[Talks & Drinks] Rethinking User Experience Design

GDG Zürich
Thu, Jul 26, 2018, 6:00 PM (CEST)

About this event

A good user experience is crucial to the success of a product. But how do we approach user-centric design these days? How can we structure information and organize our environments to create the best user experience?

We gladly welcome Laura Summers (https://twitter.com/summerscope) who came all the way to Australia to present alternative and component driven design processes.

Shortly we will announce more amazing speakers. As usual, we will provide snacks and drinks and a great atmosphere :)

A big thank you to JobCloud for providing us with a wonderful venue, snacks and drinks.

18:00 - 18:15 Arrival, Drinks and Conversations
18:15 - 19:00 Burn the concept mocks by Laura Summers
19:00 - 19:30 How to become a UX designer in 30 minutes by Gion Kunz
19:45 - 20:15 Machine Learning for Designers by Memi Beltrame
20:15 Drinks, Snacks and Conversations


Burn the concept mocks

Bring your blow torches people, because it’s time to burn some stuff down! We’ll discuss the high fidelity design phase and consider alternatives. We should be refining product UI in an iterative and component-driven way that matches the development flow - based on my earlier blog post of the same name (have a read if you have time! https://blog.prototypr.io/burn-the-concept-mocks-4afe78e5f7ab). Are you ready? Let’s do it! Let’s give ourselves permission to redesign the way we design.

Laura is a multi-disciplinary designer working across user experience research, design and front-end development for startups. Asking questions, unpacking assumptions and trying to get to the bottom of things are some of her favourite activities - supported by methodologies all the cool kids are using, such as Lean, Agile and Design Thinking. She's a passionate advocate for improving diversity in technology and ensuring our workplaces are welcoming and inclusive. Also: cats rule, dogs drool.

How to become a UX designer in (50) 30 minutes

Many people believe that UX designers are a rare species, descended from unicorns, who create their designs in magical clearings in the forest during full moon. Well, this is obviously not the case. Proper UX Design follows a clear and rational process. This talk is for UX unicorn believers, developers or designers who work with developers and it aims to demystify a user centered UX process by showing a practical and rational UX process from start to finish.

Machine Learning for Designers

Artificial Intelligence sits at the core of the biggest transformation of our industry: the convergence of Industrial Design, Interaction Design and Service Design forming a new mega-discipline. With it comes the need for designers to evolve into new fields, one of which is Machine Learning.
This talk is about what Machine Learning is, how it is driving the change in our industry, and what of it is important for designers.

Memi is an experience designer with more backgrounds than a Wes Anderson movie. He's a college dropout (English Literature & Linguistics) and a trained film director. He's been writing code since he was 13, with absolutely no ambition other than to see what happens. This ambition got him to the field of UX where he enjoys finding out what people need, building it and having a good cry after testing.
He is curious and if you give him a stick and a bear, he'll know what to do. He's not good at sports, so you might reconsider.

More talks will be announced soon.