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Star Wars, user experience and making stuff happen
Star Wars, user experience and making stuff happen

Star Wars, user experience and making stuff happen

Need some inspiration for a Monday morning? Well courtesy of magpie of charm, Johnnie Moore, I have something shiny for you…

Check out this presentation from Stephen P. Anderson on the lessons of the making of (the original) Star Wars. It tells the story of George Lucas turning to anthropology to design his story, racking up small wins to build up the (political and financial) capital to go for his blockbuster and other useful stuff that will shake out the starting the week in January (aren’t we due that annual  “Scientists say that this is officially the most depressing day of the year” story yet?).

Brilliant.

If you’d prefer to stay in a bad mood, it does rather beg the question “What happened to the research for the last three turkeys?” 

Apart from making a lot of money that is… bah! grr!

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