note: this is a draft sour/sober personal opinion. it's not directed to
anyone in particular, really. don't take it too seriously if you don't want.
It doesn't have to do with IxD (wtf is IxD? really? is it
ProductDesign+HCI+Psychology+ScienceOfMind? who cares, IxD is a brand to
have more cash)... w/e
I "hate" to do this, talk in first person about this issues. but enough is
Aesthetics play an important role in a user's experience. I'm curious to
know what best practices there might be for selling aesthetic decisions to
other project stakeholders. Does anyone have any methods they use that work
Don here talks about how the behavior of an application can increase the
visceral emotional response and thus increase engagement. To me this is
a prime and well articulated example of the aesthetics of IxD.
Rashmi Sinha (BayCHI Monthly Program Co-Chair) and Richard Anderson (of the
UXnet Executive Council) are planning the BayCHI monthly program on 10/12,
at which Don Norman and a panel of local leaders from various UX
organizations will address the topic: User Experience: Why Do So Many
Organizations Believe They Own It? It should be an interesting discussion. A
large attendance is expected, so the meeting will be at Stanford's Kresge
Auditorium. The usual BayCHI dinner will precede the meeting.