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2 November 2013
Book: Social – Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect

Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect by Matthew D. Lieberman Crown October 2013, 384 pages [Amazon link] Abstract In Social, renowned psychologist Matthew Lieberman explores groundbreaking research in social neuroscience revealing that our need to connect with other people is even more fundamental, more basic, than our need for food or shelter. Because […]

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 […]

2 November 2013
Book: Social – Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect

Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect by Matthew D. Lieberman Crown October 2013, 384 pages [Amazon link] Abstract In Social, renowned psychologist Matthew Lieberman explores groundbreaking research in social neuroscience revealing that our need to connect with other people is even more fundamental, more basic, than our need for food or shelter. Because […]

2 November 2013
Book: Smarter Than You Think

Smarter Than You Think How Technology Is Changing Our Minds For the Better by Clive Thompson and Jeff Cummings Penguin Press September 2013, 352 pages [Penguin Press link – Amazon link] Abstract How technology boosts our cognitive abilities — making us smarter, more productive, and more creative than ever before It’s undeniable: technology is changing […]

2 November 2013
How technology changes storytelling

Long New York Times piece where writers in a variety of genres tell us what new technologies mean for storytelling. Contributions by Margaret Atwood, Charles Yu, Marisha Pessl, Tom McCarthy, Rainbow Rowell, Dana Spiotta, Frederick Forsyth, Douglas Coupland, Tracy K. Smith, Emily Giffin, Ander Monson, Elliott Holt, Victor LaValle, Lee Child, Meg Cabot, Tao Lin, […]

2 November 2013
Book: The App Generation

The App Generation How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World Howard Gardner and Katie Davis Yale University Press October 2013, 256 pages [Yale University Press link – Amazon link] Abstract No one has failed to notice that the current generation of youth is deeply—some would say totally—involved with digital media. […]

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