I had the immense pleasure of presenting at An Event Apart in Boston on Monday. My talk titled DIY UX: Give Your Users an Upgrade (without calling in a pro) got a lot of great responses.
Here are just a few:
It’s so amazing when you can have an impact on people’s thinking, and as a result of your influence they go back to work approaching things in a different way or with a renewed sense of purpose. I was trying to light a fire under people to take responsibility for the user experience of their products and services no matter what their official title, and I hope that’s the effect I had.
Not everyone loved the talk, and that’s okay. Some thought it was too focused on the success stories and wanted to hear more extrapolated how-tos or step-by-step instructions. I can definitely understand why, and I’ll do my best to better incorporate that the next time I give the presentation.
I want to thank Jeffrey Zeldman and Eric Meyer, and the whole An Event Apart team, for inviting me to present and allowing me to be part of such a wonderful event. It was truly one of the most terrifying and satisfying moments in my career.
There were several other people whom I interviewed for the presentation, but unfortunately did not have enough time to include their stories. I will be posting more about them here on the blog, so stay tuned.
Though I don’t know how helpful my presentation will be without the voiceover, a lot of people have asked for it so now it’s posted on SlideShare. As soon as I can record a podcast, I’ll sync it to the slides. Enjoy!
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