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Design Thinking: A Brief History

Posted in Design Thinking

You could say the basic principles of Design Thinking have always been around. It was these basic principles that early humans built tools and drew…

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The Right Color Palette for Data Visualization

Posted in Analytics, Color, Data Visualization, and Design

While visually appealing (harmonious) color palettes are easy to come by these days, finding the right color palette for data visualizations is challenging. Things are…

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Data Visualizations: Storytelling and Persuasion

Posted in Analytics, and UX and Analytics

In Data Visualization: Your Secret Weapon in Storytelling and Persuasion, Adam Singer, Analytics Advocate at Google shares: “In a world increasingly saturated with data and…

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Easy to Use: Icons

Posted in Agile, Books, Customer Experience, and Design

Ever visit a website or store or see a sign in a public space that you had no idea what the icon meant? There are…

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The Power of Product Thinking

Posted in Experience Design, and Product

In his blog post Why Product Thinking is the next big thing in UX Design: Life’s too short to build something nobody wants… Nikkel Blaase…

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Persona Walkthrough

Posted in Customer Experience, Customer Insights, Design, Experience Design, and Service Design

The other day I was helping a good friend and colleague with a “persona walkthrough.” A persona walkthrough is when you “walkthrough” your experience assuming…

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Compassionate Detachment for Design Thinking

Posted in Design Thinking, and Innovation

“Train yourself to let go of what you fear to loose” – Yoda, Star Wars III As an artist, or just someone who is excited about…

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Fitts’s Law and Design

Posted in Design, and Experience Design

In 1954, Paul Fitts developed a model of human movement, Fitts’s law, based on rapid, aimed movement. Fitts’s model predicts that the time required to…

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The Whole is Other Than the Sum of the Parts: Principles of Gestalt Perception

Posted in Design

I have been running a design review group since 2003. The Customer Experience Special Interest Group meets monthly. At a session, an organization presents its…

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Color in Culture

Posted in Color, and Culture

I have had a fascination with color and culture for most of my life. From color theory to ethnography, it is all so interesting! And important when you…

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