All posts for "meaning-first" tag

Meaning First: a manifesto for user experience design

Published
16th November 2012
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Simon Norris
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Meaning First: a manifesto for user experience design

Meaning is what we assign to every aspect of our lives from the simplest of actions to the most complex. The design of any digital experience that feels meaningful has to accommodate our basic human need for discovery.

Meaning-first is a design approach that puts emphasis on delivering meaningful interactions.

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
by 
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.