Soundbites and clips recorded at events and conferences
“Unfold your brain – Skyrocket your creative ability” was the title of Denise’s workshop. We looked at how to banish our inner critic and the mental blocks that get in the way of creative thinking. We also looked at how you can improve focus and get your brain into a state where you access creative ideas best.
Val Head held the workshop “Animating the user experience”. We looked at why motion is so useful in our designs and took some time to go through Disney’s 12 principles of animation and how they are applied to our design processes.
Long term friend and serial guest on UX Podcast Craig Sullivan joined us after his talk “scaling stupidity”. We talked about bullshit, broken data, and how we really have to stop guessing, bury our egos and swallow our pride. We introduce you to “Little Craig”, the little nagging voice inside you telling you the truth you know is true.
Neurologist, cognitive neuroscientist and author Anjan Chatterjee joined us after his keynote presentation on day 2 of Interact london to talk about the neuroscience of aesthetics. Beauty matters. Our responses to beauty are automatic and the context we find things in is crucial to our perception of beauty.
Bigger hippos and happier humans. We talk to Pete Trainor about designing happiness. Our brains love problem solving. Making things too easy can result in us being less happy. A little bit of friction can be exactly what we need.
Steve Portigal joined us during the lunch break of day 1 to talk to us about mindfulness, self-insight and presence and how these inform how you interact with the world round you and impact on your work as a designer, ux-er, professional and human being .
Jim Kalbach talked about visualising value. How we need a reversal in business thnking and value alignment. Begin with customer needs and create shared value. Alignment of the individual and the organisation, with value as the overlap. Value centred design.
This interview was recording during the break, so there’s quite a lively “audience” in the background.
Future survival requires a reversal in business thinking: start with the experience and work out how to create value from there #InteractLDN
— Jim Kalbach (@JimKalbach) October 20, 2015
Lisa Welchman was the opening speaker on the conference day of UXLx 2015. She posed the question Are we Architecting the Information Age? We talk to her about our responsibility as designers and creators of digital products, services and information and our need to take a holistic view and have the confidence to stand up for what we know we should be doing digitally.