Archive for the 'Human Experience' Category

things are becoming like people

We look at the things as we do at people.  More so now as things are becoming more alive. Till a thing is dumb (like a rock), we only looked at it from an unemotional /un-human terms. But more and more everything is becoming interactive, alive.

Which means designers should create things that look more like people.  That was my intent in creating a youtube video many years back..

The real question is how do I use this knowledge. –

1. as a hobby, reading and writing blog posts like this.

2. get trained to be hired as a user experience designer.

3. Build and own something with these principles.

I want to find opportunities of the 3rd kind. I don’t want to be an expert in this. I want to create stuff and own while learning and using these principles. My attempt to look at job search is


explore model

Explore model

interaction design

presentation layer

    lots of samples… but not complex / confused
    fast refresh of new set
    trail – fast in and out
    remember path taken – progressively know more prefernces
time from Intent – let me find something interesting – to usage should be minimal


    dynamic grouping
    intuitive grouping
    multiple membership

data structure

    Tag based ?
    richer as it app ages

Maps are good explore model – especially with Gmaps like

6 weapons to get “yes” from people

Excellent article:

Article: Why Do People Say “Yes?” The “6 Weapons of Influence”

1.uninvited ‘first favors’: even if the gifts are small or insignificant, if you give first wihtout expecting – saying “specially for you”
2. get them committed verbally, people will hesitate to go back on their words
3. “others like you said ‘yes'” – if they like, you should like (or agree)
4. meet often, for short period – you will be liked & agreed
5. Show a badge of authority
6. this is last piece – if you don’t want the guy wants to take it. scarcity motivates better than any other sales tricks.

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know your stars tonight in the sky


to-night sky and stars that you can locate. Beautiful explanatory video. This should be one of the best astronomical site !!

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Cool – Paper wristwatch

Imagine what will happen if paper based display’s take place of LCD displays. WOW !!!


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40 things you’d like to express – @ workplace

40 Things You’d Like to Say Out Loud at Work

40 Things You’d Like to Say Out Loud at Work
I liked most of these, especially,

  • This isn’t an office. It’s Hell with fluorescent lighting.
  • I thought I wanted a career. Turns out I just wanted a salary.

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Don’t let others to do your thinking

The Cache: Tracy Duckart’s Website

“If you cannot write well, you cannot think well, and if you cannot think well, others will do your thinking for you.”

George Orwell

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