Tag: Experience Design


Design For Happiness

Design, at its heart, is about solving problems. That’s why it’s so easy to talk to designers. They can explain exactly how their interface is built to help you navigate through your phone, or how a device was shaped to make it possible for mass manufacturing on the assembly line.But over the course of hundreds of conversations with designers, I’ve begun to wonder: If most people’s goal is to live a happy life, why did I never hear designers explain how they’d built something to make me happy?

Source: How To Design Happiness | Co.Design

Service Design 101

A quick introduction to service design, a growing discipline that draws on many concepts, ranging from user experience, marketing and project management in order to optimize new services.

Source: What is Service Design? — Medium

Don’t Know Whether to Push or Pull? Blame Norman’s Doors

Some doors require printed instructions to operate, while others are so poorly designed that they lead people to do the exact opposite of what they need to in order to open them.

Source: Norman Doors: Don’t Know Whether to Push or Pull? Blame Design. – 99% Invisible

How Design Thinking Drives Creative Problem-Solving

Creativity and problem solving are not individual endeavours, nor do they occur in isolation. Fortunately, companies are beginning to embrace new ways of fostering innovation. Instead of approaching a new product or service creation by defining a set of requirements, many companies are seeking first to understand the human needs behind the product or service, to develop an overall experience.

Source: How human-centric design thinking can power creative problem-solving – Marketing Magazine

Cory Schmit’s Camera Collection on MIT’s FOLD

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Kodak Duaflex IV. Photo: Christopher Pollard

A fun post from Cory Schmit that chronicles his camera collect, or at least every 35mm camera he’s owned over the past four years. Cory’s narrative is enhanced by incorporating background information directly into the story, that includes photos of the each device, the images that they capture and linked to additional information that helps to provide context, as if you’re having a conversation with Cory about his passion for film.

All this is possible through the unique capabilities of Fold, a news platform being developed by MIT Media Lab’s, that break down the user experience into a cross. The vertical bar is dedicated to the story itsel. This narrative is chunked into white blocks rather than paragraphs, but it’s otherwise your typical, narrative news story.

Source: Every 35mm Camera I’ve Owned Since 2012 – FOLD