Andrew Harder

Experience Strategy and Design Research


September 7, 2013

Important lessons from an unlikely source

  I have always found it true that the more real talent a person has, the more secure he is in that talent and the less likely he is to be a jerk. most of the tantrums people throw don’t really come from anger with others as much as from an insecurity within themselves. Some […]

March 6, 2013

everything they won’t teach you on your hci course

This afternoon, I’m speaking to the current students of the UCL Interaction Centre’s HCI course. I did this Masters in 2005/06 so I’m looking forward to returning as a greyer, wrinklier version of myself to share the lessons I’ve learned since I did the course. The main meal in my talk is a reduced version […]

February 12, 2013

Tom Chi – rapid prototyping Google Glass

Tom Chi spoke at the Mind the Product conference last year. I went, it was fantastic. You should check his talk out. He used prototyping not just to test out design ideas and not just to uncover new design questions. From the start, prototyping was his entire design process. You can call it concepting or […]

February 6, 2013

You don’t have to start where you need to end

The debate about the approach called User-Centred Design has rumbled back into life. How and when to use UCD is a great question to ask; it’s something that any senior practitioner should be comfortable discussing. But UX blogs and conferences have a habit of trading generalisations and principles and wondering why the same conversations happen […]