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The User Experience Iceberg

Jesse James Garrett’s Elements of User Experience is a great illustration of the components required to create engaging and rewarding experiences. But, it can be too much information for clients to fully comprehend during a quick presentation. The analogy of The User Experience Iceberg is a great way to help your clients realize that visual design is only the “tip” of the iceberg. Read more


Logic + Emotion at CanUx 2007

Starting this Sunday, and on to Tuesday afternoon, I’ll be attending CanUx 2007 (The Canadian User Experience Workshop) in beautiful Banff, Alberta, Canada. I’ve been lucky enough to attend CanUx since its inception, as an employee of nForm User Experience, who puts on the workshop each year… Read more

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Monitoring Your Emotional State

Jess McMullin, my former colleague over at nForm User Experience, sent me this link to the Exmocare wristwatch today… Read more

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An Interview with Dr. BJ Fogg – Pt.3

In part 3, I talked with Dr. BJ Fogg about conducting research on persuasion and incorporating the results of that research into projects. Be sure to read part 1 and part 2 for more on persuasion and designing emotion… Read more

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An Interview with Dr. BJ Fogg – Pt.2

In part 2 of my interview with Dr. BJ Fogg, we discuss social agents, social cues, Web 2.0, persuasion and designing for emotion. Be sure to read part 1 for more on persuasion and designing emotion… Read more

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An Interview with Dr. BJ Fogg – Pt.1

Dr. BJ FoggA few weeks ago, I had the chance to speak with Dr. BJ Fogg, author of Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do and founder of the Persuasive Technology Lab at Stanford University about persuasion, emotion and what it is that makes Web 2.0 so darned persuasive… Read more

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The Emoticon Turns 25 :-)

I’d like to wish a happy belated birthday to the smiley face emoticon, which recently turned 25! Wow! Has it really been that long? The emoticon doesn’t look a day over 21… 😉 Read more

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Brand Personality and Trust

According to research presented at CHI 2007, users judge the relevancy of identical search results from different search engines based on the brand, with Yahoo and Google coming out on top… Read more

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Testing Emotional Responses to Websites

Over at Simpler is Better, Iain Barker describes how he used 118 emotion words from the Microsoft Product Reaction Cards to test people’s reactions to websites… Read more

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Phones That Sense Their Environment

The recent announcement of the iPhone, equipped with motion and proximity sensing capabilities was only the first in a rash of new phones that can sense and respond to the environment… Read more

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Designing Emotional Software

Donald Norman has a post on his blog about how he helped H&R Block create their new tax software tango based on Emotional Design principles… Read more

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