Having an intuitive UI is a top goal for every design project, yet surprisingly few people have a strong understanding of what this important concept really means. (A quick test: ask some people on your team to define it. Most likely you won’t be impressed by their answers.)
In this talk, Everett will explain in objective terms what it means for a UI to be intuitive. You will learn a practical definition, the attributes required to be intuitive, the levels of intuitiveness, and when it makes sense for a UI to not be intuitive. Ultimately, you will learn how to help your team design UIs that are more self-explanatory and require less training and documentation. You will see these concepts applied to a variety of real design problems.
By sheer coincidence, Everett has recently written a book called "Intuitive Design: Eight Steps to an Intuitive UI"—now available on Amazon (http://intuitiveuibook.com). All attendees will receive an Eight Steps to an Intuitive UI poster, plus a chance to win one of two free books.
Everett McKay is Principal of UX Design Edge and a UX design trainer and consultant with global clientele. Everett's specialty is finding practical, intuitive, simple, highly usable solutions quickly for web, mobile, and desktop applications. Everett has over 30 years' experience in user interface design and has delivered UX design workshops to an international audience that includes Europe, Asia, South America, Australia, and Africa.
Everett is author of "Intuitive Design: Eight Steps to an Intuitive UI", the definitive guide to designing intuitive interactions, and "UI Is Communication: How to Design Intuitive, User Centered Interfaces by Focusing on Effective Communication", a groundbreaking approach to UI design using human communication-based principles and techniques. While at Microsoft, Everett wrote the Windows UX Guidelines for Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Everett holds a master's degree in computer science from MIT.
We are asking for a small nominal fee ($5; $10 at the door) to help us plan for a better experience at the event. This includes being able to take into account more accurate attendance and to support your OCUX group hosting expenses!
Join me in a huge thank you to BLANKSPACES (https://www.blankspaces.com/) for supporting our group and being the venue sponsor for this event!