putting people first
by experientia
Daily insights on user experience, experience design and people-centred innovation
31 December 2006
UK Design Council on user-centred design and experience design
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 […]

31 December 2006
UK Design Council on user-centred design and experience design
27 December 2006
The price of smartphone complexity
24 December 2006
Web 2.0 puts production in hands of many but rewards in hands of few
22 December 2006
Best wishes from Experientia | Auguri da Experientia
22 December 2006
UK foresight studies identify emerging trends over the next 50 years

Via the BBC I found out about the Sigma and Delta foresight scans, with nearly 250 papers that look ahead at developments over the next 50 years. The research was commissioned by the UK Office of Science and Innovation‘s Horizon Scanning Centre, and complied by futures researchers, Outsights-Ipsos Mori partnership and the US-based Institute for […]

22 December 2006
Fiat engages in online dialogue with its customers
22 December 2006
Usability as strategy (or Usability 2.0)
20 December 2006
Nokia research on shared phone practices

What happens when people share an object that is inherently designed for personal use? Jan Chipchase and Indri Tulusan of Nokia Research set out explore this topic during a July 2006 field study in Uganda with a brief to understand how people share mobile phones. The research builds on prior research from India, China, Nepal […]

20 December 2006
Alcatel-Lucent CTO sees telco future of “comminfotainment” [International Herald Tribune]
20 December 2006
More on Dutch cultural heritage and audience understanding
17 December 2006
What if your laptop knew how you felt? [Christian Science Monitor]
17 December 2006
The home is not about efficiency or technology
17 December 2006
User interface of the $100 laptop

The user interface for the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, the initiative to put $100 laptops in the hands of children around the world led by Nicholas Negroponte, the founding director of the MIT Media Lab, “uses a highly abstracted spatial navigation metaphor, an extension of the familiar desktop metaphor, for easy, intuitive navigation […]

17 December 2006
Can mobile phones give you ‘presence?’ [International Herald Tribune]
17 December 2006
Dutch heritage conference highlights lack of audience understanding
15 December 2006
Cisco focuses on end-user experience [IDG News Service]
15 December 2006
The user experience of executive dashboards
15 December 2006
Interview with author of “Designing Pleasurable Products”
14 December 2006
Design 21, a social design network, in partnership with UNESCO

Design 21: Social Design Network is an online community, created in partnership with UNESCO, where members of the design community, socially conscious individuals, local governments, businesses and non-profit organizations (NPOs) can address social concerns and create smart solutions through design. It’s a place where like-minded people can connect to share resources, inspire each other and […]

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