Designing for Digital is a two-day conference packed with intensive, hands-on workshops and informative sessions meant to help educate and expose library and information professionals to colleagues working on user experience, discovery, design and usability projects inside and outside of libraries, drawing expertise from the tech and education communities, as well as from peers.

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Wednesday, February 25 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
Intro to Interaction Design/Prototyping

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"Easy to use" and "user friendly" have become part of our cultural vocabulary.  For customers, these concepts represent the lens in which a user experience is evaluated. For business and product owners, these concepts become prioritized goals that are rarely defined and even harder to measure.

In successful digital product companies, Interaction design is used to understand what needs to be created so that users can accomplish their goals in the most "user friendly" manner possible.

While some product teams are fortunate enough to have Interaction Designers - a team member who's role is to understand how users view the world, so that they can  create something that helps them achieve a goal- most do not. They rely on existing team members to make smart decisions about what to make and how to make it.

This workshop explores the tools and methodologies of interaction design. As a group we will:

  • look at examples of how interaction designers create user friendly dialogue between a person and a product, system or service.
  • practice the primary methods for discovering "What to make" and "how it should behave"
  • practice creating design assumptions and testing those through rapid prototyping with real people.

This workshop is open to everyone. It is recommended for those with little to no interaction design experience.

This is part of the Designing for Digital Conference.  Learn more at www.designingfordigital.com.

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Matt Franks

Interaction Designer, MyEdu
Matt Franks in an interaction designer at MyEdu. He was previously a Senior Interaction Designer at frog design at the co-owner of Monster Feet design consultancy. Prior to working at frog, Matt was a hybrid interaction/product designer for Target Corporation. His work ranges from... Read More →

Wednesday February 25, 2015 8:00am - 12:00pm
Room 104

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