Every once in a while I read an article or listen to a lecture that really sweeps me off my feet. I try to determine the unique element that keeps me so focused on the information I’m getting, and I think one of the most important ingredients of this success recipe is good storytelling. So, what does the word “storytelling” mean? Why is it so important? How can we use it? I took these questions for a little online reading aside my coffee and I’d like to share with you my insights.
I love being an early bird for new apps, I’m super-excited about new technology trends and, somehow, I buy a new phone about once a year. A quick diagnosis will probably point I’m a slave of innovation. Innovation is great, but it can be a curse if not treated the right way.
About a week ago I went to Chatbot Summit – the first international chatbot summit in Israel. The event was really cool and some really interesting speakers came to share their knowledge and experience.
The summit had 3 stages: The central stage, the conversational stage and the cognitive stage. Every stage was focused on a certain subject. I chose the conversational stage, that focused on creating the right conversation with the user. I found this to be the best fit for UX.
As you may have read before, in my previous post about chatbots, you know I’m a bit skeptical, but I must say, this summit got me exposed to the really fun and amazing part of the whole chatbot phenomena.
Chatbots are fun, easy and really engaging, and I think they’re here to stay. I’ve listed some reasons why chatbots are awesome:
Music motivates me. It’s a really important compound of my every-day fuel. So, I decided to have a kind of a mix-tape, to share with you guys, that is divided to scenarios through the day, based on my experience. Feel free to share your opinion about it and suggest some music that makes you feel good.
I’m a designer and I know I have lots of flaws and weaknesses, putting me far from being able to design the perfect product. I know I can’t trust myself, but that motivates me to idiot-proof my whole workflow. I help myself with any app and service there is, I test myself a hundred times and I make sure I’m doing the right job, before I publish it. This is my personal way of managing workflow, and if you’re having some (or all) of the self-management problems I’m having, I hope you’ll use these tools for your benefit (Also, at the end of the post you can sign up for the newsletter and get a checklist of this workflow for your personal use).
I tend to be quite awkward when it comes to socializing. I never know how should I greet someone or what should I say or not say, and that gets me pretty nervous. Luckily for me, technology, over the time, has made human interactions more distant and clear and less awkward. However, with the rise of bots and AI, I sense interactions are becoming awkward again.
As a kid I was a huge fan of superheroes. I grew up fantasizing about waking up one day, realizing I have superpowers (actually I still do), but nowadays, as I’m facing reality, there is one superhero (which isn’t that super) that really inspired me.
A couple of months ago I’ve been to an amazing trip to Berlin. This city has so much to offer and so many inspiring stories. What had me in my visit was the fact that people actually got out of their comfort zone, made incredible art in the streets and actually made a change. My instant reaction was “Holy shit. I wanna do this too!”. Looking back, that “Holy shit” was the moment I realized I’m inspired.