Speaking at Microsoft Campfire, Singapore

Microsoft Campfire April 13-14

I will be speaking at Microsoft’s “Campfire” event in Singapore on April 13. I will be talking about the role of prototyping throughout the project lifecycle, and also about working with the Metro design language on Windows Phone and Windows 8.

If you’re in Singapore come along and say “g’day”: Microsoft Campfire

The UX Research Tax

Sometimes it’s hard to know how much up-front research to do when embarking on a User Experience Design project. User Research can sometimes feel “fluffy” and it’s not always easy to point out the links between design decisions made and specific findings from the research phase. Nevertheless, there is an argument for always doing some research – and that’s because every bit of user research makes you into a better designer overall, even if the immediate benefit to any one design project is less clear.

That’s the “UX Research Tax”.

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101 Things I (Should Have) learned in Interaction Design School

let me introduce you to my other blog, which I write with my good friend and colleague Matt Morphett.

101 Things I Learned in Interaction Design School

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At IXD101.com Matt and I are blogging a series of brief Interaction Design tips, inspired by Mathew Frederick’s great book: 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School

Check out the site, and let us know if you have any suggestions for blog entries.

Shane