Flupa UX Day 2016 : Le culte du cargo et la pensée magique en design d’expérience

Le culte du Cargo est une forme de pensée magique où l’on attend un résultat en reproduisant mal une technologie sans en comprendre le fonctionnement. L’utilisation d’une fausse technologie “magique” par méconnaissance de la technique qui se cache derrière est un problème auquel nous sommes souvent confrontés. Comme dit l’auteur de la conf, voici 5 concepts pour “briller en société”.

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Bloodborne’s cues and feedback quality

Clear feedback that conveys personality

Identifying interactive objects : highlights and error messages

Players somtimes confuse natural lighting with iteraction cues but interactive items are easy to identify

Light effects are very effective to draw the player’s attention on objects. In Bloodborne, the lighting tends to attrack the player to decoration that isn’t interactive. It soon becomes easy to make the difference between “natural light” and actual items to pick up thanks to a shiny dot and a highlight in the dark that is active even without a torch.

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Shadowrun level editor : using the name of the player in dialogs and other cool stuff

In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to use text expansions. Text expansions are simple bits of code that make conversations much more natural. You can use it to call the player by their name or use the right gender and race when talking to them. It’s very simple to use and makes the dialogs a lot more immersive.

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Flupa UX Day 2016 : les leviers d’engagement du client

En 15 ans d’expérience et 4 ans d’entreprenariat, Nabil nous présente ce qu’il a appris de ses sujets. Combien de fois a-t-il entendu des phrases du type….

“J’ai demandé à ma famille, ils adorent”
“C’est une bonne idée parce que personne ne l’a fait”
“On peut imaginer que…” et on se retrouve avec la théière de Norman.

Mais comment vendre l’UX ?

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Bloodborne : It’s all about timing the actions right

Conveying cues for well timed actions

People reaction times vary depending upon the type of cue they recieve : visual or auditory. Getting the timing right requires to give clear information on the moment it can be performed. Depending upon the mastery level required and the type of interactions, cues for timings will be more or less evident.

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Usability review of Walking Dead : Road to survival

When I started playing Road to Survival, I was impressed y the polish of some of the usability. The first time user experience is far better than lots of games I tried, but it is also a quite confusing experience.

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Shadowrun level editor : branching discussions and questionning

In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to write an interactive discussion between two characters. We’ll have a look at how to let players chose dialog options from multiple possible answers while avoiding duplicating content.

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Shadowrun level editor : writing dialogs

In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to write a very basic (linear) discussion between two characters and add an interaction to dislay it in the Shadowrun Hong Kong level editor. We’ll have a look at the dialog options and basics conversation to talk.

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You cant fix it if you dont know what’s broken

At MIGS 2015, I went to see Alexandre Denault’s talk You can’t fix it if you don’t know what’s broken. The title just screamed User experience to me.

Alexandre started to explain he’s seen poeple trying to fix problems without knowing them, and it’s not pretty. The first step to problem solving is determining what’s broken, then fix it. Often, finding what’s broken is actually harder than fixing the problem. And then I realised Alexandre was discussing system administration, and realised how much UX shares with Ops.

In this article, I revisit Alexandre’s talk from the perspective of user experience and how we share methods and tools with sys admins to solve different types of problems, that sometimes come together.

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