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User Experience in Australia. Presentation to first UPA Japan meeting on May 14, 2010

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  • The user experience fieldin Australia
    CaronneCarruthers-Taylor
  • UX
    What!? What do you do?
  • How humans interact with computers ...
    their overall experience taking into account the social, cultural & physical environment.
    User Experience design
  • Educate yourself
    Learn & actively participate!
    Publications
    Blogs
    Books
    Local communities – IA cocktail hour, barcamp, UX bookclub
    Organisations
    Mailing lists
    Webinars
    Workshops or courses
    Conferences – UX Australia, Oz-IA, Web Directions
    (hat tip to Whitney Hess)
  • “I been looking at your poster in the hallway for weeks.
    I’m interested in what you guys do. It’s amazing!
    I work in IT Security down the corridor ...”
    http://www.datphan.com/headshot_4_crop_large.jpg
  • The UPA poster ...
    User-Centred Design process, with suggested activities for each phase
    http://www.upassoc.org/upa_publications/ux_poster.html
  • Design process
  • Affinity diagramming
  • Iterative Co-design
    Collaboration & Cooperation
    Not 100% complete
    Present at high level initially
    Requirements evolve
    Stimulate productive discussions
    Enable development to begin then evolve.
    http://www.pbase.com/medoras/image/68699105
  • Collaborative
    Work towards a shared goal ...
    Keep all team members‘on the same page’ ...
    Build strong, cooperative relationships.
    http://www.cyphersec.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/iterationplanning.png
  • The process
    In reality, there is no magic bullet for software development.
    The real trick is to know techniques from various waterfall and agile development methods, and to select the best approach that is most appropriate for the given situation.
  • Organisations
    Usability Professionals Association (UPA), www.upassoc.org
    UX Network, http://uxnet.org
    Canberra IA Community, www.iacanberra.org
    UX Bookclub, www.uxbookclub.org
    Web Standards Group (WSG), http://webstandardsgroup.org/
    Computer Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG), www.chisig.org
    Australian Web Industry Association (AWIA)http://www.webindustry.asn.au/
    And more ...
  • Education
    Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) & cognitive psychology
    Specialise in information architecture, usability engineering, interaction design, user-centred design, visual design, content strategy & copywriting, web analysis, user research, online marketing, or web strategy
    For example:
    UTS Digital Information & Interaction Design, www.handbook.uts.edu.au/subjects/95566.html
    UNSW HCI, www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~cs9511
  • eternity is the amount of time
    it takes to know everything
    Zen Comics II, IoannaSalajan
  • Skills & abilities
    Human psychology & research methods
    Basics of graphic design
    Interest in technology
    Interpersonal skills
    Verbal & visual communication skills
    Negotiation & facilitation
    Creativity & vision
    Enthusiasm!
  • References & credits
    Starting a Career in User Experience Design, Nick Finckhttp://www.nickfinck.com/blog/entry/starting_a_career_in_user_experience_design
    So you wanna be a user experience designer — Step 1: Resources, Whitney Hesshttp://whitneyhess.com/blog/2009/06/30/so-you-wanna-be-a-user-experience-designer-step-1-resources/
    Nine Essential Characteristics of Good UX Designers, Fred Beecherhttp://userexperience.evantageconsulting.com/2009/07/characteristics-good-ux-designers/
    Top Twitter feeds for UX Designers, @dpanhttp://www.openthewindow.net/?p=506
    Articles, feeds and links, Steve Batyhttp://www.meld.com.au/blog
  • Last but not least ...PASSION
  • Thank you
    CaronneCarruthers-Taylor
    User Experience aficionado, Interaction designer, Usability specialist
    Twitter: @caronne
    www.linkedin.com/in/caronne