What can Johnny Depp teach us about UX? Plenty! Just ask Steve Tengler, Altia’s own UX Director.

In Steve’s most recent article on UXMag.com, Steve draws on the works of another Hollywood great – Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Edward Scissorhands, the Mad Hatter, Gilbert Grape and Willy Wonka — to teach us some important lessons in User Experience.

Questions nearly always abound about what Human Factors Engineering (HFE) or User Experience (UX) departments do within an organization. The combination of art and science within these teams baffles the traditional engineers working in disciplines that have predictable algorithms that solidified decades ago. Having a frame of reference that provides simple analogies to pop culture builds an understanding of the basics without overwhelming.

With that, let us navigate the deep waters of Johnny Depp for five more user experience lessons from one of Hollywood’s elite.