OD @ ACS – User Experience: Why should you care?

Objective Digital is presenting at the Australian Computer Society (ACS)!

For more information and to register, go to the ACS website: http://bit.ly/ynwZJT

 

User Experience: Why should you care? 

“User Experience” (also known as UX) is a term you may have come across before, but what does it mean and why should you care? We want to tell you. 

Beyond Usability

We will cover the many facets of user experience and examples of what makes a bad user experience as well as what makes users delighted! The field branches out beyond just usability testing, just like buying a product is more than a “Buy Now” button. 

What’s the value? 

Why would learning skills in UX matter to you? Simple answer: we all build products or services for someone to use. It is important to understand the needs of the business, but too often the needs of the users are sacrificed. Ironically, you cannot have a happy business without happy users. We want to give you the skills to understand the needs of both and bridge the long-standing gap that exists between the two. We will show you creative solutions that will make you more valuable to your users, customers and employer and lift your company’s bottom line in the process. 

The UX Toolkit

We will wrap up our discussion with 5 tips on how to grow your skills and start using simple and cost effective methods from our “User Experience Toolkit” to make your users happier without a massive UX budget. We will provide a list of the best tools we use everyday and links to resources available online. We will also give you details on how to get involved with the UX community right here in Sydney. 

Who should attend

This presentation would be beneficial to anyone in the IT industry, especially developers, designers, business analysts, system architects and business stakeholders.

By attending this Seminar you can expect

  • to hear some creative solutions that will make you more valuable to your users, customers and employer
  • to learn 5 tips on how to grow your skills and start using simple and cost effective methods from the “User Experience Toolkit”
  • you will be given details on how to get involved with the UX community right here in Sydney.

 

Venue: Settlers Hall, Waterfront Restaurant, 27 Circular Quay West, The Rocks , Sydney NSW 2000

Date: Monday 26th March 2012

Time: 5:30pm for 6:15pm start – 8:30pm

For more information and to register, go to the ACS website: http://bit.ly/ynwZJT

 

Presenters

Nirish Shakya

Nirish is a User Experience Consultant at Objective Digital (www.objectivedigital.com), a Sydney-based UX firm. He researches, designs and tests experiences that delight (and annoy). After a 5 year stint as a developer / UI designer, he decided to dive head first into the world of UX. He is passionate about advocating the importance of UX in any industry. He loves being in the middle of technology, business and people.

Dan Sorvik

Dan joined the user experience field seven years ago while studying at the University of Minnesota (USA). He spent the last 5 years working at a consultancy in London, UK and recently moved to Sydney. He has experience in many areas of user testing and user centred design and has enthusiasm for customer advocacy. He enjoys getting into the heads of others to see and experience things first hand.

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About Nirish Shakya

Nirish is a User Experience Consultant at Objective Digital. When he’s not designing experiences for his users, you’ll find him completing missions on the latest stealth games on his PS3, testing his wife’s patience.

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