This presentation was hosted by NELAUX (Northeast Los Angeles UX, www.meetup.com/NELAUX/) and LAUX at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in June 2014.
Video of the presentation and the Q&A that followed is available at http://t.co/vcNr42VRdw
After all of us who work in UX and usability spent so many years trying to get people to pay attention to the user, Steve Jobs finally went ahead and created the tipping point for us. More people than ever are aware of the value of user-centered design, and some have even made it to the corporate C-level. There’s more user research happening than ever before, and the whole Lean Startup movement is profoundly user-centric.
It may feel like we’re succeeding. But are we, really?
While he was updating Don’t Make Me Think, Steve had occasion to look around and ponder how things are going out there, usability-wise, and ended up thinking that things may not be going as well as we might think—or hope.
In this interactive session, he discusses things like:
· Mobile “standards”: Why does it feel eerily like 1999 again, in the wild and wooly days before Web Standards?
· Flat design: A really good thing, or the devil’s handiwork?
· Responsive design: Have we considered the possibility that it’s just creating sites that are equally unusable on any size screen?
· Touch screens and glasses and watches! Oh, my. Are we really ready for whole new interface design challenges?