All posts for "meaning-centred design" tag

A design solution that is already in your head | Happier Hippos

Published
13th August 2015
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Nomensa
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A design solution that is already in your head | Happier Hippos

A guest blog by Pete Trainor.

Wow - What an incredible gift it is to be able to speak at the British Museum at such a momentous date on the Design calendar. Honestly, I'm like a child.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton once famously said "I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder"... A couple of the design principles that make for Happier Hippos (don't worry, you'll be in on the Hippo secret once you've heard my talk) - Thanks and Gratitude.

The Art of Visual Story-telling

Published
10th August 2015
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Tim Blass
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The Art of Visual Story-telling

With the wealth of visual media around us today, there’s strong evidence to suggest that the visual articulation of the ‘art of story-telling’ never really went away. Tim Blass explains...

Start with meaning

Published
16th January 2013
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Simon Norris
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Start with meaning

A summary of the key concepts and ideas from the 5 articles in the meaning series. We human beings are hungry for meaning in all aspects of our lives. The meaning-first manifesto is a philosophy for researching and designing meaningful interaction.

Designing meaning: translating insight into design

Published
8th November 2012
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Simon Norris
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Designing meaning: translating insight into design

Regardless of the proposed technology the ultimate goal is to make any design and the experience as meaningful as possible to the user. This article will focus on the actual ‘shaping’ or designing of meaningful interaction. Understanding what is actually meaningful to people in terms of their interaction and the form it should take represents the very essence of ‘designing a great experience’.

Why fidelity matters: good with users and bad with clients

Published
24th August 2012
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Simon Norris
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Why fidelity matters: good with users and bad with clients

Typically, when fidelity gets mentioned in a user experience (UX) context we often hear it paired with the word wireframe. Fidelity is more commonly known in its abbreviated form either as low-fi or high-fi. Yet, we feel fidelity has so much more to offer. We can use it as a tool to design meaning.

This article will explore the idea of using fidelity to build a common understanding - a shared meaning. It builds on a presentation given in February '12 to the Bristol Usability Group.