Designed with Kids in Mind
Understand the basics of child development: what the stages are called and why, what children experience at each stage, and how their experience of technology intersects with their healthy development. Understand what an age-appropriate design code is, what changes child advocates recommend to current child-focused devices and apps, and what legislation is in place or proposed to make the digital world less scary for parents and less harmful to children.
Running Games User Research Studies Webinar
In this talk Lennart Nacke will teach you how to plan, run, analyse, and debrief high quality UX studies for games. We will understand the differences from regular user research and learn how to evaluate and inspire game design decisions. The talk will show how finding the right research objectives naturally leads to a selection of methods for your studies. We will run through analysis approaches and how to prioritize user research issues with a perspective on game design.
Recognize exclusion, design for inclusion
Presented by Bryce Johnson What unnecessary barriers do you (inadvertently) create, and who do they exclude? Bryce will take you through the Microsoft Inclusive Design principles and how they were used to create the Xbox Adaptive controller and then give you some tips on how you can remove unnecessary friction from your experiences. Before designing the Xbox Adaptive Controller the team needed to recognize the barriers that traditional controllers create for people with limited mobility.
Transformation by Design
Many of us are familiar with the “big ideas” of design and innovation in organizations: collaboration, co-creation, empathy, iteration. But bringing these ideas into our organizations and infusing them in ways that are sustainable, repeatable and scalable can be a challenge. The successes and struggles we encounter in these efforts are often attributed to the same thing: culture. So how might we better understand organizational culture in order to find the approaches that work best for us? In this talk we’ll examine how we can leverage the lenses of organizational design and behavior change to develop strategies that enable meaningful change in our organizations and the growth and adoption of human-centered practices.
Make Meaningful Work to Lead Healthy Cultures
The complex world we live in has significant noise, so building a strong inner compass helps us to have contextual adaptability that solves 21st century problems. Everyone at some time can get lost in the noise, speed, and delivery of day-to-day work. We might even forget why we are working on a project in the first place. This can result in feeling frustrated, purposeless, stressed and unhealthy. We can all feel stuck at times. We call this Sleepwalking. We discovered that most of us want to spend more time on meaningful work and work with teams that are engaged in making that happen. Projects where our skills and practice strengths are working well together that encourage us to learn, improve and …