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How to Design Experiences the Adaptive Path Way! (Or Not.)

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We read books and blog posts. It’s a conversation I’ve had many times with fellow designers over the years. ME : That’s great!

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Our Guide to Experience Mapping

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We have shared insights on this blog. We’ve been doing experience mapping in our practice for several years now. Off we go. For free.

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Our Guide to Experience Mapping

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We have shared insights on this blog. We've been doing experience mapping in our practice for several years now. In short, they need a map.

Just What is a UX Manager?

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Earlier this week, I wrote quick blog post , calling out seven lessons for UX managers from this year’s MX conference. In droves.

Ten Weeks, Ten Ideas: Internship Edition

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As you see in his concluding blog post below, Jasper’s a fast study, a sponge, and calls it like he sees it. So be brave, interns!

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A Conversation with Gina Trapani: On Designing Meaningful Notifications

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Use code BLOG when registering for 10% off Evi Hui : What lead you to become interested in the design of notifications? and why?

UX Week 2012 Recap: Experience Mapping FTW!

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Last week at UX Week 2012, Chris Risdon and I had a blast teaching a workshop not once, but twice on the art and science of experience mapping.

Getting Hands On: Experience Mapping Workshops Coming to SF & Austin

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Use the promo code ‘BLOG’ when registering for a 10% discount. It’s not a surprise that the community (i.e., HOW TO REGISTER.

A Conversation with Dan Klyn: Richard Saul Wurman & IA for UXers

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Use code BLOG when registering for 10% off Patrick Quattlebaum: Hi Dan. Let’s begin with the talk. ” Profound. PQ: Right.

Meanwhile, in the Exciting World of Adaptive Path Events…

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We are feeling especially warm and fuzzy today, so we are offering a 15% discount with the code: BLOG for both of these events. 2014 has been quite a busy year for Adaptive Path Events! Starting with MX in SF, continuing on to UXI in Dublin, Experience Mapping in Austin, Seattle and Chicago, and most recently, coming home for UX Week!

A Conversation with Brenda Laurel: It’s Not Enough to Change the Light Bulbs

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Use code BLOG when registering for 10% off It is an honor to have the opportunity to ask you a few questions. Can you tell us more about it?

Feed Your Creativity: The Palate Cleanser Project

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Busy doesn't mean you can't write blog posts. You're about halfway through your project. You've done everything right. Anywhere.

Conversations in the Kitchen: The Do’s and Don’ts of Debriefs

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For this blog post I’d like to reflect on my own successes and failures when conducting or participating in debriefs and list out my top Do’s and Don’ts. In our San Francisco studio we’re fortunate to have a large, open kitchen. Maybe it’s the food. Or, maybe it’s the cold beer. What didn’t go so well? What would we have done differently?

IBM at MX 2014: Design-centered at Scale

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Use code BLOG for 10% off your registration. I’ve been going to the MX: Managing Experience conference since it began in 2007 (full disclosure: I used to work for Adaptive Path as a Studio Director — I even spoke at the first MX!). The war stories, successes, and failures are amazing and have influenced me greatly. MX: Managing Experience

UX Week 2013 Speaker Preview

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Register and use code 'BLOG' for an additional 10% off. [UX Week 2012 attendees enjoying lunch outside on one of the workshop days].

In Defense of the Evidence

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It may seem superficial, but I'm thankful for the blogs and photo groups that document flows and wireframes. They are precious.

Data Trumps Opinion: 4 Smart Services that Deploy and Learn

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Tired of going with the design that will survive the organization's political gauntlet? quick story of how I got hooked. No guessing. Turn around.

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A Conversation with Ian Bogost: Fun. It’s (Probably) Not What You Think It Is.

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Use code BLOG when registering for 10% off Ian Bogost makes video games. Ian Bogost : As you know, I work in games and simulations. My Ph.D.

The Service Experience Conference Speaker Preview: Tim Ogilvie

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Use code BLOG for 10% off your registration How can business methods and design methods play well together? Until then, enjoy these tidbits.

The Service Experience Conference Speaker Preview: Tim Ogilvie

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Use code BLOG for 10% off your registration. How can business methods and design methods play well together? Until then, enjoy these tidbits.

UX As Strategy Or Design? A Roundtable Discussion

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Peter has summarized his talk in a blog post on his site. At UX Week 2012, Adaptive Path co-founder Peter Merholz presented a, well, provocative talk called "User Experience Is Strategy, Not Design". Here's audio of our hour-long conversation. Thanks Peter and Jonathan

Experience Mapping Workshops Coming to SF & Austin

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Use code BLOG when registering for a 10% discount We've been asked a lot of late "where are you teaching it next?". WHAT YOU'LL LEARN.

A Conversation with Jason Kunesh: And You Think Your Projects Are Politically Charged!

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Use code BLOG when registering for 10% off Tracey Varnell : So Jason Kunesh! So that’s kind of a big deal! Jason Kunesh : Yeah. JK: Yeah.

Data Trumps Opinion: 4 Smart Services that Deploy and Learn

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Tired of going with the design that will survive the organization's political gauntlet? quick story of how I got hooked. No guessing. Turn around.

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Designing for Better Sex: In Conversation with Cindy Gallop Pt. 2

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People write to us and say, “Doing this took our relationship to a whole new level.” We started a section on our blog where our MakeLoveNotPorn stars guest post about their individual experiences of why they did this and what it’s done for them and their relationships subsequently. Allison Huang, our Design intern, and I talked to Cindy.

Designing for Better Sex: In conversation with Cindy Gallop

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For example, because the media and tech blogs are just as uncomfortable covering sex as anyone else is talking about it, when they do talk about sextech, they tend to default to the hardware side of sextech. Iran and Allison Huang, our Design intern, talked to Cindy. Iran Narges: How do you define sextech? People use a lot of black.

A Conversation with Ian Bogost: Fun. It’s (Probably) Not What You Think It Is.

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Use code BLOG when registering for 10% off. Ian Bogost  makes video games. But more than that, he thinks about games: what they mean, how we engage with them, and how they shape our behavior. His company Persuasive Games  explores how games can inform and educate people. Ian Bogost : As you know, I work in games and simulations. My Ph.D.

The Service Experience Conference Speaker Preview: Dave Gray

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Use code BLOG for 10% off your registration JH: Why are you excited about speaking at the Service Experience Conference?

Kaiser Permanente at MX 2014: Mission, Wild Diversity, and Teaching Smarts

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Use code BLOG for 10% off your registration. We have a design group that is agnostic about its solutions called the Innovation Consultancy.

A Conversation with Jason Kunesh: And You Think Your Projects Are Politically Charged!

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Use code  BLOG  when registering for 10% off. . Tracey Varnell : So Jason Kunesh! You’re the Director of User Experience for Obama for America and essentially, the first UX guy to be involved in a presidential campaign in the history of UX. So that’s kind of a big deal! Jason Kunesh : Yeah. It was a privilege. Did you find that on Craigslist?

The SX Conference: Adaptive Path’s New Event Dedicated to Service Design

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We’re still locking in the line-up, in the meantime, get info and register here : (use code BLOG for a 10% discount Who should attend SX?

The Service Experience Conference Speaker Preview: Kerry Bodine

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Use code BLOG for 10% off your registration UX, CX, SX? Are all the X's the same? JH: What do you hope to leave people with after your talk?

Adaptive Path Turns 10

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And finally, though it took us five years to realize the wisdom of doing this, we published a blog. It’s not often you get to be present at the birth of an industry. Ten years ago, March 2, 2001, when we launched Adaptive Path, organizations had at most one UX person, and often none. Now, thousands of companies have UX teams.

The Awesomeness Factor: Cameron Gray on Agile and UX

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If you want to hear Cameron speak (or any of our fabulous presenters ), make sure to register for MX 2011 (use the code BLOG for 10% off). As a design process freak, I jumped at the chance to interview Cameron and ask him about the way he is integrating UX in Mindflash’s Agile development methodology. What do you want to change next?

UX Metrics for Noobs and Skeptics: An Interview With Richard Dalton

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If you’re thinking of attending MX , you can use the code “BLOG&# for 10% off the price of registration. They say, if it moves measure it. I’ve been finding myself thinking a lot about how to measure UX lately — mainly to realize that I halfway don’t believe it’s possible. And that’s important.

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A Conversation with Gina Trapani: On Designing Meaningful Notifications

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Use code  BLOG  when registering for 10% off. . Evi Hui : What lead you to become interested in the design of notifications? Gina Trapani : At work, I’m at my happiest and most productive when I have long stretches of uninterrupted time to dive deep into coding or writing or thinking. and what makes them good? and why?

UX for Good and the CeaseFire Challenge

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This weekend I had the pleasure to attend UX for Good in Chicago. We worked with a group called CeaseFire , based in Chicago. Conference Commentary

The Service Experience Conference Speaker Preview: Dave Gray

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Use code BLOG for 10% off your registration. As we approach the launch of our Service Experience Conference , we asked keynote Speaker Dave Gray, Founder and CEO of liminl, to tell us why he’s excited to take part and what you will learn from his talk. JH: Why are you excited about speaking at the Service Experience Conference?

Kill Your Darlings

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My blog died. Friends kindly came to its rescue, and for a while, it seemed like my little blog just…might…make it. So, in honor of all the awesome ideas that have died before, will die soon, or really should die, I’m having a funeral for my dead blog. tried in vein to save it. Someone had a better idea.

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The Service Experience Conference Speaker Preview: Kerry Bodine

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Use code BLOG for 10% off your registration. UX, CX, SX? Are all the X’s the same? We expect keynote speaker Kerry Bodine, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, to have a few words to say about this at our upcoming Service Experience Conference this October. JH:  What do you hope to leave people with after your talk?