Designing the First 15 Minutes
I just got back from Austin Texas, where Daniel Burka and I gave a talk on designing new user experiences at South by Southwest Interactive. Our talk focused on a few key philosophies that we’ve found successful when designing for Digg, Facebook, and Glitch. We talked about designing with empathy, getting users invested, building new user flows around your ‘ah hah’ moment, designing feedback loops, and educating users. The talk went fantastically well. Daniel has the amazing ability to react and engage with an audience, which boosted my confidence ten-fold during the presentation.
If you missed the talk, you can check out Julie Zhou’s notes. They’re well written and detailed — the next best thing to being there. And Daniel has posted the slides here. Audio from SXSW may be available in the coming weeks.
If you attended, feel free to drop your feedback in the comments. This was the biggest audience I’ve spoken to — it would be nice to know what did and didn’t work.
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