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UXMNL UX Manila April Workshop with Patti Hunt & Kristin Low

Last Saturday we hosted the first in a series of UX workshops under our UXMNL brand.   UXMNL is a User Experience Design agency, dedicated to creating solutions that make a difference and improve lives.

A large part of our vision for UX in the Philippines falls under education.  Without people, clients and companies being aligned on the benefits and merits of good design, it makes it very difficult for us to do our job and for good design to prosper.  Our mission is to drive the UX industry forward by servicing local companies and hosting these workshops and trainings with UX leaders from around the world.  There’s a lot to look forward to this year.

The UX Manila April workshop featured Hong Kong based Patti Hunt & Kristin Low, who gave an incredible workshop that started with an introduction & brief history of UX.  The introduction lecture was followed by a workshop where attendees were introduced to design studio.  Patti and Kristin introduced a persona and a design problem to be solved.

With over 230 attendees, not only was this was the biggest UX event in the Philippines to date, but it was also the biggest workshop Patti & Kristin have ever done!  Although you would never have known this, their presentation was smooth and concise. Evidently seasoned professionals at work.

A massive thank you to everyone who attended, and to Patti & Kristin for coming here and sharing your knowledge and experience with us!

Stay tuned for the next event!

Check out Patti & Kristin’s HK company http://on-off.com.hk/ and follow them on twitter https://twitter.com/onoffhk

The workshop in the press:

http://www.philstar.com/business/2014/03/31/1307193/hk-based-experts-speak-years-uxmnl-workshop

http://www.adobomagazine.com/global/module.php?LM=news.level1&id=1396840407467

 

Foolproof Labs – Usability & UX Mentoring for Start-ups (Session 1)

Last saturday our friends at Curiosity invited us to give a workshop on usability to 2 local startups, ivolunteer and Dmap.  It was a pleasure to present and work with such passionate people who are working for 2 very worthy causes.

Ivolunteer aims to gather volunteers from all over the Philippines to help out others who are in need. Volunteers can choose the activities they want to participate in then sign up online.

Dmap is still in beta phase.  The concept is a web app where users can input locations of diagnosed dengue cases with the vision of being able to map outbreaks in areas.  This project really resonates with me as i have a young family, and have recently just recovered from dengue.

Initially the plan was to have a one day event where we would do live usability testing on their sites and then analyse the findings, but after several discussions we decided it would be more productive if we turned the 1 day workshop into a 4 session spanning over a 3 month period.  Here is the schedule we decided on:

  • Session 1 – Usability basics & Live Expert Review
  • Session 2 – Usability test of your products (1)
  • Session 3 – Usability test of your products (2)
  • Session 4 – Usability test of your products (3)

I started off the workshop by discussing basic usability topics so the teams had an appreciation and understand of what its all about, then workshop ended with a live expert review, performed by Christine Balatbat from Movent.

Many thanks to Curiosity for inviting Foolproof Labs to present, and to ivolunteer and dmap for attending. We’re looking forward to the next session where we will be testing the sites in the Foolproof Labs office!

presentation of the schedule for the workshop