Midwest UX 2014 Recap: The Self Aware Researcher

Midwest UX 2014 Recap: The Self Aware Researcher

If you have had the opportunity to do any user research you know that it can be challenging. If this recap I look back over Veronica Erb's presentation from Midwest UX on how the tools that we use in the field can be turned inwards to help improve ourselves. An excellent and well organized list of actionable items should be provided to everyone as they begin their careers in user research. Continue on to learn how you can embrace your inner researcher.

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Midwest UX 2014 Recap: Abuse It or Use It

Midwest UX 2014 Recap: Abuse It or Use It

Ever used one of those smart faucets that seems to cut out exactly when you to rinse your hands? Ever experience a park bench or architecture that feels designed to prevent you from using it? Too often things get designed in ways that hinder a positive experience to account for infrequent edge cases. In this talk Edward Stojakovic presents ways that user experience can be used for good to prevent the proliferation of antipatterns and bad design.

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Midwest UX 2014 Recap: Strong Ideas, Loosely Held

Midwest UX 2014 Recap: Strong Ideas, Loosely Held

Have you ever wanted to take input from an Arduino and an iPad, merge them, and then use the output to drive multiple monitors to creative rich experiences? With the NOAM framework this, and more, becomes possible with just a few simple messages passed back and forth. Rapid prototyping is not just for those building web applications or mobile apps but can now be extended to the hardware realm as well. Learn more about how in this recap from Midwest UX in Indianapolis.

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Midwest UX Recap: How Do We Design Great Designers?

Midwest UX Recap: How Do We Design Great Designers?

Jared Spool kicked off the 2014 edition of Midwest UX with an excellent talk on the Unicorn Institute that goes well beyond the opening of the school in Tennessee. With tips that every professional can use to help further develop their skill set he demonstrated once again why you should always see him present if you have an opportunity - even if it means choosing between him and Peter Morville.

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