Brian and I went to EuroIA in Copenhagen to talk about how to engage users in design with little money and little time.
My favorite sessions prompted new resolutions.
Resolution 1: Mind my gaps
Scott Thomas’ keynote encouraged me to fill my professional gaps. So, I will be practising my coding, reading more about web traffic analysis, and learning about visual design over the next few months.
Resolution 2: Preach vision
Jason Hobbs reminded me of how important it is for companies to have a vision to guide their design efforts.
Resolution 3: Create more concepts
Jonathan Arnowitz made me realise how easy is to fall into the trap of creating just one design concept. I will follow his 5:3:1 strategy in my next project: 5 concepts, refined to 3 directions before arriving to 1 design solution.
Resolution 4: Speak slower
Despite the wonderful feedback from the attendees to our session, all of them had one gripe– I spoke way too fast. So I’ll try to slow it down.
And now, back to prototyping until the next conference.
The photographs in resolutions 3 and 4 came from _Xin’s photostream