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How to talk to Google Home

Lightning talk presented at Web Directions ‘What do you know’, Melbourne 15 March 2018

Posted in interaction design, Past, presentations

Introduction to information architecture

From categorisation to content modelling, this four hour workshop will cover the fundamentals of information architecture. Using lots of real world examples, you will leave with an understanding of both the theory, along with the practical methodologies needed to get

Posted in information architecture, Past, Workshops

Lumping, splitting; us and them: How not to be evil with categories

As embodied humans we spend an incredible amount of brain power categorising everything we come into contact with – it’s our way of dealing with huge amounts of detail. As designers, we take this into our work – using categories

Posted in information architecture, Past, presentations

Introduction to user experience design

More than ever, executives and managers are realising that the user experience (UX) of their products and services is crucial to the bottom line, and that that experience can be designed. As a result, it’s not only UX designers that

Posted in Past, User experience, Workshops

Classification, cognition and the future of UX work

Come and learn about how categories, concepts and language work in our brains. An understanding of this is fundamentally important in any UX work that involves categorising, grouping and describing ideas with language. It’s only going to get more important

Posted in information architecture, Past, presentations

Influences, the nature of liking and relationships

I’m meant to be smashing out some wireframes for a client, but instead I’m sitting here with my headphones on, listening to Jean-Michel Jarre and thinking about relationships, influences, and what it means to like something (in the traditional sense

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From research to design

In this full or half-day, hands-on workshop you’ll learn how to move from a pile of incredibly detailed findings from research (of all kinds – user research, content analysis, business research) to an initial design. We’ll work right through a

Posted in Design, interaction design, Past, User research, Workshops

Introduction to information architecture: The workshop

From categorisation to content modelling, this four hour workshop will cover the fundamentals of information architecture. Using lots of real world examples, you will leave with an understanding of both the theory, along with the practical methodologies needed to get

Posted in information architecture, Past, Workshops

Introduction to information architecture

This full day workshop is the ideal introduction to information architecture. Suitable for brand newbies, to those with some IA or UX experience, it covers core concepts and practices that are fundamental to any kind of information architecture work. The

Posted in information architecture, Past, Workshops

Advanced card sorting: What do you need to know?

I recently completed a video for Optimal Workshop, outlining the basics of card sorting. I covered: what a card sort is and why you’d run it how to choose the right method choosing cards setting up the activity getting ready

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