I am starting a new line of research and “knowledge development”. This complements my web design day job and feeds my often bored brain. I am going to learn about “persuasive design” this is an area developing in web design that is what it says. Design that persuades people into doing whatever it is the design is trying to get them to do. Like buying that really cool book. This website says:
“People don’t just visit your website, they experience it.”
To start with I have two books. “Submit Now” By Andrew Chak and “Waiting for Your Cat to Bark?: “Persuading Customers When They Ignore Marketing” By Bryan Eisenberg, Jeffrey Eisenberg, Lisa T. Davis.
I am also hugely interested in online communities and the new online village I see happening. Perhaps I can wiggle this in there as part of the research. I have had research in my brain for awhile, but my boss recently decided to mention that he thinks this would be good. So instead of being called a “Web Designer” I would be called an “Experience Architect” I’m not really the sort of person that cares about a name, but this does sound better to the outside world, from a business owners perspective.
I will also be working out how to show this on the blog. Currently its a bit of a mish mash of topics. I feel the need to organised. So you may see some changes coming soon!