Everything I Really Need to Know About IA and UX I Learned Playing LEGO®

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Sources: http://aboutus.lego.com/en-us/lego-group/the_lego_history http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bllego.htm Image: http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/LEGO_Timeline The name 'LEGO' is an abbreviation of the two Danish words "leg godt", meaning "play well". And in Latin it coincidentally means "I study" or "I put together".

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Image: http://www.superadrianme.com/event-2/the-lego-story-80-years-of-toy-making/years LEGO founder Ole Kirk's motto, “Only the best is good enough” hung in the original LEGO workshop. 

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1932: business established creating wooden toys 1935: the LEGO duck Image: http://www.makermasters.com/lego-celebrates-80-years

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Image: http://www.makermasters.com/lego-celebrates-80-years 1947: plastic injection-molding machine 1952: first plastic brick

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Image: http://www.bamfords-auctions.co.uk/buying/auctions/Collectors-Sale-February-2010/lot-111-A-1960s-Lego-system-set/ 1954: LEGO System (of Play) and LEGO Trademark

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Image: http://www.deviantart.com/morelikethis/collections/337980595?view_mode=2 1957: LEGO stud- and-tube interlocking system 1958: LEGO brick patented 1961: LEGO USA debut

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Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/26269612@N04/4710709802 1968: First LEGOLAND Park opens in Billund

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Images: http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/DUPLO http://lovedbyparents.com/lovedbyparents-award-winners-2013/duplo-number-train/ 1969: Duplo introduced

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1973: New LEGO logo to unify all company products Image: http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/LEGO_logo

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1974: First LEGO people Images: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKiVYr8Pw04

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lego_Technic_8837_-_Pneumatic_Excavator.jpg 1977: LEGO Technic Introduced

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Images: https://www.flickr.com/photos/69802578@N00/11718271383/ http://thinkingbrickly.blogspot.com/2012/01/lego-gender-gap.html 1978: LEGO Space and first modern minifigure

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1980: LEGO Educational Products Department 1981: First LEGO World show 1984: LEGO FIRST League and Competition Images: http://educationnews.legoeducation.us/News/189/P21-Expands-Leadership-Team-for-2014 http://www.lego.com/da-dk/news http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/marketing-tools/brand

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1980: First LEGO Technic computer Image: http://brickset.com/sets/query-44/year-1995

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1992 - 2014: LEGO goes global with storefronts, more LEGOLAND locations, and LEGO.com There are now 6 LEGOLAND Parks, 10 Discovery Centers, and LEGO stores around the world. Images: http://aboutus.lego.com/en-us/lego-group/locations

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1995 - 2014: LEGO Partnerships Images: http://www.lego.com/en-us/products Lucas, Disney, New Line, Nickelodeon, and more…

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1995 - 2014: LEGO Television Programs Images: http://www.lego.com/en-us/products And many more…

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1998: LEGO Mindstorms Image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego_Mindstorms_NXT

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1998 - 2014: Robots Everywhere Images: http://www.lego.com/en-us/products

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2001: LEGO Serious Play Image: http://www.improvestaff.com/use-lego-serious-play-in-your-next-team-meeting

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2008: LEGO Architecture Image: http://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Architecture-White-House-21006/dp/B003U4A12U

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2014: The LEGO Movie Images: http://www.lego.com/en-us/products & LEGO becomes the world’s biggest toy company Image: http://www.lego.com/en-us/movie/explore/downloads/ipad-wallpapers/ipad-group-image

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LEGO Group Vision The LEGO Group's vision is to invent the future of play and LEGO Education's interpretation of that is to bring the most innovative solutions to classrooms in order to transform the way that learning takes place. By providing the best digital and physical resources for hands-on and creative learning experiences, LEGO Education believes that teachers and students will experience a new way to learn that is more effective, engaging and motivating. LEGO Group Mission The LEGO Group's Mission is to Inspire and Develop the Builders of Tomorrow and LEGO Education's interpretation of this is to bring solutions to educators that will enable their students to succeed. We know that teachers are expected to deliver specific learning outcomes and measurable results and LEGO Education strives to create solutions that answer to those needs.

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LEGO is used by professional educators, trainers and engineers LEGO Serious Play and similar programs offer LEGO-based programs LEGO Educational Products Department: make learning Engaging, Relevant, Hands-On, Creative LEGO loves software and web developers and software and web developers love LEGO

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Roles (play a new role) Management Requirements UX / Design Development Test / Quality Brick Monkey

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Requirements Killer Sticky Traffic driver Viral Modular Brand-supporting 4x6 footprint

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Images: http://www.lego.com/en-us/products http://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/character-people/man/lego-rigged-minifigure http://rebrickable.com/blog/2013/review-42008-service-truck

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The LEGO Patent Submitted at 1:58 pm on January 28th 1958 Designed to ensure firm fit, easy separation, and the ability to build virtually anything from LEGO elements. Source: The LEGO Book, … Image: http://www.makermasters.com/lego-celebrates-80-years

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Six Eight-Stud LEGO Bricks… Can be combined in 915,103,765 ways Source: http://education.lego.com/en-us/about-us/lego-education-worldwide/lego-facts Image: http://27gen.com/tag/lego/

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Roles (switch roles if you like) Management Requirements UX / Design Development Test / Quality Brick Monkey

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Requirements Killer Sticky Traffic driver Viral Modular Brand-supporting 4x4 footprint

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Jason Freeny Artworks & Illustrations 9” Mini Figure Anatomy Sculpt http://www.moistproduction.com

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Roles (play a new role) Management Requirements UX / Design Development Test / Quality Brick Monkey

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Requirements Killer Sticky Traffic driver Viral Modular Brand-supporting Combine 4x4 & 4x6 models on a page

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