Every seven years, Sagmeister closes his New York studio for a year-long sabbatical to rejuvenate and refresh their creative outlook.
Discover the results of the Adobe 'New Creatives' report published June 2014. An online survey among a total of 1,048 U.S. creative professionals (list of disciplines included graphic designers, web designers, photographers, illustrators, etc).
Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being. Flourish tells inspiring stories of Positive Psychology in action.
About the Authentic Happiness Theory and the Well-being Theory by Martin Seligman: https://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/learn/wellbeing
Can having less stuff, in less room, lead to more happiness?
The Happy Planet Index (HPI) is a global measure of sustainable well-being. The Index uses global data on life expectancy, experienced well-being and Ecological Footprint to calculate this.
The Happy Show offered visitors the experience of walking into Stefan Sagmeister's mind as he attempted to increase his happiness via mediation, cognitive therapy, and mood-altering pharmaceuticals.
A guide to achieving happiness, written with contemporary Western preoccupations in mind.
A book about information architecture for everyone.
The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool. It allows you to describe, design, challenge, invent and pivot your business model.
A staff survey for companies that offers instant results that are benchmarked against national UK averages.
Also known as the polar bear book. It's the classic guide on how you present large volumes of information to people who need to find what they're looking for.
Donna Spencer walks you through some simple steps to create better information architectures. This ebook will inspire you to tackle your own IA projects, large or small.
Visions of IA by a variety of people.
A video by Dan Klyn.
A definition by the Information Architecture institute:
The Information Architecture Institute is a professional organisation operated by a dedicated, multi-national group of people who are committed to promoting the concept, craft and community of information architecture.
The world’s most prestigious gathering of information architects, user experience designers, content strategists, and all those who work to create and manage information spaces. This year edition will be in Minneapolis, April 22 - 26, 2015.
Matthieu Ricard, Biochemist turned Buddhist monk, says we can train our minds in habits of well-being, to generate a true sense of serenity and fulfillment.
"Now we talk about experience design rather than just usability. Now it's not good enough to just be usable. The design has to fit into peoples' lives. It actually has to make people happy, and anticipate their needs."
The Value Proposition Canvas makes explicit how you are creating value for your customers. It helps you to design products and services your customers want.
The UK government's service manual is there to help service managers and digital delivery teams across government make services so good that people prefer to use them.
"The UX Toolbox is intended to give you a full picture of the government's new approach to web as described in Citizens @ the Centre and how to apply it to create better web in government."
In an introduction to the basics of the famous Customer Development Process, Steve Blank provides insight into the key steps needed to build a successful startup. Among other topics, Business Models and Customer Development are described.
A course by Joshua Porter and Joshua Brewer. "The user experience is made up of all the interactions a person has with your brand, company, or organization."
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A compiled list of facts related to customer loyalty and customer satisfaction.
There’s a new breed of entrepreneur choosing happiness before profits.
"Happy employees = happy customers".
"When the dotcom bubble burst, hotelier Chip Conley went in search of a business model based on happiness. In an old friendship with an employee and in the wisdom of a Buddhist king, he learned that success comes from what you count."
Delft Institute of Positive Design initiates and stimulates the development of knowledge that supports designers in their attempts to design for human flourishing.
Delft Institute of Positive Design: http://studiolab.ide.tudelft.nl/diopd/
Recent initiatives in the design field aspire to move from a focus on functionality and pleasure in a momentary use context to a focus on the well-being in people’s lives as a whole. This emphasis also implies a shift from seeing the user as a system operator to again – first and foremost – a human being. For instance, happiness is a universal human goal, yet, it has hardly been explicitly incorporated in design.
UX Week 2014 Presentation Video: https://vimeo.com/107170653