Deconstructing Delight: Pleasure, Flow and Meaning by Dana Chisnell

nuzi
2010
Event date: 
July 18, 2012 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Deutsch
5454 Beethoven Street
Los Angeles, CA
United States
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Event description: 

Please join IxDA Los Angeles as we welcome the very special Dana Chisnell as she talks about:

Deconstructing Delight: Pleasure, Flow and Meaning
July 18th, 2012
7:00pm-9:00pm

There's a vast difference between designing an experience that doesn't suck and one that drives engagement. We're good at eliminating frustration. It's easy to observe whether your customers are unhappy, and then just not do that. But users' expectations are higher.

Some companies are creating great experiences. From the outside, it looks effortless. But you know it's not. The user of you says, "Wow, now this is really nice, I get it, in fact, I don't want to live without it." The designer part of you says, 'Holy crap, how'd they do that — it's really hard!'

In this session, we'll look at a nifty framework for thinking about and talking about what I call three levels of happy design. Based on research from behavioral economics, hedonics, positive psychology, the importance of adult play, emotion in design, and a whole bunch of other stuff better saved for the talk.

 

Dana Chisnell is an independent researcher currently working on usable security and research methods for social media usability. Dana has helped thousands of people learn how to better design decisions by giving them skills to gain knowledge about the people using the designs. She has observed hundreds of study participants to learn about design issues in software, hardware, web sites, online services, games, and ballots, and helped organizations perform usability tests and user research to inform design decisions for products and services. She's the co-author, with Jeff Rubin of Handbook of Usability Testing Second Edition (Wiley, 2008). Dana also ran a successful fundraising campaign on Kickstarter to research, write, and publish a series of Field Guides to Ensuring Voter Intent.

 

Space is limited, so grab a seat while they last!
Drinks and mingling start at 7:00PM. The event will start promptly at 7:30PM, so please be on time.

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Comments

2 Jul 2012 - 8:31pm
Andreas Adamec
2009

Pretty exciting – Nuzi, great job for getting Dana to present!  A week before Eric Reiss from UXLA!  It's rare to have calibers like that in town!

Thank you!

Andreas

12 Jul 2012 - 12:49pm
nuzi
2010

It IS pretty exciting! Looking forward to seeing you there!

8 Jul 2012 - 8:35pm
minimoo
2012

Yes, I am registering.

9 Jul 2012 - 3:13pm
Susan Oslin
2010

Nuzi,

You are doing a great job.  Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication.

Susan

12 Jul 2012 - 12:48pm
nuzi
2010

Thanks Susan!! See ya there! :)

10 Jul 2012 - 6:50pm
Dana Chisnell
2008

I am seriously psyched about meeting up with everyone in LA! Thanks for putting me on your program. Delighted. 

Dana

12 Jul 2012 - 1:41am
sabanosrati
2011

Hi Nuzi,

This sounds like a GREAT event!! :)  Is it possible to bring someone who's not a member? I can email you his name, if you OK it.

Thanks so much for organizing this!

Saba

12 Jul 2012 - 4:39pm
denislesak
2012

Thanks for the invite.  Looking forward to it!

12 Jul 2012 - 11:49pm
vdeanda
2012

I echo Susan's statement--great work Nuzi, looking forward to this event!

15 Jul 2012 - 3:42pm
rafi
2012

Sounds fantastic. Any chance this will/could be webcast or recorded? Live in Cambridge, MA but wishing I could attend. 

16 Jul 2012 - 6:47pm
nuzi
2010

Hi Rafi! Thanks for your interest in this event! I'll see what I can do, and keep you posted!

16 Jul 2012 - 10:18pm
Dana Chisnell
2008

I live in Andover, for goodness sake. I could drop by your neighborhood and give the talk.

:)

Dana

16 Jul 2012 - 11:45am
stephen_ruiz
2010

Where do you RSVP for this?

16 Jul 2012 - 6:49pm
nuzi
2010

Hi Stephen! Unfortunately, sign-ups are closed, because we are at capacity. But I can add you to the wait list and keep you posted!

17 Jul 2012 - 12:11am
johnayers
2011

Nuzi, please add me to the wait list.

Thanks so much!

John

17 Jul 2012 - 10:32pm
Mark Jean
2012

Hi Nuzi, please add me to the wait list also. Thank you.

18 Jul 2012 - 4:08pm
dellapina
2012

I am sorry to un-RSVP but will be unable to attend after all. Hope someone on the wait list can take my place.

19 Jul 2012 - 11:02am
Andreas Adamec
2009

Wonderful presentation, Dana!  Thanks everyone for having me!  I really enjoyed it.

20 Jul 2012 - 9:48am
abot
2012

Great event!   Thanks Nuzi for putting this together.

24 Jul 2012 - 1:20pm
lukeswenson
2010

Hi everyone, I am puting together a review of this delightful :) event and I was wondering if anyone snagged a photo I could use. Credits will be included!

Best,

Luke!

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