putting people first
by experientia
Daily insights on user experience, experience design and people-centred innovation
19 February 2007
Advanced programme of CHI 2007 available

The CHI 2007 organisers have published an “advanced programme” of the conference, which will take place 28 April – 3 May in San Jose, California. Some highlights: Opening plenary: “Reaching for the intuitive” by Bill MoggridgeBill will attempt to show how design thinking can harnesses intuitive mental processes, leveraging tacit knowledge as well as the […]

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 […]

19 February 2007
Advanced programme of CHI 2007 available

The CHI 2007 organisers have published an “advanced programme” of the conference, which will take place 28 April – 3 May in San Jose, California. Some highlights: Opening plenary: “Reaching for the intuitive” by Bill MoggridgeBill will attempt to show how design thinking can harnesses intuitive mental processes, leveraging tacit knowledge as well as the […]

18 February 2007
Usability to the people
18 February 2007
Videos of “Digital, Life, Design” conference online
18 February 2007
High technology meets cultural anthropology: Dr Genevieve Bell
18 February 2007
Demanding Innovation: Lead markets, public procurement and innovation
17 February 2007
Monocle interview with Lego CEO
17 February 2007
Putting People First poll
17 February 2007
Young, mobile, but not yet online [The Times]
16 February 2007
Internet users transformed into news reporters [AFP]
16 February 2007
User research in a different world
16 February 2007
MySpace faces stiff competition in Japan [AP]

Yuri Kageyama (blog), AP Business writer, reports: Visit Japan’s top social-networking site, the 8-million-strong “Mixi,” and you’ll see prim, organised columns and boxes of stamp-size photos – not the flashy text and teen-magazine-like layout of its American counterpart, MySpace.com. The difference in appearance between the two online hangouts reflects a broader clash of cultures – […]

16 February 2007
10 TouchPoints: design for everyday life in Singapore
15 February 2007
The Economist on the end of the cash era
15 February 2007
Adaptive Path president takes aim at Jakob Nielsen
14 February 2007
Forum to Advance the Mobile Experience (FAME)
14 February 2007
Designing engaging mobile experiences
13 February 2007
Glossary of social media for non-techies
13 February 2007
Anne Kirah: “When culture meets technology and when technology meets culture”

Anne Kirah, until recently Senior Design Anthropologist at the Microsoft Corporation, spoke recently about her experience in developing software user interfaces that are based on local cultural conditions. The 50 minute talk, which can be seen in video stream, was held on 30 January at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. Abstract Using […]

13 February 2007
Belgium’s i-City project tests mobile applications with thousands of users
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