“UX is an acronym for User experience" but many of the principles discussed in this ChangeOrder post apply to all design projects, especially the tips about design presentations.
Last Thursday, I attended a free session organized by SIGCHI, Puget Sound region at Google Seattle HQ. Jake Knapp, a very well-spoken user interface designer, entertained a packed house with a speech on 17 tactics that he uses for creating strong UX work in "the flood" of projects that pour through his UX department from month to month…
- Have Strong Project Foundations
- Let the Code Be the Mockup
- Be Smart About (Re)using Research
- Designers Need to Create Memorable Presentations
- Have a singular goal for your presentation.
- Start on paper, and see the big-picture story
- Make horizontal and vertical storyboards
- 3 words or less per slide
- Follow the 10/20/30 rule, per Guy Kawasaki.
- Be careful how you present mockups
- Drawings invite people to participate – Keeping the design work rough cues everyone to know it's a work in progress -- and treat it as such in discussions.
As a Google user, isn’t everyone on the net?, I have pondered one aspect of their Homepage (it’s even seen in the ChangeOrder Post!). While I understand their drive for simplicity it would be nice if the menu could sense, and cope with, a wider screen. Flying out a menu when there’s ample space for it’s contents doesn’t enhance my Google UX!