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ADW 2018 Presents: Hone Your UX Skills By Playing Board Games

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Capital Factory

701 Brazos St.

Austin, TX 78701

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Austin Design Week 2018 Presents: Hone Your UX Skills By Playing Board Games

Organized by: Jason Schklar


Games have a lot to teach us about UX, especially when designing for smart phones. The expectation is that apps should be intuitive and pleasing to use, even if they aren’t games. We’ll explore how playing and thinking about board games can improve your thinking about UX more generally.

Takeaways:

  • Games provide a great context for learning and teaching UX
  • Many factors that drive great gameplay drive great UX
  • Non game apps can benefit from game UX lessons


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Jason Schklar

For the past 18 years Jason has led teams and provided product, design, and UX research and direction both as a consultant and as a top performing employee at Amazon, Disney, Microsoft, and Zynga. He currently works with a number of game developers and publishers, building UX, product, and design strategy, mentoring individual team contributors, and providing game direction and feedback. In a previous life, Jason studied how judges and jurors evaluated complex scientific information in legal proceedings.


For the full Austin Design Week schedule, check out austindesignweek.org.


Austin Design Week is committed to a harassment-free event experience for everyone. Our Code of Conduct can be found here.


Getting there:

Limited parking (paid street and garage parking) | FREE B-cycle* | CapMetro downtown | Rideshare

This venue is handicap accessible.

*B-cycle promo details can be found in your confirmation email

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