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Jedi Principles of UI Animation

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Disney’s classic definition of exaggeration is to remain true to reality but to present a wilder form. Didn’t help much. Not yet.

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Considering the Consideration Funnel

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These purchases ask you to present an inordinate amount of complexity and emotional investment—yet they are usually unfamiliar. Paint a picture.

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Community Service by Design

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In my early twenties, I lived in a substance-induced haze until a tragic overdose and death of a close friend started to clear my fog. Gathering Ideas.

Our Guide to Experience Mapping

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We have presented our evolving point of view at conferences  and taught hundreds of practitioners in workshops around the world. Off we go.

Our Guide to Experience Mapping

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We have presented our evolving point of view at conferences and taught hundreds of practitioners in workshops around the world. Off we go.

Ten Weeks, Ten Ideas: Internship Edition

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Last December we started searching for interns hungry to get a taste of life in a design firm. Some held up, and some fell flat when challenged.

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The Anatomy of an Experience Map

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At Adaptive Path we rarely apply the same set and sequence of methodologies and processes on projects, because they all present a unique challenge.

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Shaping a Generation’s First Experience with Star Wars

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They’re able to present options that they probably already know the answer to and get people to pick the right answer. When it comes to managing experiences, is there a more thrilling experience to manage than introducing someone to  Star Wars  for the first time? To hear him speak at our upcoming MX Conference, register here. Honestly.

Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

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Whatever the context, being present and open to listening is crucial to building empathy and is a skill that can be honed. What about mine?

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Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

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Whatever the context, being present and open to listening is crucial to building empathy and is a skill that can be honed. What about mine?

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Playtime is Over: Reflecting on 2015’s Service Experience Conference

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Service design artifacts start showing up in presentations, and small, frequent releases grow support for bigger, organization-spanning projects.

What we talk about when we talk about sketching.

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For me, sketching tends to be a surprisingly philosophical endeavor, and I'm curious to hear how other designers think about their own sketching.

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Welcome to iWitness

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For more on the project, read our case study , or come see my presentation at UX Week 2012

There is No Spoon: The Construct of Channels

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But what constitutes the channel in cross-channel? Cross-channel, as a concept, makes sense for information architecture. Channels aren't a place.

A New Tribe: Reflections on the Service Experience Conference 2013

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It focuses not just on the presentation layer of the service (i.e., Presenter Melanie Huggins is not a designer. We found a new tribe.

Behavior Change as Value Proposition

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And not just collect the data, but present it back—via feedback loops and visualizations—in a meaningful way to the user. link].

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Writing For Designers: Be Like Papa

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Designers write proposals, reviews, presentations, specifications and dozens of other forms of written expression. I’m not Hemingway.

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A Conversation with Gina Trapani: On Designing Meaningful Notifications

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It can also make us less present, more distracted, and more dependent on internet-connected electronics to get anything done. and why?

Considering the Consideration Funnel

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These purchases ask you to present an inordinate amount of complexity and emotional investment—yet they are usually unfamiliar. Paint a picture.

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on Service Design

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I’m excited to see such a great response to the presentation inside and outside of the design community. While in Berlin for our (awesome) workshop series, UX Intensive I accepted an invitation to speak at a local meet up with only the promise that I would speak “about service design.” So stay tuned.

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

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UX Week is this is the first time I’m presenting the five principles. Patrick Quattlebaum: Hi Dan. Let’s begin with the talk.

Feed Your Creativity: The Palate Cleanser Project

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Last year I did a presentation for the local chapter of Quantified Self. You're about halfway through your project. Creativity is ebbing.

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UX Week Keynote Speaker Ken Jennings on Maps and Design

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When Ken Jennings stepped onto the stage of the game show Jeopardy! back in 2004, he was a humble software engineer from Salt Lake City. KJ: Yes, I do.

What we talk about when we talk about sketching.

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For me, sketching tends to be a surprisingly philosophical endeavor, and I'm curious to hear how other designers think about their own sketching.

Ritual and the Service Experience

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He could think of no disease of the back that would present with abnormalities of the ears. Unfortunately, in most cases efficiency wins out.

In Defense of Hard

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The premise for removing difficulty is correct, many people do feel intimidated when they are presented with too much complexity. Explicit?

Future Approaches in UX: 10 FAUX Methods to Rock Your World 

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Karaoke Power Point: The hard work of the design process is done and now it's time to present the results to the client. Bring snacks.

The UX of Co-Design: Experience Principles for Successful Client Workshops

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To this end, there is nothing wrong with stating what you might assume is obvious to the people present. Most often we will craft an initial 30-60 minute workshop briefing presentation based on all the materials we have been exposed to during stakeholder interviews to share with the workshop team. Honor the gathering. Be grateful.

The Cloud’s Potentially Huge Liability

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However, these caps present new experience challenges that need to be proactively addressed. For all intents and purposes, the cloud has been an overwhelming hit. For most people with readily available high speed internet, it has taken a lot of the pain and cost away from the storage and management of digital content. AT&T and.

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In Defense of the Evidence

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But also what’s clear is that a discussion of someone's process and methodology is just theory without the evidence to support the words.

Data Trumps Opinion: 4 Smart Services that Deploy and Learn

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The way to make sure it works, is to find whatever way you can to present the important ideas early and frequently to the intended user.

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

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The kinds of behaviors we tend to get ourselves into are hard to recognize in the present tense. Ian Bogost makes video games. My Ph.D.

UX As Strategy Or Design? A Roundtable Discussion

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At UX Week 2012, Adaptive Path co-founder Peter Merholz presented a, well, provocative talk called "User Experience Is Strategy, Not Design". Peter's talk built upon some of my ideas from previous talks and drew on his own observations to assert that framing UX work as design is a misleading disservice to the work itself.

Future Approaches in UX: 10 FAUX Methods to Rock Your World 

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Karaoke Power Point: The hard work of the design process is done and now it's time to present the results to the client. Bring snacks.

Data Trumps Opinion: 4 Smart Services that Deploy and Learn

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The way to make sure it works, is to find whatever way you can to present the important ideas early and frequently to the intended user.

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Seeing is Believing

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At Adaptive Path, we put a lot of time and effort into the visual presentation of ideas. Unless you count that chair. Clarification. Engagement.

Apple finally adopts the Network Mindset

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It learns from the user, and it also learns through the umpteen APIs that it exploits to figure out the answers to your questions (you can read about the mindset behind Siri in Tom Gruber's presentation. Facebook has utilized the "social graph" to create a service with more uniquely identified users than anything else on the planet.

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

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The kinds of behaviors we tend to get ourselves into are hard to recognize in the present tense. 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. My Ph.D.

Adaptive Path Turns 10

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It’s not often you get to be present at the birth of an industry. We freely gave away our workshop presentation material. 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. Isn’t that stuff what people pay you for?

The Awesomeness Factor: Cameron Gray on Agile and UX

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This can present an issue when you have a significant number of junior team members. 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). What have you changed to the way that team is managed? What do you want to change next?