MLK said, "We must rapidly begin the shift from a ‘thing-oriented’ society to a ‘person-oriented’ society." As practitioners, what is our role in that shift? We'll explore that question by looking at how “thing-oriented” design differs from “person-oriented” design. How might engagement, or our definition of it, perpetuate the very
It's time for tangible inclusion. Making your research inclusive is paramount, otherwise how are you designing for the real world? Inclusive research is not a dark art and is not unattainable. One of the main barriers for designers today is the lack of material on inclusive research techniques, ways of
In an ideal world, after raising awareness, accessibility becomes obvious to every organization. Management understands its importance, teams are trained, and the appropriate tools are readily available. However, the reality often paints a different picture. Conflicting priorities, time constraints, and resistance to change can pose challenges in incorporating accessibility into
Join us for an exploration of how and why interfaces are disappearing. We’ll first explore what Zero UI is at a high level and then dig into some specific examples. Subsequently, we will dissect the underlying design structures of these seemingly invisible interfaces and guide you through the process
In the history of computing, we're at a pivotal moment. We've moved from the early days of batch processing to 60 years of command-based interactions. Now, as highlighted by Jakob Nielsen, we're transitioning to a new phase: intent-based user interactions, marking a significant evolution in how we interact with technology.
Ever since "Art AI" hit the public sphere, designers have felt a target on their backs. Some feel the industry will change forever or designers will lose their jobs. Others feel designers should be integrating "AI" into their workflows today to remain relevant. But what if these technologies aren't "AI"
When new users arrive at your product, their onboarding experience is the process that's meant to welcome and guide them towards lasting success. But in a team’s quest to address short-term metrics and feature awareness, onboarding often gets condensed into just a front-loaded moment, missing out on its bigger
Here is a scenario - does this resonate? You conduct data gathering in a research study. As the researcher, you place heavy emphasis on how to ask the “right question”. Even after careful scrutiny of the questions, your interactions yield shallow answers from participants. This results in lots of chatter
Are you frustrated with reactive measures to user experiences? Tired of unused research, repetitive studies & justifying the need to automate measures? As the boundaries between design, technology and business blur, the significance of establishing robust, objective databases of measurable design metrics cannot be overstated. In this talk, Jessa will empower
It’s been a difficult couple of years for UX. Across industries, UX teams have faced layoffs. Many that remain are finding their work is evolving, challenging widely accepted user centred practises. In a business environment focused on efficiency, rapidly integrating new AI-powered tools, the imperative to drive business value