Announcing UX Talk Tokyo #35

UXTalkTokyo is back for April and this time we are at Pivotal! (Thanks, Pivotal Labs!)

UX Talk #35: Ryan Barkataki: “Thoughts on UX in Healthcare” & Julien Henrotte: “Interaction Design for Humans”

As usual, there will be two presentations:

  1. Thoughts on UX in Healthcare by Ryan Barataki (EN with JA Subtitles)
    UX Talk Tokyo’s Ryan finally wrapped up a long-term UX project in the world of healthcare in February this year, after four long years. He will share his observations and strategies for how the UX Industry can work with healthcare professionals. Ryan is a UX and Industrial Designer, currently working at Sony Interactive.
  2. Interaction Design for Humans by Julien Henrotte
    From design to debugging, Julien will speak about the process they use at AIR for their interaction design and how to apply those little time savers for your next project. Julien is a Belgian fellow who works at AIR at en-japan inc as an engineer frontend / ux, after being a digital strategist in the fashion industry.

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

When: Wednesday, April 5th, 7PM – 9PM

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Announcing UX Talk Tokyo #34

Happy new year UXers!

UXTalkTokyo is back with our first event of 2017! This time, we are being hosted at one of our favorite places, Indeed Japan (thanks as always, Indeed!).

UX Talk #34: “React Native” by Mark McFarlane & “Culture & People” by Davide Petrillo

As usual, there will be two presentations:

  1. React Native by Mark McFarlane
    Mark will share his early experiences with React Native from the point of view of an experienced native iOS and Android designer/developer. React Native is the next generation of React –  a Javascript code library developed by Facebook and Instagram made for creating UI. Mark is a long time supporter of UXTalkTokyo and runs Tacchi Studios near Omotesando. His team also created Canvas, the very fun social network for creatives in Tokyo.
  2. Culture and People by Davide Petrillo
    A recent transplant to Tokyo, Davide is the Lead Product Manager at GoodPatch and he’ll be talking about how being human leads to great products.

Where: Indeed Tokyo
Yebisu Garden Place Tower 32F, 20-3 Ebisu 4-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-6032

When: Tuesday, February 21st, 7PM – 9PM

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Announcing UX Talk Tokyo #33

There will be two presentations on the night:

“UX Challenges in AI” by Jensen Barnes, Darren Head, Edouard Pelosi and Denis Vazhenin
Two designers and two engineers from AIR at en-japan inc. share what they’ve learned and the UX challenges faced when building their new advanced tech product called Vibe.

“How to Internet: Take-aways from TokyoCheapo’s Journey to a Million Monthly Page Views” by Chris Kirkland and Greg Lane
Longtime friends of the event, Chris and Greg from the popular site TokyoCheapo (.com) return to let us know their learnings they’ve had over the last year with TokyoCheapo, with some surprising finds along the way.

Then there will be networking until 9pm.

This month we are at IDEO Tokyo and it’s a bit more intimate than previous months. Please ensure you have registered and have your ticket in some form on the day.

Where: IDEO Tokyo
5-4-35 Minami Aoyama, #201 Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062

When: Monday, December 19th, 7PM – 9PM

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Announcing UX Talk Tokyo #31

UXTalkTokyo is back for October and this time we’re being hosted at Indeed Japan (Oh, yes indeed – drumroll)

UX Talk #31: “Keeping Your Users in the Loop” by Hawken King & “GV Design Sprints” by Roy Husada

As usual, there will be two presentations:
1) Some Thoughts and Ideas About GV Design Sprints by Roy Husuda
Roy joins us from his agency, Rival Schools, to talk to us about his learnings on GV Design Sprints and applying them to his UX work.

2) Keeping Your Users in the Loop – A Breakdown of UI & UX in Pirate Pop Plus by Hawken King
Hawken King returns to UX Talk Tokyo for his second presentation about his adventures in the game industry. His newest title, Pirate Pop Plus, is making splashes in the gaming world and he’s going to be sharing info about crafting the UX experience for it.

Event Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2016

Event Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Event Address: Indeed Tokyo
Yebisu Garden Place Tower 32F, 20-3 Ebisu 4-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-6032

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Announcing UX Talk Tokyo #30

Attention all UX Talk Tokyoites! We have a very exciting UX Talk Tokyo event that has just been announced for next week:

UX Talk Tokyo #30 : “AI for designers” by James Bowskill & “Agile UX and branding” by Alexander Auld

1) AI for designers by James Bowskill
AI is the hot topic at the moment, but what does it mean for designers? How is AI going to affect the way we work, and what new skills are we going to need to design it? James will share his findings and also demo, the long awaited tool that promises “no more reliance on web designers”.
James is the Creative Director at, a digital design and consulting firm based in Gotanda. He’s recently returned to Tokyo after 3 years in London.

2) Agile UX and branding by Alexander Auld
Alexander will talk about large project he worked on recently which used agile UX methods and involved branding.
Alexander is originally from New Zealand. He is Lead Product Designer at Moneytree KK.

Unlike our normal events held at Gengo, this event will be held at Pivotal Japan’s offices in Roppongi Hills. We are allowing more attendees to this event, so make sure to reserve your spot through our DoorKeeper page.

Event Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2016

Event Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Event Address: Pivotal, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 20F
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 20F, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-6120


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Announcing UX Talk Tokyo #28

I’m pleased to announce that the next UX Talk Tokyo will be taking place on Tuesday, July 26th at Gengo! Speakers will be announced a little later in the month, so make sure to check back here and in the DoorKeeper group. Don’t forget, we are always looking for volunteers to give a 10-15 minute talk about user experience design and the tools we use as designers and enthusiasts. If you are someone you know has something to share, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.

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Announcing UX Talk Tokyo #27

June’s UX Talk Tokyo has just gone up on DoorKeeper! This month, we will be talking about wearables and research.

There will be two presentations:

“Why Should I Wear This? Human-centered Value Propositions for Wearables” by Mario Ruiz
This talk will take a human-centered design approach to evaluating and crafting value propositions, and then translating them into physical and digital prototypes for wearables.

Mario is part of Ignite, Salesforce’s strategic human-centered innovation program. He has a BS in Product Design from Stanford University and a Master of Design Methods degree from the Institute of Design.

“Challenges in Qualitative Data Research” by Hiroyuki Shibata
When it comes to producing products in a company, a lot of the strategy and marketing is informed by the data received from qualitative research. Very often, you have to show correlations between research and business results. This presentation will cover the challenges that faces and examples of methods used for this.

Shibata-san is a long time supporter of UXTalkTokyo (and UX in general!) and works for Yahoo! Japan in the development of service products, and introducing user feedback to the design process.

Please note the different venue this time. The event will be free, but there will be no food or drink. (There will be a nijikai, venue TBD).

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Announcing UX Talk Tokyo #8

The next event will be on Wednesday 30 April. There will be two talks …

“Using Analytics to Improve UX”
This presentation will give a brief introduction to analytics, and cover when you should use analytics, what you should measure, and what tools exist for analytics.
by Paul McMahon

“Project case study”
A UX project case study.
by Jan Rod

The details and sign up are here on Doorkeeper.

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UX Talk Tokyo #6: “Mobile UI Design” & “UX Strategy diagrams”

There will be two presentations next week …

“Cross-platform mobile interface design”
  by Mark McFarlane

“UX strategy diagrams”
  by Tom Coombs

Registration is here on Doorkeeper.

Thanks to Markus & Ryan for their presentations last time. The slides are below, and here are the links from the link-share:

Peek from User Testing – Submit your website & get user video reviews.
Usability hub – Submit your website and get user responses to specific questions. – iOS app plugin to allow user testing of apps. (Mark: “It’s amazing”)
Glide – video texting app
Hapon co-working space Shinjuku
And finally …
Some musical entertainment on the double bass

Markus Hebelein’s slides from his presentation …

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UX Talk Tokyo #4: “Service Experience Design” & “iOS app Redesign”

This Wednesday (20 Nov) will be the 4th UX Talk Tokyo, the last one of the year.

• Hiroyuki Shibata of Yahoo Japan will give a presentation on Service Experience Design
• Paul Cohen will present on the redesign process for his harmonica training app HarpNinja

Please sign up on Doorkeeper.

As usual it’s at Gengo, with the usual trimmings of … networking, potato chips and warm lager. Anyone interested in UX is welcome.

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