putting people first
by experientia
Daily insights on user experience, experience design and people-centred innovation
8 August 2006
Mobile internet is still a turn-off [The Register]
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.

1 January 2015
Happy Playful New Year
21 December 2014
Experientia’s Twitter feed live

Experientia has now its own Twitter feed. Four months of Putting People First posts and other links have already been uploaded. If you followed Experientia on Twitter through the feed of its CEO, Mark Vanderbeeken, make sure to now also follow the company (but don’t unfollow Mark, who will keep on tweeting away). And while […]

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 […]

8 August 2006
Mobile internet is still a turn-off [The Register]
8 August 2006
Cellphones top Iraqi cool list [The New York Times]

“Cellphones have long been considered status symbols in developing countries, Iraq included. But in an environment [like Iraq] where hanging out is potentially life threatening, cellphones are also a window into dreams and terrors, the macabre local sense of humor and Iraqis’ resilience amid the swells of violence”, writes Damien Cave in The New York […]

8 August 2006
Swisscom study on how we use communication means [Business Week]
7 August 2006
Planning Portal – enabling transformational government
6 August 2006
Socio-Digital Systems, a Microsoft research project
6 August 2006
C-Mine, creativity as a tool to transform a former Belgian mining area
6 August 2006
Searching for a mobile interface [BBC]
4 August 2006
Designing for interaction: an interview with Dan Saffer [AIGA Voice]
3 August 2006
Experience Design: Principles and Practices
3 August 2006
The dashboard as metaphor for the next wave in technological culture
3 August 2006
Couple-surfing to enhance cyber-love [Reuters]
2 August 2006
Putting People First official blogger of the European Market Research Event 2006
2 August 2006
Book: The Necessity of Experience
1 August 2006
Digital diversity – the end game?

David Gyimah, a video journalist and the director of the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC), has written a thought-provoking article on the future of diversity in the rapidly developing world of the net and connected mobile devices. “If the net becomes, as it is demonstrated, THE info source of the day, someone’s entitled to ask, […]

1 August 2006
The friendly face of business software [Business Week]
1 August 2006
The new simplicity at Philips [Business Week]
1 August 2006
Poverty-stricken Rwanda puts its faith and future into the wide wired world [The Guardian]

Rwanda’s Vision 2020 project aims to rapidly transform a depressed agricultural economy into one driven by information communications and technology (ICT). If it works, the percentage of Rwanda’s workforce involved in farming will drop from 90% to 50% in 15 years. By then the country should be the regional ICT hub – a kind of […]

1 August 2006
E-mail losing ground to IM, text messaging [Associated Press]
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