On 03/25/2015 10:48 AM, Emily Dirsh wrote:
I'm planning to go. I think it would be great to have some UX-related
sessions - since one of our team goals is to do more UX work. I'd love
to have something hands-on like a user testing workshop. And this is
me volunteering you, mo, but it might also be cool to do a UX case
study talk around hyperkitty or anaconda.
One idea to consider is to have a session for attendees to experience
the value in having UX testing/involvement during development efforts.
I attended a UX conference workshop that was really helpful in doing this.
The session attendees are grouped and asked to build an application (all
the same application). They're given paper, pens, etc - material for
paper prototyping/drawing. The groups are given 5 minutes (or some
other amount) to put together an iteration of the interface. At the
end, there is user testing done via the paper prototype (someone from
the another group acts as "user", or facilitator(s) do, but must be
someone from outside the group). Then another 5 minute iteration to
incorporate the feedback. Then more testing ... etc.
That's a brief explanation, and I'm not sure if this kind of activity
fits into Flock-style sessions/rooms.
The real value here is everyone gets to see how helpful it is to
actually test their ideas _while designing the solution_. Usability
testing is good, but best when incorporated into the building process.
I'm looking at the Flock dates to see if I can try to attend. Would
love to help put the idea together and perhaps facilitate if I can attend.