Designing for change and disruption

A session at Web Directions South 2011

Thursday 13th October, 2011

10:45am to 11:40am (EST)

Change is never a smooth process. How do know when disruption is useful and how do you cope with the feedback on it? Recently news.com.au, a national news website with large numbers of daily visitors, underwent a major upgrade which tore down existing and perhaps “expected” ways of presenting news. At the heart of the redesign was a desire for change that motivated and challenged every aspect of the team’s design thinking and process. In this co-piloted session Simon and Scott will fly you over the territories of change they encountered on the project, ones common to many redesign projects. They’ll descend through the experiences that came out of the redesign: fundamentals like stakeholders, requirements and their process for user experience architect and designer working side by side. Sprinkled with some of the twitter and facebook feedback the project received, they’ll touch down on the sticky issues of dealing with feedback and how to suck it up and utilise passionate user and stakeholder feedback.

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Simon Wright

Coffee nerd and rock climber. UX/editorial designer for hire. Partner at @workatworkbench. Likes short sentences. bio from Twitter

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Scott Bryant

User Experience Research & Strategy Lead, News Corp Australia. Father to twin boy and girl. Hobby violinist and artist. Whippet and French bulldog enthusiast. bio from Twitter

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