shares tips that have helped him cut through the noise of requests and requirements, to focus on the real problem(s) to be solved. Specifically, you’ll pick up ways to see a problem from different perspectives, ways to ask why, how to draw upon seemingly unrelated experiences, how to separate real from perceived constraints, and most importantly, ways to keep yourself in check […]

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Design Readings

Watch Davide Casali’s “Social Experience Design” talk at Interaction’13 | IxDA Conference

This talk will show a hands-on social experience design method to deal with this complexity and achieve the change projects need, plus some supporting use-cases supporting them […]

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Innovation Readings

Watch Michael Norton’s “How to buy happiness” talk at TED

At TEDxCambridge, Michael Norton shares fascinating research on how money can, indeed buy happiness — when you don’t spend it on yourself. Listen for surprising data on the many ways pro-social spending can benefit you, your work, and (of course) other people […]

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China Trend Watching

Education in China: universities asked to include romance in courses

Can romance be taught? Is falling in love so important that it has to be included in courses in universities?