#NUX3 – a conference for all things UX

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I was at the third Northern UX (hence, NUX3) conference today, along with 500+ other folk. It was great. I got something out of every talk. So whilst I did that thing of mentally ticking off stuff I knew (always a relief, never a smugsville thing), I also picked up a lot. New approaches to teamwork in UX/usability/service design, workshop/research catalyst ideas, …

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Website design – coffee, content and collaboration

Website lanning meeting with Mikron theatre and Mark Kelly digital consultant

Website planning meeting with Mikron Theatre and Mark Kelly digital consultant

Yes, Developer Bob is looking pretty happy; as we were talking through the brief and were already problem solving some initial technical, content (marketing) and design ideas collaboratively.

We could have done all this with email / google docs and skype but we met in person. Okay we’re all in the same locality as it happens but travelling would have been worth it for the initial meet.

The point of this post is :
Face to face, always a good approach if you can possibly do it.
With fresh coffee (or green tea if that’s your thing) to hand.

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Usability – lecturing at The University of Huddersfield

I was a co (guest) lecturer recently with research director Simon Shaw, both talking at The University of Huddersfield. We got invited in by Dr John Bonner (the man with the plan at LiveLab to talk all things Usability with his 2nd year students. A great group and I enjoyed the afternoon. Simon has just written about the visit here : http://cmym.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/usability-in-practice-guest-lecture/. This post is …

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