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This meetup is a great opportunity to network, exchange knowledge and learn how to create products and services with an amazing user experience, using UX design principles.

On the UX Playground, you can discover new and exciting things, try and test ways you haven't tried before, with the aim to gain a better understanding of how to improve the user experience.

Who is this meetup for? This meetup offers an opportunity for those new to UX design, as well as those already working in this field. If you are considering to become a UX designer but are not sure what skills and knowledge you need, then this meetup is ideal for you. If you are already a UX expert, then this meetup will offer you a platform to grow further and expand your skill set.

What can I expect from the meetup? In each meetup session, you will be introduced to a new UX design topic, delivered by myself and other experts. There will also be plenty of opportunities to engage in exercises and projects, allowing you to apply what you have learned. You can expect to learn about the various UX design methods and tools including research, ideation, prototyping, usability testing and much more.

Learn professional techniques and principles that are needed to create a great user experience for the web, mobile or any other product. Take advantage of the tips and tricks demonstrated and learn new skills that you can use to improve the quality of your work, to create a portfolio or simply to gain confidence.

Let's meet, learn, design and make new friends.

Chakib

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The Connection between Design&Content — Delivering on User Experience at Scale

Note, in addition please also register on our sponsor’s site to ensure entry to the venue. https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/11847-ux-playground-january By guest speaker and author Rahel Bailie You can design the best user experience in the world. It can be beautiful, intuitive, engaging - but if you don't have content - the right content, enough content, semantic content - to go along with that UX, the whole experience can fall flat on its face. The metaphors we use are often wildly inaccurate, and grossly misleading. It's nothing like "chocolate and peanut butter". It's more like oven and baking. UX designs and delivers the oven, and then the bakers bake cakes day in and day out. Cakes are consumable and perishable, and users have an unending appetite for it, in all its varieties. At the end of the day, the job of the design, the interface, the code - it's all there to deliver content to users. Content is how users understand our instructions, our products, our stories, and our brands. And if content can't be poured into our interfaces like cake batter into an assembly line, at some point the system will fail. Enter ContentOps. It's the companion operations model to DevOps, DesignOps, ResearchOps, and UXOps. The idea behind having an operational model, no matter what the profession, hinges on a few common principles: reducing friction through automation, repeatable processes, system reliability, and monitoring results to gather insights. It's one thing to hand-craft content and bake it into interfaces or shunt it into silos. But that only works for small-scale operations - the mom-and-pop shop, to stretch our bakery metaphor. What happens when you have to produce more and different content, to deliver in concert with product deliveries, changes in the marketplace, and to keep up with the competition? For content, in particular, it means being able to scale. The needs of content are unique in that it gets versioned and revised on a regular basis, and the risk that some content gets forgotten can be more than an embarrassment but pose a very real risk. Managing content throughout its entire lifecycle, across a wide range of content types, and including its many iterations, takes a strong operational model. That makes a good argument for ContentOps, allowing content to be created, delivered, managed, and iterated efficiently and effectively. ContentOps has been operating under the radar for a long time, but for a range of reasons, it's been marginalised in both the UX and content communities. This presentation introduces ContentOps as an emerging area of practice, particularly in the increasingly complex environments where the entire design team is expected to support delivery of personalised and omnichannel content and content for bots and IoT. By the end of the presentation, you will: - Understand the framework and underlying principles of content operations - Recognise the benefits of content operations for both UX and content professionals - Identify ways of incorporating content operations into a project Another hands-on presentation with, discussions, exercises and introduction to an exciting new UX design topic. Let’s get together to collaborate, share and create. I look forward to another UX Playground event and hope you will be joining us. Chakib

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