Richmond User Experience Group May Meeting- Prototyping in PracticePosted: May 20, 2010
Prototyping in Practice
SnagAJob (in the training room)
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Pizza and drinks provided by SAJ
“I made 5,127 prototypes of my vacuum before I got it right. There were 5,126 failures. But I learned from each one. That’s how I came up with a solution. So I don’t mind failure.” – Sir James Dyson
UX practitioners are often challenged to design web functionality quickly and under pressure. Our responsibility is to ensure design solutions are useful and usable. Prototyping is crucial part of the UX process. In this interactive session, Joe Sokohl (IxDA board member) and Tom Illmensee (SnagAJob) will lead a discussion on prototyping process and techniques.
As a group we will explore:
• reasons for protyping
• approaches (paper? throwaway digital? code-ready?)
• communicationg prototypes to stakeholders, developers, and users
• knowing when to walk away
Share examples, war stories and best practices. Ask your peers questions. We’ll also be giving away a copy of Prototyping: A Practicioner’s Guide by Todd Zaki Warfel to a lucky attendee, and we’ll be giving away digital copies of the book, too.
RUX is a group of information architects, librarians, web developers, usability experts, user experience designers, and other like-minded people from the Richmond/Charlottesville area. Our events are designed to facilitate communication and collaboration among UX practitioners in a relaxed and informal setting. Meetings are free and open to all levels of experience. Students are welcome. Whether you’re a seasoned user experience professional or a newbie, please join us for stimulating conversation!