Schedule

UX South Africa 7 – 9 November 2023
Johannesburg

07:00 - 08:00

Registration

08:00 - 12:00

Workshop 1

Practical Speculative Design: Solving Tomorrow’s Problems by Sean Buch. Engage and collaborate with fellow designers and technology professionals in a Design Thinking workshop with a difference. Align co-creation methodologies with future signals and unique tooling to problem-solve for tomorrow. You will learn a robust framework to explore opportunities in your projects to think beyond the current limitations of present observations. Join us in using design and engineering to solve and bring awareness to our biggest challenges as a planet and a country.

Sean Buch | UX/UI Design Leader | Product Strategist & Manager

Lunch

13:00 - 17:00

Workshop 2

Inez Patel | Design Director
& Danielle Goosen | Design Project Lead

17:00

09:00 - 09:05

Welcome Message

09:05 - 09:50

Keynote: Effective Data Visualisation Design

A look at data visualisation design and how to do it effectively by understanding its two equally important parts: encoding and decoding. To be effective designers, we need to understand and work with both parts of the equation.

Rob Cowie | Senior Design Specialist

09:50 - 10:00

Post Talk Q&A

10:00 - 10:25

Surviving UX as a career

Irmi-Mari le Roux | UXer

10:25 - 10:35

Post Talk Q&A

10:35 - 11:00

Networking

11:00 - 11:25

Speculative Design Workshop Retrospective

Join us in using design and engineering to solve and bring awareness to our biggest challenges as a planet and a country.

Sean Buch | UX/UI Design Leader | Product Strategist & Manager

11:25 - 11:35

Post Talk Q&A

11:35 - 12:00

Neurodesign: Unveiling the Secrets of the Brain-Driven User Experience

Join us as we delve deep into the intriguing intersection of neuroscience and UX design, demystifying how the human brain processes digital experiences and the influence of cognitive biases on user behaviour. This talk equips attendees with the knowledge to ethically apply neuroscientific insights in UX design, enhancing engagement and decision-making. Explore the brain’s role in visual design and emotional engagement, master user-centred interaction design, and uncover the power of neurofeedback in shaping intuitive experiences. We emphasize ethical considerations and showcase real-world neurodesign success stories. Join us to decode the brain's secrets and craft more compelling, user-friendly interfaces that prioritize well-being and consent.

Davidzo Mashiri | User Experience Researcher
& Rachel Main | User Experience Designer

Post Talk Q&A

12:10 - 13:00

Lunch

13:00 - 13:25

Physiology and psychology of UX – Getting back to basics

Shay Fisher | Head of Digital

13:25 - 13:35

Post Talk Q&A

13:35 - 14:00

UX Terms holding the Township at ransom

Mzwandile Makgoba | Design Practice Lead

14:00 - 14:10

Post Talk Q&A

14:10 - 14:35

Speaker Panel

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14:45

09:05 - 09:50

Keynote – Dean Broadley

Dean Broadley | Design Executive

09:50 - 10:00

Post Talk Q&A

10:00 - 10:25

UX design in reducing crime and fastening response times

Tshepang Jonathan | Product Designer

10:25 - 10:35

Post Talk Q&A

10:35 - 11:00

Networking

11:00 - 11:25

From Data Collection to Insights: How AI is Changing UX Research

Estee Jacobs | UX Engineer

11:25 - 11:35

Post Talk Q&A

11:35 - 12:00

How should one structure and write a User Research case study?

Kudakwashe Sachirarwe | UX/UI Designer

12:00 - 12:10

Post Talk Q&A

12:10 - 13:00

Lunch

13:00 - 13:25

Confessions of a zip head – making the workplace easier for neurodivergents

Jacqueline Fouche | Head of UX

13:25 - 13:35

Post Talk Q&A

13:35 - 14:00

How much is lost in algorithm

Olivia Lucas | Senior UX Researcher

14:00 - 14:10

Post Talk Q&A

14:10 - 14:35

Speaker Panel

Schedule |

14:35 - 14:45

Post Talk Q&A

15:00

Conference Closing