April’s event will be the first run of IxDASydney’s invitational, where our call-out to the community to submit short presentation ideas bore immediate fruit. The first one joins Oli Weidlich to share their insights into creating an effective highlight reel to better communicate your findings. Then Oli will share his extensive experiences about effective intelligent agents. If you’re interested in bringing your 15 minute talk to the IxDA Sydney posse, just fill out our invitation to speak at IxDASydney.org/speaking to be considered.
Intelligent Agents and You – Oliver Weidlich
Intelligent Agents like Google Assistant, Siri and Alexa are becoming more and more prevalent in a range of products we use; from our mobile, to our car, to our home. What’s the difference between them and more importantly what’s the difference in the relationships that you can have with them. How do you design for the personality of the Agent and the services that you’rer interacting with?
The value and ease of highlight reels – Janek Gonsalkorale
Sometimes a presentation or a slide deck just doesn’t get insights into your stakeholders heads. Highlight reels can be a great bridge for creating empathy with your customers. But who has the time for that? I hear you say, especially with all the research and synthesis you have to do. And how do I get started? Although no Werner Herzog, Janek will show you a few tips and tricks of the trade.
Joe will present a quick review of some of the highlights from IxDA’s international conference in Seattle this February.
Agenda (please arrive before 6:15PM)
- 5:30-6:25 PM Check in, drinks, food, networking
- 6:30-6:45 PM Intro and welcome and general IxDA Sydney information
- 6:45-7:05 PM interaction19 Redux – Joe
- 7:05-7:20 PM Digestible insights – Janek Gonsalkorale
- 7:20-7:25 PM Shoutouts (roles available, projects seeking volunteers, other events of interest)
- 7:25-8:00 PM Intelligent Agents and you – Oliver Weidlich
- 8:00 PM- Exeunt and downstairs for drinks and further discussions/networking, etc.
About the presenters
With 19 years of user experience consulting to Australia’s top companies, it’s likely you use a service that Oliver played a part in designing across mobile, desktop, wearables, smart devices, and voice. He is the Director of Design & Innovation at Mobile Experience and his clients have included Qantas, Telstra, Optus, Atlassian, NRMA, ABC, Museum of Contemporary Art, Commonwealth Bank and Westpac. He also loves working with start-ups to help them achieve their dreams, especially in the IoT & wearables space, across health, agriculture and automotive. He is an international conference speaker, advisory board member, mentor, and teaches Interaction Design at Sydney University.
Experience designer, semi-pro thinker, and under appreciated pun maker. Always up for a conversation about how much better Zack Snyder movies would be if he just listened to a screenwriter.