Zarla LudinMotivate Design
On Twitter: @zarlashtah
The purpose of this session is to get attendees dreaming about the possible, the likely, and the probable future of UX Design - and to inspire them to be a part of making these dreams a reality.
We will have at least 5 visionary speakers directed to talk about what they think is possible, likely, and probable 20 years, 50 years, and 100 years with regard to personal and organizational technology design.
Speakers will be asked to consider the following questions in their presentations:
Design Psychology is a powerful tool to wield and can be used to the benefit or detriment of our users; motivating them to behave in ways that can be in their interest, or our own. Our panel of experienced professionals, each with an interest in different facets of design psychology, will choose a white hat or black hat - some taking the side of good and honest intentions, with others taking the dark side where manipulation and coercion reign. On which side will you fall?
The way people consume information, interact with digital, and how they live today are a complete 180-degrees from 30 years ago. So, why are we still using traditional research methods like interviews, focus groups, and surveys to extract the what, why, and how from users? Are focus groups really a better methodology? How honest would you be in a room full of strangers for two hours? Obtaining true motivations is not easily done with traditional methods. Emily Chu and Zarla Ludin of Motivate Design will present alternative, innovative methods such as friendship circles, quick hits, act it out, reality checks, and align behavior checks to help researchers more accurately discover user motivations and behaviors. The presenters will ask for volunteers to adopt certain user scenarios and demonstrate some of the research techniques discussed.