This is an archived version of the 2020 edition of UXLx. The current event website is at www.ux-lx.com

19 to 22 May 2020

Conference Status:
Going Ahead

UXLx is taking place in a little over two months and we understand our attendees are concerned if it’s still taking place. We’re following WHO and our government’s recommendations for travel and events, and we’re hoping the situation is cleared by the time of the event dates, so we’re still going ahead.

The safety of our speakers and attendees is of paramount importance and we won’t proceed with a physical event if there are still risks at the time. In the meantime we are also looking at alternate ways to create an engaging event online, if needed, as a last resort.

Any changes to this status will be sent to the attendees directly by email and also updated here.

Workshops

19 May - Tuesday

20 May - Wednesday

4 days ticket 3 days ticket 2 days Wed+Fri ticket

21 May - Thursday

4 days ticket 3 days ticket 2 days Thu+Fri ticket

19 May - Tuesday

4 days ticket
  • Dashboard Design
    Nicholas Kelly

    This workshop gives participants the knowledge and processes to ensure dashboards bring value to the business while having a common language to communicate with all stakeholders. The session takes participants through a live process from business objectives right through to the creation of sketched wireframes.

    Design
    Content
  • During the workshop, I will be introducing the Systemic Design Toolkit, a set of design tools and techniques which are meant to be used in participatory workshops. The toolkit acts on a strategic level, supporting people in both the analysis of a problematic situation and the co-creation of multiple design "interventions".

    Design
    Service Design
    Strategy

20 May - Wednesday

4 days ticket 3 days ticket 2 days Wed+Fri ticket
  • Through a combination of lecture and exercises, this workshop teaches teams how to identify and prioritize key onboarding actions, scaffold key onboarding actions with guidance that leads to next steps, and build onboarding into their everyday product development process.

    Design
  • This workshop introduces the concepts of promises and patterns: the building blocks for developing value propositions that are solid, substantial, and sustainable in the face of competition, politics, and climate change. Participants will playfully learn the concepts in the form of a simple puzzle they get to solve. The result is a new skill that is both creative and analytical. A skill that will also help designers better engage with their counterparts in strategy, finance, and operations.

    Strategy
    Service Design
  • Learn how to design and facilitate impactful and productive collaborative workshops for your users, clients and team. We’ll cover the best techniques for ideation and creativity to generate better content and create more clarity.

    Research
  • In modern organizations, you're tasked with building better products, faster. In this fast moving environment, the root cause of most missteps is the lack of a shared product vision. In this workshop, learn how to quickly align your team around the product vision and the customer’s needs and how to help your team iterate more quickly and effectively.

    Design
  • User experience now includes “machine experience” as algorithms interact with design. However, machine users do not act, engage or think like human ones. As artificial intelligence and machine learning increase in power and prevalence, how can we ensure that serves human needs, and not the other way around?

    Research
  • Strategic Writing for UX
    Torrey Podmajersky

    In this workshop, Torrey Podmajersky will lead you through the system of scoring the usability and voice of UX that she shared in her best-selling book Strategic Writing for UX. You’ll learn how to use usability principles and a voice chart to find where the words in an experience are getting in the way of meeting its own goals.

    Strategy
    Content
  • This workshop will give you the business acumen you need to amplify your impact within your own organization or your clients’ organizations. Covering the fundamentals of finance, organizational structure, and strategy, you’ll learn the tools and frameworks that drive business thinking and decision making, and learn to be a better interlocutor between traditional business functions and your own function or department.

    Strategy
  • Calling for all project managers, business analysts, developers, military, students, team members, planners, coordinators and anyone interested in requirement defining and gathering, growing their leadership and project management skills, learning practical applications and taking themselves to the next level are welcome to join in on the action.

    Research

21 May - Thursday

4 days ticket 3 days ticket 2 days Thu+Fri ticket
  • Ends Canvas
    Joe Macleod

    This course introduces attendees to the theme of Ends in the consumer lifecycle from a background of consumer and social history. Through group exercises this theme is investigated alongside exploring unique models and techniques. Attendees gain practical skills and tools that improve their design of product, service and digital off-boarding.

    Design
  • Shaping Design Leaders
    Martina Hodges-Schell with Jason Mesut

    There are many positive archetypes and anti-patterns of leadership emerging around the community, but which one is best for you? Or do they all seem so foreign from who you really are or have to be at work? Using a series of self-reflection and profiling tools, Martina and Jason will help you better understand and articulate what you have to offer, what your organisation needs and where you can invest in your own self-development over the coming years.

    strategy
  • Service Safari
    Flaminia Del Conte

    Join me for a Service Safari workshop. We will first understand what a service safari is. Then we will divide into small teams to visit and experience virtual services. Let's be open to new ways of thinking, work quickly and collaboratively, but most of all let's have fun.

    Service Design
    research
  • Join us for a highly interactive workshop in which you will use actual user data to learn firsthand how to structure your customer research appropriately, categorize your data into the six minds, and use those insights to directly influence the design of your products and services. Discover how UX is truly a collection of experiences occurring across six brain regions, each with their own information processing styles and needs.

    Design
  • In this workshop Adam Polansky will show you how to develop a set of basic skills unique to whiteboards that you can use all across a project to communicate clearly, quickly, and successfully. You don’t need to know how to draw to get the most out of this workshop. Just bring yourself and a willingness to try.

    Design
  • Attendees will learn how to counter some arguments against conducting research, and they will get familiar with the Super-Rapid User Research Framework, which includes several tactics to conduct high-quality research with significantly little time or money.

    research
  • This workshop will explore essential machine learning and data science techniques, and explore Experience Design's role and relationship with machine learning, and delve into the ethics and pitfalls of machine learning and behavior change.

    Design
  • Like any other designed outcome, good conversational experiences don’t happen by accident. Whether you’e augmenting your skills or shifting your career toward voice apps and chatbots, you’ll need additional tools, abilities, and product methods. Come dive deep into the new world.

    content
    voice

How online workshops work

Workshop reservations are made on the check-in day of each ticket type, on a first come first served basis. Selections for the following days will follow a room quota for each ticket type, corresponding to the percentage of users with that ticket type against overall capacity.

  • 4 days ticket Days
  • 3 days ticket Days
  • 2 days Wed+Fri ticket Days (Wed+Fri)
  • 2 days Thu+Fri ticket Days (Thu+Fri)
    • 19 May
    • 20 May
    • 21 May
    • 19 May
    • 20 May
    • 21 May
  • 19 May

    Your check-in date is 19 May. On this day you will have access to 100% of the seats for that day, on a first-come first-served basis.

    20 May

    On your check-in date you’ll also be able to select your workshops for 20 May, up to 46% of each room capacity. The remaining seats will be available to other ticket type holders.

    21 May

    On your check-in date you’ll also be able to  select your workshops for 21 May, up to 46% of each room capacity. The remaining seats will be available to other ticket type holders.

  • 19 May
    20 May

    Your check-in date is 20 May. On this day you will have access to 34% of the seats for that day, on a first-come first-served basis.

    21 May

    On your check-in date you’ll also be able to select your workshops for 21 May, up to 34% of each room capacity. The remaining seats will be available to other ticket type holders.

  • 19 May
    20 May

    Your check-in date is 20 May. On this day you will have access to 20% of the seats for that day, on a first-come first-served basis.

    21 May
  • 19 May
    20 May
    21 May

    Your check-in date is 21 May. On this day you will have access to 20% of the seats for that day, on a first-come first-served basis.

You’ll be able to select beforehand which online workshops you want to attend in each day. Workshop registrations open on 15 April.

On the day of the workshops, log in to your personal area on the UXLx website.

You’ll have access to the meeting link for the workshop you’ve chosen to attend. You’ll also find all the materials needed for the workshop.

The speakers will be live-streaming the workshop and screen sharing their slide decks. You can interact with the speaker by raising your hand virtually at any time.

In the workshop you’ll discuss and share ideas with a small group of attendees in breakout rooms. The speaker will step into the room when you need some help.

The breakout room will work just like a real table where you’ll do the workshop exercises together using an online collaborative whiteboarding platform.