User Experience Design June 21, 2004 I've been practicing information architecture since 1994, and from Gopher to Google have seen dramatic changes in the landscape of organization, search and retrieval. Through these ten tempestuous years, I've found the infamous three circle diagram to be a great tool for explaining how and why we must strike a unique balance on each project between business goals and context, user needs and behavior, and the available mix of content. Figure 1. While this diagram was conceived with IA in mind, it's equally useful for explaining UX. Facets of the User Experience When I broadened my interest from IA to UX, I found the need for a new diagram to illustrate the facets of user experience - especially to help clients understand why they must move beyond usability - and so with a little help from my friends developed the user experience honeycomb. Figure 2. Here's how I explain each facet or quality of the user experience: Useful. A Different Way of Seeing A Big Hive
Thinking Hats – Development Impact and You Thinking Hats allow a range of different viewpoints and perspectives to be brought into a discussion, whilst still keeping the focus on the issue at hand. It’s a technique which can be used to encourage people to look at a topic from a number of different perspectives, making what might be a very complex issue a stimulating focus point for conversation. The team learns how to separate thinking into six clear functions and roles, getting them to look at all sides of an issue. Structuring the conversation around these different viewpoints helps avoid endless, free flowing debates around topics, and instead helps create a meaningful, focused discussion. This technique was popularised in the book Six Thinking Hats (De Bono E. 1985). Each hat is a different colour, which indicates a particular viewpoint.
The nonagon (Method „A“) « Sacred geometry THE NONAGON (Method „A“)with example of trisection of angles larger than 90° Foreword to Chapter Eight Before we say anything about the nonagon, we will „single out“ one of the fundamental laws of sacred geometry that we might have noticed in our presentations up to now and which will be deepened in our forthcoming chapters. In addition to the fact that in sacred geometry all curves and straight lines are given in their full circumference, meaning in arched full circles and straight lines across all areas of the circles, and as we have said, all intersection points incurred by such inscribing are new data and as “controllers” of the accuracy of the geometric plotting and data, the fundamental law would read: The initial – central circle is the mirror of all the other radii originating outside it and within it. An example is the hexagon (scheme – pattern – validity). The basic or initial circle is a mirror of all geometrical on-going procedures within it or outside of it. with the nonagon
Rudy De Waele - cambridge, london, Speaker, Innovation Strategist, Wearable Technology, Wearables, Internet of Things, Lifestyle, Emerging Markets, Robotics, Futurist, Smart Cities Rudy propels leaders to stay ahead of what will transform their business through hosting innovation events, speaking live at conferences, and facilitating senior executive brainstorms. Over the past 18 years, Rudy has coached CXOs on how to unpack grassroots innovations that pose a risk to core business and how to predict staying ahead of the early adopter to mass-market conversion. He has helped diverse global brands such as BMW, IBM, Louis Vuitton, PayPal, Samsung and World Bank. His latest book shift 2020 - How Technology Will Impact Our Future delivers impactful insights into how future influences such as wearables, IOT, robotics and AI will have on our collective daily lives and includes foresights by some of the world's leading technology experts from Google, Kickstarter, Microsoft, Spotify, and Telefonica. Rudy is a Belgium native currently based in Cambridge, UK. On Fridays he disconnects from technology to practice yoga and study the saxophone.
Thoughts on Developing A Design Concept A good design begins with a good design concept. You’re trying to solve a problem and your concept will lead the way and give you direction for your design decisions. How do you form a concept? What is a Design Concept? concept (n) – a general idea used to formulate a plan A design concept is the idea behind a design. Your concept will lead to your choices in color and type. Your design concept becomes the framework for all your design decisions. We can think of design concepts in two ways. Verbal – the verbal parts of your concept might be words you use to describe the site. Typically I begin forming a concept verbally (a process I’ll describe below). Generally verbal concepts come before visual concepts as the visual is really about how you’ll communicate the verbal, though it likely depends on the individual and how you think best. What to do Before Creating a Design Concept Developing a design concept is something of an individual process. What is your client’s brand? Summary
The Mobile Collective Applying the Golden Ratio to Web Layouts and Objects by anthony on 10/21/10 at 5:36 pm 1.618 is a number all serious designers should know. It’s known as the golden ratio found throughout nature, art and architecture. Seashells, the Mona Lisa and the Parthenon all show the golden ratio. Our faces and bodies are also proportional to the golden ratio. It’s so omnipresent that it’s even found in sounds and intervals of time. The golden ratio gives us a divine sense of aesthetic that we can apply to web design. For example, take your typical 960 pixel width layout and divide 960 by 1.618. You can also apply the golden ratio to the height of your website, assuming your page has a fixed height. Getting the width and height of your layout using the golden ratio is easy to do. Not every interface object is going to have a rectangular shape, but for objects that do have a rectangular shape, we can use the golden rectangle to make the elements proportional to the golden ratio. The example above shows a vertical golden rectangle. anthony
Anatellô > Innovation Consultancy > Find Out About Our People Trudy Lloyd is the founder and Managing Director of Anatellô. Trudy has extensive experience in innovation and growth, having consulted in the field for over ten years. She was a partner at the Synectics Innovation Consultancy for five years. Prior to that she held senior roles in Ranks Hovis Mcdougall and Allied Domecq - where she was Brands Director. Client companies Trudy has helped include LloydsTSB, Coca Cola, Astrazeneca, Nestle, Sainsburys, Marks and Spencers, Philips, KCI, Ingredion formerly National Starch, Firmenich, BT, Barclays, Aviva and GE Healthcare. Trudy is an honours graduate in Chinese and holds an MBA from Cranfield University School of Management. Trudy is a Triz practitioner, NLP master practitioner, Clean Language facilitator, qualified business coach and Chartered Marketer. In her spare time Trudy enjoys salsa, yoga and listening to Motown, soul and disco! Emma Luten. Emma brings a wealth of experience to her facilitation and training assignments. Dennis Pannozzo.
The Golden Ratio: a designer's guide | Graphic design There's a common mathematical ratio found in nature that can be used to create pleasing, natural looking compositions in your design work. We call it the Golden Ratio, although it's also known as the Golden Mean, The Golden Section, or the Greek letter phi. Whether you're an illustrator, art director or graphic designer, it's well worth considering the Golden Ratio on any project. The designer's guide to grid theory In this article, we'll explain what it is, how you can use it, and point to some great resources for further inspiration and study... Closely related to the Fibonacci Sequence (which you may remember from either your school mathematics lessons or Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code), the Golden Ratio describes the perfectly symmetrical relationship between two proportions. If you remove this square from the rectangle, you'll be left with another, smaller Golden Rectangle. Golden Ratio in use Greek architecture The final result is a building that feels entirely in proportion.
Blog | Bracket LAUNCH! Our new Bracket Salon publication We’ve been holding regular events – Bracket Salons – which bring together a team of selected experts from our network to discuss and brainstorm around a specific topic. The Salons are always fun, but also extremely productive in generating some great ideas. We’ve been sharing some of this content on our blog, but decided that a better way to pull the content together is to produce a handy publication with top tips for that subject, and information on the team. Read more » 7 ways to make your team more creative and productive in 2014 Image by wocrig on Flickr Welcome to the first post of 2014! It’s a collection of favourite articles that I discovered in the past year, as well as some of my own, on team creativity and productivity. It’s my mission for Bracket to be a ‘go-to’ place for creative collaboration, so I’m always learning, exploring and developing the best ways to build, motivate and lead creative teams. Read more » Here are three more ideas: