putting people first
by experientia
Daily insights on user experience, experience design and people-centred innovation
16 May 2005
A creativity lab for Taiwan [Business Week]

  The Industrial Technology Research Institute thinks it has a way to turn the country into an innovator, rather than just an improver. Read full story

putting people first
by experientia

We are an international experience design consultancy helping companies and organisations to innovate their products, services and processes by putting people and their experiences first.

19 December 2014
Putting People First blog redesigned

Experientia’s Putting People First blog has been redesigned. It is now entirely responsive, allows for easier browsing, searching, and filtering, and features larger images on the posts. The entire history of posts remains accessible as before. We are still tweaking things and welcome any feedback.

27 November 2014
Why the world needs anthropologists – an update

Why the world needs anthropologists – Coming out of the ivory tower Location: Padua, Italy, Centro Culturale Altinate/San Gaetano Date and time: Friday, 5 December 2014, 13:00 – 18:00 Padua, Italy, 5 December 2014 – The second edition of the international symposium of applied anthropologists attempts to erase the boundary between ‘pure’ and ‘applied’ anthropology, […]

30 October 2014
The BancoSmart ATM by Experientia for UniCredit selected for ADI Design Index

Last year Experientia designed the interface of an ATM of UniCredit, a major Italian bank. The interface is now rolled out across the bank’s ATMs in Italy, to great satisfaction of the bank and the customers alike, since interaction speed is much faster and error rates went down dramatically. Last year UniCredit and Experientia also […]

29 October 2014
Experientia at EPIC: UX transforming a financial institution

In September 2014 Experientia gave a presentation on working as UX professionals with financial institutions at the EPIC conference in New York. The paper is now available on the EPIC site in HTML and PDF versions (free registration req’d). Abstract Application of a user-centered approach rooted in ethnographic methodologies facilitates a major European bank’s transition […]

25 October 2014
Experientia president to speak at User Friendly 2014 in China

Experientia president Michele Visciola is one of the keynote speakers at User Friendly 2014, the annual user experience conference of UXPA China, to be held in Wuxi, China, 13 to 16 November. The theme of the 11th conference is the “new era of the experience economy,” thus underlining the importance of transferring UX concepts and […]

19 October 2014
Event: Why the world needs anthropologists

An upcoming event is encouraging anthropologists to “come out of their ivory towers” and work more closely with their colleagues in the field, in order to bridge the gap between “pure” and “applied” anthropology. The international symposium “Why the world needs anthropologists” (Facebook page) will be held on 5 December 2014 in Padua, Italy. Experientia […]

16 May 2005
A creativity lab for Taiwan [Business Week]

  The Industrial Technology Research Institute thinks it has a way to turn the country into an innovator, rather than just an improver. Read full story

16 May 2005
Multimedia phones [Business Week]

  Consumer-electronics giants are using their music, TV and game savvy to build hot new models. Read full story

14 May 2005
Dortmund looks ahead [International Herald Tribune]

In 2003, roughly 500 Chinese workers arrived in Dortmund to deal the final blow to the city’s former status as a heavy-industry heartland in Germany’s Ruhr River valley. Working by day and sometimes by night, the Chinese dismantled Dortmund’s last blast furnace, which the steelmaking giant ThyssenKrupp had mothballed in 1998, no longer able to […]

12 May 2005
The cellphone that does everything imaginable, at least sort of [The New York Times]

Samsung’s new phone for Sprint can take two-megapixel photos, scan in business cards, record 90-minute videos, play TV shows and even transcribe dictated speech. But how well? Read full story

12 May 2005
Hiring is obsolete

Interesting essay by Paul Graham on why setting up a company is now better than getting a job in a big company. Read full story

4 May 2005
MoMA’s minimalist baroque [Praxis]

Yoshio Taniguchi’s project for the expansion of the Museum of Modern Art is the fifth major reorganisation of the institution in its 75-year history. It embodies both a departure in scale and an organisational and stylistic reinvention that will surely set the character of the museum for the next generation. Stephen Rustow, the chief architect […]

2 May 2005
Broke but dynamic, Berlin seeks new identity [International Herald Tribune]

Klaus Wowereit, the mayor of Berlin, has a gargantuan task. He wants to make this formerly divided metropolis one of Europe’s most attractive places to live. But Berlin is bankrupt. Read full story

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