UXLondon 2021Evan Travers
My team and I were able to virtually attend UXLondon 2021 last week. The team at ClearLeft did a fantastic job on the event. I thought it was well designed as a 100% virtual and intentionally danced between the poles of awkward and advantage. I thought the interview segments after the talks were inspired and kept a sense of engagement and momentum, and the Miro board was a great way to make people feel like they were sharing notes and insights from the discussion.
There was a through-line of ethics through the whole conference that I enjoyed. The "design is the underdog" narrative is tired and no longer true. I think that asking ourselves "now that we are here, how do we avoid causing harm?" is a much more mature conversation.
I need to go back and rewatch some of the sessions, but here is a sampling of sketch notes with my main takeaway:
Continuous Discovery by Theresa Torres
Killing Products by Amy Zima
Already a Researcher by Gregg Bernstein
Designing for Cognitive Bias by David Dylan Thomas
How to Get Wicked Good by Karen VanHouten
Better Onboarding by Krystal Higgins
Practical Growth Design by Molly Norris Walker
It was a great event, and I look forward to the Festival throughout the rest of the month!
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