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Comedy in Design

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Using humor in interaction design, service design, and product design.

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Comedy in Design

  1. 1. #UXTalk @stlxcon 5:30 - 6:15 Networking 6:15 - 6:45 Comedy In Design 6:45 - 7:15 Q&A / Group Discussion
  2. 2. #UXTalk @stlxcon COMEDY IN DESIGN By Chris Feix
  3. 3. #UXTalk @stlxcon Why the same old same old? Swiss Door Wedge by Andrew Stafford. COMEDY IN DESIGN
  4. 4. #UXTalk @stlxcon Primates laugh. Humor has been around for as long as there has been humanity -- and considering that chimps and other primates laugh, humor has likely been around even longer than that. COMEDY IN DESIGN
  5. 5. #UXTalk @stlxcon Flexing the straw moves the body into back bends, downward dogs and sun salutes. More Memorable COMEDY IN DESIGN #UXTalk @stlxcon
  6. 6. #UXTalk @stlxcon Sarcasm or Deflection? COMEDY IN DESIGN #UXTalk @stlxcon
  7. 7. #UXTalk @stlxcon Sarcasm or Deflection? COMEDY IN DESIGN #UXTalk @stlxcon
  8. 8. #UXTalk @stlxcon Process fatigue. Joan is applying for a loan online. She’s becoming frustrated with the number of financial-disclosure forms she has to fill out. COMEDY IN DESIGN
  9. 9. #UXTalk @stlxcon Process fatigue. Joan is applying for a loan online. She’s becoming frustrated with the number of financial-disclosure forms she has to fill out. COMEDY IN DESIGN
  10. 10. #UXTalk @stlxcon Broken relationship. Using humor to win someone back. COMEDY IN DESIGN
  11. 11. #UXTalk @stlxcon All or nothing? Hell no. Use microcopy, or small interface quirks. COMEDY IN DESIGN
  12. 12. #UXTalk @stlxcon All or nothing? Hell no. Use microcopy, or small interface quirks. COMEDY IN DESIGN "From days of long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe, comes a legend. The legend of Voltron: Defender of the Universe. A mighty robot, loved by good, feared by evil. As Voltron's legend grew, peace settled across the galaxy. On Planet Earth, a Galaxy Alliance was formed. Together with the good planets of the Solar System, they maintained peace throughout the universe until a new horrible menace threatened the galaxy. Voltron was needed once more. This is the story of the superforce of space explorers. Specially trained and sent by the alliance to bring back, Voltron: Defender of the Universe."
  13. 13. #UXTalk @stlxcon COMEDY IN DESIGN
  14. 14. #UXTalk @stlxcon 1. Pun Researchers have found that people are better able to remember puns over other types of information. COMEDY IN DESIGN Types of humor.
  15. 15. #UXTalk @stlxcon Ways to use humor... 1. Pun 2. Silliness/Sarcasm COMEDY IN DESIGN
  16. 16. #UXTalk @stlxcon Ways to use humor... 1. Pun 2. Silliness/Sarcasm COMEDY IN DESIGN
  17. 17. #UXTalk @stlxcon Ways to use humor... 1. Pun 2. Silliness/Sarcasm 3. Surprise COMEDY IN DESIGN
  18. 18. #UXTalk @stlxcon When to use humor... 1. Successful transactions COMEDY IN DESIGN
  19. 19. #UXTalk @stlxcon When to use humor... 1. Successful transactions COMEDY IN DESIGN
  20. 20. #UXTalk @stlxcon When to use humor... 1. Successful transactions 2. Errors (404), Waiting for data to load COMEDY IN DESIGN
  21. 21. #UXTalk @stlxcon When to use humor... 1. Successful transactions 2. Errors (404), Waiting for data to load 3. Chatbots COMEDY IN DESIGN
  22. 22. #UXTalk @stlxcon When to use humor... 1. Successful transactions 2. Errors (404), Waiting for data to load 3. Chatbots 4. About pages COMEDY IN DESIGN
  23. 23. #UXTalk @stlxcon When to use humor... 1. Successful transactions 2. Errors (404), Waiting for data to load 3. Chatbots 4. About pages 5. Conveying important information COMEDY IN DESIGN
  24. 24. #UXTalk @stlxcon The ingredients in La Dispensa Soup’s range all have evil, twisted characters behind them. Tell stories. COMEDY IN DESIGN
  25. 25. #UXTalk @stlxcon Remember... Some thoughts about using humour on your site: ● Understand the context ● Humour does not translate across cultures ● More often than not a user is looking for specific information ● Don’t interfere with the interface ● Provide a feature to turn off the humorous elements of your site COMEDY IN DESIGN
  26. 26. #UXTalk @stlxcon Sources Connecting With Users: Incorporating Humor In Web Design https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2017/06/connecting-users-humor-web-design/ The Importance of Humor Research https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-humor-code/201109/the-importance-humor-research In corporate design, humor can be your most powerful tool—or a total disaster https://qz.com/645348/in-corporate-design-humor-can-be-your-most-powerful-tool-or-a-total-disaster/ Using Humor in UX Design https://www.usertesting.com/blog/humor/ UX Designing: Using Humor Can Do Wonders, but Making it Easy Matters More https://medium.com/@aravindajith/ux-designing-using-humor-can-do-wonders-but-making-it-easy-matters-more-626c1fa34ca1

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