Day#187: UX SA Conference Day 2

Day#187: UX SA Conference Day 2

Hey Uxers, today is the second day of me discussing my general experience of the UX SA Conference held in Cape town. Yesterday and today’s posts are just overviews with the speakers and my thoughts on the day. I will still be doing a few more in detail posts on the speakers that really stood out for me. Again I must mention how easily approachable both the conference goers and the speakers were. everyone was happy to take photos and chat about their projects, that were not under NDA of course. Each talk also had a Q & A section which allowed for a good few questions for the speakers and audience to interact with one another. Check out the list of awesome speakers that the day 2 had

  • Basak Haznedaroglu, Director of Design at Invision. Discussing “A new era of design process & culture
  • Zane Dickens, Senior Technologist at Jembi Health systems. Discussing “Creating Journey: Understanding off grid UX in healthcare”
  • Michelle Hattingh, Content Designer at Praekelt.org on “Designing meaningful content experiences for South African nurse”
  • Oluwatobi Akindunjoye, discussing “Measuring UX ROI: Health projects case study
  • Dylan Brits, UX Lead at Get Smarter, discussing “Data driven decisions to improve user interactions”
  • Jacqueline Fouche, UX Practice Lead at Standard Bank on “Cultivating feedback loops to be a better designer”
  • Daniel Ting Chong, Independent Designer discussing “Building your own brand by building others”
  • Chris Dawson, Practice Head, UX/UI Services at DVT, discussing “The magic and mechanics of collaboration”

I also wanted to mention that there were three stands on both days of the Conference. Luno had a stand, they are a company that hosts an App and a website to buy and trade Crypto currency in. I have already connected with their wonderful UX Writer who spoke on the first day, and we will be doing a post or two on the company and their UX strategy. Offerzen also had a stand, I have already spoken about Offerzen a few times. I actually even managed to meet one of their current product designers, and we had an impromptu user recording which I agreed to, to help her with answering some questions of my on boarding experience from a UX perspective on the platform. DVT also had a stand where they were giving out cute little cups of sweet, and talking about their various courses and services that they offer. I know, i know my priorities are skewed I mentioned sweet cups before the courses, but really you should check out the courses they have available. They have wonderful staff who are always so helpful and quick to respond. 

The next conference will be in Johannesburg, and I am sure it will be a great array of speakers there as well. Well done to the organizers, and it was lovely to meet all the Cape Town and Johannesburg Uxers at the event. Until next time, happy researching Uxers

Bye for now

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