November 30th, 2010
User Experience, UX, and Experience Design often feel like terms-du-jour: the new, sexy words we use to sell folks on what we do. The terms’ recent rise in popularity left us wondering if anything is new here. Or are we renaming the old arts and disciplines of design?
As we often do, we delved into our research to see if we could answer what’s new about these terms. We found, while people talk frequently about designing experiences, they rarely discuss what that actually means. We also found that designing for experiences is very different than designing for other results.
In this UIEtips, we’ll look at the differences among these terms and how you design for great experiences. If you’ve been calling yourself a user experience designer, I’m sure you’ll find our research helpful to explain what you do and what it takes.
Read the article, Designing Great Experiences – The Gap Between Activities.
While we’re on the subject of designing User Experiences, Leah Buley, who just rocked the UI15 conference, is our next UIE Virtual Seminar presenter. Her December 9 presentation, Lean Methods for the UX Team of One, is not to be missed.
Have you tried to explain experience design to your co-workers? What’s worked for you? We’d love to hear your thoughts below.Tweet