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February Meetup: Beyond Usability: The Art of User Experience - Aral Balkan

  • Feb 1, 2011 · 6:00 PM
  • The Scotsman (kjeller)

I forbindelse med iOS kurs (http://geekninjafacto...) hos Programutvikling (31.januar-2.februar), kommer Aral Balkan til Cocoaheads Oslo Februar Meetup.

Agenda (18:00-20:00):
* Beyond Usability: The Art of User Experience - Aral Balkan
* Social + food and drinks

Session summary:

Have you ever had a bad user experience? How did it make you feel? Angry? Frustrated? Absolutely livid? Good. Understanding that the experiences we create have an emotional impact on people's lives is a very important prerequisite to creating emotional experiences that engage with users to add delight and pleasure to their lives.

In this inspirational session, Aral will offer you an impassioned glimpse into his approach of authoring apps that go beyond usable. Apps that people find joyful and fun. Apps that people fall in love with.

Empathy, character, voice, beauty, and play are just some of the topics that will be covered and illustrated with examples from Aral's decade long experience in authoring web, Flash, desktop and mobile apps, including his latest critically-acclaimed iPhone app, Feathers.


Aral Balkan is an Independent Interaction Designer and Developer with over a decade of experience in creating web, Flash, desktop, and mobile applications. His latest iPhone app, Feathers Twitter app for iPhone: decorate your tweets.">, was featured by Apple as "New and Notable" and reached #1 in the What's Hot list in the US. It is often cited as an example of beautiful, emotional design. Aral aims to build beautiful, empathic apps that create joy and delight. He shares his knowledge, experiences, frustrations, and joys via his Geek Ninja Factory dojos, Aral Balkan's blog, Aral Balkan's twitter account, and the numerous talks he gives around the world every year.

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  • Hjörtur S.

    Aral's presentation was very good however it was basically the same as he gave at Frontend 2010 in september here in Oslo.

    February 2, 2011

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