We’re proud to be kicking off the new year with a couple of great speakers at our Barangaroo home for 2019, Macquarie Bank. Both presenters want us thinking beyond the basic, beyond the typical, beyond where many of us spend out time, in front of computers and devices and considering a local market, a local collection of people. That’s why this session is particularly interesting as Gerry talks about what’s not being adequately considered in these new interfaces, and Selena brings understanding to the spectrum of diverse considerations that lead to memorable impact.
Speaking of impact, we’re trialling Humanitix for this event, and you are offered the option to donate to this month’s charity, Yalari. It’s not required, but just if you feel like it.
Yalari is a not-for-profit organisation offering secondary education scholarships at leading Australian boarding schools for Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities.
- 17:30-18:25 Drinks, food, networking
- 18:25-18:45 Welcome and general IxDA information
- 18:45-19:15 First presentation
- 19:15-19:25 Shoutouts (roles available, projects seeking volunteers, other events of interest)
- 19:25-20:00 Second presentation
- 20:00 Exeunt and downstairs for drinks and further discussions/networking, etc.
Gerry Gaffney – Design for mobile is a dead end
We often act as if the mobile phone were the pinnacle of human endeavour, instead of the short-term work-around it really is. The devices are too small, too big, too clunky, too limited, too distracting, too demanding to present a genuinely interactive and unobtrusive experience with the datasphere. And the touted replacements – heads-up displays, smart things, Home/Alexa/Siri are lamentably poor. So where does that leave Interaction Design and UX Design? Is it time to pack up our gear and go to the beach?
Selena Griffith – What I learned about experience design, innovation and entrepreneurship from 3 weeks in India and Myanmar
Designing memorable experiences is a passion of mine. I often have to juggle multiple stakeholders with varying needs and goals. Over the past 3 months I have designed and delivered 3 offshore courses in Indonesia, India and Myanmar. In this presentation I will discuss the insights I have gained through delivering these across language, culture, age, philosophy and discipline barriers along with what I’ve learn about innovation, entrepreneurship and delivering impact. I’ll take you on a full emotional rollercoaster from laughter to tears and back again and we’ll have some fun and learn stuff along the way. Oh and I’ll also shamelessly plug my book at the end.
Gerry has been in UX design for many years, working in private and public sectors. He’s co-authored a couple of books (Forms That Work, The Usability Kit), he’s been Director of Publications at UXPA.
Selena is a design and systems thinker and educator with 30 years of user centred design and 20 years of education experience. She is passionate about creating cross disciplinary learning experiences which provide opportunities to experience new perspectives, places and people paired with a goal of creating positive social and environmental Impact through considered innovation and entrepreneurship practices.