Literature on Storytelling
The Power of Stories in Building Empathy
Storytelling plays a huge role in User Experience design and in the Design Thinking process. Storytelling creates a compelling narrative around the people we’re designing for so that we as designers can develop a deep and emotional understanding of their motivations and needs. Stories have the ability to form a common thread throughout a project...
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The persuasion triad — Aristotle Still Teaches
The Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-322 b.c.e.) classified properties of items and concepts in the known universe. One of his most fundamental discoveries was the composition of persuasive speaking. Although Aristotle identified the “three appeals” that make it up 23 centuries ago, when the known universe was smaller, they are timeless. Persuad...
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The Use of Story and Emotions in Gamification
Gamification projects can benefit from storytelling features; these features can help arouse emotional connections with players. They can enhance the player experience and improve the longevity and fun factor of the gamified features. Let’s take a closer look at how that might work, even if you don’t feel that you are a natural story teller. An ...
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8 Writing Tips to Supercharge the Quality of Your UX Work
Content is king—and how you write your content is key. Any UX designer worth their salt needs to write effectively, whether it’s case studies for your UX design portfolio or copy for your product. Want to be a better designer? Read on! Here are 8 practical writing tips that will significantly improve your UX work: Use the inverted pyramid t...
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How to Create Effective UX Case Studies with Aristotle’s 7 Elements of Storytelling
So, you want to create case studies for your UX design portfolio. But what kinds of UX case studies should you write? And how do you make them targeted and strong? After all, irrelevant and weak case studies are one of the most common mistakes in UX design portfolios, according to the prototyping tool UXPin. Thankfully, you can use the Greek phi...
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Aristotle on Storytelling in User Experience
The classical Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-322 b.c.e.) made many groundbreaking discoveries about the way people interact, masterfully breaking down a phenomenon such as public speaking into its constituent parts. Aside from his famous three appeals (logos, pathos, and ethos—the fundaments of any act of persuasion), his observations on the a...
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- 4 years ago
How to Create Visuals for Your UX Case Study
As designers, one of the first things we think of when we create our UX case study is what visuals we can add to spice things up. But the visuals you add to your case study cannot just be pretty decorations—they have to help you sell your skills and thus get a job interview. That’s why you should also use visuals to show your design process and ...
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How to Create Engaging UX Case Studies with Freytag’s 5-Part Dramatic Structure
When you tell a great story through your UX case study, you’ll let hirers imagine what it’s like to work with you, give your case study a satisfying order and engage your hirers. These will increase your chances of getting that first interview. Here, we’ll show you how to use the German playwright Freytag’s 5-part dramatic structure to make your...
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Everyone Loves a Story, and We are All Natural Storytellers
We all enjoy a good story even if what we define as a “good story” differs significantly from person to person. If we can tell stories, we can get our message across more clearly and in a more engaging manner, but what constitutes a natural storyteller? You’ll be surprised to find out the answer. Once you’ve got a grip on the truth, you can fash...
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- 3 years ago
Sympathetic Bonding and Why It’s Useful in Design
Sympathetic bonding occurs when we perceive someone else’s emotional reaction to be similar to our own experiences. As such, we feel sympathy for that person. It should be obvious that when we are sympathetic to people, we’re more likely to do the things they do and even—to some extent—do the things they want us to do. How do you create such sym...
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- 3 years ago