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Articles by Rainer Falle

Hi there. My name is Rainer Falle. I am an Austrian living in the Black Forest (German: Schwarzwald) a wooded mountain range in Baden-Württemberg, southwestern Germany. The best way to reach me is to leave a comment on this blog or to connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RainerFalle or Twitter: https://twitter.com/RainerFalle Have a great day.

The ROI of User Experience

July 10, 2012 – 12:08 pm | No Comment | 414 views
The ROI of User Experience

In this short animated video Dr. Susan Weinschenk demonstrates how user centered design results in significant return on investment (ROI):
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Transcript:
User experience is the science and art of …

Alfred Hitchcock on the Secret of Happiness

July 8, 2012 – 1:36 pm | No Comment | 721 views
Alfred Hitchcock on the Secret of Happiness

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Alfred Hitchcock defines his idea of happiness:
“A clear horizon — nothing to worry about on your plate, only things that are creative and not destructive… I …

Questions No One (Yet) Knows the Answers to

July 2, 2012 – 2:06 pm | No Comment | 349 views
Questions No One (Yet) Knows the Answers to

TED curator Chris Anderson shares some fascinating questions with still-unknown answers, animated by Andrew Park of RSA Animate. This is the first video of a new TED-Ed series designed to catalyze curiosity.

Why Do We Shout In Anger?

May 27, 2012 – 9:37 am | No Comment | 1,428 views
Why Do We Shout In Anger?

A master asked his disciples: ‘Why do we shout in anger? Why do people shout at each other when they are upset?’

The disciples thought for a while, and …

User Experience vs. User Interface

May 23, 2012 – 11:58 am | No Comment | 2,504 views
User Experience vs. User Interface

It is quite common for people, even inside software development teams to use the acronyms UX and UI as synonyms, but they are quite different. UX stands for “User Experience” while UI stands for “User …

Why Do We Have Brains?

May 23, 2012 – 10:08 am | No Comment | 149 views
Why Do We Have Brains?

This is a teaser to Neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert TED Talk with the title "The real reason for brains".
He starts from a surprising premise: the brain evolved, not to think or feel, but to control …