Luke & Matt travelled up to sunny Brisbane, Australia at the end of August to attend UX Australia 2012, a 4-day event covering core user experience design topics such as digital strategy, user-centred design, interaction design, mobile design, cross-channel design, service design and content. We didn’t get to all of the talks as there were multiple tracks, but here are 20 of the thought-seeds that have stayed with us for the last two weeks.
When someone on the street or at a party asks me, “What do you do for a living?” I usually say I’m a web designer.
It’s the answer that most people understand, even though it’s not really accurate. But if I were to respond with “I’m a user experience designer” then the conversation that follows is often much less straightforward. People either think I’m trying to big-note myself, to sound more important by using a fancy title, or they are genuinely confused and can’t grasp the idea, even when I go on to explain it.
Here’s why I use the title User Experience Designer, and why you should too.
To coincide with the Swipe Conference in Sydney this week, we’re publishing interviews with some of the conference speakers.
Meena Tharmarajah and Amy Nelson work as UX Designers for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. They talk about the Play School Art Maker iPad app and the unique problems they faced in designing a user interface for pre-schoolers.
Jake Causby is a user experience designer from Sydney, and one of the speakers at this year’s UX Australia conference.
In this interview, he advocates that designers should be more transparent about their process, and discusses ways that we can get large-scale feedback and iterate quickly, to produce more useful, usable designs.