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Communicating design

Design is becoming fairly mainstream, a part of many projects, and frequently discussed in the business press. But still many people think it is all about making an interface look better. Why is this still happening? Donna believes that there

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UX, UI, CX, SD, PD: Does it matter?

Designers often complain that other people don’t know what they do. Let’s explore why this happens through the lenses of social identity theory, category theory and linguistics to help understand why it happens and what we can do about it.

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Industry keynote: The current state of design and design education

In 2006 I gave the industry keynote at OzCHI. I lamented the current state of user-centred design, expressed concern that there weren’t enough skilled practitioners and suggested we should be focusing more on design and less on user-centred.Twelve years have

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How not to be evil with categories

Presented at the UX Design Group of Melbourne Meetup

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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

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Introduction to user experience design

Full day workshop. Tuesday 26 August 2014 Description New to UX? Or doing UX but need a better understanding of some techniques? Manage or work with user experience designers and not sure what they do? This workshop is for you.

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Introduction to user experience design

Full day workshop. Tuesday 27 August 2013 Description New to UX? Or doing UX but need a better understanding of some techniques? Manage or work with user experience designers and not sure what they do? This workshop is for you.

Posted in Past, User experience, Workshops

5 popular UX techniques I rarely use

Originally published by UXmas. Please note this was a deliberately controversial post (I think some of the commenters didn’t quite get that). 5 Popular UX Techniques I Rarely Use 5. Sketching I rarely sketch. I don’t own a pencil case with different

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User experience design

This full day workshop will provide you with a thorough overview and understanding of user experience design. It will cover a range of fundamental UX skills that can be applied to all types of project – websites, web applications, traditional

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Designing for people

This full-day workshop teaches a set of fundamental principles about humans, useful for all types of design work – information architecture, interaction design, visual design and even industrial design. In the workshop we’ll look at: How our visual system works

Posted in information architecture, interaction design, Past, User experience, Workshops