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Elements of Learning Experience Design. The process of designing any sort of human experience, regardless of purpose or platform, is centered around reaching a desired outcome, ideally with as little fuss and as much joy as possible.

Elements of Learning Experience Design

The purpose of an experience and the platform on which the experience takes place will vary: purchasing a plane ticket on a tablet to vacation, enjoying a musical performance in a theater, or learning to code in a classroom. Although each of these experiences require their own unique methods and frameworks, the elements that should be taken into consideration during the design process remain mostly the same. The best representation of those elements comes from Jesse James Garrett’s Elements of User Experience. While Garrett’s “elements” are most relevant to digital product design, I’ve been able to use them as a roadmap for developing learning experiences for adults. Elements of learning experience design Strategy plane What are the needs and goals of your learners and your organization? Sensory plane. The Lean UX Manifesto: Principle-Driven Design.

Advertisement My colleague Ajay and I have been working at incorporating lean UX at the enterprise level for over two years.

The Lean UX Manifesto: Principle-Driven Design

In studying it, I find that there’s a temptation to lay down rules, and if the rules aren’t followed… well, then, you can’t call it lean UX. At the end of the day, though, some lean UX is better than none. If you were told to finish off the following sentence, how would you do it? “You’re not practicing lean UX if…” I asked that very same question on Twitter, LinkedIn and email to some lean UX thinkers1 out there. Let me give you a real-world example. The value of co-location is obvious. “Nothing is more effective than walking over to a colleague, showing some work, discussing, sketching, exchanging ideas, understanding facial expressions and body language, and reaching a resolution on a thorny topic.” I couldn’t agree more, but in one of my projects, it’s not a reality. Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing.

Editor's Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013.

Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing

Click here to see the full list. Why is Facebook blue? According to The New Yorker, the reason is simple. It’s because Mark Zuckerberg is red-green color blind; blue is the color Mark can see the best. Not highly scientific, right? So how do colors really affect us, and what is the science of colors in marketing, really? First: Can you recognize the online brands just based on color? Before we dive into the research, here are some awesome experiments that show you how powerful color alone really is.

Example 1 (easy): Example 2 (easy): Example 3 (medium): Example 4 (hard): These awesome examples from YouTube designer Marc Hemeon, I think, show the real power of color more than any study could. How many were you able to guess? Which colors trigger which feeling for us? Being completely conscious about what color triggers us to think in which way isn’t always obvious. Black: Green: 5 big brands with brilliant ecommerce websites. In 2012, 53 per cent of Americans shopped on the web.

5 big brands with brilliant ecommerce websites

With more than half of the American population choosing to buy online, Forrester Research predicts that by 2016, more than $320 billion will be spent on online shopping. Online sales are becoming a norm and now, more than ever, ecommerce websites are facing tough competition. So what should you keep in mind when creating an ecommerce website that drives sales? Read through our list of the best examples as we break down five ecommerce websites to tell you what they're doing right: People Using Pseudonyms Leave Better Blog Comments [STUDY] People who use pseudonyms - as opposed to remaining anonymous or using their real identity - are more likely to leave high-quality comments on blogs and other Web sites, according to data released by Disqus.

People Using Pseudonyms Leave Better Blog Comments [STUDY]

In addition to leaving more comments, people using pseudonyms are more likely to leave comments that get "likes" from other readers, according to Disqus, which operates blog commenting platforms for about one million Web sites, including ReadWriteWeb. Not only does the data throw the conventional web wisdom that people who use their real names leave better comment into question, it also gives Disqus and other comment platforms leverage to compete with Facebook, which has made inroads into the commenting space by allowing sites to let people leaving comments use their Facebook identities. Disqus is one of the more than 400,000 Web sites that lets people use their Facebook profiles to leave comments. FLUPA UX-Day 2012 - Luxe et e-commerce : quelle expérience utilisat...