Nice piece comparing the user experience of digital
products and skateparks.
> Nice piece comparing the user experience of digital
> products and skateparks.
About 3 years ago I got involved in our local skatepark project and
sought to bring some UCD to the mix. As a skater, I had to broaden my
understanding of what motivated us skaters from 8 years old to 40 and
help support the most sustainable forms of skating knowing that we were
working in concrete. It was quite an experience and challenge. About
200 hours of work and 3 years later our first park opened and our
research was dead on. Our 9,500 sq foot park has become the "crack" of
the neighborhood skaters and a regional hit as well. About 200 unique
users per day in the summer. Nothing like the permanence of concrete to
get you honest about a user's needs.