Switching On My Ears – Interaction 12 Presentation

Screenshot from presentation showing range of different user groupsAt Interaction12 in Dublin in February 2012, Shane Morris and Matt Morphett presented a case study on our work for a remote control device and user interface for recipients of Cochlear hearing implants and their carers.

In the talk we discuss the unique constraints of designing a physical device, and walk through the research, design and testing process.

You can watch the video here: Matt Morphett & Shane Morris: Switching On My Ears

Speaking at WebDU in Sydney in May

WebDU 2011I’m looking forward to speaking at WebDU in Sydney in May.

The talk is entitled “The Metro Design Language and what it Means to you”. Microsoft’s “Metro” design language, currently focussed on Windows Phone, is moving to XBox, Windows 8 and beyond. I’ll be talking about what Metro actually is (Microsoft isn’t exactly clear), the challenges of applying it, its strengths and weaknesses and what it says about current interaction design trends.


TechEd Australia To Go: Shane Morris on Prototypes

Here’s a 5 minute summary of my talk on prototyping from TechEd in Australia and New Zealand in 2011. I was also asked to reprise the talk at Seek later in the year, which was fun.

If you look carefully you’ll see I’m wearing a shirt from Stamford Interactive. Way to promote the opposition Shane!

In the full talk I describe 5 benefits of prototyping throughout the software development lifecycle. Prototyping isn’t just for UX!

The full session is here: Prototypes, Prototypes and Prototypes, and the Difference Between Them