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UX For Web Developers with Rob Thomas

What is UX and why does a web developer need to know it? Isn't that what we hire graphic designers for? If you've ever been interested in principles of good design, or in just building interfaces that make sense, this is the presentation for you. Industry expert Rob Thomas will be giving us the run down on User Experience Design. Whether you're a seasoned web developer or just a beginner, you will come away a changed person and your interfaces will never be the same.

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  • Gerry M.

    I also thought this was a great presentation. I think William summed it up very well.
    It was put together very well and represents the complete process in a very organized flow.

    March 13, 2014

  • William B.

    This was a great presentation that explained UX & why the term UX buzzword is not obvious.
    Rob presented a principle based "DDDD[i]" model showing how the User Experience is a holistic driving factor at all levels of design and customer contact: Discovery-Design-Development-Deployment-[iterate]. The iterative process is part of all stages of the life cycle. Similar to the ADDIE model with emphasis of Evaluative stage being baked in. The UX process is iterative within & of itself, lending itself to iterative output. He emphasizes 'Lean'. Get the critical path down then expand. Don't waterfall - the world changes too quickly. Function drives form: Don't make something pretty to later find you don't know what it's for. Rob covered more:(documentation,stories,stakeholders,feedback,QA,testing,requirements, etc). Similar to 'If you think education is expensive, try ignorance', Rob quoted the Jaguar CEO 'If you think good design is expensive, try bad design'. Nailed it.

    1 · March 13, 2014

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