design thinking

#125 Design doing with Don Norman (Part 1)

Don Norman is without a doubt one of the most influential voices within the UX and design industry and also the cognitive sciences. Don produced some of the earliest literature about human-centered design within the digital space – he also coined the term “user experience” whilst at Apple.

In part 1 of our conversation with Don, we talk about virtual and augmented reality, design thinking, radical innovations and “user experience”.

Part 2 of this interview is available here.

(Listening time: 28 minutes, transcript)

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#115 The utility of UX

A linkshow. James and Per discuss three articles that have grabbed their attention.

The first article is The Business of User Experience by Jonathan Beckman, founder of Apptourage. Jonathan explains why UX is good business. James goes off into economic theory.

The second featured article is Design Thinking comes of age by Jon Kolko, founder of the Austin Center for Design. Jon describes how the principles of design are becoming more integrated into the enterprise.

Our third article is Why Behavioral Economics is Cool, and I’m Not by Adam Grant, professor at the Wharton School of Business. Jon looks at why behavioral economics appears to be more cool than psychology.

(Listening time 38 minutes)

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#108 Listener phone-in special

“Thank you for ginning us!” In the style of a radio phone-in, James and Per open the door and invite in you, the listener. Our guests in our fourth listener phone-in ended up being Heather Burns, Simon Kemp, and Artem Pereverzev.

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