Announcing UX Talk Tokyo #43

We are back for February and this time we are at Indeed MEGURO (NOT the Ebisu one, returning visitors!) This month is free thanks to our grand sponsor, indeed! (Thanks, as always, indeed!) Did I also mention they are providing free pizza?

Ryan Neil: XR (extended reality) — A solution with its own set of problems
XR (extended reality), which encompasses VR, AR, MR, and any other _R, is a much needed solution for professionals in many different industries. However, XR comes with a set of unique problems that need to be addressed before XR can really gain mass appeal. Ryan Neil is the Brand Director at Symmetry.

Ryan Barkataki : “UX Design for Industrial Design for UX Design” (ENG w/ JP Subtitles)
UX Designers and Industrial Designers relationships are now closer than any other period in design history. This presentation aims to look at how the two disciplines learn from each other. Ryan is a UX and Industrial Designer, working at Sony Interactive, Japan.

Then there will be networking until 9pm. And then the world famous nijikai (after party).

Where: Indeed (Meguro)
Oak Meguro 10F
141-0021 Tōkyō-to, Shinagawa-ku, Shinagawa-ku,
Kamiōsaki, 2 Chome-13-30

When: Thursday, February 22nd, 7PM – 9PM

Registration closes at noon on the day of the event.

It’s an open, inclusive group. Anyone interested in UX is welcome. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

We’re always interested in hearing from people who’d like to give a presentation.

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#42: Majarc Anderson “UX for VR: Joys and Pitfalls, a 60 Day Journey” & Jan Rod “Designing Custom Hardware Interfaces for the HTC Vive”

Thanks to everyone who came out Friday night to the presentations at AQ! It was a chilly night, but so many of you braved it in order to hear our two wonderful speakers talk about VR and share their toys. Thanks also to AQ for being out generous hosts!

Dear Zuck (and facebook product teams) is a Medium article about ethics in design.

The Gamers Brain: How Neuroscience and UX can impact video game design – a very intriguing book for those that are interested indelving deeper inside of the UX behind games.

How to Get started with UX – another Medium article written by UX Talk Tokyo regular Bill Tribble about getting started in UX.

ProtoPie.io – Another new prototyping app with a very cool feature called “bridge,” where you can use two devices while testing prototypes.

21_21 design site has an exhibition called “Wild: Untamed Mind” which will be ended on February 4th, so get there while you can!

An amusing gif on popular mechanics on the massive UX failure that set off the missile warning system in Hawaii.

suiren.io – A kanji association web app that links different Kanji together.

 

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Announcing UX Talk Tokyo #42

We are back for January and for the first time, we will be at AQ! (Thanks AQ!)

There will be two presentations on the night:

1) Majarc Anderson : UX for VR: Joys and Pitfalls, a 60 Day Journey

Majarc Anderson is the Lead UX Designer at startup PlusOne, Inc., where they are developing VR language learning and communication simulation/analytics software. Join Majarc as he goes through his findings about the nature of interactions in VR, hardware headaches, and glimpses of the future that he encountered during his first 60 days.

2) Jan Rod : Designing Custom Hardware Interfaces for the HTC Vive 
Jan will be looking at the design process, development tools and workflows needed to create experiences for the HTC Vive.
Jan is the Design Lead at Telexistence Inc. www.tx-inc.com

Where: AQ
2-21-22 Nishi Azabu Minato-ku West Azabu 2F Tokyo,
Japan 106-0031

When: Fridayy, January 26th, 7PM – 9PM

Then there will be networking until 9pm. And then the world famous nijikai (after party).

Registration closes at noon on the day of the event.

It’s an open, inclusive group. Anyone interested in UX is welcome. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

We’re always interested in hearing from people who’d like to give a presentation.

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#41: Alvaro Arregui : “Metabolist Mobility” & Chelsea Hostetter : “Becoming an Ethical Designer”

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Thanks to everyone who came out last night to the presentations at NinetyTwo13! It was a chilly night, but we had a lot of new and old faces joining us for the two spectacular talks. Hope everyone enjoyed the drinks & snacks provided as well. This will be our LAST UX TALK TOKYO OF THE YEAR. I know, it makes me sad too… but we will back in full swing in 2018! Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and feel free to get in touch with Ryan or Tom if you are interested in giving a talk in the new year. 🙂

DIYA is a sketch plugin that assists designers with making two screen interaction animations.

Funkify is a disability simulator chrome extension. The intention is to make designers and developers more aware of accessible design and the needs of those communities.

Tragic Design is a book published by O’Reilly that talks not of design success, but about design failures. It is never too late to learn from the mistakes of the past.

Tokyo.Keyboards is an instagram account run by a UX Talk Tokyoite on a journey to learn about the manufacturing of electronics in Japan and abroad.

uxtimeline is a hilarious look back at everyone’s favorite products and services, and the journey they took in design over time.

21_21 has a new exhibit called “Wild Untamed Mind” going on now until February 4th.

At the same time you are visiting 21_21, Design Hub has a free exhibit called “Habu & Mongoose” going on in Tokyo Midtown until December 24th.

Our first speaker mentioned a rather interesting book called “Ends: Why we overlook endings for humans, products, services and digital” by Joe Macleod. Our second speaker mentioned a rather interesting article on design ethics written by Allan Chochinov called “A 1000 Words, Manifesto in the Sustainability of Design“. Check them out!

 

See you all next year!

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Announcing UX Talk Tokyo #41

We are back for November and this time we are being hosted by NinetyTwo13 by Tokyo Chapter (Thanks, Tokyo Chapter)

There will be two presentations on the night:

1) Alvaro Arregui : “Metabolist Mobility”
Alvaro will outline a new subject; “Metabolist Mobility”, a design process for a circular economy in mobility by 2030.
As design consultant in Tokyo, Alvaro has been helping automakers like Nissan to drive the vision for the company’s near future. Alvaro is the founder of Nuevo.Studio

2) Chelsea Hostetter : “Becoming an Ethical Designer”
Beyond poorly-designed user interfaces, UX designers also must consider sustainability and ethics. Chelsea will be talking about some “dark patterns” in UX and her personal experience in becoming a more ethical designer. Chelsea works as a Senior UX Designer at Goodpatch.

Where: NinetyTwo13
Akasaka 9-2-13, Minato-ku Tokyo

When: Thursday, November 30th, 7PM – 9PM

Then there will be networking until 9pm. And then the world famous nijikai (after party).

Registration closes at noon on the day of the event.

It’s an open, inclusive group. Anyone interested in UX is welcome. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

We’re always interested in hearing from people who’d like to give a presentation.

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#40: Tom Coombs: “Behaviour Modification” / Meghan Radke: “Design Process review”

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Thanks to everyone who came out last night to the presentations at Indeed (Meguro). We had a wonderful turnout, and Indeed was kind enough to provide pizza and drinks for everyone. As always, thanks Indeed!!

Geek Girls Carrots is an organization that aims at empowering women in tech. Check out their website for future meetups in Tokyo or if you want to share your story.

The Field Study Handbook is now on sale, for anyone looking to brush up their skills in the world of field research.

InVision Studio has announced that they will be coming out with a product that allows designers to not only make prototypes but make designs.

An article by Engadget has come out about the design of the technology in the latest Bladerunner movie.

Adobe XD is finally out of beta version!

An interesting scientific case study called, “Interoceptive Ability Predicts Survival on a London Trading Floor” is worth taking a look at.

Design Hub’s Good Design Award exhibit is ending at the end of this month, so go while you still have the chance!

Sketch to AE is another sketch tool worth checking out.

Facebook has recently come out with Keyframes, which are scalable vector animations. This integrates well with Facebook’s Origami studio program as well.

Ultra Super New wanted to let the community know that they are currently looking for a front end developer to join their team.

 

See you all next month!

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Announcing UX Talk Tokyo #40

We are back for October and this time we are at Indeed MEGURO (NOT the Ebisu one, returning visitors!)
There will be two presentations on the night:

Tom Coombs – “Behaviour Modification”
Tom is the co-founder of LendStreet and a co-organiser of UXTalkTokyo. LendStreet a consumer lending platform helping people get out of debt. He will talk about techniques used to modify behaviour and how they can be put to good use, to help people achieve life goals.

Meghan Radke : “A Retrospective of My Old Design Process”
Meghan is a product designer for Pivotal Labs. She will be looking back at her design process from a year ago and looking at the knowledge she has gained since. She will be talking about how she feels about her older process and how it could be improved.

Where: Indeed Meguro
〒141-0021
Tōkyō-to, Shinagawa-ku,
Kamiōsaki, 2 Chome-13-30
Oak Meguro 10F

When: Tuesday, October 24th, 7PM – 9PM

Then there will be networking until 9pm. And then the world famous nijikai (after party).

Registration closes at noon on the day of the event.

It’s an open, inclusive group. Anyone interested in UX is welcome. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

We’re always interested in hearing from people who’d like to give a presentation.

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#39: Bill Tribble : “How to Win at Remote Work” / Yukino Kohmoto “UX Around Machine Learning”

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Thank you to everyone who came out Tuesday night to the event! Also, thanks as always to our wonderful hosts in the sky. Thanks Pivotal! We had two great talks (both translated by UX Talk Tokyo’s own Ryan Barkataki) by Bill Tribble and Yukino Kohmoto. Thanks for your hard work and great insight!

Sketch Libraries, where designers can now share Symbols across documents and have them update to be always kept in sync.

Invision + Trello : a new way to embed InVision prototypes in Trello cards.

21_21 Exhibit “How far will you go“, ending at the beginning of October. (June 23, 2017 (Fri) – October 1, 2017 (Sun))

Design Hub has the Good Design Award of 2017 exhibit starting October 4th.

Roppongi Art Night, happening from September 30th- October 1st, it is a:

one-night art extravaganza staged in the district of Roppongi. The event proposes a pioneering model for urban development as well as a lifestyle that celebrates the enjoyment of art in our everyday lives. Presenting contemporary art, design, music, film, and performances, Roppongi Art Night offers an extraordinary experience.

Abstract, another platform that aims at helping design teams work together more efficiently.

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Announcing UX Talk Tokyo #39

Hi, we are back for September and this time we are at Pivotal! (Thanks as always, Pivotal Labs!)

There will be two presentations on the night:

*Bill Tribble – How to Win at Remote Work * (ENG w/ JP Subtitles)
Bill will talk about the pleasures and pitfalls of remote life – strategies for success, what to avoid, and how to find work online. Bill is a design team leader, UX consultant, and digital product designer based in Tokyo.

*Yukino Kohmoto – UX around machine learning * (ENG/JP)
Yukino will talk about what machine learning has been apparently changing around us and a potential role of UX designer in such changes. Yukino is a in-house designer based in Japan

WherePivotal
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 20F,
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo,
106-6120

When: Tuesday, September 19th, 7PM – 9PM

Then there will be networking until 9pm. And then the world famous nijikai (after party).

Registration closes at noon on the day of the event.
It’s an open, inclusive group. Anyone interested in UX is welcome. Please get in touch if you have any questions. We’re always interested in hearing from people who’d like to give a presentation.

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#38: Bert Brautigam – “The Evolution of Design Thinking” / Ryan Barkataki : “All About Origami”

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Thank you to everyone who made it out to our event last night at Goodpatch on Thursday! We had some very fun and informative talks last night by Bert Brautigam and UX Talk’s own Ryan Barkataki. Thank you Goodpatch for hosting us in your amazing space!

Figma has just launched ANOTHER great addition to their product by making prototyping a breeze.

Another favorite tool, Zeplin, has just added a feature where developers can export react native code snippets directly from the app.

Team Lab has a new interactive exhibit going in Tokyo called Team Lab Jungle. It’s up until September 10th so don’t miss out!

An exhibit by Naoto Fukasawa entitled “AMBIENT” is going on until October 1st at the Shiodome Museum.

We were introduced to another prototyping app called Kite Composer,  only available for Mac/iOS.

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