The Future (Holger’s Talk)

Predicting the future is easy – at least that’s what Holger thinks. What is the future of our digital world? What is the future of the Internet, of television, movies, books, music, social networks and communication? What devices will we have in the future and how will we interact with them? And what does this all mean for our work as UX designers today? Hear how the digital revolution is transforming our lives right now and where the market is heading in the next few years.

This is a recording of a talk at IxDA Berlin on November 2nd, 2011.

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Change Management

If we just do our job with user research, information architecture, wireframes and stuff, chances are high to build a useless website with lots of bad content. In his talk at UXcamp Europe, Stefan focusses on the business side of large-scale UX projects. His talk offers food for thought on why we need to align stakeholders, how to do it, and how to sell change management methods.

Thanks to all UXcamp attendees who attended the session, and special thanks to those who participated in the discussion!

Attendees who spoke up gave consent for publication of this recording. Apologies for the sub-standard audio quality in the first few minutes (mobile phone interference).

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Mental Models

Wer hören möchte, wie Stefan innerhalb einer halben Stunde 300x »Ähm« sagt, der ist bei unserer neuen Folge genau richtig! Alle anderen können erfahren was Mental-Model-Diagramme sind, warum man sie einsetzen sollte, und wie man selbst Nutzerinterviews organisiert, durchführt und als Diagramm auswertet. Viel Spaß bei diesem Mitschnitt von der IA-Konferenz 2010!

Vielen Dank ans Orga-Team der IA-Konferenz (Jan!), das uns freundlicherweise den Mitschnitt für unseren Podcast zur Verfügung gestellt hat.

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How to write the perfect pop song

According to our secret holiday schedule, it’s time for another episode! At UXcamp Holger talked about song-writing, creativity, shitty first drafts, and teaching stuff. The title is »How to write the perfect pop song« – and yes, indeed, this has a lot to do with User Experience!

A video recording of Holger’s talk is available on Vimeo, thanks to Marian Steinbach (uxzentrisch.de).

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Zombie Personas

This is by far the nerdiest episode we ever did, so fasten your seat belts. In his session at UXcamp, Tom said: "Personas – love ’em or hate ’em – you can’t not use ’em. Either you have zombies, or you have living ones." In this recording of his session he talks about different kinds of zombies like Mirror Personas, Undead Personas, Unicorn Personas or Stupid User Personas. He gives advice on how to avoid these fellas and how to make good use of living personas during a project. As a bonus, Tom explains why 37signals doesn’t need personas at all.

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