Category Archives: Human-Centred Design

“If you’re not failing you’re probably not innovating”

I went to Wellington’s first UX Design Day today. It was fast-paced, with 12 great speakers from a range of design backgrounds. In case you missed out keep an eye on UXDD’s facebook page as they’ll be uploading videos of the speakers’ talks

“If you’re not failing you’re probably not innovating”

I went to Wellington’s first UX Design Day today. It was fast-paced, with 12 great speakers from a range of design backgrounds. In case you missed out keep an eye on UXDD’s facebook page as they’ll be uploading videos of the speakers’ talks

Living With Complexity

The premise of Donald Norman’s Living With Complexity is that although we constantly hear pleas for simplicity, people don’t actually want simplicity. They want complex products and systems… Just not complicated ones. As Norman explains, simplicity is in the mind.

Living With Complexity

The premise of Donald Norman’s Living With Complexity is that although we constantly hear pleas for simplicity, people don’t actually want simplicity. They want complex products and systems… Just not complicated ones. As Norman explains, simplicity is in the mind.

Design Thinking Resources

I came across a great collection of 45 design thinking tools and resources the other day and thought I’d share it here. Many of the resources are from IDEO and Stanford’s d.school, but there were also some resources I hadn’t

Design Thinking Resources

I came across a great collection of 45 design thinking tools and resources the other day and thought I’d share it here. Many of the resources are from IDEO and Stanford’s d.school, but there were also some resources I hadn’t

The Design of Everyday Things

After being recommended this book years ago and only ever having read small parts of it, I finally got around to reading it cover to cover. Donald Norman takes basic psychological principles such as feedback and visbility and illustrates why

The Design of Everyday Things

After being recommended this book years ago and only ever having read small parts of it, I finally got around to reading it cover to cover. Donald Norman takes basic psychological principles such as feedback and visbility and illustrates why

David Kelley: How to build your creative confidence

A good motivational TED talk by David Kelley (of IDEO and Stanford d school) about having confidence in your creative abilities. It’s great to hear a designer explicitly talking about how psychology and design are related.

David Kelley: How to build your creative confidence

A good motivational TED talk by David Kelley (of IDEO and Stanford d school) about having confidence in your creative abilities. It’s great to hear a designer explicitly talking about how psychology and design are related.

Design Anthropology at Swinburne University of Technology

I’ve been looking for postgraduate Design Anthropology courses around the world that I can apply for. I came across this one at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. There’s a video on the course description page entitled ‘What is Design Anthropology’.

Design Anthropology at Swinburne University of Technology

I’ve been looking for postgraduate Design Anthropology courses around the world that I can apply for. I came across this one at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. There’s a video on the course description page entitled ‘What is Design Anthropology’.

Design Anthropology…What is it?

The term design anthropology has cropped up on my radar many times over the past year. Initially I assumed that the term referred to a kind of human-centered design that uses ethnographic methods such as interviewing and participant observation in

Design Anthropology…What is it?

The term design anthropology has cropped up on my radar many times over the past year. Initially I assumed that the term referred to a kind of human-centered design that uses ethnographic methods such as interviewing and participant observation in