On Saturday, Nov. 12, several Lokionites will be at everyone’s favorite unconference, BarCamp Memphis, armed and ready to speak on a variety of UX topics.
For those new to the concept, this is a knowledge-sharing event with an interactive format – attendees start the day by voting on which presentations they’d like to see. Each presentation is only 30 minutes, and all topics relate to the web, interactive devices, or geekery.
Here’s a sneak peek at what we’ve prepared – don’t be afraid to come early and vote on any or all of our proposed topics:
- Smart / Responsive Mobile Design
Designing for touch interactions on an ever-growing array of devices and screen sizes can be daunting. We will discuss efficient ways to focus mobile features, tips for designing for touch and approaches to implement a “responsive” design that adapts to any screen size.
- Mobile Audience Research: Sometimes You’ve Just Gotta Be There
“Know thy users for they are not you.” The best way to understand the folks we design for is to go hang out with them, but that can be scary if you’re shy or unprepared. We’ll share some stories from our recent mobile-focused field studies and offer lots of suggestions for how to plan, conduct and analyze such out-in-the-wild audience research so you get what you need out it.
- Mobile Usability Testing: Hands-on Demo Session
Come try out the “sled” we crafted to be able to record usability test sessions on any mobile device. With help from you, we’ll quickly conduct, record and play back usage of someone’s mobile site or app, then discuss how to plan usability testing and analyze the outcomes so you can get concrete data to improve usability.
- ThinkFactory: Gamestorming to Break Through Design Challenges
As a group, we will try out some fun sample workshop tactics for getting folks energized and involved in creative thinking and problem solving. Together we’ll brainstorm approaches to an on-the-spot design challenge and talk through what we’ve learned about smartly structuring participatory workshops that produce actionable outcomes.
Hope to see you there!
Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Southwest Tennessee Community College
5983 Macon Cove
Memphis, TN 38134