putting people first
by experientia
Daily insights on user experience, experience design and people-centred innovation
23 January 2007
Innovation and the prosperity of nations [Core77]

“At the recent Competitiveness Summit, the connections between business and innovation were made starkly clear,” writes Nico Macdonald in a Core77 article. In November 2005 the UK Treasury published the Cox Review of Creativity in Business, addressing “a question that is vital to the UK’s long-term economic success—namely, how to exploit the nation’s creative skills […]

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 […]

23 January 2007
Innovation and the prosperity of nations [Core77]

“At the recent Competitiveness Summit, the connections between business and innovation were made starkly clear,” writes Nico Macdonald in a Core77 article. In November 2005 the UK Treasury published the Cox Review of Creativity in Business, addressing “a question that is vital to the UK’s long-term economic success—namely, how to exploit the nation’s creative skills […]

23 January 2007
Catching the Bus: Studying People and Practices at Intel
23 January 2007
User experience design resources [Dey Alexander Consulting]
23 January 2007
Interview with Adam Greenfield on the user experience of ubiquitous computing
23 January 2007
Futurist John Seely Brown: To fix education, think Web 2.0
23 January 2007
Ahtisaari talk on the future of mobility
22 January 2007
Students’ new best friend: ‘MoSoSo’ [Christian Science Monitor]
22 January 2007
Developing user-centered tools for strategic business planning
22 January 2007
How to create a great use experience, as opposed to a great user experience?
22 January 2007
Ethnography.com relaunched
21 January 2007
‘T-shaped’ thought key to innovation [The Korea Times]
21 January 2007
Goodbye Gutenberg: a Harvard special on newspaper and journalism in the digital age
21 January 2007
IBM launches MySpace-like tools for companies [International Herald Tribune]
21 January 2007
The user experience practitioner as change agent [UX Matters]
21 January 2007
Interaction Design Institute for rent
19 January 2007
We need macrodesigners, says Uday Dandavate
19 January 2007
Experience designers work in the retail industry, says Fast Company

Experience designers are top of the list in Fast Company’s overview of the “10 Hot Jobs for 2007″. We are also positioned as people who work in the retail industry. The list, which has been compiled with trend forecasters, “takes a look at 10 of the most sought-after positions in some of the fastest growing […]

19 January 2007
Nokia Research on Uganda’s Village Phone initiative

Jan Chipchase and Indri Tulusan of Nokia Research are on a roll. Following a July 2006 field study in Uganda, and previous presentations on shared phone practices and street charging services, they now explored the Village Phone initiative between the Grameen Foundation, Nokia and local micro-finance organisations in Uganda, that is available as a downloadable […]

18 January 2007
Governments should focus on connectivity, content and copyright to support user-generated content
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