What does HEXAD stand for?

A question no one has been asking was “What does HEXAD actually stand for?”

Well, I thought it was time to make something up to satisfy that question that no one wants the answer to!

First off, Hexad just means a group or set of six – that is why it was chosen. I needed a name for the User Types for various papers that were being written, and with the help of Dr. Barry Herbert – I settled on Hexad!

However, I don’t like leaving things without some deeper meaning, so have been trying to see if I could make a meaningful  acronym from HEXAD. So here goes;

Human Engagement, eXperience and Activity Design.

Contrived, yes. Accurate, actually yes!

The HEXAD was built as a tool to help people better understand their users, but more importantly, it was designed to help people create better experiences for those users. Combined with the gamification elements and mechanics I have spoken about in the past, you can get an idea of how to design engaging activities and experiences for people (humans).

So what started as a personal challenge has actually ended with something that does define, at least partially, the User Types!

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Written By juliooliveira

I’m from Sao Paulo / Brazil, married with a incredible woman called Francine and I have two lovely children: Sarah (8 years old) and Nicolas (2 years old). Currently enrolled at the master degree program (MSc) in Information Systems Management at the University of Liverpool (UK). Holder of the credentials PMP and PMI-ACP of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

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