The wide availability of many different kinds of network-connected digital devices—from tablets to TVs to bathroom scales and cars—raises deep questions about how to design user experiences for and with those devices. In this workshop Mike Kuniavsky, author of Smart Things: Ubiquitous Computing User Experience Design, will introduce you to concepts of user experience design for the post-PC/post-phone world.
How do you design experiences that transcend a single device, or even a family of devices? How do you create experiences that exist simultaneously in your hand and in the cloud?
Using plentiful examples drawn from cutting edge products and the history of technology, Mike will describe underlying trends, show the latest developments and ask some broader questions. As a group, we will analyze the big hits and disasters to uncover what makes a successful ubiquitous computing user experience, and what doesn’t.
This workshop will introduce both fundamental concepts of ubiquitous computing user experience design and specific techniques for designing services and interfaces.
Topics covered will include:
Expect hands-on design explorations, group ideation and the opportunity to make the abstract future of user experience design a little more concrete.
Have you ever wanted to make an orchestrated, integrated, cross-product, multi-channel, location-sensitive, smart commerce, service designed product ecosystem for the masses? Yes?! Then this workshop is for you! Except that in this workshop, we will throw out the buzz words and provide a sensible framework for bringing products and services into both the glory and the minutia of people’s everyday lives. We will focus on the power and peril of a touchpoint. Just because you can touch someone, does that mean you should? We will explore how you can ensure that every occasion where your organization touches or connects with a person’s life is appropriate, relevant, meaningful, and endearing.
The structure for the day will be a mix of shared insights and case studies followed by group activities to put the ideas into practice. When you wrap up the day, you will have:
23rd–26th August 2011