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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 […]

20 August 2014
Facebook uses ethnography to deliver more relevant ads

“As researchers focusing on Facebook’s advertising, we led research trips with a cross-functional team of product managers, marketers, and engineers to Indonesia, Turkey, and South Africa to develop a solid understanding of cultural differences across these countries. […] Forming a richer understanding of how businesses and people connect with each other—both on and off of […]

20 December 2013
Screen Life: The View from the Sofa

A new study carried out for Thinkbox by COG Research and designed to help the advertising community understand the context of multi-screening (watching TV and simultaneously using an internet-connected device such as a laptop, smartphone or tablet). Using a combination of research techniques which examined over 700 hours of TV viewing gathered from filming the […]

24 October 2013
Is UX design the next big thing?

UX design explained for advertisers: “Here is where the world of communication and the world of computing starts to merge in intent. Systems are to be used. Products are to be experienced. Users and consumers are the rulers. Technology, if it has to gain acceptance and become successful, needs to provide a great user experience. […]

10 February 2013
Interview with Michael Griffiths, Director of Ethnographic Research, Ogilvy & Mather China

Michael B Griffiths is Director of Ethnography at Ogilvy & Mather, Greater China, Associate Research Fellow, White Rose East Asia Centre, and External Research Associate, Centre for International Business, University of Leeds, UK. He is also the author of the recent book Consumers and Individuals in China: Standing Out, Fitting In. Book abstract: Breaking new […]

11 January 2013
How research misses the human behind the demographic

Deutsch’s Douglas Van Praet discusses how focus-group feedback, and the whole notion of the consumer, are misguided and how research should focus on understanding the unconscious and improving human lives. “How [market] research studies are done is at sharp odds with what science now knows. The elephant in the room is that the vast majority […]

2 October 2012
Anthropological study by Google on our magic relationship with mobile devices

What is the emotional relationship people truly have with the mobile space and how they make meaning there? To answer this, Google conducted an anthropological study to gain a better understanding of how people feel about, relate to and find meaning in the mobile space, and how brands can engage their consumers in more emotionally […]

10 June 2012
Marty Kaplan: From Attention to Engagement (video)

Barcelona Media, an interdisciplinary center of research and innovation, hosted Lear Center director Marty Kaplan to speak at its 10th anniversary celebration on March 6, 2012. His talk was titled “From Attention to Engagement: The Transformation of the Content Industry.” Digital technology has increased competition for audience attention, increased audience control of media, and fragmented […]

7 June 2012
Does your phone know how happy you are?

Kit Eaton explores the coming of age of the emotion-recognition industry. “Because the smartphones we all carry contain sophisticated computing power, cloud computing connections and, increasingly, a front-facing webcam, it’s easy to see that the next generation of advertising will determine how you’re feeling and subsequently serve up information related to your mood. And it’s […]

27 March 2012
I’m being followed: how Google (and 104 other companies) are tracking us on the web

Who are these companies and what do they want from me? Alexis Madrigal’s voyage into the invisible business that funds the web. “This morning, if you opened your browser and went to NYTimes.com, an amazing thing happened in the milliseconds between your click and when the news about North Korea and James Murdoch appeared on […]

6 August 2011
How to determine what media airline passengers will choose while travelling

Kevin Miller, global head of insight at in-flight magazine publisher Ink discusses how the environment impacts airline travellers psychologically and in turn affects their choice of media. “The airline passenger journey, from home to boarding the plane and beyond, is a dynamic and emotional experience, with many media messages and retail choices along the way. […]

20 November 2010
Peter Merholz on advertising and marketing agencies delivering UX design

Peter Merholz, president of Adaptive Path, has written a long and eloquent rant against advertising and marketing agencies proclaiming to do user experience design. These agencies, he says, do not come at user experience from an honest place. “Ad agencies, in particular, are soulless holes, the precepts of whose business runs wholly contrary to good […]

27 March 2010
AP’s ethnographic studies look for solutions to news and ad “fatigue”

A new study by the Associated Press has come to the conclusion that consumers are “tired, even annoyed, by the current experience of advertising,” and that, as a result, they don’t trust very much of it. But at the same time, AP found, consumers do want information relevant to their needs, as well as ways […]

5 December 2009
Bill Buxton, Martin Raymond & Anna Kirah presentations – Imagine 09

Bill Buxton, Martin Raymond and Anna Kirah were some of the speakers at Imagine09, a conference organised by Microsoft Advertising on 28 October in London. Living in the age of turbulence Anna Kirah, partner, CPH Design (and former senior design anthropologist, Microsoft Corporation) Anna explores how advertisers can flourish in the new Age of Turbulence […]

3 November 2009
The Times’ Innovation Portfolio

The New York Times interactive group creates an online encyclopedia of all their stunning inventions, reports Cliff Kuang on Fast Company. “The Times interactive team has been creating path-breaking experiments in infographics and interaction design. All of which are now collected in its terrific new Innovation Portfolio. The pieces called out on the site–each of […]

2 March 2009
Mapping a new, mobile internet

Business Week reports on how a nascent industry involving the likes of Google and Nokia is pinpointing the movements and behaviors of millions of cell-phone users. “Marketers have long dreamed of zeroing in on shoppers, whether in a mall or a competitor’s store, and hitting them with targeted ads or coupons. (The privacy implications are […]

10 December 2008
Whitepaper: The glittering allure of the mobile society

Mobile advertising specialist Alan Moore, founder of the communication consultancy SMLXL, was asked by Microsoft US to write a paper on the future of the mobile society. It is available as a whitepaper. “When it comes to mobile telecommunications, it is often said that what works in one country, does not work in another. I […]

31 October 2008
Nokia on somebody else’s phone

Somebody else’s phone is a new Nokia campaign advertised in London that does a great job of depicting the life of an early to mid twenty year-old through their text messages, MMS and pictures. (via Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino)

18 September 2008
The end of consumer surveys?

Advertising Age is waking up to a situation which for us in the experience design community has been apparent for many years: simple question-and-answer consumer surveys are not sufficient to be “in touch with the lifestyles of consumers”. “After issuing dire warnings about the future of consumer surveys, the two biggest advertisers and buyers of […]

17 September 2008
Nokia’s Legends Telegraph

Nokia’s Legends Telegraph is a new Flash interface – with a silly, old-fashioned look and feel – to eight introductory videos and a new section on the company’s website on upcoming innovations and new experiences Nokia is working on and how they work. Covered are indoor positioning, location sensing, Traffic Works, Connected Home, personalised web […]

24 April 2008
Brand interactions are the future
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