Unicorns from the Past

Unicorn Folder

I got my first personal computer in 1980 – a TRS-80 Color Computer with 16K RAM and Extended BASIC! It was probably the best birthday gift ever.

D2W Conference: July 2011 in Kansas City

I will be speaking at the Designer to Developer Workflow (D2W) Conference in Kansas City this July 14-16 near the Power & Light District. This is a great conference for those of us working on multi-disciplinary teams and who are often moving among design, prototypes, and code. I will be teaching one all-day class and…
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Six Psychological Reasons Consumer Culture is Unsatisfying

In a new series of studies, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Carter and Gilovich (2010) explore six reasons why material purchases are less satisfying than experiential purchases, and what we can do about it. Six Psychological Reasons Consumer Culture is Unsatisfying — PsyBlog. This research suggests that thinking of material purchases in…
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Social Engagement Checklist: When to Design for Social Experiences

Brief article and checklist from LukeW for helping to determine when a social design and goal should be considered: Luke W’s Social Engagement Checklist The checklist is based on: Susan Weinschenk’s UX Lisbon presentation on Neuro Web Design. Stephen Anderson’s Serious Play presentation. IA Summit presentation on Online & Real Life Social Networks. Christian Crumlish’s…
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