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UX Berlin 2012: RememberTheName


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How to learn 30 names in 30 minutes using
Presentation from the UX Camp Berlin 2012

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UX Berlin 2012: RememberTheName

  1. 1. «30 Names in 30 Minutes»Reto Laemmler |
  2. 2. About me Reto Laemmler •Product Manager at •MS Interaction Design •BS Computer Science
  3. 3. Why is it difficult toremember a name?
  4. 4. A picture is worth a thousand words.
  5. 5. «Kawlowsky»
  6. 6. Kawlowsky= Cow love ski
  7. 7. Memory technique in 3 steps
  8. 8. Step 1: Choose a distinct featureChoose a distinct feature from the person. Thishelps to connect the person with the name.
  9. 9. Step 2:Turn name into a picture (mnemonic)In your head visualize the name as a picture.Anything is possible – the crazier the better.
  10. 10. Heather Remy Sally
  11. 11. Step 3: Connect feature and pictureCombine the distinct feature and mnemonic into acombined picture.Again, anything is possible – the crazier the better.
  12. 12. Heather Remy Sally
  13. 13. Do it all in one Hi! My name is Sandler. Sandler = Sand
  14. 14. Tip: Listen well!Listen well when someone tells you their name.Repeat the name during the conversation.
  15. 15. How it works?3.Create a participation list.4.Let participants addthemselves to the list.5.Everyone learns the namesand faces.
  16. 16. Let’s yourself to the list, if not done yet.
  17. 17. Why is it important to remember names?
  18. 18. Recommended books & papers Why is it difficult to put names to faces? (Gillian Cohen) An imagery mnemonic for the learning of peoples names (PeterE. Morris, Susan Jones and Peter Hampson)
  19. 19. Heather Remy Sally
  20. 20. Thanks!