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Monday, March 27 • 8:30am - 12:00pm
Don't Design Like a Programmer

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We developers have a hard time with user experience design. We get that it’s important now, but we don’t really know how to do it (even if we can write the UI code), and there’s never enough time anyway. Worse, UX design is very subjective and personal, so you might not like what I like and vice versa. It’s so much easier to focus on delivering the features, enabling the key tasks, and depending on user feedback to get the details right. Unfortunately, that approach often fails to deliver the great user experiences our customers expect today.

This workshop starts by quickly exploring the UI design approach typically used by developers and why such designs fail with users. We then quickly review an efficient, practical 6 step design process that you can use to make good design decisions quickly.

The heart of the workshop: You will work with a small team to apply the process by designing a simple mobile app, hands on, step by step. Towards the end, you will get to measure your success by doing an informal usability study and comparing your work with an app created by expert designers.

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Everett McKay

Principal, UX Design Edge
Everett McKay is Principal of UX Design Edge, a user experience design training and consulting company for mobile, web, and desktop applications. Everett's specialty is UX design training for software professionals who aren't experienced designers through onsite and virtual courses and workshops. He has delivered UX design workshops to an international audience that includes Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa.

Monday March 27, 2017 8:30am - 12:00pm
Dapper III

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