Bigger hippos and happier humans. We talk to Pete Trainor about designing happiness. Our brains love problem solving. Making things too easy can result in us being less happy. A little bit of friction can be exactly what we need.
Soundbites and clips recorded at events and conferences
Steve Portigal joined us during the lunch break of day 1 to talk to us about mindfulness, self-insight and presence and how these inform how you interact with the world round you and impact on your work as a designer, ux-er, professional and human being .
Jim Kalbach talked about visualising value. How we need a reversal in business thnking and value alignment. Begin with customer needs and create shared value. Alignment of the individual and the organisation, with value as the overlap. Value centred design.
This interview was recording during the break, so there’s quite a lively “audience” in the background.
Future survival requires a reversal in business thinking: start with the experience and work out how to create value from there #InteractLDN
— Jim Kalbach (@JimKalbach) October 20, 2015
Lisa Welchman was the opening speaker on the conference day of UXLx 2015. She posed the question Are we Architecting the Information Age? We talk to her about our responsibility as designers and creators of digital products, services and information and our need to take a holistic view and have the confidence to stand up for what we know we should be doing digitally.
We talk to Adrian about what user story mapping is, how it can be used, how it can be “sliced” in different ways to provide different information.
Just before they magic themselves off to the airport we sat down with Josh Clark and Stephen Hay. Josh was closing keynote speaker at UXLx 2015 with his talk Magical UX and the Internet of Things. Stephen held a day 1 workshop – Responsive Design Workflow as well as a conference day talk entitled The Art of Deception.
We talked to Nicole Fenton at UXLx 2015. Nicole is an editor, writer, content strategist. During her career she’s worked with companies such as Apple and Facebook. Words are her thing and she cares about them passionately. We talk to her about content, conversations and being iterative with your words.
— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) June 4, 2015
We talked to Alastair Somerville at UXLx 2015. Alastair is a specialist in sensory cognition and accessibility and held a workshop on day one called Designing wearable experiences. Amongst other things we chat about sensory experiences and about how accessibility settings can help us deal with cognitive load.