Thursday, January 1, 2009
Want to share an IA or UX-related story with all of us? Great! Go on then. Send us your story and we will take a look at it.
Right now we are only accepting stories in English. Just try - we will help you and will polish your wording.
We are looking for memorable stories. Not tweets. Please don't make your story too short. Try to build a stage for your anecdote. Describe the scene. Paint a picture right into the mind of your reader.
UPDATE: Right now we are not looking for new stories since the UX Storytellers eBook is already "in print".
What stories are we looking for?
What could a UX Short Story be about? Here are a few suggestions:
- Project "war stories"; tell the story of one of your interesting projects. What went well? What went wrong?
- How you entered the field of User Experience or Information Architecture.
- Anything you have found to be interesting about UX, IA, IxD, usability, anthropology, human-computer interaction... Any recurring patterns you want to talk about. Why is this important to you? What have you learned or observed over the years?
- Dealing with users and/or clients can be thrilling. Any experiences you want to share.
- Ever watched users fail with a product/interface you thought would be so easy to use? Please tell us about it... :)
Your short story doesn’t have to name any clients and it doesn’t have to be 100 % true. It’s a story after all, not the CIA World Factbook. It should be interesting to read (or to listen to) and there should be something for the reader to take away.
Who is this project ("UX Storytellers") aimed at? Well, we all love listening to a good story, don’t we? It doesn't matter whether the reader is a senior Information Architect or an Interaction Design newbie. However, when in doubt, think amateur, beginner, noob.
None. There will be a book titled UX Storytellers - it will be available for free download and will be sold, too, with minimal earnings. The earnings will be used to pay for translations of the book into other languages. You won't get paid and we won't get rich in the process either. It's just for the fun of it, for the international UX community and the experience – mainly the great experience of storytelling.
Well, this is an ongoing project. Wanna participate? Drop us a line and let's see what UX Story evolves out of that.