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Recordings and Materials from the 2013 User Interface 18 Conference

Sunday, October 20

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Avoid the lines Monday morning and pick up your conference materials early. No worries if you can’t make it. Registration opens at 7:30 am on Monday.

Monday, October 21

7:30 – 8:30 am
Breakfast: Atlantic Ballroom
Registration: Outside Pacific Ballroom
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
All Workshops: rooms listed below

Registration and continental breakfast start at 7:30 am. The workshops start at 8:30 am. You’ll get beverage breaks and snacks throughout the day. Lunch is on your own. We’ll provide a list of great spots to try-out.
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Displaying Data in Digestible Ways

Stephen Anderson
Pacific Ballroom D

only 8 seats left!

A good experience is about more than access to information. We should design information in a way that helps people understand and make informed decisions.

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Using Scenarios to Design Intuitive Experiences

Kim Goodwin
Pacific Ballroom E

Sold out!

Delve into journey mapping, then create scenarios that identify and resolve design issues. Break down internal silos so you can build user-driven experiences no matter the platform.

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Innovating on a Deadline

Scott Berkun
Pacific Ballroom G-H

Exceptional designers aren’t just creative thinkers; they also work to understand the business and people around them. Learn to showcase your ambitions in powerful new ways.

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Leading Super Productive Meetings

Kevin Hoffman
Pacific Ballroom B-C

Develop empathy, trust, and collaboration to run effective design discussions. Find out how to apply Lean UX and business-model techniques that help your team prioritize.

Tuesday, October 22

7:30 – 8:30 am
Breakfast: Atlantic Ballroom
Registration: Outside Pacific Ballroom
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Featured Talks: rooms listed below
15 min breaks with snacks in between sessions, Pacific foyer

Registration and breakfast start at 7:30 am. Onsite you’ll pick which 90-minute sessions you want to attend. Join in on a roundtable discussion on today’s pressing topics as you dine on the amazing lunch we’ve prepared for you. Top off the day with some networking, drinks, and nibbles.
8:30 am – 10:00 am Help Users Decide

Stephen Anderson
Pacific Ballroom A-D

Is your phone bill easy or enjoyable to read? Help users make decisions more easily by displaying your information in highly visual, interactive, and meaningful ways.

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Do Great Work from Anywhere

Scott Berkun
Pacific Ballroom E-H

How can WordPress be effective when its entire team works remotely? Managers, designers, and developers all thrive in its autonomous environment — hear why.

10:15 am – 11:45 am Get More from User Research

Kim Goodwin
Pacific Ballroom A-D

Think you don’t have time for user research? Once you see the tools and techniques Kim uses to quickly gather customer insights and prioritize designs, you’ll change your mind.

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Hold Meetings That Aren’t Excruciating

Kevin Hoffman
Pacific Ballroom E-H

Enjoy your meetings by applying the same design thinking that UX pros already know and love. Get real work done and build consensus, regardless of personalities and opinions.

11:45 am – 12:45 pm Lunch and Roundtable Discussions

Atlantic Ballroom
As you eat the amazing lunch we’ve prepared, join in on a roundtable discussion of a pressing topic, such as user research, lean UX, microinteractions, and scenarios. (Don’t worry, if you’re not in a talkative mood, we’ll have topic-free tables too.)

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Keynote presentation — It’s a Great Time To Be a UX Designer

Jared Spool
Pacific Ballroom

There’s never been a better time to be a designer. After years of wishing we’d have the recognition and appreciation for the value we bring, we’re now highly sought after for our talents and skills. A growing number of organizations have seen success through great design, from Apple to Cirque de Soleil to the White House. Others now want to get the same results. The demand for great designers has never been better.

And afterward, join us in the foyer for a Dessert Bar, 1:45–2:15 pm

2:15 pm – 3:45 pm Axe Requirements-driven Product Design

Jeff Gothelf
Pacific Ballroom A-D

Start spending your time on the right work for your business by creating a series of hypotheses. Then, run experiments to validate which solutions are worth building.

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Essential UX Techniques for Creating Delightful Products

Christine Perfetti
Pacific Ballroom E-H

Find out who the right people are to drive your product decisions. Learn to gather insights that lead to user engagement and delight.

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Dig into Tiny Design Details

Dan Saffer
Pacific Ballroom A-D

The difference between a product we love and one we only tolerate often lies in these details. Turn your product’s dull microinteractions into memorable, engaging moments.

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Discuss Design Without Losing Your Mind

Adam Connor & Aaron Irizarry
Pacific Ballroom E-H

Overcome the endless barrage of opinions that thwart your design progress. Get the techniques to make critique a positive experience for everyone involved.

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Networking Reception

Atlantic Ballroom
Grab a drink, indulge in some munchies, and discuss the day with your peers as you unwind at the conference networking reception.

Wednesday, October 23

7:30 – 8:30 am
Breakfast: Atlantic Ballroom
Registration: Outside Pacific Ballroom
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
All Workshops: rooms listed below

Today is very similar to Monday but with different workshops and speakers. Registration and continental breakfast start at 7:30 am. The workshops start at 8:30 am. You’ll get beverage breaks and snacks throughout the day. Lunch is on your own. We’ll provide a list of great spots to try-out.
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Building Consensus in Critiques and Design Studios

Adam Connor & Aaron Irizarry

Pacific Ballroom G-H

Organize energizing workshops that rally teams to explore designs and achieve the best possible results. Make collaborative critiques a mainstay of your process.

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Designing Microinteractions

Dan Saffer

Pacific Ballroom E

only 14 seats left!

Design often-overlooked UX elements — microcopy, form controls, and system defaults — increase user engagement overall. See how delightful these details can be.

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Escaping Product Requirement Hell Using Lean UX

Jeff Gothelf

Pacific Ballroom D

Sold out!

Validate product ideas and concepts early in the process to ensure you’re on the right track. Discover the true requirements using rapid prototyping techniques.

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Jumpstart Your UX Research Program

Christine Perfetti

Pacific Ballroom B-C

Lead enlightening tests to discover where your users are hitting roadblocks in your design. Start to pinpoint where your organization can truly innovate.