1. Quora: My few cents for non-designers moving towards interaction design

    Read Quote of Shiva Kumar’s answer to Interaction Design: What is the first thing to do for non-designer becoming Interaction designer? on Quora

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  2. Quora: Will Smart TV user experience be different? Do we know the answer yet?

    Read Quote of Shiva Kumar’s answer to Smart TV UX Design: How would user experience design for smart TV be different or similar as designing for mobile and PC? on Quora

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  3. Quora: Trying to guide a product manager across the user experience chasm

    Read Quote of Shiva Kumar’s answer to Product Management: As a first-time Product Manager with no design experience, what is the best way to learn everything about UI/UX design in mobile? on Quora

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  4. A masterclass from the man himself: David Kelley on Jobs and design thinking

    All startup creative firms want to grow up and be an IDEO. This enviably creative design studio has firmly embedded itself in the innovative strain of successful brands. David Kelley was the man at the helm of this movement. Here he talks about his friend Steve Jobs and design thinking as a concept.

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  5. Not an Idiot Box no more: Is there a new television idiom lurking?

    Since the eighties poop tubes have been relentlessly filling our living rooms with mindless banter. Most often we change channels in search of a beacon of intelligence and hope in vain. We had no choice either. Apparently now we do. This talk woke me up to how primordial the television system is and the change around the corner. Watch!

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  6. First stop for start ups: UX Clinic for compelling user experience

    A compelling user experience can transform businesses. Experience-led start ups today are better positioned in the digital realm than businesses where UX is an afterthought. Know that compelling experience IS your product, your brand, your business, and your success. Designing a captivating experience for the user is a challenge for many start ups today. Apparatus Media Lab delivers just this with our UX Clinic for start ups.

    When you shift your focus to defining the total experience, you move away from the limiting notion of Minimum Viable Product to the Minimum Desirable Product (MDP) – because products are nothing without the users, and users are driven by the totality, relevance, delight and the absorption of the whole experience.

    Our UX Clinic helps you crystallize your core idea into a definitive experience, because you need to know how your business idea looks and behaves before you leave the room.

    The UX Clinic is not just about blue sky exploration. It’s run in a high-energy, structured workshop mode with stakeholders, designers, and potential users and focuses on arriving at key user experience definitions and drivers for your business. The agenda would be to explore the following:

    The Idea: The core offering, the problem that this business solves
    The domain: Current scenario and the competitor landscape
    The user: Audience, their current behavior and pattern of engagement
    The brand: The persona and the value proposition

    Distilling these will lead us to the definition of the opportunity and the experience for it. Specific directives would be arrived at for structuring the core idea. The experience would be represented through indicative prototypes and mood-boards. What you get, at the end of it all, is a total visualization of the trajectory of experience.

    Your takeaways:

    Clear value proposition and brand persona
    Directives for the concept
    Directives for user experience design

    Talk to us!

    PS: The day schedule will be published soon!

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  7. Disney Pixar Homage: A fitting tribute to 25 years of inspirational animation

    A good animation movie inspires the adult in me and rekindles the kid in me. I realized that a majority of these movies are by Disney Pixar. This is another legacy associated with Steve Jobs that I cherish. My daughters grew up on it. Here is a homage for Disney Pixar by Nick Kinder.

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  8. Reporters without borders: Make the predators talk with QR codes

    This campaign is against dictators, or predators as the ad calls them, curbing freedom of press. This is an innovative use of QR redirecting you to videos that ‘complete’ the picture. Take a look.

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  9. Logo Disaster Movie: A fabulous short animation that wrecks Hollywood

    I was impressed with narrative, sound design and the mise en scene that sets this movie apart. And I am a graphic designer who likes logos.

    From the vimeo description posted by Human: This is a short film that was directed by the French animation collective H5, François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy + Ludovic Houplain. It was presented at the Cannes Film Festival 2009. It opened the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and won a 2010 academy award under the category of animated short.

    Logorama from Marc Altshuler – Human Music on Vimeo.

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  10. Bad Piggies: Those green sniggering cure for attention deficient humans

    Adults and children in my house sat rapt facing their touch devices for days together conquering Angry Birds from Rovio. This Finnish firm has been releasing themed games since then. There is a new one coming soon celebrating the antagonists – pigs. I have been a big fan of hidden narrative in these games.

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