Why “Unthought Known” ?

- Theory, User Experience.

I’ve been asked about the meaning behind this site’s title enough to finally give it more explanation. I’ve always been interested in cognitive and behavioral psychology. In particular, how technology and human interaction with computers is influencing how humans think and behave. I think it’s safe to say our everyday behaviors are a collection of… Read more

User Experience – Just Another Buzzword?

- User Experience.

We’re hip. We’re in. People like us. It feels good, right? We’ve spent years banging our heads against the corporate wall and desperately evangelizing UX to anyone that would listen. All this effort feels like it has finally paid off. I can’t walk down the street or flip through my inbox without running into a… Read more

Illustrated: Don Norman’s Action Cycle

- Theory, User Experience.

Beyond my work with the Human Factors team at Qwest, I teach a graduate class at the University of Denver. Regularly our class engages in conversations around Don Norman’s Action Cycle. Recently, Interaction-Design.org posted a video of Norman from the early 90’s. It seemed timely, for me anyway, so I thought I’d post an illustration… Read more

Countdown to IxD11: Where I’ll Be

- Conferences, User Experience.

I’m looking forward to this week. It’s been a long time coming and only a 30 minute drive from my front door. Get in touch and let’s chat. I’m only a tweet away @petekinser. Thursday Opening Keynote Bill Verplank Session 2B – UMC Rm 235 Afternoon Keynote – Lisa Strausfeld The visual interface is now… Read more