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Research

Getting people to talk

I came across this video today made in 2008 by students from the IIT Institute of Design. It introduces design research and contextual inquiry and demonstrates what not to do when interviewing people. If your keen for tips on what makes or breaks a research session, its well worth watching.

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Miscellaneous

Over the Bounding Main: Eriettas Top Ten Questions about Channel Swimming

I put my juvenile interviewing skills to use by asking my friend and UX pro Dori Miller why she is planning to swim a double crossing of the English Channel.  Thats right, Dori plans to swim to France and then back again and all for a good cause. Check out her answers to such probing questions as […]

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The internet the world

How will publishing respond to e-books?

Stephen Page is the head of publishing house Faber and Faber. Monica Attard posed the question: how will publishing respond to e-books? Do e-books threaten publishing in the same way as the internet threatens newspapers? What should an e-book cost? What else can an e-book offer? This post summarises the interview, which shows a traditional business embracing the advantages of a digital medium.

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Design

UX Studies: An Interview with Philipp von Kiparski

Philipp von Kiparski has a Bachelor of Arts in Information Design from the Stuttgart Media University, Germany. His degree was based out of the Faculty of Information and Communication. Philipp has just completed his second internship as an Experience Architect here in Australia, at Different. I thought it would be appropriate to kick off this […]

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Design

UX Studies: Interview Series Introduction

The aim of the interview series UX Studies, is to look at and discuss the education paths people have taken to skill up for their career in the user experience field. The idea for the series came about after friends, looking to change career focus, asked me about what they should study. Unfortunately for them, […]