“ As products become more complicated, often due to technology, designers are facing new challenges in gaining strong user acceptance. The number of people using and developing products powered by some sort of technology continues to grow; these new systems are more functional and robust than ever, providing more features, functionality, and capabilities.”
However, with the added complexity, the new generation of products is becoming more difficult to understand and use. As a result, users become more frustrated, unhappy and less productive. Large portions of functionality in the complicated software products and consumer electronics go unused , and products often fail in the consumer world due to their unnecessarily complicated user interfaces.”
De-contructing Digital Experience Design
Digital Experience Design exists as the design of behavior , bounded by three core interests: Human, Technical and Aesthetic.
human. technical. aesthetic.
Gurus Past + Present
Gurus Past: Specialists In Defined Fields Usability Experts Tacticians Creative Geniuses Web Consultants
Gurus Present: “Generalists” Who Blur The Lines Tim Brown :: IDEO Design Strategy & Innovation Robert Greenberg :: R/GA Consumer Engagements Alex Bogusky :: CP+B Momentum Creators
How Long is Your “Fuzzy Tail”? rigid fuzzy not as fuzzy getting fuzzy awfully fuzzy
Websites: The Way It Was Usability-driven Creative-Driven Tech-Driven
People-Driven Experiences: The Way It Needs To Be People-Driven
Point In Case Website (1999)
From Web Sites to Digital Experiences Digital Brand Experience (2007) 1 3 2
The E-word “ Companies stage an experience when they engage customers in a memorable way”
Product + Experience Design Source: Kevin Mullet—The Essence of Effective Rich Internet Applications (2003)
Useful, Valuable… Emotional? When done effectively, Experience Design leads to perceived value and positive emotions/feelings informally known as “the warm and fuzzies” Source: Peter Morville— Ambient Findability
What’s The Role of the Modern Agency?
Agency Roles Are Getting Fuzzy “ Our advertising agency , Crispin Porter + Bogusky, said it was time to bring back the Rabbit name.”
Digital Experience Design What does a team look like?
T-shaped thinking “ People who are so inquisitive about the world that they're willing to try to do what you do. We call them "T-shaped people." They have a principal skill that describes the vertical leg of the T—they're mechanical engineers or industrial designers. But they are so empathetic that they can branch out into other skills , such as anthropology, and do them as well. They are able to explore insights from many different perspectives and recognize patterns of behavior that point to a universal human need”. ~Tim Brown, IDEO
Merging T-Shaped Thinking With Traditional Creativity