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Design Strategy Talks & Workshops User Experience

Storytelling for Facilitation and Discussing Design

In this post, I’ll make the case for the need of incorporating storytelling in your facilitation toolset for better idea generation, discussing design, and creating shared understanding.

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Design Strategy Talks & Workshops

“The Importance of Vision for Product Design” talk on Clubhouse

In this chat on Clubhouse, Jonathan Sun and I talked about The Importance of Vision for Product Design, and discussed how to facilitate discussions around creating experience Vision.

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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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Personal Readings Software

R.I.P. Adobe Flash

Adobe Flash is officially dead! The date is really emotional to me: in my first job as a web designer, I had to learn flash in a week! Macromedia (which eventually was acquired by Adobe) Flash defined the first decade of my career. Not to be missed, but never forgoten!

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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 Jon Kolko’s “Stories: The way to our heart, and the key to design strategy” talk

In this talk at IxDA’s Interaction’19, Jon Kolko will show you why, when, and how to create stories that set design strategy. You’ll see examples of both successes and failures, learn where these narratives are contextually most relevant and useful, identify the key components that make these stories successful, and gain the ability to form and present a vision of the future to drive product and service strategy.

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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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Design Readings

Watch Cindy Chastain’s “the UX Professional as Business Consultant” talk at Interaction’13 | IxDA

We talk a lot about cross-channel experiences and how to address these new challenges as designers, but what about using our design skills, our hard won knowledge and empathy for customers to help companies decide what products and services will help grow their business? While companies are coming round to the value of customer experience, […]

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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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Design Thinking Talks & Workshops User Experience

Designing Experiences: Introduction

This is an introduction workshop to Designing Experiences module I’m teaching at Köln International School of Design of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences, which I’m honored to give by invitation of Professor Philipp Heidkamp: