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A Matter of Character: Knowing your users and their stories

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Today I’m writing over on UX Magazine about some ideas I have on the parallels between making a movie and making a great experience. At the heart of a great film is a set of very well developed characters and the story of some specific experience in their journey. Keep Reading >

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What User Experience Designers Can Learn From Filmmakers

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On 15, Jan 2012 | No Comments | In Innovation, Storytelling | By Sarah Doody

Lately I’ve been thinking about the lessons that user experience designers can learn from filmmakers.

When I first started researching this concept, I thought that the key discovery would be related to storytelling. I thought that there would be an undiscovered process or method that we could take from film and apply to products. But, turns out, that’s not it. I think the greatest lesson we can take from filmmaking is not the art of story – but the art of decision making and the role of the director.

One of the greatest challenges in any project is to maintain that precious momentum forward (and hopefully, upward). Without continuous progress, you aren’t learning anything, and a huge amount of our time is spent Keep Reading >

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