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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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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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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Announcing UX Talk Tokyo #45

After a little bit of a spring break, UX Talk Tokyo is back with our next event at Goodpatch in Shibuya!

Currently, we are still finalizing the details for our two speakers for the evening, so until then, look forward to the doorkeeper invite! We shall keep you posted.

When: Friday, June 1st.

Where: Goodpatch
VORT Shibuya South 2nd Floor,
3-3 Uguisudanicho Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo 150-0032 JAPAN

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

Registration will be on the doorkeeper page when the details are finalized!

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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#44: Arlon Roese “Customer Success and Why it is Important” & Canyon Boak “Increasing Fidelity with Confidence”

Hi! We are back for March and this time we are at Pivotal Labs (thanks as always, Pivotal!)

There will be two presentations that night:

Arlon Roese : “Customer Success and Why it is Important” (ENG)
Arlon will present a brief overview on what CSMs do and how they focus on the customer to set them up for success and why this is an important business strategy. Arlon is the CSM at Verizon.

Canyon Boak: “Increasing Fidelity with Confidence” (ENG/JP subtitles)
This presentation addresses how we can build up the fidelity of a design iteratively as we become more confident in the problems our users have, and the solutions we are testing with them. Canyon is a Product Designer at Pivotal Labs Tokyo.

When: Thursday, March 22nd.

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

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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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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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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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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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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