It’s no surprise that Smashing Magazine chose one of the San Francisco’s most beautiful and noted locales, the Palace of Fine Arts, to hold one of its conferences this year. Smashing Conference San Francisco 2017 was full of amazing speakers and concepts that could benefit all UX designers. Doug Collins has five of the key trends that emerged from the conference.
As consultants, we know there’s a right way to do websites. This belief often comes from a good place: We care about good design. We want to see it work.
But there’s a downside — we can get a touch judgy. We highlight everything that’s wrong with an organisation’s website (chaotic, redundant, and irrelevant), and feel duty-bound to point it all out.
The risk is that we end up ‘doing strategy’ to our clients. Looking through a content strategy lens, here’s how we can reframe the way we work and communicate with clients and stakeholders.
Ahead of the Mobile UX London conference this month, we chatted to Sandra Gonzalez, conference host and Principal UX Designer at Just Eat. Since joining the online food order and delivery service at the start of the year, Sandra has built the company’s Digital Brand Studio from scratch and delivered the latest product redesign. Sandra talks to us about best practice in UX design, where she see’s the industry heading, and how UX design is making the world a better place.
Announcing the very lucky winner our competition with Leading The Product! The winner gets a free ticket to this inspirational event for product people in the Southern Hemisphere, which includes great talks and presentations, plus networking events, Q&A sessions, lunch and snacks and the after party—woohoo!
There’s a decent overlap between the role of a product manager and a UX designer – both roles seek to understand customer problems and empathise with the user. So it’s no surprise that on occasion UX designers and product managers clash.
So can we get along? Sean Richards from Brainmates thinks so. Today he’s shifting the conversation to celebrating shared objectives and the merits of product management as a viable career path for UX professionals.
Charge your tech and get your sketchpads ready. It’s almost time for UX Australia, one of our favourite events on the calendar. We can’t wait to spend four days with UXers from around the country talking about everything UX – from the tiny details to the big picture.
Matt makes us all jealous, not only with tales of adventure in Turkey, but also with his upcoming return to Istanbul to speak at the UX Alive! conference on 11-13 May. Feel free to slap him for me next time you see him, wont you?
Luke and Matt made their annual pilgrimage to the UX Australia conference, to teach, learn, and hang out with Australia’s UX community. Matt shares some of his sketchnotes and thoughts on the conference.
Webstock is an annual conference in Wellington, New Zealand, with a reputation for hosting deftly curated presentations by an eclectic mix of creative, interesting, and entertaining people.
The UX Mastery team were in full attendance this year. Hawk recaps the two-day event—complete with sketchnotes.
UX conferences can be remarkable places to network, learn and get inspired.
Our UX conferences resource is a global list of industry conferences that either specialise in UX or cater heavily to UX audiences (it’s a grey area, we know)!