Before Wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT), designing for Mobile was "the next big thing." While Mobile devices have proliferated faster than anyone anticipated, our practice as User Experience designers is still lagging: put simply, we're still figuring this out. But when the medium of our profession is advancing faster than the principles that underpin it, how do we evolve as practitioners? Is the future of UX tied to keeping up with the latest technology only, or is there something deeper to the practice of UX which needs to be identified and developed to help us make sense of the rapidly unfolding future?
In this keynote address, Hong Kong based User Experience practitioner, facilitator and trainer Kristin Low will explore the future of User Experience - Fringe UX - and what the rapid advances in technology mean for our practice as User Experience professionals.
Reducing the barrier between
behaviour and motivation.
As the interface continues to disappear, the connection between
desire and action is becoming more natural and intuitive.
8 guidelines for Designing
with Emerging Technology
Identify Problems Correctly
Spend most of your time at the front of the Design funnel.
Emerging technology is too complex and rapid to base your
understanding of a problem space on the technology alone.
The Design Funnel
What should you build? Prototype
What are you validating? Offering Product Execution
requires finding “fit” as
quickly and easily as possible.
By focusing on the different
stages of fit at each part of the
process, you can validate
product decisions more rapidly
When most of your work is in “the future,” knowledge is created as
much as it is learnt.
It’s no longer (and never really has been) just about “Apps.”
Work at a variety of scales
The screen is just a single instance of the relationship we have
Connect People & Technology
The relationship should be equal and meaningful.
Provoke & Facilitate Change
Design is a responsibility, not a job.
Work Effectively on Cross-Disciplinary
Practice consensual UX - do it “with” people, not “to” them.
When your industry is focused on the future, risk is your business.