Design, Usability and Complex Systems with Kevin Richardson

Design Thinking Bucharest
Design Thinking Bucharest
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Monday, 30 March 2020
1:00 pm

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What we'll do

My dears, creators of the future,

I bring you very exciting news. We have upcoming a unique meetup for design thinkers and doers, product managers, dev experts, agile practitioners and more broadly for anyone working in tech and software product development and management.

Our special guest is Kevin Richardson, who will be traveling all the way from the US to mix holidays with this meetup in Romania. What a great occasion for us!

Kevin is an award-winning user experience professional with a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology and almost 30 years of consulting and in-house experience. Outside of work, Kevin tempts fate, risks long-term disability, and tests his wife’s patience by racing motorcycles. More about Kevin here:

Kevin was kind to share with us the abstract of his talk. Read on:
Design, Usability and Complex Systems

Historically, “usability” refers to post-design measurement and testing. Following existing software development methods, it is entirely possible to create an application that is neither useful nor intuitive but meets usability guidelines. A design process is needed to ensure a product that is both useful and usable. This presentation will answer the following questions:

a) how complex software needs to evolve in order to become truly innovative,
b) why this will usher in a new era in product development, and
c) how the risk associated with existing software development processes such as Waterfall and Agile can be significantly lowered by following a Design process.

The talk will be followed by a generous Q&A session.

I'm looking forward to seeing you in great numbers at the meetup.
I'm expecting a big turnout which will make it a good opportunity for partners who could offer a large room as the sponsor of the evening. If you have any ideas or contacts, please send me a private message or an email.

Ciao, Dragos

PS: needless to say that this meetup will be held exclusively in English.