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Putting People First

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What others are saying

Scandinavian Design Center, Sweden
“One of five highlighted international blogs on design”

Danish Design Center – 27 September 2006
“One of 10 design blogs worth visiting”

Bruce Nussbaum [Business Week] – 12 June 2006
“One of my favorite blogs”

David Armano [experience designer | associate creative director for Digitas] – 2 May 2006
“Mark is another individual who is doing great things for design and business. If you’re into Experience Design, Mark’s blog should be on your list of reading material. And he keeps his blog fresh daily. I don’t know how he does it.”

Bruce Nussbaum [Business Week] – 2 May 2006
“Check out Mark Vanderbeeken’s redesigned blog ‘putting people first’. It focuses on consumer experiences but has a lot more interesting stuff on innovation. The redesign is beautifully done. Clear information design. Also check out Mark’s latest project, Experentia.com.”

Alan Chochinov [Core77's Design Blog] – 19 April 2006
“Mark Vanderbeeken’s excellent blog has been relaunched (from TypePad to WordPress, for those who are counting), nicely designed by Jan-Christoph Zoels and Janina Boesch, and teched up by Beverly Tang. As usual, the site provides fantastic posts dealing with experience design, user experience, and innovation, but now there’s a crazy-comprehensive index bar at the top and a “guest house” running down the right side, featuring guest bloggers and news from Experientia.”

Ralf Beuker [Zollverein School of Management and Design] – 19 April 2006
“The range of topics PPF addresses is somehow enormous and a look at their comprehensive list of blog categories gives you a good idea what Mark and his colleagues have addressed in the past.”

Rudy De Waele [m-trends] – 19 April 2006
“I really enjoy your blog, it’s one of my regular ‘not to miss’ weekly stops in blogland.”

Bob Jacobson [Total Experience | Bluefire Consulting | Cayenne Consulting] – 19 February 2006
“Mark occupies a nexus within the emerging experience-design profession and community. His reportage and practice are essential to the field. Top flight.”

Ralf Beuker [Zollverein School of Management and Design] – 8 February 2006
“Mark is one of the fastest bloggers I’ve met so far. He seems to have his right & left brain directly connected to the keyboard of his computer and instantly posts on his blog “Putting People First” whenever a webnews in the field of experience design gets to his attention.”

Bob Jacobson [Total Experience] – 22 January 2006
“An excellent new blog [that] puts a uniquely continental twist on the meaning and practice of experience design.”

Rudy De Waele [m-trends] – 12 January 2006
“Your blog is excellent and is becoming one of the key references in usability and experience design.”

Nicolas Nova [Pasta and Vinegar | LIFT conference] – 6 January 2006
“I like to peruse your blog a lot; it offers compelling insights about user-centered design and innovation”

Paul Greenberg [President, The 56 Group LLC] – 20 December 2005
“Graham [Hill] sent me an email this morning and attached to it was a link to a posting in The Customer Experience Management blog, “Putting People First” run by Mark Vanderbeeken of Experientia. The blog itself is interesting and I would recommend you take a look at it, but what the post concerns itself with is a pretty complete listing of the blogs and companies that are associated with CEM. I’d be filing this list away if I were you.”

Matt Zellmer [Project Manager, Sun Microsystems] – 13 December 2005
“In the past couple of months some new resources worthy of a mention have come to my attention. One is a blog called “Putting People First” authored by Mark Vanderbeeken which I’ve found to have some great thoughts and information. Another is a post on Putting People First with links to some great experience design-related resources including some Del.icio.us lists Mark has assembled. (Thanks Mark!).”

Kristi Olson [User Experience Research Consultant, Target] – 10 December 2005
“Just an fyi that I think you always post the *best* articles on your blog. Thanks! Please keep it up!”

Peter J. Bogaards [Founder, BogieLand] – 23 November 2005
“Nice to notice that you are so active within the community of UX. I really like your blog: up-to-date, great editorial choice and well-connected.”

Bruce Nussbaum [Business Week] – 6 November 2005
“A massive innovation blog from a design experience company – Mark Vanderbeeken trackbacked me and I checked out his company’s blog–wow. It has a long list of innovation blogs that may prove valuable to anyone interested in experience design, innovation and design in generation. Vanderbeeken is one of four partners in Experientia, a Turin-based consultancy.”

Susan Abbott [Customer Experience Crossroads] – 24 September 2005
“A very interesting blog, don’t go there if you only have five minutes.”

Richard Linington [Experience Research] – 1 September 2005
“Just a short email to say that your blog is an absolutely brilliant resource.”