We’ve mentioned before on this website that we’re passionate about doing user-centred design, but one of the big motivations for Luke and I to create UX Mastery was because we also enjoy teaching UX Design to others.
In line with this goal, I’m delighted to have been asked to speak at Intranets2013, a fantastic conference in Sydney this May focussed entirely on intranets. Topics covered include everything from design constraints when working with intranets to content management and how to navigate organisational challenges.
Currently in its third year running, the Intranets2013 conference is put on by the lovely folks at Step Two Designs.
Here’s a summary of the workshop:
While many consider design to be more of an art, there are many well-established principles and processes that can be learnt. And while doing great design is one thing, communicating great design is equally as important, as even the best concepts will fail if they don’t have buy-in from the right stakeholders.
This workshop, run by Matthew Magain, co-founder of UX Mastery, will teach practical techniques to help intranet teams engage better with senior managers and create stronger intranet designs.
A hands-on workshop, the following techniques will be covered:
- Visual principles: learn the science behind great design
- Sketchnoting: how to create awesome visual notes
- Wireframe fundamentals: how to explore, test and refine your ideas
- Storyboarding: visual tools for communicating your vision
Whether you’re already a “creative type” or not, this workshop will provide inspiration and skills that will benefit every intranet team.
If you’re attending Intranets2013, I’d love for you to come up and say hi! And if the above workshop sounds interesting, I’d encourage you to register—it’s excellent value for money, and I promise the day will be fun and you’ll learn a lot!