In January we were lucky enough to have Steve Tengler give a talk to a joint meeting between Refresh Detroit and the Michigan Usability Professionals’ Association.
His talk built off his ongoing series of articles which explore user experience lessons from actors:
- Five User Experience Lessons from Tom Cruise
- Five User Experience Lessons from Johnny Depp
- Five User Experience Lessons from Tom Hanks
Although Steve couldn’t share his slides here are the 25 UX lessons he demonstrated that we can learn from Hollywood.
The 25 UX Lessons From Hollywood:
- Rain Man: Social Media Ratings of UX Can be Powerful (“Kmart Sucks!”)
- Mission Impossible: Arrange your User Interface Around Urgent Tasks
- Minority Report: Design Your System with a Multimodal Interface
- Top Gun: Design for Human Error Upfront
- Risky Business: Style Captures Attention
- The Green Mile: Task Completion Doesn’t Automatically Equate To Success
- Cast Away: Fictional Personas Can Bring Sanity to the Project
- Bosum Buddies: Re-Skinning Can Allow Financially-Advantageous Reuse
- Da Vinci Code: Complicated Interfaces Have Their Purposes Too
- Forrest Gump: Exceeding Expectations Makes You Memorable!
- Jurassic Park: The Details Are Surrounded by Dung
- October Sky: Have Faith in Iterative Testing
- Recount: Statistics Can Be Both Powerful and Dangerous
- Blue Velvet: Investigations Can Go Too Far
- Meet The Fockers: Understand the Financials of Personalization
- Pirates of the Carribean: It’s Not About the Ship You Rode In On
- Edward Scissorhands: Plan Ahead for Assimilation
- Alice in Wonderland: Flexibility on Size Helps Win the Battle
- What’s Eating At Gilbert Grape: Design for What Your Customer Wants
- Alice In Wonderland: Tremendous Flexibility Can Lead to User Satisfaction
- Bruce Almighty: Silent Analytics Can Help Tailor Your UX
- Man on the Moon: Know the Business Side of your Business
- Mr. Popper’s Penguins: Watch Out for the X+1 Factor
- Horton Hears a Who: Don’t Forget The Minority Might be a Captured Market
- Batman Returns: Be Flexible on Emerging HMI
If you have a chance to see Steve talk, take it. He is engaging and has a great insight in to user’s needs. We were grateful to have him and invite him back any time.