IxDA New York Presents: Critique, Don't Complain
Monday, June 10, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
New York, United States
Critique, Don't Complain
As UX researchers, we are taught and encouraged to find fault with solutions in exhaustive, scientific detail. This approach is essential in our origin field of industrial human factors, but in a creative environment producing a long list of problems is rarely useful or inspiring. In this talk, Andrew addresses some of the problems he's seen in presenting the results of UX research, and draws on the art school method of critique to illustrate some alternative ways for researchers to engage with designers to help explore what could be next.
Andrew will give a fresh and provocative perspective on our assumptions about the value of UX research and challenge researchers to change our habits to get better results.
6:30 - 7:00 Welcome, networking
7:00 - 8:00 Presentation
8:00 - 8:30 Post-Event Networking
Monday, June 10th 2013
6:30pm - 8:30pm
235 W 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
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ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Andrew Harder (@thevagrant) is an experience strategist and design researcher in London, where he helps his clients make beautiful, relevant and successful experiences. He most recently worked for Nokia as lead researcher for emerging markets software, but his research experience there included projects all the way from early pre-roadmap concepting to running group expert reviews of products in the months before they ship.
Before Nokia he worked at the London agency Flow Interactive with clients from HMRC to Electronic Arts. This talk was inspired by the lessons he learned moving from delivering research in an agency to his responsibilities at Nokia, where he had to use research to have an impact on shipping projects.
"In his career Andrew has worked in a number of key roles - in an agency and within the organization; he's delivered research and design findings and he's been on the receiving side. His well-rounded and finely-honed perspective on how (and how not) to help teams move forward is essential for everyone in our fields."
- Steve Portigal, author of Interviewing Users: How to Uncover Compelling Insights
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