Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Gabriel Byrne And The Art of Listening

Gabriel Byrne has always been one of my favorite actors. This interview with him on NPR is really magnificent. In the first part of the interview he shares his thoughts on "listening" and how profoundly important it is to him. Being a great listener is a vital quality for User Experience Designers to be able to deliver empathetic products. Here's a quote from the interview

"To constantly be absorbed...To try to be outside yourself so that you're not aware that you're listening. Because really, truly, profoundly listening is to be unaware of yourself at a deep level.

Listen to the 40 minute interview here (click on Listen Now button). It will be the best 40 minutes you spend today:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=103651864

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