Category: Experience Design

Workshop artifacts

Perhaps the most considered task of any workshop are the shapes and forms of the materials used in the room to spur lateral thinking. A roomful of people can generally stomach three group activities over the course of a day. More than that and the room is exhausted. Less than that and the room walks ...

Distracted Simian Seeks Same

If you’ve ever tried to sit and meditate you’ll know how noisy your mind can be. Thoughts rise and fall like a whirl of leaves. They distract, dance and fade and never seem to settle. Some are close and discernible and others are distant and blurred. And they pass as quickly as they appear. Our ...

Making as Sense Making

I’ve read Matthew Crawford‘s book, “Shop Class as Soulcraft” a few times now. It has earned a permanent place on my bedside table. I plan on reading it again several more times. He is a senior fellow at UVA’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture and owns a motorcycle shop where he custom fabricates parts ...

Alice through the Keyhole

According to Pew, 85% of us here in this country read news on our phones. Neiman Labs has done research that shows how differently we read news from computer screen to laptop to tablet to phone. Suffice to say that our attention gets more fragmented and diminished as the viewing port, our screens, and the ...

The Data Mesh and a New Currency of Value

Amazon and Alibaba are reconfiguring our world. They are both racing to become the world’s first trillion dollar companies and have spent the past ten years and more accelerating quickly beyond their original intent of just being a place to shop online. Amazon has raised our expectations of any new service or product offering from ...

What’s up with Google Search on Mobile?

Seen below Google has three different search experiences on my iPhone and I’m not sure which result to trust. I’m torn between choosing Thai Select, Aceluck, or Pongsri. I’m certainly not going to go to menupages.com because that isn’t a restaurant and, knowing Google keywords, smacks of advertising. I think I’m going to go to ...

Is Growth Hacking Nonsense?

I had to jump in. This is my contribution to this (http://bit.ly/growth_hack) discussion on Quora; I walked into a talk a few months ago here in New York where a self-proclaimed growth hacker gave his spiel about the practice. The room was overcrowded and people were hanging on to the walls eager to get their questions answered at ...

Towards a Unified Theory of Interaction Design

Mind map of my current thinking on understanding experience design across a variety of disciplines. Click to launch the PDF version with embedded links. Towards a Unified Theory of Interaction Design  

Engagement Topology – part three

Mapping depth and length of engagement for each target persona.

Brand Flow – part two

Brand Flow showing an emphasis on in-store and social engagement.