What we've done recently and what we're doing next.
Intro to Leap Controller
Rui Wang has volunteered to demonstrate the basic interaction model of the Leap Motion Controller, for anyone who hasn't seen one yet.
UX Research: Why, when and how? - Erin Turner
A solid understanding of your user is what drives a good user experience. Research is the method by which we forge this understanding and is the process by which we generate ideas, validate concepts, inform design and ensure what you design will deliver the intended purpose. Research, however, can be difficult to 'sell' to a project team who is unfamiliar with UX processes, can come under much scrutiny and needs to be done well in order to provide benefit.
This presentation will discuss why research is so important to UX design processes as well as when and how it should be conducted. Tips for identifying which design steps require various research methodologies will be provided, as well as how to gain business support of your research plans.
Erin is a Registered Organisational Psychologist, with over eight years' experience in UX Research. Erin's career in UX has spanned both internal and external consulting, including establishing the UX Research team at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Erin's consulting career has spanned both Australia and the UK, working with organisations in industries such as medical, tourism, telco and government.
Think of it as being thrown into the deep end!
A presentation has been prepared but the presenter has no idea what the slides are in advance. As the slides automatically advance, the volunteer must improvise on-the-fly. It's amazing what can be pulled out of the depths of your memory on the fly!