Jun 4, 2013

Talk: Developing windows store apps - our experiences and learnings (german)


together with 2 colleagues (Andreas Willich, TechTalk & Christoph Bach, CPB) I will do a talk next Thursday (June 6th) about our experiences and learnings developing two windows store apps (Windows 8).

We will present these two apps (PROFOS and Kilocoach) and we will talk about the challenges we faced while creating and developing these apps.
Profos - Kundeninformationen
Kilocoach - Startseite
Some facts:
BR, Claudia

Apr 29, 2013

User Experience Conference in Vienna @ linuxwochen


I want to announce a great UX track at the linux weeks in Vienna next Saturday - May 4th, 2013.

In the morning I will do a workshop session with paper prototyping and usability testing. If you have an app idea or want to try out these techniques, you are very welcome.

More information regarding the UX sessions can be found on the User Experience Konferenz-Website (german).

Hope to see you there,

PS: Of course free entry at all workshops and sessions.

Oct 12, 2012

4 weeks to go: UXcamp Vienna & Frustikus


only 4 weeks to go and the great UXcamp in Vienna and the Frustikus award ceremony will take place. Because I'm involved in organizing both events I'm already very exited.

UxCamp Vienna November 9th and 10th, 2012

This year the first time we will have a two-day barcamp, starting on friday afternoon. We are looking forward to some great presentations and discussions regarding topics like user experience, Webdesign, Interface design, User-centered design and accessibility.

Please register (google docs) if you want to participate. We also prepared some information for visitors from other countries.

You can also follow us on:

Frustikus November 9th, 2012

On Friday evening we will continue the UxCamp with the Get-together and "Frustikus" award ceremony for products with bad usability. This will take place at Ragnarhof (Grundsteingasse 12, 1160 Wien) at 8pm - free entry, no registration required!!.

NOMINATE! - We are sill looking forward for some nominations for Frustikus - add your entry @ www.frustikus.at

You can follow Frustikus on:

Please register if you can join - but I also would appreciate if you can forward this to people that may be interested.

Regards, Claudia

Aug 21, 2012

Windows 8 App-a-thon in Vienna


next weekend - August 25th and 26th - already the 2nd Windows 8 App-a-thon in Vienna will take place.

In the morning I will present 6 easy-to-use UX tools in 60 minutes, covering Interview Techniques, Personas, Wireframing, Paper Prototyping, Think aloud testing and heuristic evaluation.

Looking forward to see you there - free admission, but registration is necessary.
More information and registration you can find on the Microsoft website.

Br, Claudia 

Apr 18, 2012

Agile UX 2012: Design Studio, UX rugby & collaboration

Hi everbody,

Two months ago was a conference called "Agile UX" in NYC. Today I want to share with you some great videos of some talks you can watch now online on vimeo.

The first talk is by Todd Zaki Warfel about The Design Studio Method - I think this method is a powerful tool to involve the whole team in the design process and I will try to use it more often... this nice summary and introduction to the method capture the most interesting ideas very well.

The Design Studio Method - Todd Zaki Warfel from William Evans on Vimeo.

Another nice talk I want to recommend is by Anders Ramsey. I already met Anders last year at the UXCamp Europe in Berlin and we hosted one session together about UX & Agile and the main pain points. At the Agile UX conferenc he also explained some nice methods how to adopt the agile thinking to the UX process > Learning to Play UX rugby.

Learning to Play UX Rugby - Anders Ramsey from William Evans on Vimeo.

And like the other talks focusing on the power of collaborative design also Lane Haley captured this in her talk very well called "Quick, Visual, Collaborative and Continuous".

Quick, Visual, Collaborative and Continuous - Lane Halley from William Evans on Vimeo.

I haven't watched all of the videos but I'm sure there are more interesting talks ...
The whole list you can find on the conference website or directly on vimeo.

Br, Claudia

Mar 22, 2012

Usability-to-go Workshop: find & fix usability problems


together with my colleague Stefan I will run again an one-day workshop in Vienna and Zurich called "Usability-to-Go: Find & fix usability problems".

The workshop is for non-UX-Experts - developers, product owners, project managers, etc. - and will be a hands-on workshop.

The content will be:

  • Heuristic evaluation (Usability Review)
  • Design Patterns and Best Practices
  • Collaborative Design
  • Prototyping
  • Usability Testing with end users (Think Aloud)

The dates are the 15th of May in Zurich (Switzerland) and the 24th of May in Vienna (Austria).

More information about the workshop can be found on the TechTalk website.

Br, Claudia

Dec 15, 2011

Usability flaws..


today I want to share with you two nice images regarding usability...

The first one is from the airport in Zurich. This is the description on top of a lock that was mounted into a wall. The text is in german, but it is describing how to open and close the door correctly, without an alarm.

And here something that isn't a usability problem.. but it is a CERTIFIED FRUSTRATIONFREE PACKAGING (thx to Stefan for sharing this) - I never knew that there is a certification for that ;-) 

I wish you merry christmas and a happy new year...see you in 2012!
Br, Claudia