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Archive: edUi 2015 Conference

November 9 - 11

Charlottesville, Virginia

Delight Is Not a Design Goal

Mon 11:15 - 12:00
LiveArts: Gibson
#edui_design

Do you expect enough from design? Obviously not if your organization just wants screens that look pretty. Superficial design goals often survive even in otherwise sophisticated organizations. You see it in the proliferation of words like “intuitive” and “user-friendly,” concepts that sound righteous but are less than helpful when it … Continue reading »

Using System Analysis to Improve UX

Wed 9:00 - 9:45
LiveArts: Founders
#edui_journey

It Is the Journey, Not the Destination Often when we talk about improving the user experience, we’re talking about changing the user interface, but this change is not always possible given your available systems. At our library we have several third-party systems that have to work together to allow users … Continue reading »

Designing for the Entire User Journey

Tue 9:00 - 9:45
LiveArts: Founders
#edui_userjourney

A “user experience” is not a “web experience.” While much of UX work focuses on creating and enhancing web presences, we must remember that users are simply focused on accomplishing their goals. Their work commonly spans both the digital and physical environments. Our job as UX professionals is to help … Continue reading »

Design Studio: How to Keep UX Lean and Real

Tue 2:15 - 3:45
LiveArts: Gibson
#edui_realUX

At WillowTree, our team is fortunate to work with brilliant design and engineering teams from a wide variety of industries including healthcare, enterprise, media/entertainment, government and education. While each one of our partners has a different organizational culture and process, they choose to work with us because we have lean, … Continue reading »

Opening Doors for Learners With Disabilities

Wed 9:00 - 9:45
LiveArts: Rehearsal A
#edui_doors

It’s human nature to want to learn new things, but only a small percentage of people with disabilities across the globe are attending higher education facilities and seeking to further their education. Those that do often don’t identify themselves as having a disability. Why is that? Come and hear what … Continue reading »

I Believe I Can See the Future: More Than the Typical Analytics Routine

Wed 10:00 - 10:45
LiveArts: Rehearsal A
#edui_crystalball

Getting the metrics is not the hard part, it’s understanding them that’s tricky. Guessing at what your metrics might mean will get you nowhere fast. Turning numbers into action is what makes the difference between a strong, contributing member of your team and a weak link. By using simple methods … Continue reading »

Wayfinding: What Works for Disney World, Works for You

Wed 10:00 - 10:45
LiveArts: Founders
#edui_wayfinding

There aren’t many sites as big or complicated as Disney World or other complex campuses that integrate a variety of buildings with the people who live, work, and visit there. Wayfinding is the profession of crafting buildings, rooms, and campuses so that you can get to where you want to … Continue reading »

The UX of Great Animation

Tue 4:00 - 4:45
LiveArts: Gibson
#edui_animation

As it turns out, building clean, simple, powerful, and maintainable JavaScript applications is hard. There are so many toolkits, so many ways to structure code, so many possible best practices! How do we keep things simple? In this half-day workshop, Henrik Joreteg will de-mystify JavaScript applications by highlighting the underlying problems the frameworks aim to solve. Continue reading »

Your Website: Better, Stronger, Faster

Mon 1:00 - 4:00
CitySpace
#edui_bionic

Your website: a marketing tool barely alive. But we can build it better, stronger, faster. It may not be bionic, but it’s still the superhero of your marketing team. We’ll show you what top-performing websites look like and give you a powerful framework to help you decide how to spend time and money improving it. Continue reading »