Goal-directed design shops in San Francisco

5 May 2012 - 8:18pm
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Tiago Moita

Hi there!

I'd like to know if anyone can throw me some names of design consultancy agencies in San Francisco, working more or less along the lines of the Cooper method, i.e, Goal-directed design (you know, personas, goals, scenarios, requirements, the whole nine yards...)
I'm from Portugal, but since I'm currently in San Francisco to attend their workshops, I thought I might as well knock on some other people's doors, to get a quick sense of their work environment and methods, if they would be so kind as to let me do that.

I'm not staying for long, so any early replies would be deeply appreciated.

Bye for now, and may IxD be with you!


6 May 2012 - 11:39am

You should talk to Dubberly Design Office. Hugh Dubberly is friends with Alan Cooper. 

6 May 2012 - 9:26pm
Tiago Moita

I see this query isn't returning many results...
Ok, so thinking long-term, and since currently I don't have reasonable chances of getting hired around here, where all the top design shops are, what about your workplace?

Do you work in a UX consultancy agency that is not that well-known, where only a world-class designer would have a chance of getting a job, but is fairly decent and most importantly, follows a certain method that fits my early description? You could know this approach by a variety of names, such as Goal-directed design, Human-centered design, empathic design, whatever...

Location doesn't matter, and neither availability of positions at the moment.
If you think your workplace fits the bill, tell me!

8 May 2012 - 9:24pm
Tiago Moita

Thanks Chanpory!

By the way, my reply took some time to be visible due to moderation, so when I said "you", I wasn't only referring to Chanpory, but to all you people.

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