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Affective Design Theory Product Personalities Psychology

“Emotional Design with A.C.T. – Pt. 1” on Boxes and Arrows

Over at Boxes and Arrows, they’ve published the first part of an article I’ve been working on for some time now on how to design products with personalities that encourage the people who use them to form relationships.

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Affective Design Theory Articles Posters Product Personalities

“Emotional Design with A.C.T.” at the 2010 IA Summit

I’ve given talks at a number of conferences over the years, but the 2010 IA Summit was my first time presenting both a talk and a poster.

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Emotion & Business Opinions

AffectiveDesign.com Launches

After many hours of work, late nights and a lot of coffee, we’re very pleased to announce the launch of AffectiveDesign.com!

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Opinions

How to Be Happy in Business

Over at What Consumes Me, Bud Cadell has a great Venn diagram depicting the three aspects of work that intersect to produce happiness.

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Emotional Products Interviews

An Interview with Rollout Custom Wallpaper – Pt.2

In Part 1 of this interview, I spoke with Rollout co-founders Anita Modha and Johnathan Nodrick about creating emotional experiences with their custom wallcoverings. In Part 2 of this interview, we talk more about the emotional experience of Rollout’s work.

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Emotional Products Interviews

An Interview with Rollout Custom Wallpaper – Pt.1

Johnathan Nodrick and Anita ModhaRecently, I had the chance to speak with Anita Modha and Jonathan Nordrick of Vancouver-based Rollout about designing emotional experiences through their custom wall coverings. In part 1 of this interview, we spoke about their clients and the emotional experience of their work…

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Emotion & UX Interviews Persuasion Psychology

An Interview with Harry Max – Pt. 2

In Part 1 of this interview, I spoke with early Web pioneer Harry Max about how he used emotion to create the first secure online shopping experience. In Part 2 of this interview, Harry and I talk about how sensory sub-modalities influence and elicit emotion and picking the right personality for an interface in terms of power and status.

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Emotion & UX Interviews Persuasion Psychology

An Interview with Harry Max – Pt. 1

Harry maxRecently, I had the chance to talk with early Web pioneer Harry Max about using NLP, emotion and personality to help create the first secure online shopping experience.

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Opinions

Happy New Year from affective design!

2008 was a year filled with emotions that ranged across the entire gamut of human experience. In this Olympic year, athletes were not the only people who both celebrated tremendous victories and mourned tremendous losses.

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Books Opinions

Deconstructing Product Design

William Lidwell is the author of one of my favorite recent books on design, Universal Design Principles. Earlier this week, he asked me to invite the readers of affectivedesign.org to offer contributions for his new book: Desconstructing Product Design.

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Effects of Affect Opinions Projects

affective design Improves the Edmonton.ca Experience

Last week, affective design’s latest user experience project was launched, with the help of Yellow Pencil (who handled the build) and Dirty Lab (who handled the visual design).