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Results from CHIFOO Institute of Design Interest Survey

The CHIFOO Institute of Design Research Committee was intended to gauge the interest in the local CHI/UX community’s interest in a formal continuing education program, potentially sponsored through the CHIFOO organization.

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CHIFOO Events: Tell us what you think!

As we mentioned recently, many of the articles on the CHIFOO web site are now open for comments. As of today, that also includes the articles about our Programs and other Events. So, we’d like to hear what you think.

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Reviews

Gamestorming - A Review by Gary Smith

If you are currently practicing design and are tired of using the same three or four techniques for the extraction, organization and presentation of material pertaining to your projects this book is worth having on your shelf. I know of one in our midst who has successfully used several of these techniques on a recent project. If you are looking for a higher-level approach to your design conundrum you won’t likely find it here.

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Gamestorming
A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers
by: Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, James Macanufo

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2014 CHIFOO Program Series

Tell Me a Story: How Storytelling Methods Help Create Better Products and Experiences

Stories have always defined our world, from the scene depicted by the first person who painted cave walls to the tall tales recounted around fires. They have continued to evolve with their purpose remaining the same: To entertain, to share common experiences, to teach, and to pass on traditions.

Today’s communication methods are radically differently from those fireside talks. Our fragmented information travels across various mass-media channels and is delivered through ever-changing technology. It has become watered down, cloned, and is churned out quickly in 140-character blurbs. We’ve lost that personal touch where we find an emotional connection that makes us care. This series of…

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