User Experience Videos: What Makes Up UX? When To Wire?

By Whitney Blessington | July 29th, 2013

User Experience

Heading into August, we’re still motivated by the phenomenal Atiba University presentation by our good friend Justin Davis in early July. Davis killed it on the Evolution of Web Usability, and we have the videos to prove it. Our extended farmer family member hit on several relevant topics, including the UX history timeline – from the beginning stages of making websites more usable, to the “features arms race,” to the era of experience – which he says we’re in currently.
Davis also hits on what makes up UX:

  • Usability
  • Interaction Design
  • Information Architecture
  • Visual Design
  • Content Strategy
  • Product Strategy
  • Optimization
  • But really, what UX designers are more than anything are “facilitators” (this one made me laugh thinking of “Drama” on Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory.
  • Contending with Hardware – i.e. we know where the user is; oh crap, what do we do if it’s cold or warm outside? Day or night? Do we provide a different user experience for each scenario? What considerations do we need to factor in?
  • Wireframing: To Wire, or not To Wire. Oh, and when?
  • Improving the UX Process (how the agency “big reveal” contributes to a horrible process).

Anyway – here are the much awaited videos of our boy @jwd2a

The Past: Making Things More Usable

The Era of Experience

Contending with Hardware – Wireframing: When to Wire; When not to Wire

UX Designers are Really Facilitators

How to do cost effective User Testing

Here’s some more information on upcoming Atiba University events.

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