UX South Africa 2019
08:00 - 12:00
A lack of creativity is bad for business and business, as we know it, is bad. This is because only 1-in-4 people believe they are living up to their creative potential at work and yet, top executives agree that creativity is the number one leadership competency of the successful enterprise of the future.
Where Creativity Comes From
+ Discovering creativity’s core
+ Reactivating latent creativity
How to Develop a Creative Mindset
+ Understanding the role of constraints
+ Working visually, out loud and iteratively
How to Work Creatively All the Time
+ Habit formation techniques
+ Getting ideas out into the world, with support
+ Reactivated creative mindset
+ Tools to encourage and sustain creativity at each of the three phases
+ Foundations for creative thinking
+ Framework to innovate continuously, iteratively
+ Creativity as a habit
13:00 - 17:00
Prototyping is the key part of any design workflow. Nothing enables us to explore new creative avenues, learn from users and iterate on ideas faster than good old prototyping. As any part of our craft it can underutilized, overdone or done incorrectly. During this workshop, Marcin is going to share his thoughts on the prototyping process and show you how to build key prototyping patterns in UXPin such as:
09:00 - 10:00
Building great products requires reaching beyond our everyday "pixel pushing" and even beyond understanding of users. Building great products requires solid foundation of inner team relationships. In this talk Marcin is going to explore key factors making teams great and share tips on tooling and workflow that can take any product development process to the next level. In 60 minutes we're going to explore the most powerful findings from psychology, take advice from the most productive product teams, experience tools and build an ultimate design – engineering collaboration checklist!
10:00 - 10:40
11:05 - 11:40
To discuss how IT was a male dominated male industry and how women through UX and other ‘softer’ fields have helped shaped where IT is today
11:45 - 12:20
We will explore the theme of co-creation and co-design and how both UX and Service Design are methodologies that facilitate business strategy. Candice and Alan will be taking you through the meaning behind the concepts of co-create and co-design and why the need for its application is growing.
13:05 - 13:40
Today, we stand at a technological, political and environmental inflection point. Two decades of rapid technology growth and innovation have generated enormous physical and digital clutter. The steep demand on our planet’s resources mirrors the demand on our time and attention, which leads to Fjord’s meta theme for 2019’s Annual Trends Report: The search for value and relevance.
Crowdsourced from over 1000 Fjordians from around the world, the process results in the trends Fjord expects to affect business, technology and design throughout the year. This presentation looks at those trends and their relevance to South Africa.
13:45 - 14:20
Data, I know what you're thinking; bar graphs pie charts and all the usuals, but not in this presentation. This presentation will inspire you to look at data differently, from using medical data and converting it into design, facebook interaction data into dance steps, and turning everyday data into a design. The talk is based on a project done by two ladies in Britain and The United States. I myself am also doing the project and it really makes you think about data and visualising it differently. Sure some of it you cannot apply in UX but I am sure it will inspire the audience and also you could use it in UI. I will also be doing a live demonstration with the audience and their data. This presentation I think will inspire us all to view data in a very different light
14:50 - 15:25
How we can make Johannesburg the international benchmark for sustainable social, economic and technological practices.
Come and listen to a slightly bourgeois talk about how to become Dribbble-famous and impress your friends with fancy “Philosophy Talk”, but most of all, learn how to hate your designs so you can make better ones. You can do it. Delete all the sketch files.
Social design, design for social impact and design activism can be summarised as ‘design that changes the world’. Designers are tired of being part of the problem rather than the solution, designers have shifted their priorities… by tackling community, political and social issues. But, can our desire to help sometimes do more than good? What approaches and methods can we as designers use to not fall into the traps of design colonialism and together design a better world.
UX principles aren't just expanding my skillset but also influencing my mindset. Alex presents different principles that have proven the most valuable to her general work life.
I will talk about the impact that design has on development. Exploring different aspects like how and where the two overlap, what it means to have a development perspective when doing UX designs and discussing some tools and methodologies that will improve the entire process from design to development.
Digital initiatives are often ineffective because organisations aren’t ready to become user centric. Initiatives, such as digital marketing or User Experience Design (UX) are added as magic ingredients, but the business itself needs to change to focus on their customers.
This presentation is based on a case study in a bank in Johannesburg, South Africa. The case study formed the basis for a Lean UX Framework that is currently being implemented in a leading GIS company in both the Netherlands and in South Africa. The goal of the Lean UX Framework is to track and report UX progress in organisations in any stage of UX maturity, giving feedback to the organisation of where they are on their digital transformation journey and how to progress along the UX maturity path.