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Topic: Design Principles

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Giles Colborne

Designing Conversations

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Giles Colborne

Is it true that the next generation of user interfaces are conversational interfaces? This presentation looks beyond the hype to examine why conversational interfaces offer new opportunities for swifter more satisfying interaction. It also shines a light on some of the pitfalls into which conversational interfaces can easily fall. It unpacks the psychology of human conversation and shows how you can turn this into design principles for more satisfying user experiences–whether you’re building a conversational user interface or a standard touch UI.

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Jared Spool

Beyond the UX Tipping Point

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Jared Spool

What You’ll Learn

  • Which path organizations take to become design-infused
  • How a centralized UX team is a stepping stone to a more UX capable organization
  • Why the market needs to demand a better experience before it will matter
  • What your organization will need to do to cross the UX Tipping Point
April 19, 2016
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Nathan Curtis

A Tour of Today’s Online Style Guides

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Nathan Curtis

What You’ll Learn

  • Why examples are important and the best places to find inspiration for your style guide
  • How to create style guides even when you don’t have time
  • How to see your style guide with a critical eye for the purpose of fine-tuning
  • How to understand what your organization needs from your style guide
November 3, 2015
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Dana Chisnell

The Three Levels of Happy Design

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Dana Chisnell

What You’ll Learn

  • Design for the overall feeling rather than single interactions
  • Decide which actions to take when designing for pleasure, flow, or meaning
  • Create design principles based on the properties of the framework
  • Measure users’ emotional reactions to designs
November 4, 2012
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Dan Brown

5 Simple Principles to Improve Your Information Architecture

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Dan Brown

What You’ll Learn

  • Take information architecture beyond hierarchical site maps and explore some of the real challenges facing sites today.
  • Consider navigation menus more rigorously, without them turning into the junk drawer of your web site.
  • Establish ground rules for creating gallery or index pages that point to content to avoid clutter.
  • Understand what techniques most effectively explain the site's underlying structure to visitors.