Melissa Perri has a background as both a product manager and a UX-er. We learn more about the overlap between the two disciplines and discuss some of the issues surrounding their convergence. Melissa also shared some advice about applying lean methodologies to your organisation including working with hypotheses and building to learn.
Series: UXLx 2016
UX Podcast attended UXLx 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal between May 24 and 27. Both before and during the event we recorded interviews with 8 speakers, amounting to over 5 hours of mind-expanding content.
Also available as a playlist on Soundcloud.
Spawned from his keen interest in sci-fi interfaces Chris Noessel is passionate about the concept of agentive technology; computers doing things on our behalf. Computers may do things we don’t want to do or ourselves, things we don’t know how how to do or things we’ve never done before. The trick of course is for the computers to butt in at the right time.
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.
“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.