Always great facts and opinions from SID, and didn’t let us down this year either.
UX in universities - still a way to go.
Enjoyable root around university websites and look at the tools to do it.
So what? as a useful tool.
Good call to make changes, and how to do it.
Clever man doing clever things.
It really was a creative morning for me. I arrived a bit early in Cardiff, and since it was a lovely day I took the opportunity to try some sketching. I’m amazed at the Urban sketchers who manage to overcome their shyness to get out and draw, but even for my dodgy little drawings it was fun, and like most things the practice felt good.
Roy Tomeij : Make them click.
Nathan Ford : Mastering the dark art of fluid layout
Matt Jukes : Lies, damned lies, and statistics.
Louise Tierney : Put yourself in their shoes!
Kimberley Tew : Accessibility for Humans.
Kevin Evans : These ARE the Droids you’re looking for.
Denise R Jacobs : Banish your inner Critic
Dan Donald : Designing Evolution
Interesting evening at localhost in Newport, with talks by @sturobson, @rumyra and @garethstrange - something for everyone.
Reading Levelling up by Ashely Baxter
Syd did a brave thing - trying a fun interactive code game, and I thought it went pretty well even if not quite as well as he’d hoped. Plenty of bravery points for standing up there and doing a good job of keeping things going.
Mark started his take about with a tail of Mountaineering on the Eiger (and his proposal to his concussed wife!). The point of the story about Andreas Hinterstoißer was left hanging until the end. Mark then talked about his experiences working with CERN to understand their content problems - that of very different audiences for the output from CERN and how to tailor messages for them. He also talked about how working for Al-Jezeera has meant a much deeper understanding of the journalistic process and how stories are constructed has been necessary.
For Ling and Eddie’s talks I was stuck in the dark seats and so my notes are sparse. Ling made some interesting points about the important of the big buying decisions that people make on her site, and doubted whether a smartphone could ever be a comfortable place for that kind of transaction. I suspect many in the audience disagreed with that, but you’d have to be pretty grumpy not to like Ling’s presentation and gusto. Which is reflected on the site Lings cars