As the field of user experience grows and evolves, UX practitioners find themselves having to master new techniques to take on new challenges. Adaptive Path’s Jesse James Garrett takes a look at where user experience has been and where it’s going.
The difference between a good product and a great one are its details: the microinteractions that make up the small moments inside and around features. How do you turn on mute on your phone? How do you know you have a new email message? How can you change a setting? All these little moments—which are typically not on any feature list and often ignored—can change a product from one that is tolerated to one that’s beloved. This talk provides a new way of thinking about designing digital products: as a series of microinteractions that are essential to bringing personality and delight to applications and devices. We’ll delve into the structure of microinteractions—Triggers, Rules, Feedback, and Loops—and talk about why you should: Bring The Data Forward, Don’t Start From Zero, Use What is Often Overlooked, and Long Loops.
Matt Cottam is founder of Tellart and faculty member at Copenhagen Institute for Interaction Design. In this talk at Fabrica, Matt reflects on the symbiotic relationship between Tellart and several international design schools over the past decade which has enabled both to build new tools and ways of studio practice that synthesize the talents of designers and engineers. Matt presents Tellart's Chrome Web Lab exhibition at the Science Museum (London), bringing into focus key design challenges and decisions involved in bridging online/virtual with onsite/physical experiences at scale. He discusses the current horizon between making things possible and deciding what to make.