#52: Aki Saarinen on “AI” & Lehel Babos on “UI Animation”

Thank you everyone that came out to Indeed’s Tamachi office last week! We had a great turn out with lots of new faces. 🙂 And thanks to Indeed for hosting in the new beautiful office!

One of our speakers offered access to his deck to anyone interested over here on Github. Enjoy~

Ola, A smooth UI animation library.

One of our member’s personal projects, an Anki-inspired study tool.

Tokyo Tech meet ups and events.

Don Norman wrote a few articles this month; One about empathy, and the other about user-friendly design.

This month’s recommended pre-order book is “Jobs to be Done Playbook.”

Tokyo Tech Meetup group on Meetup.com

There are some cool exhibits at the Sony Ginza park. Like Wikitopia!

Design Notes is another way for Designers to collect inspiration.

Several well-known prototyping services came out with updates recently including: Figma Plus, Protopie, Adobe XD, and Framer.

There is another cool exhibit happening at the Design Hub in Tokyo Mid-town.

If you want to take a walk down internet memory lane, take a look at the game Hypnospace.

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Announcing UX Talk Tokyo #52

There will be two presentations on the night:

Lehel Babos
UI Animation 101: A Practical Guide to Getting Started

Lehel is a UX/UI Designer, and occasional front end developer who recently moved to Tokyo. Previously he was at IBM, Canada in the data analytics and visualization space. He will talk about the benefits, principles and best practices of UI animation, along with some practical advice you can put to use in your own projects.

Aki Saarinen
AI will change your product

Aki is Co-founder & CTO at Day One Tech. He will talk about how the rapid changes in data and machine learning will change how we interact with products and services. He will share thoughts on how AI is impacting product design and why you should care even when your job is not technical.

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

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.

When: Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Where: Indeed (Tamachi)
Tamachi Station Towers S 18F,
Shibaura 3-1-21, Minato-ku, Tokyo

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#51: Adam Yukio Toda: “From Design to Product Launch” / Dehui Chen: “Next Gen Social Networking”

Thanks to everyone who came out to IDEO for the event! As always, we appreciate your attendance and enthusiasm. 🙂 Thanks again to IDEO as well!

Present your designs in a flashy way with Rotato! You don’t even need to know anything about After Effects or Cinema 4D~
Create augmented reality easily with Torch app.
Castro is a podcast catcher that helps you stay organized.
An illustration library you can customize at will! Humaaan!
A podcast on data visualization produced an especially enlightening episode: 119 Colors with Karen Schloss.
Check out this site of Scientific Color Maps.
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#49: Chris Cid: Practical Accessibility / Eric Chan: “Design Processes through the Eyes of an Artist”

Thank you everyone that came out to Yahoo! Lodge last night! We have a great turn out with lots of new faces. 🙂 And thanks to Yahoo!

There is a Design Research Tokyo event tonight at Twitter! Sign up on Connpass.

Similarly, Indeed is hosting their first UX Night on January 31st. Sign up is also hosted on Connpass.

Final Connpass event is Free Worker Wednesdays, an event for freelancers who want to feel more social during their work week.

Slido is an app for sharing event links (like these!). Make a hashtag and quickly share links.

Tortu.io introduces another prototyping app for everyone to try out.

An interesting article on BGR was shared about a new drop down menu for iOS devices.

A UX Rant on ARS Technica was shared about the apple TV remote.

A great resource for learning about web accessibility!

Gamasutra wrote a good article about the UX of Netflix’s new experiment Bandersnatch.

And finally, Pecha Kucha is hosting their event for the last time in their space Super Deluxe.

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Announcing UX Talk Tokyo #49

Happy New Year UX Talk Tokyoites! We are back at it with our January edition of UX Talk Tokyo.

Before we start, just wanted to mention that Udemy has a bunch of UX courses on sale for a lot cheaper than they usually go for! (This isn’t an ad or endorsement, btw, just thought it might be interesting).
https://www.udemy.com/courses/search/?ref=home&src=ukw&q=UX

There will be two presentations on the night:

Chris Cid: Practical Accessibility (ENG)
Why do we need to care about Inclusive Design, A11Y, WCAG, WAI. ARIA and other cryptic terms? Chris, a Tokyo-based UX engineer, will explain the importance of accessible UX, UI and development in order to be able to provide inclusive design results for digital projects

Eric Chan: “Design Processes through the Eyes of an Artist” (ENG)
How does design process / methodology work in the eyes of an artist? With the successful creation of the 100-foot (30.48 meter) mural for the Canada Science & Technology Museum, Digital Artist Eric Chan a.k.a. EEPMON will go behind the scenes on this ambitious public project. http://eepmon.com

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.

When: Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Where: Yahoo! Japan LODGE
〒102-8282 Tokyo,
千代田区紀尾井町1−3
東京ガーデンテラス紀尾井町 紀尾井タワー

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Announcing UX Talk Tokyo #48

Sorry it’s been a while, but we are back for December and this time we are at Pivotal! (Thanks as always, Pivotal Labs!)

There will be two presentations on the night:

Ryan Barkataki : “Kids UX Research” (ENG/JP Subtitles)
Testing with kids is not as easy as you think. Ryan goes over some of the tips and tricks you need to think about when doing UX Research with children. Ryan is a Designer, Researcher and Prototyper at Sony Interactive Entertainment, Japan.

Toyohiro Kanayama : “Highlights from the UXPA (User Experience Professionals Association) International Conference 2018” (ENG/JP)
Toyohiro (Toy-san) is the UXPA regional director since 2012. He will talk about the UXPA 2018 conference in Puerto Rico, and share some presentations from the conference.

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.

When: Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Where: Pivotal Labs
〒106-6120 Tokyo港区 六本木6-10-1
六本木ヒルズ森タワー 20階

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#47: Tom Coombs: “Recruiting for Research Studies” / Ingrid Elias: “Why Being a Dungeon Master Helped me Become a Better Researcher”

Thank you everyone who came out to enjoy the talks on Thursday! Also, thanks to Indeed as always for letting us use their space for this talk as well as providing an enormous amount of pizza!

Some of the great links from last night:

Safari is a place where those interested in reading and learning about design and development can sign up to read, watch, and take courses from world famous O’Reilly Company.

Speaking of O’Reilly, one recommended book of theirs is Designing with Data. Great if you’re interested in A/B testing.

More on reading… For the next few days, Humble Bundle is selling a great bundle of UX books for a low low price. Catch it while you can!

On September 19th (Wednesday), Hexagon UX Tokyo is doing another event. Sign up on Connpass!

Another prototyping tool to try out, Protopie has some great versatility.

The second prototyping tool of the night was indigo.design, a program that turns design into Angular code.

It was mentioned last month, but framer X has gone into beta!

Lobe takes prototyping to a whole different level by using deep learning to build interactions.

Microsoft AI lab is still developing their new Sketch2Code application which will literally take sketches and turn the image into code with surprisingly accurate results.

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Announcing UX Talk Tokyo #47

We are back for September and this time we are at Indeed MEGURO (NOT the Ebisu one, returning visitors!)
Indeed is kindly sponsoring the event, so it’s FREE and there’ll be pizza! (Thanks indeed!)

There will be two presentations on the night:

Tom Coombs – “Recruiting for Research Studies”
Tom will talk about methods for recruiting participants for research studies. He will share some early results of experiments done at LendStreet to evaluate Facebook ads as a recruitment tool. Tom is Co-founder / Head of Product at LendStreet Financial, a consumer lending company.

Ingrid Elias – “Why being a Dungeon Master helped me become a better researcher” (Presentation in English w/ some Japanese Subtitles)
Ingrid will be talking about how even a nerdy hobby like table top role playing can get you ready to tackle new challenges as a UX designer. Ingrid is a UX Designer at Goodpatch, Shibuya.

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.

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

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#46: Kazuki Jin: “Don’t hesitate, just say it! – Managing Designers Feedback” and Julie Schiller: “A strengths-based approach to your UX career”

Thank you everyone who came out to enjoy the talks on Monday! Thanks to beBit for letting us use their space for this talk!

Phase – is another prototyping app that has launched its beta.

Framer X – Framer has changed it up so that it is now react based.

21_21 Design has an audio architecture exhibit going on right now.

Team Lab has launched two exhibits in Odaiba: Borderless and Planets

デザイン系宣言

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Announcing UX Talk Tokyo #46

Hi, we are back for July and this time we are at beBit, Inc!

There will be two presentations on the night:

Kazuki Jin: “Don’t hesitate, just say it! – Managing Design Feedback”
(Presentation in Japanese w/ English Subtitles)
Getting feedback from other designers is valuable and it’s also nice to receive. However, what should you, as a designer, aim to get from your feedback from other designers? Based on his experience, Jin-san will talk about managing and understanding designer feedback. Jin-san is a UX Designer and Project Manager at Goodpatch, Shibuya.

Julie Schiller: “A strengths-based approach to your UX career”
(Presentation in English)
Julie will be talking about how to focus on your areas of strength to unlock you UX superpowers and grow your UX career. Julie is a UX Research Manager at Google in California.

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.

Where: beBit, Inc.
Address: beBit, Inc.
Ichigaya Tokyu Bldg. 7F,
4-2-1 Kudankita, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 102-0073 Japan

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