by Bill Buxton
It is my belief that professional design has both a rhythm and a process – both of which can be learned and effectively practiced, even if you would rather be doing anything else but work on that design.
What does Lean Startup mean? And will it play well with User Experience? A crash course on Lean Startup, Customer Development, and how these trends are resolving some of the most difficult problems UX professionals face.
The things that make mobile devices unique have a big impact on how we can organise and guide people through the content of our web experiences.
How to make a website: discover, define, design, develop, deploy.
The world of web application design is expanding at a rapid rate. The flood of iPad applications and successful online businesses are showing our executives that design matters.
UX Designers always talk about failing early and often, but we rarely share the gritty details of the problems we face and the disasters we narrowly avert when working behind closed doors.
Companies presenting themselves with a casual voice is all the rage, but deep engagement with the customers you want requires one more step forward. You have to break beyond the corporate instinct of avoiding risk and instead take a stand.
by Leif Roy
At the end of 2006, the Air New Zealand board challenged a small team to redesign the long-haul flying experience. Just over three years later, Air New Zealand unveiled the Skycouch, the world’s first lie-flat economy-class bed.
by Jon Kolko
As designers are increasingly recognized as both thought leaders and the drivers of large-scale change, it’s become evident that we’ve outgrown the traditional contexts of our work - as stewards of organizational change in large corporations, and as hired guns at consultancies.
Content is often the number one reason people come to your website. But content is hard to deal with, which means it often doesn’t turn out the way we’d quite planned.
by Fred Beecher
Have you been struggling to wireframe rich website experiences? Interactive prototypes communicate those experiences much more effectively, and they allow you to integrate effective and iterative usability testing besides.
by Jon Kolko
User-centered design research activities produce an enormous quantity of raw data, which must be systematically and rigorously analyzed in order to extract meaning and insight.
by Leah Buley
UX teams of one are the most important people working in our field today. They’re the boots on the ground, spreading user experience to products and people who have never encountered it before.
by Dan Rubin
It’s clear now more than ever that building for the web, mobile, and other devices is akin to product design, not graphic design: Everyone involved is a member of a design team; our roles are design-centric regardless of our title.
Lean UX isn’t a new brand of UX, it’s an approach for employing classic user-centered design in a specific context. Lean Startup has prepared the business community to love what you do.
Not only can we make input on mobile faster, easier, and more fault tolerant by focusing on detailed design decisions, we can go beyond traditional modes of input by taking advantage of the unique things only mobile devices can do.
Ready access to information is great. But many times there is too much information, too much data, or too many options to make sense of.
Ready to leave the boring world of wireframes and design documentation behind?
Create clickable, high-fidelity prototypes for web, desktop, or mobile apps using Keynote in less time than it takes to create a just a wireframe in your old wireframing tool. All without any coding or learning a complex and expensive new tool.
Participants will learn first-hand why Keynote is so effective at exploring and communicating the formative details of design, experience, and interactions.
Additional topics include:
Participants should have Keynote '09 installed on their Mac. iPad and PowerPoint users are welcome, however this workshop specifically focuses on Keynote for Mac.
This hands-on prototyping workshop includes a complimentary copy of Keynote Kung-Fu.
18th–20th April 2012