The event will allow people to share and learn in an open environment. Every attendees contributes by running a 25 minute session and all are treated equally. It could be it a talk, demo or discussion. No headliners, no product pitches, just a friendly (if intense) event focused on sharing and socialising as well as learning new stuff.
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Drinks & snacks (provided by Cubeworks)
Rubbing the sleep out of your eyes
Putting presentations on the grid
by Glenn Jones
Chrome and Mozilla are working on a new concept called Web Intents/Actions. It extends the hyperlink idea, allowing sites to share features and functionality. A big part of the idea revolves around creating a collection of verbs (calls to action). I want to do a workshop, explaining the Web Intents concept and then ask the following questions:
How do we define 'the right words'?
How do you sort services into collections under a word?
How do you come up with calls to action that work with the broadest audience?
There are lots of lovely places near the venue where you can grab lunch.
The lottery draw for our fantastic prizes, courtesy of Silverback and Axure.
Plus a few words to wrap-up the day.
Then off to the pub!
Come hear the untold story of a black box that defined human factors and became one of the first pieces of hand-held technology we fell in love with. This talk will feature a small, mixed assortment of marvellous vintage cameras and fun historical facts.
by Tim Minor
Discover the benefits of A/B Testing and then pit your wits against your peers as you play "Which Site is Right?", the UK's first usability game show. Exciting prizes to be won!
by Beckers Francois-Xavier
by Chris How
by Ifraz Mughal
Considering 2 very different subject matters rolled into one session - the first on conversion optimisation and how that blends analytics, user testing and design variations into one and the second discussing what is the UX of Facebook and Google when we aren't the users but the products of such entities.
by Danny Hope
I'd love a freewheeling discussion on how high UX is on the Agenda.
My feeling is that companies see UX as a technical / online issue, and not as a company-wide imperative.
by Tom Prior
From the quality of coffee in a showroom to the damping of switchgear on a dashboard, the world of automobiles is awash with experiences that shape our relationship with cars and our perception of their creators.
This talk will explore the relationship between vehicle engineers and designers, the subjective nature of user experience in car ownership, examples of good (and very bad) interior design, and the opportunities for UX designers within this changing industry.
This session will focus on methods to get your clients discussing design in a manner that results in useful input for your project. I am also hoping we will have time to hear your methods and share ideas on the subject.
by Mat Walker
Just an idea at the moment but I was thinking about doing something around practical ideas and suggestions for getting your clients to understand and adopt the personas you've given them.
Let's get round a table and play/experiment with subtle(ish) ways to make sites, apps or objects more endearing, compelling and useful using language and/or movement.
We'll mostly be taking inspiration from rubbish bins, automatons, human movement, copywriters and theories of fetishisation to ask why we might build character traits (and story) into inanimate and interactive objects...yeah somehow all in 25mins.
P.S If anyone mentions Mr Microsoft Paperclip during this session they will not get cake.
An open discussion that could descend into Defining The Damn Thing and general grumpiness.
by John Ngo
by Sjors Timmer
Or what I learned whilst stalking Rem Koolhaas and OMA intensively
by Liga Letina
There are some freebies, some new platforms, and some professional, high fidelity UX tools like Axure and Silverback out there. Which ones would you choose, if you would build your UX department today?
Let's map up Pros and Cons of our favourite platforms, to define the best, up-to-date UX expert tools set!
p.s. Bring a list with your favourites and latest discoveries with you.
by Louise Bloom
Thinking of just sharing a methodology with a bit of UX improv. Like 'Whose Line is it Anyway', but without the jokes.
This process has really useful in several areas I just find myself applying time and time again.
Very good for:
- requirements gathering with clients
- working within Agile teams
- understanding *real* user journeys
- putting personas in action
Very fast, low low low fi.
If we can pull it off we should get from initial concept to solid user experience in less than half an hour - no Visio/Omnigraffle/Axure, no user testing, no deliverables :D
1st October 2011