Schedule

UX South Africa 2019

07:00

Registration

08:00 - 12:00

Creativity at Work

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.

WHAT WE’LL COVER

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

WHAT YOU’ll GET

+ 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

  

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Liz Dom | Head of Content

12:00

Break

13:00 - 17:00

Rapid protyping and the advantages thereof

TBC

Marcin Treder | CEO and Co-Founder

08:00

Registration

08:45

Welcome Message

09:00 - 10:00

Keynote: Marcin Treder

Marcin Treder | CEO and Co-Founder

10:00 - 10:40

Vincent Hofmann and Palesa Sibeko

Vincent Hofmann | Director - Employee Experience Design
& Palesa Sibeko | Learning Experience Designer / Employee Experience Designer

10:40

Tea break

11:05 - 11:40

The role of women in IT & UX

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

Candice Boucher | Digital Specialist : User Experience

11:45 - 12:20

The Lean UX Framework: changing an organisation from inside out to outside in

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.

William Saunders | Founder of Experio

12:20

Lunch

13:05 - 13:40

When two worlds collide: Design and Development

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.

Edwin Fullard | Software Engineer

13:45 - 14:20

Data Anorak

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

Rochelle Janse van Rensburg | UX/UI Designer

14:20

Tea break

14:50 - 15:25

Redesigning JHB: The power of Co-defiance

How we can make Johannesburg the international benchmark for sustainable social, economic and technological practices.

Graham Fenn | UX Design Lead

15:30

Q&A Speaker Panel

09:00 - 10:00

Keynote: Sanisha Naidoo

Sanisha Naidoo | UX Designer

10:00

Sponsor sessions

10:40

Tea break

11:05 - 11:40

Kathryn Richards

Kathryn Richards | Service Design Lead

11:45 - 12:20

Service Design & UX: Co-create & Co-design

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.

Alan Williams | Head: Service Design & User Experience
& Candice O Regan | Service Design. Design Research.

12:20

Lunch

13:05 - 13:40

Beyond the business / user dichotomy

This presentation will share design solutions developed to address the wicked-problem of addiction. In particular, the conversation will focus on the use of the Firma Model to decode the social reality of substance misuse and the application of information architecture in ideation to encode new solution-oriented meanings into the design programme.

Jason Hobbs | Consultant & lecturer

13:45 - 14:20

Experience design can impact sustainable solutions for the world

One of the most important world industries is one which we rely on for quality of life. The renewable energy industry could address some of humanity’s biggest challenges and is ripe for disruption. As UX pioneers we have the ability to transform the industry into one which is accessible to all, and build a sustainable way of life for ourselves and future generations.

Yonette de Ru | UX Specialist | Designer | Researcher | Strategist

14:20

Tea break

14:50

Sponsor sessions

15:30

Q&A Speaker Panel