Empathy workshops for non-designers

Empathy, the ability to understand the feelings of another, is an indispensable tool for user experience designers. We design better solutions when we understand the human environment of the user while they are using our product: are they relaxed, under stress, working with physical or cognitive impairments?

Read the full article on Medium: https://medium.com/@vernelindner/empathy-workshops-for-non-designers-6d5284f4c615

Designing for Happiness | AIGA

While it’s never easy to spend a summer evening in a windowless, air-conditioned room, the lecture series that the Computer Human Interaction Forum of Oregon (CHIFOO) organizes is well worth it. One recent speaker was Pamela Pavliscak, researcher and founder of Change Sciences. Pavliscak is developing a process for understanding what makes users of technology happy.

Read the full article here: https://portland.aiga.org/designing-for-happiness/

Recap: Career Tools | Passion Profits – Turning Passion Projects Into Profit with Duane King | AIGA

Duane King is a Portland-based consultant and creative director with a broad and varied career. He launched Herman Miller’s first websites, created packaging for Neiman Marcus and id Software, and designed innovative interactive websites at Nike. In 2011, Fast Company selected him as one of the 50 most influential designers in America (in collaboration with Ian Coyle) in part for his work on the Nike Better World campaign. This September, Duane spoke at AIGA’s Career Tools about how design helped him become a better entrepreneur, and how embarking on a personal project opened up new career opportunities.

Read the full article at portland.aiga.org: https://portland.aiga.org/recap-career-tools-passion-profits-turning-passion-projects-into-profit-with-duane-king/