UX 101 - UX for Beginners

Now that we have 130+ members, let's start off 2014 with a special edition of Design Therapy. Come and learn UX basics. 

The leadership team will each give a short presentation on UX-related topics. These presentations will be suitable for newcomers and anyone wishing to learn about the topics below.

FORMAT

• 6:00 - 6:15 Welcome 

• 6:15: What is UX? Defining & measuring "good" UX 

• 6:45: The narrative of UX: storytelling 101 

• 7:15: Wireframing tricks & tools

• 7:45 tbd

• 8:15 - 8:30 - Wrap up & general discussion

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  • Juliana L.

    All info, resources and slide decks are available now:
    www.uxdesigntherapy/wordpress.com - thank you

    1 · February 8, 2014

  • Tim R.

    There was a ton of great information shared. I definitely have a lot to learn about UX. The only downside I noticed was a pretty large bias towards large scale UX efforts. As a freelancer who's often the Design team, Marketing Team, UX consultant and Project Manager at the same time, I can't imagine convincing my small to medium sized clients to pay for that extent of UX r&d. I understand the importance of UX and user-centered design principles, and it's always something I strive to include as I can, but I would definitely be interested talking about smaller scale approaches... UX-light, if you will.

    4 · January 29, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      This is a great idea, I think it would be very useful for those of us dealing with smaller budgets. Thanks for the book suggestions as well!

      January 30, 2014

    • Juliana L.

      Thank you indeed for the good feedback. As we've been evangelizing the idea that 'the user is the boss', it looks as though we will be organizing a UX 101-Part 2 - UX Processes for Smaller Budgets meet up. Hey Tim and everyone here, we hope you would like to be a part of the process.

      2 · January 30, 2014

  • Jocelyn

    Hi all, there were some people interested in joining the Global Service Design Jam -Vancouver. The Vancouver Service Design Jam takes place March 7th weekend. Participants in the event will have less than 48 hours to develop and prototype completely new services inspired by a shared theme.
    http://planet.globalservicejam.org/content/whats-jam

    For those who would like to get involved here is the official link for the Vancouver Jam:
    http://planet.globalservicejam.org/gsj14/jamsite/10592

    Please email Adam Lawrence at [masked] to get connected with Christine Blair (the main organizer for the Vancouver Jam) and also to get added to the project Basecamp.

    I'm helping out with the organizing but so far we're only a committee of two. This year's jam will probably be a small event to help pull in people who might be excited about organizing larger future jams.

    Thanks!
    Jocelyn

    2 · January 29, 2014

    • Jocelyn

      Christine ok'ed me to leave her email here. Interested jammers can contact her at: [masked]

      January 30, 2014

  • Matt L.

    Comments in comments

    January 30, 2014

  • Daish M.

    Awesome meetup tonight. Lots of good and information and diverse presentations. Cool crowd too.

    1 · January 29, 2014

  • Alexa

    that was fun and informative!
    Thanks :) Look forward to next one...

    1 · January 29, 2014

  • Fraser M.

    Hello everyone, if you arrive at the HSBC building and the elevator is locked, please call me at[masked] and i will come let you up. Hope to see you tonight!

    January 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Woohoo! Made it off the wait list :)

    1 · January 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow. This seems really cool

    3 · January 24, 2014

  • Lynne P.

    Will anyone be speaking on research? Seems that's probably the most important aspect of what UXers do. Is that what's meant by 'defining UX'?

    January 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Good point, Lynne. Research is the foundation of all things UX, but I'm just touching briefly on it as I only have 15-20 minutes to define UX. We'll be using the ensuing discussions to shape future meetups based on member's interests. Feel free to attend and add your input, or better yet... It would be an honour to have you come present at a future session!

      January 21, 2014

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