My name is
Joanne Mackellar

Web Designer & Illustrator

Emotional Design

The Dunning-Kruger Effect

Posted on 13 May 2010 in Cognitive Bias, Emotional Design, Terms and Meanings | 0 comments

Lately I’ve been reading on cognitive bias due to further research into “intuition”. I came across a recent study called “The Dunning Kruger Effect” The Dunning Kruger Effect is described as overconfidence in unskilled people of their abilities to perform above and beyond what they can do. This allows incompetent people rate their skills much […]

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How to win over an audience

Posted on 02 Apr 2010 in Design, Emotional Design | 0 comments

Orson Wells on how to win an audience. Although most people will think this has nothing to do with design, I believe otherwise. Just like an actor we are trying to win over an audience with words, content and images. Designers just do it in a different way. I can similarities in this video and […]

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Red Letter Media

Posted on 03 Feb 2010 in Design, Emotional Design, Links, Movies | 0 comments

I’m always interested in other aspects and disciplines of design. Although design as a whole is vast I can see there are similarities between disciplines and process. The other day I found an interesting review site called Red Letter Media. What sets this review site apart from other is the way the reviewer (with a […]

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Posted on 05 Nov 2009 in Design, Emotional Design, Quotes | 1 comment

“….the potential use of video games extends far beyond the playing of games. They could be excellent teaching devices. In playing a game, you have to learn an amazing variety of skills and knowledge. You attend deeply and seriously for hours, weeks, even months. You read books and study the game thoroughly, doing active problem […]

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Jakob Nielsen

Posted on 11 Oct 2009 in Blogs, Design, Emotional Design, Links | 0 comments

Earlier this week I found an article on the web designer’s depot on Jakob Nielsen. Jakob Nielsen along with Donald Norman are considered to be experts within the web usability field. It’s an interesting article on Jakob Nielsen’s current thoughts on web usability. I found it quite useful and will use it in my future […]

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