Practice: whiteboard

XII.2 March + April 2005
Page: 55
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Designing theatre, designing user experience


Authors:
Whitney Quesenbery

User experience design can take lessons from theatre-lighting design. You may wonder what connects these fields. Both shape how someone reacts to an event, and both must create virtual realities for their audience. But I think it all boils down to this: An interactive product, like a play, comes alive only with an audience, and each audience subtly changes the experience. Whether for software or theatre, you as designer must care about people and their experience to do good work. User experience borrows from many disciplines-psychology, market research, industrial design, to name just a few¬óbringing together different perspectives and…




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