1 - Registration
2 - Coffee & pastries
3 - Rubbing the sleep out of your eyes
4 - Saying howdy to your fellow attendees
This a collaborative event, so please show each other due respect by arriving punctually in the morning and for each session. This will help to keep the event running smoothly and on schedule. Ta x
2 - Housekeeping
3 - Putting presentations on the grid
Ramblings on how our ability to create complex technology allows us to extend our physical and mental capabilities beyond our natural limitations but hasn't changed our animal nature.
by ben scammels
by Martin Adams
by Lucy Spence
In the 80's there was a PC revolution; in the 90's an Internet revolution. Is it time for a UX revolution?
Today UX is in a state of flux. It's healthy that job titles, descriptions and definitions around UX don't all agree. It shows that UX is morphing to meet new challenges. These include increased User expectations, and increased complexity of Big Data and The Internet of Things.
And users are 'asset-light' - their 'kit' is often just a couple of devices (with a charged battery and working connection! ). The rest is behind a User Interface of some sort.
So, is it time for a UX revolution?
by Chris How
I'm going to be gabbing on about a diary study we recently conducted for the National Archives and sharing tips on what we learned and what we would do differently next time.
by Jiri Jerabek
Forget 'happy personality' websites, smiling shopping baskets and other patterns! I will talk about design that is based on insights from users, tools for capturing emotions and techniques for designing emotional experiences.
A look at the different A/B Testing tools out there, their features and costs.
by Ifraz Mughal
A view on the planning that needs to be done prior to testing design variations when increasing conversions and some of the detail about running the tests.
by Tom Ashworth
You want to use Git, but you don't get it; what is a clone, a checkout, a push, pull, snog and a snuggle?
A freeform guide to noodling your way to being comfortable with Git, plus all of your Qs and some of their As.
by Tom Morris
The user interfaces we use for writing on the web have become more complicated over the years. At the same time, people have abandoned blogging on their own sites to posting short status updates/notes on walled garden social networks like Twitter and Facebook.
The IndieWeb community is trying to make posting on your own site a viable alternative to the lock-in of commercial social networks. The challenge of building the IndieWeb it isn't primarily technical (we've got more specifications, schemas, formats, ontologies, frameworks and so on than we know what to do with) but design. How do we make it so people are comfortable writing the same kind of content on their own site that they do on sites like Twitter? Twitter seems to have defined the genre of short-form content writing and become a "Hoover" or "Xerox".
A personal project that has led me to research the use of television remote controls and children. I will show how difficult remote controls are to use for children and sketches to improve the experience. There will be some ranting on why are remote controls becoming even harder to use instead of easier.
by Luis Abreu
Overcoming our biases
How product designers should understand the basics of brand theory to build a differentiated proposition, values and personality into the heart of the digital product experience.
by Mat Walker
We all know how you go about user testing wireframes and websites but how do you get user feedback on graphic designs that goes beyond subjective comments? In this session we'll be looking at Bi-Polar Emotional Response testing. We'll be going through BERT as a process and also look at a couple of case studies (there may also be a practical demonstration element to the session depending how time goes)
1 - What is domain modelling?
2 - A challenging project
3 - Learnings and summary
by Tom Wellings
As the automotive industry races to include as much technology as possible into new vehicles our relationship with the car is changing. Usability is being superseded by User Experience.
This presentation will examine how UX is relevant to automotive Human Machine Interface design.
Lunch is not provided, however there are lots of lovely places near the venue where you can grab something.
Better still, bring along a sandwich and help yourself to the free hot and cold drinks provided.
by Rob Pearson
25 domestic and professional tips for both the home and user experience practice: a practical, quickfire, high-density session with absolutely no high-concept ideas whatsoever.
Come along to try different ways of recording usability testing sessions of mobile software.
We'll show you affordable equipment from companies like Bowmast and IPEVO, and we'll introduce you to a new open source tool that will make your testing life easier.
Lost your UX mojo? This session is about putting the passion back into our profession, understanding how it can help us or hold us back and some thoughts about how it can make us better practitioners.
by luke hay
A talk about data insights and monitoring, analytics and reporting tools...
Attendees will pick the mobile usability set-up from the previous session that they're most interested in.
Then we will run through a sample test to seeing it in action!
8th December 2012