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Announcing Winners in the 2014 Design for Experience Awards

Posted by UX Magazine Staff |08 May 15 |

May 8, 2015

Presenting winners of the 2014 Design for Experience awards. These people and organizations are doing vanguard work in the field of experience design and were selected as winners based in large part on what we can learn from their work. Watch for articles over the coming months that explore the winning entries in more detail.

Academic Program – Bentley University

As an experience designer, it’s easy to get distracted by creative aspects of your work and ignore the business needs that drive projects. Bentley University’s Human Factors in Information Design (HFID) graduate program is part of a business program, not just a UX program, which allows students to learn more than just how to create UX deliverables. Understanding…read more
By UX Magazine Staff

             

UX Tastes Like French Melted Baguette (Among Other Things)

Posted by UX Magazine Staff |02 Apr 15 |

April 2, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, we announced a contest to give away copies of Jon Koko’s new book, Well Designed. To enter, we asked readers a rather odd question: “What’s your favorite coffee-related tasting note that also describes UX?” Some of you thought we were crazy, but plenty of you engaged the weirdness and now we’ve got some tasting notes to share.

You see, we’re working with a private-label roaster to source a single-origin coffee for the winners of the Design for Experience awards, and now we…read more
By UX Magazine Staff

             

UX Tastes Like French Melted Baguette (Among Other Things)

Posted by UX Magazine Staff |02 Apr 15 |

April 2, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, we announced a contest to give away copies of Jon Koko’s new book, Well Designed. To enter, we asked readers a rather odd question: “What’s your favorite coffee-related tasting note that also describes UX?” Some of you thought we were crazy, but plenty of you engaged the weirdness and now we’ve got some tasting notes to share.

You see, we’re working with a private-label roaster to source a single-origin coffee for the winners of the Design for Experience awards, and now we…read more
By UX Magazine Staff

             

Design Our Coffee and Win This Book!

Posted by UX Magazine Staff |11 Mar 15 |

March 11, 2015

As we announced last week, we’ll be giving winners of the Design for Experience awards the chance to sip triumph in the form of an exclusive Design for Experience Private Roast coffee. Last week we also gave you an excerpt from Jon Kolko’s new book, Well Designed

We’ve got five copies of the book to give away, and we’d like to try something a little different. We’re working with a team of artisan coffee pros to put together a our DfE roast and would love to have some tasting notes to…read more
By UX Magazine Staff

             

Application Deadline Extended in the DfE Awards

Posted by UX Magazine Staff |02 Mar 15 |

March 2, 2015

As the application deadline in the Design for Experience awards drew closer, we heard from a number of organization and practitioners who are interested in applying for a DfE award but need more time to do so. With that in mind, we’ve decided to extend the application deadline to March 14.

We’ve been thoroughly impressed by the diversity and quality of the products, services, and programs represented in the applications we’ve received so far. We’ve heard from big companies and agencies, smaller organizations, and individual practitioners, and we’re are excited for the judging to commence. Anyone considering applying now has an extra two weeks to do so.

Now is the time to take part in a program that goes beyond simply giving out awards by passing along the learnings from winning entries to the UX community. Find out more about last year’s winners on the…read more
By UX Magazine Staff

             

Taste Victory with Design for Experience Private Roast Coffee

Posted by UX Magazine Staff |05 Mar 15 |

March 5, 2015

We hear from a lot of experience design practitioners here at UX Magazine. One thing almost all of you seem to have in common is a love of coffee. With apologies to dedicated tea-drinkers, we’ve decided to give winners of Design for Experience awards the chance to sip triumph in the form of an exclusive winner’s roast.

That’s right. Winners of this year’s DfE awards will have access to Design for Experience Private Roast coffee.

We don’t roast our own coffee, but we know someone who knows someone who does, and we’re working closely with a team of artisan coffee pros to put together an nuanced experience you can share with your team. The taste of victory, in a cup, with caffeine!

More news about the DfE Private Roast as it develops.

In the meantime, the final deadline for applications in the…read more
By UX Magazine Staff