Monthly Archives: November 2014

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Empathy vs Sympathy

This is a great video with a short and to the point explanation of the difference between empathy and sympathy. When you are interviewing for your research of course you are not trying to reach out in the same way … Continue reading

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Storytelling workshop

Some pics in order to remember the fun and great lessons of our storytelling workshop with Simon Hodges. The insights with regards presenting your story that I wrote down were: – Engage the emotional material available – Stand well (two … Continue reading

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A little bit more about personas

Making personas will be very helpfull in your process. You can keep coming back to your personas to check if you are still going in the right direction. We won’t do any persona building workshop because we expect you to … Continue reading

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How do the Dutch spend their time?

A lot of research has been done. You can find the most recent study from the SCP in Dutch here. And a little but older but in English is this one. MariĆ«lle Cloin, author of both studies will be a … Continue reading

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We use the Empathize-Define-Ideate-Prototype cycle proposed by Stanford’s Design School

You can find out more about D school here: http://dschool.stanford.edu/our-point-of-view/ And you can freely download all their materials here: http://dschool.stanford.edu/use-our-methods/ And in their online blog I found this little piece of smart life rhythms wisdom by Barbara Beskind of IDEO: … Continue reading

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Marli Huijer mentioned Charlie Chaplin’s ‘Modern Times’

The full movie is also available on YouTube, this scene is a good illustration of rhythm going to arhythmia.

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