Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Top Ten Things Every Designer Needs To Know About People – FREE Seminar

We design to elicit responses from people. We want them to buy, read, register, and take action of some kind. Designing without understanding about people is like exploring a new city without a map: results will be haphazard, confusing, and inefficient. From her book, 100 Things Every Designer Needs To Know About People, Dr. Weinschenk has picked her top 10 “things” that you need to know in order to design intuitive and engaging websites, applications and products that match the way people think, work, and play.

Date and Time: Monday, November 14, 2011 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST

Note:  I think the information in the book and the webinar is of value to learning and development professionals.  Some things we should already know but there are hidden gems.  One takeaway that I found interesting was the meaning of colors vary by culture.   For example, in the U.S. white signifies purity and is used at weddings, but in other cultures white is the color used for death and funerals.

Check out the David McCandless Color Wheel that shows how different colors are viewed by different cultures.