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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 […]

17 July 2011
Talk to Me – or interaction design as script writing

In her New York Times review of Talk to Me (online journal), the latest exhibition by Paola Antonelli at the MoMA, Alice Rawsthorn describes what could be considered the essence of interaction design: “Digital technology is enabling objects to become so complex and powerful that we now expect to interact with them. If you hand […]

17 May 2011
Why a hyper-personalized Web is bad for you

Eli Pariser, executive director of the progressive political action committee MoveOn.org, explains in a CNET interview why he thinks we should beware of the substantial risks inherent in the increasing personalization of the Internet. “Eli Pariser is making noise these days as the author of “The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding from You.” […]

17 March 2011
Social media, internet, technology and museums

The New York Times has published no less than eight articles at once on the topic of social media, internet, technology and museums. Note the article about the Arduino! Speaking digitally about exhibits Museums around the world now use social media for marketing and development efforts, and to strengthen relationships with visitors. The spirit of […]

15 March 2011
Tough Sell: Selling User Experience

  Misha W. Vaughan, architect of applications user experience at Oracle USA, reflects in this interesting, small article for the February 2011 issue of the Journal of Usability Studies on the challenges explaining the value of user experience to the Oracle sales organisation. Read article

2 September 2010
Interactions magazine on human nuances

The current issue of Interactions Magazine is generally on the nuances of what makes us human, writes co-editor-in-chief Jon Kolko, and more in particular “about authenticity, complexity, and design-and the political, social, and human qualities of our work”. Here are the articles that are currently available for free: interactions: authenticity, complexity, and design by Jon […]

21 August 2010
Designing for the loss of control

The people at frogdesign have posted two long articles (the first one is really an essay) that we consider a recommended read: Openness or how do you design for the loss of control? Openness is the mega-trend for innovation in the 21st century, and it remains the topic du jour for businesses of all kinds. […]

21 August 2010
Do you own your device, or it you?

On August 12, at noon, ZDNet Australia organised a live broadcast on the future of email. The discussion delved into the issues and challenges facing email in its current state, and looked at how social media is changing the way we exchange information. The panel of local and global communications experts included Genevieve Bell, Intel […]

16 July 2010
Content Strategy questions and answers

Content strategy is becoming a hot topic (and one I am greatly interested in). Last year, Kristina Halvorson of Brain Traffic published the book Content Strategy. In her own words, it “offers a pretty straightforward approach to planning for content in your web initiatives.” “Content Strategy for the Web explains how to create and deliver […]

23 June 2010
The huge challenge of Nokia’s head of design and UX

The acclaimed Italian journalist Luca De Biase recently interviewed Marko Ahtisaari (blog – wikipedia), Senior Vice President, Design and User Experience of Nokia, for the Italian business newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore. Here is what happened these last few weeks: A warning by Nokia on second-quarter sales and profits, a recent fall in the Nokia […]

22 June 2010
The reality of social media

In this post Adrian Chan “teases apart the objective and subjective dimensions of social media, to examine what’s behind the relational economy we now live in, and its particular mode of production.” “All commerce and much personal and social utility implied by use of social media, writes Chan, owes to the subjective value added to […]

16 May 2010
The reality of social media

Adrian Chan has written a thoughtful post about “teasing apart the objective and subjective dimensions of social media, to examine what’s behind the relational economy we now live in, and its particular mode of production.” “All commerce and much personal and social utlity implied by use of social media owes to the subjective value added […]

26 April 2010
Guidebook on climate communications and behavioral change

To address global warming there must be a shift in thinking and behavior that motivates people and organizations to engage in emissions reductions and climate preparedness activities and support new policies. Mounting evidence shows that this shift is not only possible, but an important part of a [US] national strategy. Even simple actions taken at […]

26 February 2010
Content strategy – the next big thing?

Content strategy is more or less on the same trajectory as social media was three years ago, argues Kristina Halvorson (of Brain Traffic). “I think it’s because the reality of social media initiatives—that they’re internal commitments, not advertising campaigns—has derailed more than a few organizations from really implementing effective, measurable programs. Most companies can’t sustain […]

24 February 2010
Google’s bad day

Luca De Biase, the journalist I translated this morning, continues to add interesting commentary: Excerpts from this post (translated into English): “The Italian sentence on Google says fundamentally that the judges do not consider the [YouTube] platform to be an editor (Google was not sentenced for defamation) but they consider it responsible when there are […]

24 February 2010
Google Video: Italian law is complicating the world

This Italian reflection on the Italian Google sentence, written by journalist Luca De Biase (in charge of the Nòva24 insert of “Sole 24 Ore” business newspaper), is highly pertinent and therefore worth to be translated: Google Video: Italian law is complicating the world “So now those platforms that allows users to publish online content have […]

8 February 2010
Microsoft Research Social Computing Symposium 2010

For the past four years, Microsoft Research (MSR) has sponsored a symposium on social computing that “brings together academic and industry researchers, developers, writers, and influential commentators in order to open new lines of communication among previously disconnected groups.” The theme of the 2010 symposium, held at ITP at NYU, was “The city as platform”, […]

22 October 2009
On security, programming, privacy, and… people

Three articles in the latest issue of Communications of the ACM are quite relevant for the readers of this blog: Usable security: how to get it Why does your computer bother you so much about security, but still isn’t secure? It’s because users don’t have a model for security, or a simple way to keep […]

12 October 2009
Bringing internet video services to the living room TV set

More details are emerging about Project Canvas, the ambitious joint venture by the BBC, ITV, Five and BT to bring internet video services such as the iPlayer from the bedroom PC to the living-room TV set, reports Tim Bradshaw on FT.com’s techblog. “An interview in today’s FT with Marc Watson, head of BT Vision, revealed […]

12 October 2009
Our ever evolving online communication patterns

Both the Wall Street Journal and Techcrunch devote extensive space today to our ever evolving online communication patterns. The Wall Street Journal looks at how a shift towards a new generation of services like Twitter and Facebook “promises to profoundly rewrite the way we communicate—in ways we can only begin to imagine.” “We all still […]

24 September 2009
Communication and human development: the freedom connection?

Canada’s International Development Research Center and Harvard’s Berkman Center convened a conversation at Harvard yesterday on the future of information and communication technology and development (ICT4D). Nobel Laureates Amartya Sen and Michael Spence joined Information and Communication Technology (ICT) experts Yochai Benkler and Clotilde Fonseca in a public discussion of the role of communication and […]

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