Web Accessibility: Improving Usability for all

In this talk, the audience will learn how to create an accessibility business case for business buy-in, identify common design and development accessibility issues as well as how to mitigate these issues by using automated accessibility tests.

UX Designers are evil

With great power comes great responsibility. As UX Designers, we have the power to shape the experiences of millions of people. Sometimes we may think we are using our powers for good, but unintended consequences amongst other factors can paint a very different picture to the people who really matter – our users. This talk will explore the darker side of UX, a side that exists right in front of our eyes whether we want to acknowledge it or not.

Designing UX for future products

With all of the technological advances in the world, what will products and their UX look like in the near future? In this session, you will learn what will shape the UX landscape in coming years when every year brings new advances in technology and User Experience, changing the future for the better. It will provide the principles behind UX design and provide insights on redefining the user experience for users with the help of technology.

Keynote: How social innovation and user experience strategy support our society

In this talk, we will use #Taiwan as a model of how the government collaborates with citizens to protect covid19 spreading out with user experience research, interview, design, remote testing, and quick delivery. User experience is everywhere and the core of value is empathy. UX is not only applying to digital products, it is all about how we feel and solve the real problem.

Workshop 2 – Fixing dashboard design

There are many dashboards in the world and many (if not most) are poorly designed. Why? Because they are made from the same playbook: determine what data is available and how to visualize that data (often using gratuitous automotive-inspired gauges), and, because they aren’t usable by default, make everything configurable. After all, if users don’t like it, they can just configure it, right?

A better approach: Design dashboards for the people who are actually using them, and deliver value by default.

In this workshop, we will start by reviewing the problems with traditional dashboard design and identify design principles and process along the way. Working in teams, we will then apply that process to design a new dashboard step-by-step, and evaluate it against our principles. Finally, we will explore why so many poorly designed dashboards exist (hint: execs love them because they demo well) and what to do about it.

Workshop 1 – User Story Mapping

This is an amazing collaborative workshop that gets the team into a room to identify the user journey, the task users need to take to accomplish their goals and all the actions and features that enables that task. This framework helps identify what could be a MVP / Release 1 and structure a bit of a release plan for your product / feature.