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Getting the Most out of EPIC2019

September 13, 2019, 12:24 am – A pre-EPIC2019 presentation & meet-up hosted by MARTHA COTTON & MEG KINNEY October 15, 11:00am–12:30pm PST Overview This online gathering is designed to help conference attendees get the most out of the EPIC2019 experience. Everyone is welcome—fir... [ Read the full story ... ]

Check out Steve on the Happy Market Research podcast

September 9, 2019, 6:15 pm – Excerpt https://media.blubrry.com/happymr/s/content.blubrry.com/happymr/UPDATED-Steve_Portigal-Completed_Ep_2.mp3 I had a great conversation with Jamin Brazil for the Happy Market Research podcast recently. The audio and video are embedded above, ... [ Read the full story ... ]

Video from Awwwards: Great User Research For Non-Researchers

September 4, 2019, 6:27 pm – In the spring I spoke at the Awwwards conference in San Francisco. I gave a new talk “Great User Research For Non-Researchers.” The 25-minute video is here, and embedded below. Enjoy! [ Read the full story ... ]

Remembering Barbara Crane

August 21, 2019, 8:13 pm – Barbara Crane, an Institute of Design alumna and a pioneering photographer, passed away on August 7, 2019, at the age of 91. Throughout her career, Crane experimented with a variety of techniques and formats to create a conceptually consistent but... [ Read the full story ... ]

Watch Steve on “We Can Do Better”

August 6, 2019, 5:06 pm – I was interviewed by Matthew Oliphant about all things research for “We Can Do Better: A Show About Experience Design”. It’s a loose and somewhat wide-ranging conversation. Check it out below! [ Read the full story ... ]

People-Centered (Not Tech-Driven) Design*

July 26, 2019, 10:25 pm – How did we reach the point where our technology is more important than people? How can we reverse this to ensure that technologies are designed with people in mind, more humane, more collaborative, and more beneficial to the needs of people, socie... [ Read the full story ... ]

The Four Fundamental Principles of Human-Centered Design and Application

July 23, 2019, 12:57 am – Human-centered design has four major principles: 1. Understand and Address the Core Problems; 2. Be People-Centered; 3. Use a Systems Approach; 4. Use Rapid Iterations of Prototyping and Testing. [ Read the full story ... ]

Imposter Ethnographer: The Value of Feeling Like an Outsider

July 22, 2019, 8:10 pm – by , Canela Consulting & European Women Payments Network At EthnoBorrel, an ethnography meet-up that I co-run in the Netherlands, we talk about the issues ethnographers face in their applied practice. One term in particular keeps cropping up: impo... [ Read the full story ... ]

Why Criticism Is Good for Creativity

July 22, 2019, 12:53 am – A popular mantra for innovation is “avoid criticism.” Criticism, it is thought, kills the flow of creativity. We suggest that this infuses a superficial sense of collaboration that leads to compromises and weakens ideas. Effective teams do not def... [ Read the full story ... ]

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