Large turnout at UX MNL workshop: User experience beyond the screen

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UXMNL2It was a full house last April 5, 2014 at the first UX MNL Workshop at the AIM Conference Center, Makati City, Philippines. Organised by Phil Smithson and Russel Morgan, tickets for the workshop were sold out two weeks prior to the workshop.

By Carlo Eustaquio

Both speakers Patti Hunt and Kristin Low were from On-Off Design & Technology, which is a Hong Kong-based company specialising in user experience. They teamed up for the half-day event and covered topics such as the fundamentals of design thinking and mobile-first approaches.

“Design doesn’t just happen on a poster or a website or in the development process itself; everything is designed,” they told the audience of young programmers and developers.

Hunt and Low explored the two modes of thinking in the design process: the divergent and convergent routes. They explained how the two polar opposites work together towards the development of a product or service, culminating into incorporating both into designing a better experience for the user. “User experience is a matter of life or death. It becomes effective when the user doesn’t even know that the service is imbedded in the design itself. It doesn’t have to be explicit,” they said.

UXMNL3The lecture explored a different approach to design, citing six factors that influence human behavior, namely reciprocity, scarcity, authority, consistency, liking and consensus. Hunt and Low also discussed the integration of all these factors into designing the service to the interface itself.

UX MNL was also a great opportunity for designers, developers, creatives and students to network and meet people in the industry. Attendees not only listened to the lectures but also participated in hands-on exercises such as rapid prototyping, thinking “with one’s hands”, and creating innovative UX solutions both individually and as a team.

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It was a full house last April 5, 2014 at the first UX MNL Workshop at the AIM Conference Center, Makati City, Philippines. Organised by Phil Smithson and Russel Morgan, tickets for the workshop were sold out two weeks prior to the workshop.

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UXMNL2It was a full house last April 5, 2014 at the first UX MNL Workshop at the AIM Conference Center, Makati City, Philippines. Organised by Phil Smithson and Russel Morgan, tickets for the workshop were sold out two weeks prior to the workshop.

By Carlo Eustaquio

Both speakers Patti Hunt and Kristin Low were from On-Off Design & Technology, which is a Hong Kong-based company specialising in user experience. They teamed up for the half-day event and covered topics such as the fundamentals of design thinking and mobile-first approaches.

“Design doesn’t just happen on a poster or a website or in the development process itself; everything is designed,” they told the audience of young programmers and developers.

Hunt and Low explored the two modes of thinking in the design process: the divergent and convergent routes. They explained how the two polar opposites work together towards the development of a product or service, culminating into incorporating both into designing a better experience for the user. “User experience is a matter of life or death. It becomes effective when the user doesn’t even know that the service is imbedded in the design itself. It doesn’t have to be explicit,” they said.

UXMNL3The lecture explored a different approach to design, citing six factors that influence human behavior, namely reciprocity, scarcity, authority, consistency, liking and consensus. Hunt and Low also discussed the integration of all these factors into designing the service to the interface itself.

UX MNL was also a great opportunity for designers, developers, creatives and students to network and meet people in the industry. Attendees not only listened to the lectures but also participated in hands-on exercises such as rapid prototyping, thinking “with one’s hands”, and creating innovative UX solutions both individually and as a team.

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