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2nd to 4th day of the UXintensive - Washington DC

I liked the informative, enlightening and creative atmosphere we had. It was so great to learn from and with this creative people.
The last day started with this video …

… well and what should I say – the some fun you can see in this video was the same fun we had again and again throughout the days and especially at the last day. ( by the way @ Andrew your heart is or should be on the left side :-)
We pass the three further days of the UXintensive. If I’m honest I had expect more and different issues and topics throughout the second and third day. But what I’ve heard were a positive affirmation to me and my work that I done in the last few years. I hoped that I would become acquainted with a new and or so far unknown tool or method. However, these issues and topics enable me to be aware and to recollect of these tools and methods in research and IA.
The whole days forced us to focus on the vital aspects of UX, the goal of designing a user interface and to do this by the methods of user ce…

1st short Review of the UXintensive Event in Washington DC

I’ve been extremely excited to be attending to the Adaptive Path’s 2009 UX Intensive event in Washington DC, started today
We had a great first day with Henning Fischer. He pointed up that strategy planning is about saying „NO“– Sounds familiar? I hope so – but all too often we all have to go through the opposite. That’s pretty the same with statements “Our strategy is to be the best” – Being “the best” might be the target but it couldn’t never be a strategy. I’m firm believer that design processes will always fail to succeed unless they aren’t supported by a fundamental business strategy and a professional approach.

Henning mentioned again and again a quote by Eliel Saarinen (Architect) I’ve never heard before
“Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context - a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.”
May you know it already - I am an architect and town planner and I never heard of Eliel Saarinen or this excellent …