UX presentation: UI is communication (Everett McKay)

May 13, 2015 · Johannesburg, South Africa

-- UPDATE (4th May 2015) --

Along with our main speaker, Everette, we're excited to have Nancy Douyon, Google User Experience Research Program Manager, join us. Nancy will start proceedings with her lightening talk 'Designing for Delight'.

Don't miss it.

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UX Joburg is pleased to announce its next meet up on 13th May 2015 (Wednesday) at 6.30pm at the ThoughtWorks office, Braamfontein. We have managed to secure Everett McKay as our guest speaker who will present his talk: UI to communicate, and give away signed copies of his book.

About Everett's talk...
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 will give away two signed copies of his book during the talk.

Everett's bio...
Everett McKay (@UXDesignEdge) is Principal of UX Design Edge, a user experience design training and consulting company for mobile, web, and desktop applications based in Vermont, USA. He has delivered UX design workshops to an international audience that includes Europe (UK, Poland, Greece, Turkey), Asia (India, China), and South America (Argentina). 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, responsible for writing and evangelizing the Windows User Experience Guidelines.

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