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Proactive Experiences and the Future of UX

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The emergence of proactive experiences is tied to the changing role technology plays in our lives.

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Start Smarter with a Concept Diagram

From the 2014 Information Architecture Summit #startsmarter Concept diagrams are one of the best bang-for-buck deliverables available to today’s UX designer....
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Fidelity and the Art of Persuasion: How to Sell Your UX Vision

So you have a killer idea and you are ready to sell through your UX vision. You’ve got various internal and external stakeholders that you need to get on board. They have varying levels of technical savvy and involvement. But in a world of cross-channel experiences with an ever-growing number of touchpoints, communicating a vision can be a challenge.

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Responsive Information Architectures

My talk from the #ias14 2014 Information Architecture Summit in San Diego on March 28th.

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Web-scale IA using Linked Open Data #ias14

Web-scale IA using Linked Open Data #ias14 | UXploration | Scoop.it

A preview of the talk I'll be giving at the 2014 IA Summit in San Diego. An introduction to the web of data, and how the BBC and other organisations create products which remix original content with third-party data.

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Ending the UX Designer Drought

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The user experience design field is booming. We’re making an impact, our community is vibrant, and everyone has a job. And that’s the problem. A quick search for “user experience” on indeed.com rev...
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Visual Storytelling: Why Data Visualization is a Content Marketing Fairytale

Visual Storytelling: Why Data Visualization is a Content Marketing Fairytale | UXploration | Scoop.it
To make your Content Marketing work stand out you need to combine visual elements through storytelling. Read to learn more on data visualization.
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Designing Digital Strategies, Part 1: Cartography

Designing Digital Strategies, Part 1: Cartography | UXploration | Scoop.it

Designers can more prudently frame the experiences they create by incorporating ecosystem thinking into their process.

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Availability in the Cross-Channel User Experience

Availability in the Cross-Channel User Experience | UXploration | Scoop.it
Don’t limit common activities to a few channels. Identify and support users’ top tasks on all channels and strive to make secondary tasks available.
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How Mature is Your Organization when it Comes to UX?

How Mature is Your Organization when it Comes to UX? | UXploration | Scoop.it

The organization understands that users are the most important variable to achieving business goals.

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Fight the dark side of Lean UX with the Experience Canvas

Fight the dark side of Lean UX with the Experience Canvas | UXploration | Scoop.it

Put simply, the Experience Canvas is your ticket to getting the strategy right, both at the start, and whenever you have the opportunity to steer your strategy. It’s inspired by Alex Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas, and also borrows from Spark59′s Lean Canvas, which is itself a version of the Business Model Canvas optimised for lean startup operations.

The Experience Canvas is a framework for project teams of any size to ensure that the end result – whether it’s a minimum viable product (MVP), a new feature roll-out, even a process or other business initiative – is thorough, considered, user-centred and lean, without compromising on flexibility. The emphasis is on the experience to be achieved by that result; a minimum viable experience (MVE), if you will.

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The Future of Information Dashboards

The Future of Information Dashboards | UXploration | Scoop.it

Information-on-the-move will be a key feature of the information dashboard in 2014. While web dashboards will provide users with in-depth insights and analysis, the mobile dashboard will be tailor-made to suit the information requirements of the user-on-the-go. Location intelligence, real-time data and predictive analytics will further make the dashboard richer and enable users to gain crucial business insights from their data.

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From Paths to Sandboxes

This presentation shares the journey I’ve been on, from trying to shape and influence a user’s path, to creating sandbox environments in which people can pla...
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How I Teach IA to Design Students

Lightning style talk given at the IA Summit Educational Round Table on March 27, 2014. #reframeIA
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Data Sets You Free: Analytics for Content Strategy

The value of content strategy is hard to measure and even harder to forecast. For many content strategists, the hardest part of the job isn't even the content strategy work itself! It's getting your hands untied so that you can help the organization or client take action. 

Data is what sets you free. By learning how to tell the story of your content and audience with data, you'll be able to move onward from just TALKING about content strategy to actually DOING it! 

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Language is Infrastructure - IA Summit 2014 #ias14

My talk from IA Summit 2014 in San Diego, all about how language is a material for making, and creates environments, for organizations, systems, and experiences.

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Making More UX Designers: Practical UX Apprenticeship #ias14

The demand for user experience designers has skyrocketed. Interest in UX as a career has soared along with that demand. Every UX designer gets asked how to get into the career, but the sad fact is that there’s no real answer to that question. Although demand is high, that demand is only for designers with 2-3 years of experience or more. There are simply not enough experienced designers to fill these positions, and this experience gap is a barrier to offering potential designers a consistent path from interest to employment. 

Many have observed that design is a craft... How do you learn a craft? Education and practice. Apprenticeship is a model that fits that bill well, and during the summer of 2013 The Nerdery's UX team put it into practice. I want to share our program's successes and failures, our challenges and solutions, and some of the nitty-gritty details that made it go. The goal of this presentation is to make it easier for UX teams in other organizations to implement their own apprenticeship programs, which will ultimately make it easier for interested, talented, and passionate people to become UX designers.

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A Quick Introduction to Agile UX Design

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Recently, a coalescing of Agile software development methods and UX design has resulted in what is being called Agile UX design. Agile UX design frames user experience design within the Agile development framework.
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Discovery : UX Apprentice

Discovery : UX Apprentice | UXploration | Scoop.it
Dig deep into the process and logic of user experience during discovery. Solve the big problems, one sketch at a time.

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Terry Patterson's curator insight, March 22, 2014 9:14 PM

I actually love how simple they make the process look. 

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Visualizing Progress with Agile Storymapping

Visualizing Progress with Agile Storymapping | UXploration | Scoop.it

Storymapping takes a different approach to project management, looking at the project as a whole.

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How Snow White Helped Airbnb's Mobile Mission

How Snow White Helped Airbnb's Mobile Mission | UXploration | Scoop.it

Airbnb started the project, appropriately code-named "Snow White," by creating a list of the emotional moments that comprise an Airbnb stay. They built the most important of those moments into stories.

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Samuel Pavin's curator insight, March 25, 2014 9:45 AM

Tell stories ... .

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Emotion in Marketing: How Our Brains Decide What's Shareable

Emotion in Marketing: How Our Brains Decide What's Shareable | UXploration | Scoop.it
Let's take a closer look at how emotions form in the brain and the ways they motivate us to surprising actions.
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Define Micro Conversions to Measure Incremental UX Improvements

Define Micro Conversions to Measure Incremental UX Improvements | UXploration | Scoop.it
Not every design and content change generates immediate or significant increases in conversion rates, but they may affect conversion rates in the long run.
Mario K. Sakata's insight:
Conversion Is King.
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