ZZ3 - User Narratives and User Experience (UX)

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 UX Magazine uxmag.com/ from source: "UX Magazine was created to be a central, one-stop resource for everything related to user experience. Our primary goal is to provide a steady stream of current, informative, and credible information about UX and related fields to enhance the professional and creative lives of UX practitioners and those exploring the field. Our content is driven and created by an impressive roster of experienced professionals who work in all areas of UX and cover the field from diverse angles and perspectives." February 23, 2012 
 Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction  www.interaction-design.org/encyclopedia/ Good articles about general design and user experience design  
Dorsey, Jack The Power of User Narratives  ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=2644 short video with basic definition February 9, 2011 
Fenn, Ian Love All the People: What UX Practitioners Can Learn from Bill Hicks www.infoq.com/presentations/Love-All-the-People-What-UX-Practitioners-Can-Learn-from-Bill-Hicks from ource: "Ian Fenn shares some techniques used by comedians and can be used in UX, starting with honesty. He concludes his session: “if you want to change the world, be prepared to knock over some tables.” " March 23, 2012 
guest0b700f  User narratives coloriumlaboratorium.com/user-narratives some examples of user narratives - not sure what project they are attached to September 18, 2009 
Hassenzahl, Marc  User Experience and Experience Design www.interaction-design.org/encyclopedia/user_experience_and_experience_design.html good overview of what UX is and examples July 22, 2011 
Hassenzahl, Michael Introduction to User Experience and Experience Design - Video 1  www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEvhxJKTQK8&feature=player_embedded good video introducing concepts December 6, 2010 
Keara, Michael  1.1 Users and Role Oriented Design Bridging the Gap Between End Users and Engineers www.tuag.ca/articles/core/section1/role-oriented-design from source: "In this article I want to show you how to bridge this gap in a way that benefits both parties. It begins with a key question. Who is the user? " February 22, 2011 
Kelway, James  Free eBook: Six Circles – An Experience Design Framework uxmag.com/articles/free-download-six-circles-an-experience-design-framework from source: "ames Kelway started the eBook Six Circles – An Experience Design Framework as an enquiry into how different design principles can be applied to the field of digital product design. This led him to identify six core themes—the “Six Circles”:" February 23, 2012 
Macfadyen, Alyx  A Methodology for the Analysis of Interactive Narrative Environments: A Four-Factor Framework x alyxmac.com/four-factors/wp-content/uploads/alyxmacfadyenThesis.pdf from source: "This thesis presents a novel methodology called the Four-Factor Framework, that takes as its premise that there are four fundamental elements in interactive stories and narratives that can be observed. The Four-Factor Framework facilitates the evaluation of interaction and stories by mapping the dynamic connections between the four fundamental elements: agency, drama, narrative and engagement." March 1, 2009 
Quesenbery, Whitney  Storytelling: Using Narrative to Communicate Design Ideas www.wqusability.com/handouts/storytelling.pdf very good specific examples and ideas  
Reilly, Kat  New User Narratives  www.katreilly.com/blog/thesis/new-user-narratives/ I really like this - from source: "I’ve been struggling with writing about my project. All of my attempts to describe the experience have been general, and really not as inspiring as I feel it is. So, on Professor Deen’s advice, I took the project “back home” and imagined the stories of people who would use “Your VLR,” why they would use it, and how it affects their lives. " April 12, 2011 
Solis, Brian  The 6 Pillars Of Social Commerce: Understanding The Psychology Of Engagement  www.fastcompany.com/1825374/the-6-pillars-of-social-commerce-understanding-the-psychology-of-engagement from ource: "Social media is about social science, not technology. As such, its value is not realized in the Likenomics of relationship status nor in the scores individuals earn by engaging in social networks. The value of social media comes down to people, relationships, and the meaningful actions between them. " March 20, 2012 
Thomas, Kas Thinking beyond the RFP  www.realstorygroup.com/Blog/1657-Beyond-the-RFP?source=RSS from source: "Likewise, don't ask "How will you be able to handle XYZ?" unless you're willing to tolerate answers like "Our standard user interface allows a user to do this" or "our application programming interface allows the product to be easily extended so as to accomplish this." Instead, write a user narrative or concrete scenario for every one of your key requirements, and demand a narrative answer in response. " August 3, 2009 
Waloszek, Gerd  Narrative User Interfaces www.sapdesignguild.org/community/design/narrative_interfaces.asp more design oriented - but some good thoughts on narrative November 5, 2009 
Weiler, Lance Let's Take the Audience Outside www.filmmakermagazine.com/news/2011/04/culture-hacker-let%E2%80%99s-take-the-audience-outside/ Talk about creating a layered world, the user experience and user narratives April 17, 2011 
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