When it comes to designing emotional experiences, Aarron Walter literally wrote the book on it.
His best seller Designing For Emotion is packed full of strategies and practical ways to make a human connection through your design – and that’s the ultimate goal right?
In our next “Ask the UXperts” session we’ll chat with Aarron about harnessing emotion to inject personality into our work – creating products that our users will fall in love with. If you’ve read any of Aarron’s writing you’ll know that he has one big message, and that is this: if you want to design great experiences, design from the heart. Creating connections starts with you.
I’m excited about this one. I hope you are too.
- Where: Our dedicated ‘Ask the UXperts’ Slack channel (You’ll need to request an invitation if you haven’t yet joined our Slack channel)
- When: 3pm Thursday 15 June PDT or 8am Friday 16 June AEST (or find out what time that is for you)
Meet Aarron Walter
As the VP of Design Education at InVision, Aarron Walter draws upon 15 years of experience running product teams and teaching design to help companies enact design best practices. Aarron founded the UX practice at MailChimp and helped grow the product from a few thousand users to more than 10 million. His design guidance has helped the White House, the US Department of State, and dozens of major corporations, startups and venture capitalist firms.
How to Ask Your Questions
If you can’t make the live session but have questions, we’d love to collect them ahead of time and we’ll ask Aarron on your behalf. You can ask them in the comments below. We’ll publish the responses (along with the full transcript) in the days following the session.
Here are a few questions to get you started:
- Designing for emotion feels like a big topic. When you sit down to work on a new project, where do you start?
- Are there some overriding principles that can be applied to emotional design?
- By injecting too much of our own personality into our work, can we ostracise part of our audience?
How does Ask the UXperts work?
These sessions run for approximately an hour and best of all, they don’t cost a cent. We use a dedicated public Slack channel. That means that there is no audio or video, but a full transcript will be posted up on here in the days following the session.