Thanks EGG Japan and Skyscanner for hosting us this month! With such a big presentation space, we had a pretty large turn out (and the view was great), so thank you all for coming out on a Tuesday night.
For show and tell this month, the majority of shared links were to gaming apps including slither.io, a game where you play a worm endlessly eating, voi, a puzzle game, and perchang, a Rube Goldberg-esque game.
We also found out that a long-time UX Talk Tokyo supporter Robb Satterwhite has published a book, Tokyo Beyond Sushi.
Finally, a neat new prototyping tool call IAD Producer was briefly introduced. A how-to-use tutorial is planned for a future UX Talk Tokyo meeting.
Prototyping with iAd Producer from Linda Dong on Vimeo.
Look out for the next UX Talk Tokyo, which is planned for July 21st!
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).
1) Managing Customer Loyalty with UX and CX by Naoki Endo.
Naoki Endo of BeBit talked about the relationship of UX and CX in relation to acquiring and keeping customers.
2) How Prototypes Speed Up the Design Process by Riomar McCartney
Rio talked about how a detailed prototype can speed up development, easily share visions, ideas and make a product more reliable when sending it to the development team.
Thanks Endo-san and McCartney-san for their talks last night, to Gengo for hosting and to everyone who came. Sorry for those who couldn’t get a space. We will be running some bigger events sooner to try and solve this problem.
Here are the links from Show-and-tell.
UX Strategy Forum
– Sociomedia UX Strategy Forum 2016 – May 27 in Ikebukuro
– Automatic stitching to create full length iOS screenshots
Prototyp – Rapid prototyping
The Future Is Near: 13 Design Predictions for 2017Article on the future of design from UX Mag.
Design Sight exhibition
画面メモSS – stitching app for capturing full length web pages on iOS devices.
Thanks everyone for coming the other night. Newcomers to this page may realise that this page isn’t updated often, even though the event is monthly. So, here are the links from the last meetup.
Create API’s from SpreadSheets
Hack Your Own Bathroom Mirror
Applying design to the wearable
The Apple Watch hack: Bringing design expertise to reinvent the wearable
Chase Buckley – the worlds best UI thinker (wait until the penny drops)
Adobe XD, the newest prototyping tool on the scene
Thanks to everyone for coming to UX Talk #20 last week.
Thanks very much to Mark from Tacchi Studios for coming and talking to us about Canvas.
Here are the links from tonight’s show-and-share …
intercom.io – from Mark’s presentation. They use it for analytics & emails on Canvas
Samsung S2 watch
How to form habit building products – Book
UI/UX event for startups on 21 October
Exhibition at the Design Hub
Stories that Fly – book
Stories on Board – Story mapping tool –
Many of Tokyo’s regular events take a break during August. It’s understandable … it’s hot, people like to take it easy.
Not UX Talk Tokyo. If there’s UX to be talked about, we’ll talk about it. This month we have two interesting presentations lined up …
1) “Lean UX in Practice”
Mark McFarlane (of Tacchi studios) will talk about real-life experiences of using lean UX methods on an app design and build project.
2) “Succeeding at Page speed”
Chris Kirkland (of Artweb & Tokyo Cheapo) will share his experiences optimising page load speed, and the measurable effect it has on conversation rates and bounce rates.
For more details and registration, please visit Doorkeeper.
Announcing this month’s event on Wednesday 25 Jun:
“Talking Type” by Ian Lynam & “Building TokyoCheapo.com to 1m page views” by Greg Lane
Thanks to everyone who came to last month’s event, and especially thanks to Naoise Gaffney (Patent attorney) and Nick Bowmast (design researcher) for their presentations.
Some photos (thanks to Nick & Jen)
Nick brought a Mr Tappy (mobile device usability testing device) for the group, which is excellent … thank you Nick.
If anyone would like to use it, please let me know.
These are from the middle sharing section.
Mark talked about a ‘Sketch user’ meet-up. Contact him on Twitter, @marky_mc.
UTMe – App for making T-shirt designs
Peekster – Shazam for newspaper articles
Project Naptha/ Chrome plugin that allows you to select text in images
Thanks everyone for attending, to Paul for doing a presentation, and to those who did short ones: Kazune, Yuka, Mark.
Thanks Gengo, as ever, and special thanks to Ryan for being an emergency host.
Here are the links from the talks:
Infogr.am – Automatic graphics generator
Lookback – Mobile UX recording
Nippon colors – Colour picking
0to255.com – Colour picking
Tumult Hype – HTML5 ios/etc prototyping
framer.js – iOS Prototyping
Origami for Quartz Composer – iOS/other prototyping
Sketch – Various prototyping
And Paul’s slides:
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.
Thanks everyone for coming to UX Talk Tokyo last night. Also thanks to Gengo for hosting, and Mark McFarlane for speaking. (I won’t thank myself. It would feel weird).
It was great that so many new people came. Hopefully you enjoyed it.
Here are the links that people shared in the “Something interesting” section.
Startup weekend – Personal cloud – This weekend
Spritz & Squirt – Speed reading apps/services
Google announces “Wearables” – More press on Engadget Mashable ReadWrite
Tengami – iOS game
Quchy – new release next week with ‘Likes’ and ‘Comments’. Also, Loren offers advice/help to anyone on securing startup funding. I can put you in touch.
Sony Morpheus – Virtual Reality headset announced
Waygo realtime translation
New York Times API and some simple open source projects
Blog post from Layervault – talking about removing labels etc for advanced users
Video of interview with Tony Fadell – CEO of Nest (formerly worked on iPod)