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Statistical Graphics, ClojureScript, &c.

Posted by Kevin Lynagh  on  Jun 13, 2012 2

Kevin Lynagh discusses information design and why he thinks programmers suck at that, and how one can implement great data visualizations with Clojure and ClujureScript.

Android Protips

Posted by Michael Pardo  on  Jun 11, 2012

Michael Pardo offers tips for creating usable and good looking Android applications: remember the user, make everything easy, be nice to the user, the device and yourself.

New Rules for Good UI Design: Rules, Tips and Tricks for Designing an Enjoyable Software Experience

Posted by Joe Nuxoll  on  May 08, 2012 1

Joe Nuxoll provides rules, tips and tricks for creating a great user interface that can improve the user experience.

Agile/UX Panel

Posted by Jeremy Sutherland, Darius Kumana, Eewei Chen, Darci Dutcher, and Richard Muscat  on  Apr 27, 2012

Jeremy Sutherland, Darius Kumana, Eewei Chen, Darci Dutcher, and Richard Muscat (moderator) discuss the relationship between Agile and UX design.

Adapting UX Techniques to Fit Culture

Posted by Sedef Gavaz  on  Apr 20, 2012

Sedef Gavaz discusses the importance of adapting UX techniques used to the target audience, organization and culture, sharing lessons learned while working in China.

Applying the Principles of Stage Magic to the User Experience

Posted by Danno Ferrin  on  Apr 17, 2012 1

Danno Ferrin suggests applying principles used in magic for a better user experience: Consider the Stage and the Audience, Practice, Overcome Objections Before They Arise, Patter and Showmanship, Sleight of Hand, Direction, Simulation, Dissimulation, Anticipation.

Love All the People: What UX Practitioners Can Learn from Bill Hicks

Posted by Ian Fenn  on  Mar 23, 2012 1

Ian Fenn shares some techniques used by comedians and can be used in UX, starting with honesty. He concludes his session: “if you want to change the world, be prepared to knock over some tables.”

What Techniques Can Design Researchers Learn from Insurance Claims Investigation?

Posted by Lyzbelle Strahan  on  Mar 15, 2012

Lyzbelle Strahan shares insurance claims investigation techniques useful for designing the interaction with users during product research.

How Socrates Would Design [Experiences]

Posted by Alişan Atvur  on  Mar 13, 2012

Alişan Atvur shares methods for productively critiquing and improving UX designs, techniques for client buy-in for user research, and how to inspire others on the value of UX.

The Childish Washer & The Happy Website

Posted by Jeroen van Geel  on  Mar 01, 2012

Jeroen van Geel emphasizes the need for creating digital products that have personality, explaining what product personality is, and how it can be achieved.

Winning Hearts and Minds: How to Embed UX from Scratch in a Large Organization

Posted by Michele Ide-Smith  on  Feb 21, 2012 1

Michele Ide-Smith presents the lessons learned in the process of introducing UX principles and techniques into a large organization through a series of small steps.

Developer/Designer Cross Training (or how to get developers to do your work for you)

Posted by Adrian Howard  on  Feb 17, 2012 3

Adrian Howard advises designers to cooperate with developers from the early stages of a project in an attempt to create a product that more closely reflects the designer’s vision.

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