Date

Oct 03-04, 2014

Location

Cape Town Stadium

Remaining

0 Tickets

Speakers

12 Professional Speakers

What's about event / whats going on there come and learn

Welcome to our inaugural UX South Africa Conference 2014. Our aim for our 2 day Conference is to raise awareness around UX and business integration in South Africa.

Conference and Workshop Schedules

Registration (tea/ coffee/networking)

Welcome

Keynote

Tea Break

The ROI of UX Design

Unpacking and measuring the impact of UX design.

UX and reciprocal becoming

Participatory media experience – including user generated content, collaborative scenarios and crowdsourcing – is an indispensable ingredient of UX design. Fine Arts installations using so-called simulational life-design principles, aimed specifically at user interaction, have a history running well into the 1960s and have in ongoing way created conceptual precedents for UX design contexts. Especially collaborative scenarios based on sensory user participation, empathetic identification and immersive space environments generate powerful impact an interaction. In this presentation the work of a number of local and international conceptual artists are explored in terms of the afore-mentioned. Brian Massumi’s argument that interactive work needs behaviour on both sides of the classical dichotomy of viewer and object will be reviewed in terms of his emphasis on perception and the view that we experience and see things we don’t actually see. Massumi’s notion of the double capture of mutual responsiveness, as a kind of ‘reciprocal becoming’, is central to the argumentation.

How Can UX work with an Agile team

We will start off by explaining a fairly traditional way of development teams working with UX. After this we will explain the current viewpoint of most Agile UX people. Finally we will end by explaining how LeanUX proposes a shift in mindset and a totally different way of working. We will also give tips on how to collaborate more closely with teams if you are not quite ready for the full mindset shift.

Lunch

User research – stories from rural areas in the Western Cape

User research is one of the most important and yet most overlooked areas in product development. The aim of this presentation is to illustrate the importance of user research. User research, conducted by the Western Cape Government’s UX Team, will be presented. The focus of the user research was in rural areas in the Western Cape, conducted at Cape Access e-Centres in the Province. Cape Access provides access to information and communication technologies to less privileged and rural communities across the Western Cape.

Tea Break

Q&A Prize Draw & Speakers Panel

Registration (tea/ coffee/networking)

Welcome

Keynote

Tea Break

Typography and Improving User Experience

Typography, the art and science of displaying text, can have a profound effect on how users interact with content on the web and in applications. The aim of this presentation is to introduce the terminology and principles of typography and discuss how to apply these principles to the design of web site and applications. The effects of good and bad typographic principles on user experience will be covered, as well as the properties available in CSS to enhance readability and user engagement.

Mobile First progressively Enhanced Responsive Web Design

Responsive web design is the new(ish) hotness, and all the cool kids are doing it. It can also be a bit of a headache, and designing for the wide range of devices in the world today requires quite a shift in thinking. In this presentation I’ll talk about what Front-end developers do, and where they fit between the worlds of design and development. I'll talk about a component-driven approach to designing and building websites, and embracing the squishy nature of the web. I'll also talk about unpredictability, unknowability, and how to deal with FAIL. I'll discuss a magical, mystical, coding technique called Progressive Enhancement, how it lets you build things in tasty cake-like layers, and what that has to do with design, t-shirt sizes, and continuums. This presentation will contain at least 1 (one) animated gif.

Product Management, Cognitive Bias and You

Product development is hard. It might be one of the hardest things we’ve ever tried to do as a species. It seems like product success is all trial and error and luck (and pivoting, don’t forget pivoting). What doesn’t help is that we seem to have the deck stacked against us. We are all susceptible to our innate cognitive biases when making decisions. This session will identify some common cognitive biases and show their impact on how we make decisions in product management. And we’ll explore how User Centered Design can help us overcome these limitations.

Lunch

Designing for the Liminal

The shift into a new phase of digital is well known to designers, technologists and most businesses. From Mobile First, to Big Data, Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things, the data carried via digital channels is more pervasive than ever. Increasingly we hear: ‘We know we need a great website and mobile experience but how do we transform our business to put digital first?’ The shift in perspective from micro to macro, from website to ecosystem, from product to service requires a rethink of the role of digital in organisations. Where digital first emerged within IT and then extended into marketing, it is now settling into the space of business. And you don’t need to be ecommerce enabled to do business online. The growing expectation, from both staff and customers, is that business is online and digital in all respects. So while digital now warrants standing shoulder to shoulder with IT, sales or marketing as a further organisational silo, its pervasiveness cries out not to be siloed at all. Besides which, it doesn’t feel like an organisational function anyway. It’s a more fundamental shift: a layer running horizontally through the hierarchy, slicing across silos, and out the other side into society. Since the early days of the web information architects have been the silo-busters, the ones concerned with the stuff between the pages, the concepts between the clicks. This liminal space, the space betwixt and between, is the space of understanding, transformation and relationship. More than ever it seems that the design of this liminal experience is required and we as information architects should explore our role in this design. I look forward to exploring this notion of liminality in design, business and anthropology with those at the conference.

Applying design principles to software development.

The most important aspect to consider in the world of digital products. Knowing your users, understanding their needs (and wants) and solving their problems will make or break your solution. I'd like to share some of my thoughts and experience on how you can apply design principles to software development, whether you work in a waterfall- or agile way, to be able to create products that people will love as there are far too many mediocre half-baked products out in the market today.

W.I.E.R.D

Tea Break

Q&A Prize Draw & Speakers Panel

Event Sponsors / dont forget it

Event Speakers / meet with greaters

Phil Barrett

Phil Barrett

Director

Phil Barrett is an associate director at Deloitte Digital Africa, leading their experience design team. He has over 20 years experience designing digital interfaces. He launched early websites for News Corporation in London and New York, helped to create the BBC’s first website, and looked after technology and design for the launch of Lastminute.com in 1997.

Werner Janse van Rensburg

Werner Janse van Rensburg

Co-Founder

Co-founder of ISOflow, a digital design agency in Woodstock that services companies built around web, mobile and desktop applications. Werner is Lean UX advocate and an enthusiastic photographer.

Elfriede Dreyer

Elfriede Dreyer

Executive Dean

Besides being known as arts manager, academic, curator, writer and occasional artist, Elfriede Dreyer is the only South African who was rated by the NRF as researcher in curatorial practice.

Karen Greaves and Sam Laing

Karen Greaves and Sam Laing

Agile Coaches

Karen Greaves and Sam Laing from Growing Agile in Cape Town. We are Agile coaches who believe in creating a fun way of work for all. Our latest passion is in UX, specifically LeanUX and how that can work with Agile Teams.

Dr Marco Pretorius

Dr Marco Pretorius

User Experience and Design Manager

Dr Marco Pretorius is the User Experience and Design Manager at the Western Cape Government. His current areas of interest include user research in rural areas, service design and lean UX. He has a PhD from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, where he is currently a Research Associate. Marco is the 1st South African to be recognised by Human Factors International as their Certified Usability Analyst of the month. Marco has published extensively in journals and conference publications.

Kerry-Anne Gilowey

Kerry-Anne Gilowey

Independent Consultant

Kerry-Anne has been working as a content strategist since 2009. She has spoken at UX and content strategy conferences around the world, including SXSW, Content Strategy Forum, IA Summit, Confab, and Midwest UX. Kerry-Anne enjoys work that allows her to facilitate content-related efforts and help teams develop their own tactics and processes, rather than imposing these from the outside.

Justin Slack

Justin Slack

Head of Design

Justin Slack is head of design, user experience, and front-end development at New Media Labs. He is fluent in HTML and CSS, and slightly obsessive about typography, web standards, and user experience.

Steve Barnett

Steve Barnett

Frontend Developer

Steve has a background in maths and finance and (officially) started work as a front-end developer in 2005. He strives to make the web accessible to all.

Carlo Kruger

Carlo Kruger

Agile Consultant

Carlo is the designated driver of Unboxed Consulting in Cape Town. He’s been hanging around with software developers under various guises as project manager, scrum master and agile coach for the last 10 years.

Jason Hobbs

Jason Hobbs

Director

Jason Hobbs is a director of both Firma and Human Experience Design. He lectures and conducts his academic research through the University of Johannesburg, frequently presents internationally and founded the SA UX Forum. He has been practicing IA, UX and service design since 1997 and currently lives in Johannesburg.

Adriaan Fenwick

Adriaan Fenwick

Senior User Experience Designer

Certified Usability Analyst. Helping man and machine get better acquainted by striving to find the perfect balance between them. Adriaan has a strong background in interaction design on social networks - MyWorkLife, ChessCube and MXit.

Marcel Rossouw

Marcel Rossouw

Service Design Lead

Marcel has been participating in the digital design and communications industry since 1998, involving the conceptualisation and development of digital products, services and brand & marketing collateral for various organisations. His passion lies in creating valuable and lasting experiences for the African market through integrated use of the channels and technologies at our disposal.

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Workshops

(4hrs per session)

10th May 2016

R1,250
Half day event

Conference Days ONLY

11th & 12th May 2016

R1,950
2 day event

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Conference & Workshops

10th - 12th May 2016

R3,850
3 day event

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