Quick takeaways from Presentation Summit 2011–Day 1, Part 2

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She used a Buddhist metaphor of a rider on an elephant. The rider represents the mind and the elephant represents emotions and instinct. Provide an alternative safety net: Provide notes or design slides so they can still act as a prompt without bullet points.

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Girl Falls From Amusement Park Ride - Legal/Branding Fall-Out

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Not giving appropriate instructions to riders. As for the product liability contention, there could be design or construction flaws. On the con side, here are the amusement park's usual defenses: Riders are aware of the risks and decided to go ahead anyway.

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"Michelangelos" - Titan Brings Ceiling Ads To MBTA Trains, Buses

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When stuck on the subway or bus and determined to avoid eye contact with fellow riders, we tend to stay looking up. " As you recall, it was the design genius by that name who put religious art on the ceilings of cathedrals. Yes, we look up.

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Crashes are part of the race

Speak Schmeak

Having watched the Tour de France for the past eleven years as well as other cycling races, I have come to understand that riders will get sick, the weather will range from sweltering to freezing, people will crash, get injured and leave the race, and all of this is completely normal.

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Crashes are part of the race

Speak Schmeak

Having watched the Tour de France for the past eleven years as well as other cycling races, I have come to understand that riders will get sick, the weather will range from sweltering to freezing, people will crash, get injured and leave the race, and all of this is completely normal.

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Jobsworthy News: Council official to walk along a path that doesn’t exist

Max Atkinson

A council surveyor will have to walk the length of the path, which does not yet exist, and decide if trees might be damaged by cyclists, walkers and horse riders. Previous designs for the path, along the route of the old railway line, have caused controversy because they cut through private back gardens and an industrial estate. For sheer entertainment, our local newspaper takes some beating.

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Creating Passionate Users: Give users a Hollywood ending

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I guess the question that springs to mind is: Is it possible to (usefully) take all of that into account when designing the stuff that our users will experience? The best approach when designing an experience is obviously to gradually build up to a high point right at the end.

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