putting people first
by experientia
Daily insights on user experience, experience design and people-centred innovation
30 August 2007
INDEX: 2007 magazine and website on user-centered design and innovation
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 […]

30 August 2007
INDEX: 2007 magazine and website on user-centered design and innovation
30 August 2007
Insights into an ageing society
30 August 2007
Destinations straight from internet to your Mercedes
29 August 2007
Copenhagen conference about creativity, innovation and co-creation
29 August 2007
Penguin’s user-centred redesign
29 August 2007
BBC World Service interviews MIT professor Eric Von Hippel on innovation

In an extended interview, Peter Day of BBC World Service’s Global Business programme talks to Professor Eric Von Hippel, head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology about his revolutionary thinking and what calls the “democratisation of innovation”. The conversation about user-led innovation starts with a reference to NESTA Connect launch, […]

29 August 2007
UPA 2008 conference on the many faces of the user experience
27 August 2007
UK research firm claims mobile users are turned-off by advanced features
26 August 2007
Bruce Sterling writes ‘dispatches from the hyperlocal future’ for Wired Magazine
26 August 2007
Why is that thing beeping? A sound design primer
25 August 2007
Intuition is losing ground to data mining, a new book claims
25 August 2007
Jan Chipchase of Nokia on the challenges of human-centred design
25 August 2007
UK research shows that older web users spend more time online than any other group
25 August 2007
Design for the other 90% controversy

Design for the Other 90%, the much lauded exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York on how design can address the basic challenges of survival and progress faced by the world’s poor and marginalised, has been severely criticised by David Stairs in a hard-hitting article on the Design Observer: Stairs identifies three crucial problems: […]

25 August 2007
Europe’s children are internet and mobile savvy and are well aware of the possible risks
25 August 2007
A gorgeous cinematic introduction to Turin, Italy
25 August 2007
Latest issue of UPA’s Journal of Usability Studies
25 August 2007
Recognising gestures: interface design beyond point-and-click
25 August 2007
SAP user experience testing
25 August 2007
Intel to customise solutions for the Russian dacha
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