This month's meetup will be hosted at the awesome HoneyKome Offices in Gardens, Cape Town.
HoneyKome is a creative agency and marketing consultancy that specialises in helping businesses craft winning narratives and customer experiences for the digital age, by combining timeless story telling principles with modern performance methods and technology.
Website address: https://www.honeykome.com/
This will be a fully interactive talk, we want people to not only ask question but also share thoughts an ideas.
Please note that talks will commence no later than 19:00 to ensure that the topic is adequately covered by the speakers and that enough questions are asked and answered. Seats are limited to 45 spots - please RSVP if you intend to go and can make the meetup.
18:30 - 18:55 - Meeting new people, networking and chatting with drinks & snacks
18:55 - 19:00 - Welcome by Organiser Marli
19:00 - Talk for the eveing: More heart ❤ and more humans with Inclusive Design
About the talk
What can give us warm fuzzy feelings, more customers, more money, and easier development? Inclusive Design, that’s what! It helps us think about all the kinds of people that could access our websites, not just people that are like us. It helps us accept the web as it is (messy, slow, and broken), not the web as we want it to be (crispy, fast, and perfect). Most importantly, it helps us understand that disability is a spectrum, not a binary.
In this accessibility-themed talk, we’ll learn how we can make our sites work for more humans, on more devices and browsers, under more conditions. We’ll look at practical exercises we can do, and how small changes can make a big difference. We’ll look at ways of testing our sites, of having better conversations about them. This talk will involve movement! :)
About the speakers
Nicola du Toit is a UX designer and usability specialist by day and a musician by night. She has a Masters degree specialising in human-computer interaction but is also left-handed, which means that usability (or a lack thereof) has always been a significant part of her life. She firmly believes that human-centred design can make the world a better place.
Nicola rants about bad UX (and other things) on twitter as @sophdex and can be found on the interwebs at http://nicoladutoit.com.
Steve Barnett works as Front-end developer and User Experience consultant. He loves applying User-Centered Design principles to Front-end development. He likes helping people learn new things and being involved with the local dev community.
He loves sharing what he learns, so he writes about it (https://medium.com/@maxbarners), speaks at conferences, and facilitates workshops. If he’s not busy with one of those, he’s probably crouched in an awkward position in front of something funny-looking, taking pictures of it (https://www.instagram.com/maxbarners/).
Sometimes he writes things about himself in the third person and it feels a bit odd ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
Together, they form: the Empathy Labradors! We heart humans and think Inclusive Design can help us all make the world a better place. Yes, we are dog people. But also like cats a lot.
This talk is for designers, developers, or UX people. Having a little knowledge of HTML and CSS will be useful, but isn’t required.
Seats are limited to 45 spots - please RSVP if you intend to go and can make the meetup
Google Maps Location for Over: https://www.google.co.za/maps/place/Longkloof+Studios/@-33.9297784,18.4111813,17.25z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x49f677365cf2191c!8m2!3d-33.9285499!4d18.4110641
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A HUGE THANK YOU to our friends at HonetyKome for hosting and sponsoring this meetup!
P.S. Hashtag to use: #UXMasterclassCPT