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Workshop: UX Inspection Methods Primer

  • Jul 19, 2014 · 10:00 AM

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You might be surprised to know that there are many different types of UX inspection methods. In this workshop, you will get a primer on the many different ways you can perform a UX inspection of a site or app. 

We will look at different methods with real-world sites. This day will include…. · An overview of heuristic guidelines for web, mobile, social, and gaming 

• A review of various sources to get more information to support your findings 

• An exploration of new approaches to increase the value of what you learn 

• Ways to report your findings more effectively to others

• Time to practice what you have learned on sites, apps, and games 

• Networking time with fellow attendees (meet a friend/client/new employer) 

• Loads of time to answer your burning questions about UX inspections 

Who should attend….
Anyone involved in designing a website or app, which includes designers, developers, marketers, writers, editors, project managers, start-ups, and VPs can all benefit from this workshop. Whether you have already done (or intend to do) UX inspections or usability testing, this workshop will be very valuable. 

Experienced professionals will get a great UX tune-up in this workshop. You will learn about different ways to conduct inspections based upon the latest trends and research. For newbies, this workshop provides a great foundation for performing UX inspections.

Some of the topics covered...

· Why you want to do UX inspections (or justifying it to your boss and your...self)
· The Traditional Method for performing a heuristic inspection
· Design Guidelines for the web, mobile, social, and gaming
· Four new methods for conducting inspections (I call this Beyond Heuristics)
· Why an inspection is a complimentary method to user observation and testing
· Ways to perform an inspection with just yourself, your project team, or customers
· And much, much more Location….

Once again, we will be at Sabre headquarters. We will take a long break at lunch to network and check out Torchy's Tacos. 

Tentative Schedule:
· 930AM: Doors open
· 1000AM: Intro, History of Heuristics, Different Inspection Methods
· 1115AM: Break
· 1130AM: Web, Mobile, Social, and Gaming Design Guidelines
· 100PM: Lunch
· 230PM: Hands-on: UX Inspection of a Website
· 330PM: Hands-on: UX Inspection of Mobile App
· 400PM: Tips and Tricks for Reporting Your Results
· 430PM: Go home 

· $100 per person
· $75 per person (for groups of six or more -- bring some friends!)
· $60 per student 

NOTE: Money from the workshop is going to Texas Ballers Youth Basketball, a non-profit organization that support 30 youth basketball players. 

Your Instructor 

Brian Sullivan is the President of DFW-UPA, Usability Principal at the Sabre Human Factors Center, Co-Founder of the Big Design Conference, and Founder of Big Design Workshops. Brian has spoke at SxSW Interactive 2012, Big Design Conference[masked], and UPA Boston 2011. Brian has published over 200 articles on the Big Design Magazine site. He wrote the cover article for UX Magazine called "Design Like DaVinci" in 2011. He is currently writing a book on the Design Studio Method for Focal Press.

Brian has been involved in the IT industry for over 20 years. Brian has held numerous positions including Content Management, Training Development, QA, Customer Support, and Usability. Brian has worked in the retail, banking, medical, financial, and travel industries. Brian holds an MA in English Literature, MBA in Management Information Systems, and CUA from Human Factors International. He lives in Texas with his wife (Susan), son (Sean), and their cat (Junior, who agrees to let them live in her house).

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  • Billy S.

    Informative, interactive, and laid back. A couple of things that stuck with me were the VIMM load factors and your method for presenting the findings to the stakeholders.

    1 · July 20, 2014

  • Steven H.

    Brian Sullivan offers an in-depth, yet understandable presentation of user behavior, how to recognize it and cater to the nature of users in a variety of settings.

    2 · July 19, 2014

  • Tom B.

    So wish I were available for this. Sounds like an excellent use of time, even if you think you already know much of this. Somebody talk my wife into not being out of town that weekend!

    1 · July 14, 2014

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    Cannot afford on fixed income.

    July 5, 2014

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