The Limits of Human Centred Design
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

The Limits of Human Centred Design

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About the Talk

Human Centred Design focuses on people. We use empathy to understand how a problem affects people and frame what success looks like around their needs.

While we’ve been highly focussed on people, the climate has tumbled past another alarming tipping point.

So what are the limitations of our current approach to Human Centred Design?
And is the way we design failing the natural world?

Daniel Neville, Customer Experience Designer at Vision Australia and Lecturer at RMIT, will introduce UX Gatherings to the Anthropocene — a length of time encompassing the significant human impact on Earth’s geology and ecosystems.

Dan will address how Human Centred Design needs to evolve to address the emergent problems we face, both in our jobs, and our mindset.

About Dan

Dan is a Customer Experience Designer at Vision Australia and a lecturer of UX at RMIT. He's previously worked for Symplicit, Versant, and Appster with a design career spanning over a decade.

Dan holds a Masters of DIgital Design from the Univesity of Canberra and an Honours in Theory of Design from Monash.

Dan also ran Prototypes & Popcorn, a monthly event of curated movies exploring the methods, tools, and artefacts of design. He believes in designerly ways of thinking and doing, that iteration almost always beats innovation, and all scales should be considered when designing for people, not users.

Code of Conduct

UX Gatherings is dedicated to harassment-free event experiences for everyone. To attend an event you must follow our Code of Conduct.

Acknowledgement of Country

UX Gatherings acknowledges that we meet in Narrm on the lands of the Wurundjeri people and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.

Venue Details

This month UX Gatherings is hosted by Culture Amp
The venue is accessible for mobility devices

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Blended Design Roles
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Blended Design Roles

Catherine HIlls Blended Design Roles

About the Talk

Over the last decade User Experience has evolved into an integral practice within organisations.

With it’s rapid adoption we’ve witnessed UX roles become the catch-all term for multiple design disciplines and in turn a blurring of responsibilities for the modern UX practitioner.

So what will UX as an industry look like in the near future?

Catherine Hills kicks off this years UX Gatherings sharing her observations and predictions about the blending of design disciplines and what practitioners need to do to stay relevant as our industry evolves.

About Catherine

Catherine Hills is a Human-Centred Experience Designer & Researcher based in Melbourne.

Currently a UX Lead at Seek, Cath has worked at a number of well respected UX practices in ANZ, REA Group, Thoughtworks, 99designs, Envato & the University of Melbourne.

Cath is a research candidate at RMIT, was the first UX Mentor for Berlin-based start-up CareerFoundry’s UX Design course, and has facilitated several UX Design, Design Thinking and Service Design courses for General Assembly.

Code of Conduct

UX Gatherings is dedicated to harassment-free event experiences for everyone. To attend an event you must follow our Code of Conduct.

Acknowledgement of Country

UX Gatherings acknowledges that we meet in Narrm on the lands of the Wurundjeri people and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.

Venue Details

This month UX Gatherings is hosted by Culture Amp
The venue is accessible for mobility devices

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Nov
24
6:00 PM18:00

UX Mega Meetup 2017

Mega Meetup 2017

Mega Meetup Details

2017 is coming to a close and the UX community events in Melbourne thought it was time again for our UX Mega Meetup!

Whether you've been busy getting into the industry, honing your skills, or grinding away at those stakeholders we're inviting you to come share a drink and a story with your colleagues to celebrate and reflect on the year that's been and the year ahead.

Sponsors

Thank you REA Group for hosting this years Mega Meetup at your wonderful HQ as well as putting on food and drinks!

Code of Conduct

The UX Mega Meetup has a Code of Conduct that all organisers, sponsors and guest must adhere to. Please take the time to read our Code of Conduct so everyone can enjoy a harassment free event experience. 

Venue Details

All gender accessible bathrooms
Accessible by mobility devices

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When digital meets physical: UX of Signage
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

When digital meets physical: UX of Signage

About this Event

As UX practices mature we’re embracing that experiences extend beyond the screen and into the real world. 
While we often focus on digital navigation what can we learn and apply from the process of creating usable signage in the real world?

Inna Fourer will discuss how to combine three principles — purpose, form and design — with a human-centred design process to create the most affective type of physical signage. This talk is for anyone interested in using way finding to blend digital and physical design. Inna will review examples of effective and ineffective signage based on principles of way finding, information and instructional design.

About the Speaker

Inna Fourer is a UX Consultant at DiUS working on projects across a range of UX disciplines, industries, and mediums. DiUS is an end-to-end technology consultancy focused on finding the right solution for the user. Inna’s background in signage and eLearning design give her a unique perspective in blending digital and physical experiences.

Code of Conduct

UX Gatherings is dedicated to harassment-free event experiences for everyone. To attend an event you must follow our Code of Conduct.

Acknowledgement of Country

UX Gatherings acknowledges that we meet on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people, and pay our respect to elders past, present and future.

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Bringing UX Into Strategy
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

Bringing UX Into Strategy

This month, Strategy Consultant Jessica Abad Kelly is joining UX Gatherings to talk about how she advocates for users and customers through her work with Deloitte.
Jessica will show us why users are the foundation of strategy, and how she works with clients to define, develop and implement user-centered strategy for digital projects.

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