The Practical Guide to Experience Design
A Guidebook for Passionate, Curious, and Intentional People who Enjoy Designing for Humans
Designing experiences for humans requires balancing many needs, including business, behavior, technology, and aesthetics. The Practical Guide to Experience Design focuses on the entire process of design, from research and discovery to actual production and choreography of an experience.
Design and strategy consultant Shannon E. Thomas leads the reader through the process in four phases: discovering, defining, refining, and building. Each chapter covers a single methodology, providing insight via detailed descriptions, step-by-step guidance, and high-fidelity examples. The book can either be read front to back or by following along with one of the sample designs. With an emphasis on empowering the reader to find the most appropriate method based on context and desired outcome, goal-oriented descriptions help readers understand the big picture of how design processes work together and inform each other.
Whether you’re well versed in the field of experience design or just getting started, this book will support you in your practice as you make decisions, influence stakeholders, and bring experiences to life.