Jersey Shore Tech Meetup #22 - UI/UX With Chris Palle

UX – More than Just Another Pretty Interface

"This is so #$%@ un-user friendly!"

- Anyone who's used a poorly designed product

When people talk about the "user experience" of a particular product or service, they're typically talking about the way it looks or how they feel when they interact with it – and most times it's about how unpleasant that experience is. In practice, User Experience (UX) is more than the visible presentation of a thing, though. UX is a strategic approach to finding and framing solutions to the right problems.

In this chat, we'll talk about:

  • UX vs. UI Design
  • Activities UX professionals use to get to great ideas
  • Considerations for working with UX professional
  • What to look for when hiring a professional

And we'll look at a couple practical applications:

  • Rapid Usability Assessment (RUA)
  • Prototyping for feedback

Chris Pallé has over fifteen years of strategic, creative, and analytical User Experience-related practice, having worked at the ad agencies TribalDDB, Ogilvy, G2, and EMC Digital. His accounts included Earthlink, J.M. Smuckers, Hershey's Chocolate, AllyBank, and Merrill Lynch. He's also driven the UX process on social commerce and content management projects for BMG Columbia House, McGraw-Hill, and Delivery.com.

In addition to his UX work, Chris has lectured on design and social media at NYU, taught UX at Mediabistro, and serves as a Local Leader for the Interaction Design Association's New York City chapter.

Learn more or follow:

http://www.linkedin.com/in/chrispalle

 

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  • Chris P.

    Thanks for the feedback everyone. Talks are in the works!

    June 27, 2012

  • Loreto E. T.

    The whole UI/UX topic resonates with me. The suggestion to do a workshop and work on case studies sounds like a good plan.

    June 22, 2012

  • Jon K.

    A workshop sounds great! Agreed with @Sean.... I'd love to see a workshop w/ material with a practical focus. Maybe something along the lines of company X leveraged these practices and made product Y which is successful because of Z.

    June 22, 2012

  • Maureen S.

    I wanted an overview of UI/UX, and this was a great one. My background is marketing and business in medical devices, so quite different than most attendees. I came to learn more/expand a current web business idea, but walked away with ideas for a current consulting client as well as for my current business processes. Absolutely worth the time and babysitter :)

    June 22, 2012

  • Maureen S.

    I agree with Kevin and would love to see a full day workshop on best practices and processes for UX: teach 1 principle such as empathy or journey mapping, give one example, time to do it for our own project, some group input, then repeat. Maybe 7 key practices/processes?

    June 22, 2012

  • Sean T. W.

    @Chris sounds great, would love to see/hear that!

    June 22, 2012

  • Chris P.

    @Kevin. Thanks. Sounds like a plan. Perhaps we should ask the community what materials/topics would be good for them? wink, wink ;-)

    June 21, 2012

  • Chris P.

    @Sean, good point. Perhaps that story about the mobile project in which we had all members of the team (client, biz, dev, proj. mgmt, visual design , and copy) collaborating with UX as oversight.

    June 21, 2012

  • Alberto L.

    Very informative and useful to understand the total experience of a website visit

    June 21, 2012

  • Kevin

    Enjoyed the talk Chris. Thanks so much for presenting. There's so much to discuss related to UX. It could be a full-day workshop - wink, wink ;)

    June 21, 2012

  • Kevin

    Emmanuel - we go to Bond Street afterwards.

    June 21, 2012

  • Sean T. W.

    Awesome Chris. I just think the real-world example of putting these practices into action would help people visualize the process. Thanks!

    June 21, 2012

  • Chris P.

    Hey Sean! Thanks for the feedback. We're compiling case studies now, actually. Anything in particular you'd like to see/ find informative?

    June 21, 2012

  • Sean T. W.

    Chris had a lot to cover in such a short amount of time, but he definitely packed info in. I think a case study may have been more illustrative.

    June 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can anyone tell me where the after meetup drinks are? I went to the wrong bar (baca).

    June 20, 2012

  • Russ S.

    I am very sorry. Thought I was going to make it but got stuck at work.

    June 20, 2012

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