Hello, I'm Toshiyuki in Japan.
I'm a junior usability consultant.
I've read Don Norman's "Emotional Design" and the related article "Personas,
Goals, and Emotional Design" at uxmatters.com.
Now , I want to learn more about "Mood or Inspiration boards" or anything
The primary motivation for it is I want to design for the visceral level
more logically like usability , or desigining for the behavioral level.
All thoughts welcome, thanks!
As I mention in my UXMatters article, the critical starting point is
understanding the target user(s) via user models (personas). Understanding
their experience (visceral) goals in the context of their other goals and
models can help designers generate visual language studies using tools such
as mood boards:
These, along with 3D form studies (for products involving hardware), can
identify a look and feel for the product/UI that reinforces visceral
Such responses can also in theory be evaluated, using tools from
such as magnitude estimation:
Manager, User Experience
On 6/20/06, maeda toshiyuki <t.maenad at gmail.com > wrote:
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> Hello, I'm Toshiyuki in Japan.
> I'm a junior usability consultant.
> I've read Don Norman's "Emotional Design" and the related article
> Goals, and Emotional Design" at uxmatters.com .
> Now , I want to learn more about "Mood or Inspiration boards" or anything
> The primary motivation for it is I want to design for the visceral level
> more logically like usability , or desigining for the behavioral level.
> All thoughts welcome, thanks!
I have used mood boards in the past. What I've found is:
1. Don't make mood boards too complicated or needing to be
intellectually understood. They should be raw and provoke a visceral
response like some abstract pieces of art.
2. Put the mood board up on a wall where you can always glance at it
3. Adding your own photos to the mix (in addition to the usual cut
outs from magazines) is a great way to make it personal.
4. I bet Flickr would be a great place to find images for mood boards
Designing for Interaction
New Riders, August 2006
Thanks a lot for your rapid responses!
I've realized very well the need to learn a lot.
>2. Put the mood board up on a wall where you can always glance at it
I think mood boards is helpful for brainstoming about a rough design
policy on how graphics should affect users.
But how should I determine if a designer's output will correctly affect
target users ?
It's maybe ever impossible.
Do I just have to determine it with heuristic approach ?
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a junior usablity consultant