Johnny Contest – Announcing the #uxstory winners

In conjunction with Rosenfeld Media, we’re very pleased to announce the winners of the UX Story competition. Entrants were asked to tweet – in 140 characters or less! – why storytelling is such a powerful tool for UX practitioners. Throughout June the responses came in and, after a tough judging task, the winners were chosen.

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In conjunction with Rosenfeld Media, we’re very pleased to announce the winners of the UX Story competition. Entrants were asked to tweet – in 140 characters or less! – why storytelling is such a powerful tool for UX practitioners. Throughout June the responses came in and, after a tough judging task, the winners were chosen.

5 winners will receive a copy of Whitney Quesenbery and Kevin Brooks’ new book: ‘Storytelling for User Experience‘ from Rosenfeld Media; and all 12 winners will receive an exclusive Webinar with Whitney and Kevin.

Thank you to everyone who entered the event, and to all those who helped promote it! And now, the winners:

Book + Webinar

Every interaction is a story, with the user as the “star.”  This appeals to our human need to be at the center of every experience.
@dgelman

Storytelling is a two-way mirror. You see yourself reflected in the experience of others.
@nathangibbs

Storytelling is the way we learn and explain the world.
@argonaut

Stories take our audiance on a jouney and enable leaps of faith.
@MarkEhrhardt

With storytelling we give our stereotyped users a soul
@mcmarcos

Webinar prizes

Storytelling is how we make sense of the world: re-imagining our everyday lives as an experience to be shared with others.
@otrops

Stories help us to translate real life.
@franxo

Stories make #UX personal. They remind us that everything we make is made for a real person.
@ianeverdell

Stories help us empathize and experience another person's condition. Stories appeal to our emotions and drive us to action.
@balchenn

A good story will evoke emotion and the listener is able to relate to it on a deeper level – as humans, we remember emotions best
@Mike_me_up

Stories have the ability to change the way we view and interact with our world!
@christiansaylor

Stories make things meaningful, moving and memorable
@iaexperience

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you for entering! [Winners: we need your email address so we can contact you about the prizes. Please email stevebaty at gmail dot com]

Steve Baty

Steve Baty, principal at Meld Studios, has over 14 years experience as a design and strategy practitioner. Steve is well-known in the area of experience strategy and design, contributing to public discourse on these topics through articles and conferences. Steve serves as Vice President of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA); is a regular contributor to UXMatters.com; serves as an editor and contributor to Johnny Holland (johnnyholland.org), and is the founder of UX Book Club – a world-wide initiative bringing together user experience practitioners in over 80 locations to read, connect and discuss books on user experience design. Steve is co-Chair of UX Australia – Australia’s leading conference for User Experience practitioners; and Chair of Interaction 12 – the annual conference of the IxDA for 2012.

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