UI is communication by Everett McKay

Jul 4, 2016 · Amsterdam, Netherlands

A user interface is ultimately a conversation between users and technology, so well-designed interfaces use the language of UI to communicate to users efficiently, naturally, and intuitively. Focusing on effective human communication removes much of the mystique, subjectiveness, and complexity from user interface design, and helps you make better design decisions with confidence.
In this talk, Everett McKay presents the core principles of communication-focused design, shows how they apply to intuitive interactions and task flows, provides some communication-based design tools and techniques, and applies these principles and tools to several design makeovers. In the end, you will have a new perspective that will help you make better design decisions more quickly and confidently.

Everett McKay is Principal of UX Design Edge, a user experience design training and consulting company for mobile, web, and desktop applications based in Vermont. Everett's specialty is UX design training for software professionals who aren't experienced designers through onsite and public courses and workshops. His new book is UI is Communication: How to Design Intuitive, User Centered Interfaces by Focusing on Effective Communication, published by Morgan Kaufmann. Previously, Everett was a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft Corporation on the Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows Server teams. Before joining Microsoft, he was a programmer, specializing in designing and developing Windows and Macintosh user interfaces.
Meeting made possible by our host! Usabilla helps leading brands improve the performance of their websites, apps and emails with live user feedback. Companies like Philips, Booking.com and KLM use their Voice of Customer solutions to improve user experience, increase conversions and boost customer satisfaction. 
19:00 Welcome: pizza & drinks
19:30 “UI is communication”
21:00 Drinks & networking

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