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Sept 8th Workshop: UX Inspections Primer

One of the most popular tools in your UX Toolkit is a Heuristic Inspection. Originally developed in 1990, this method has undergone some significant changes in how you perform them. Plus, we now have design guidelines for web, mobile, social, and gaming. So, let’s have a primer on new approaches and techniques for UX inspections.

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This day will include….

  • An overview of heuristic guidelines for web, mobile, social, and gaming
  • A review of various sources to get more info to support your findings
  • Learn 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 other attendees (meet a friend or future employer)
  • Loads of time to answer your burning questions about UX inspections

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You are Special.....

Because you belong to the meetup group, you get a $25 discount on this workshop. You just need to buy your ticket here via PayPal.

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


Once again, we will be at the very cool, hip, and happening incubator at the ATT Foundry & Gravity Center in Plano Texas. It is located near the highway with plenty of eateries to choose at lunch time.

The Gravity Center

2900 West Plano Parkway

Plano, Texas 75075


Tentative Schedule:

· 830AM: Doors open

  • 900AM: Intro, History of Heuristics, Different Inspection Methods
  • 1015AM: Break
  • 1030AM: Web, Mobile, Social, and Gaming Design Guidelines
  • 1200PM: Lunch
  • 100PM: Hands-on: UX Inspection of a Website
  • 300PM: Break
  • 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: Meetup members get a $25 discount by purchasing on Meetup via PayPal here. Or, you can go to Eventbrite site ( and use 'uxdallas' as the discount code to get the $75 rate. You are special!

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.

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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  • Lara B.

    Brian is a great teacher! There's no better way to learn UX than grouping up with others and working on real world use cases!

    September 9, 2012

  • Brian S.

    Great group of inspectors. Spencer was especially a good sport.

    September 8, 2012

  • Darren E.

    Excellent content, examples and focus. Very glad I attended and will directly be able to apply what I learned to my on-going development projects...

    September 8, 2012

  • Darren E.


    August 23, 2012

  • Darren E.

    Downside of buying ticket at Eventbrite site is that you cannot RSVP on

    August 23, 2012

    • Brian S.

      Yes, I agree with you. There does need to be better intergretion between the two sites. Let me see if I cann add you on Meetup.

      August 23, 2012

    • Brian S.

      It took a bit, but I figured it out.

      August 23, 2012

  • Brian S.

    I am building out this workshop based upon an internal class that I have given at Sabre. I plan to include some elements of Lean UX inspections, mobile, gaming, social, and web. We will go over traditional inspections, perspective-based inspections, persona-based inspections, and tak-based inspections.

    August 21, 2012

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