Announcing UX Talk Tokyo #10 Jun 25th, and notes from May’s meeting

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.

Links …

UTMe – App for making T-shirt designs

Peekster – Shazam for newspaper articles

Project Naptha/ Chrome plugin that allows you to select text in images
Surface pro

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Last night’s UX Talk #8

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:

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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 #7

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
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Tengami – iOS game
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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.
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Sony Morpheus – Virtual Reality headset announced
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Waygo realtime translation
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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)

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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.
Lookback.io – 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 #5

Last night was UX Talk Tokyo #5.

We talked about failure.

One fascinating point came up from Gengo. They made a mistake with one launch which made it very difficult (but not impossible) for new translators to register on their site. Later, their analysis showed that the people who registered during that period turned out to be great translators. A beautiful consequence from what seemed like a failure.

We also did “Share & share a link”. These are the things people shared …

Gneo – To do App
Jelly – Question & Answer App
Codrops – Web tutorials & code snippets
Adam Magyar video – Pretty incredible video shot on home-made equipment


‘Her’ the movie – Movie. See the Wired article too
Ride the lightning – Thursday 23rd (next week)
One more I’ll throw in, about virtual learning to walk

If you would like to contact the person who shared any of these, please let me know.

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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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UX Talk Tokyo hits 100 members

The big news is that our community is now 100 members!

Just for your calendar, the next event will be on 20 November. More details later.

Thanks to the typhoon-hardy who made it on Wednesday, especially to Takuya Yamauchi & Toyohiro Kanayama for their interesting talks, and as ever to Gengo for the space. Below is the attendance list for Wednesday’s UX Talk #3.

Hitoshi Enjoji Jan Rod Michael Hoydich Mikie Ooi Paul Cohen Richard Hatton, UX Designer Takuya Yamauchi, Web/server, Researcher, Software design, Media Art, UX Design Tom Coombs, UX Consultant Toyohiro Kanayama, UX Evangelist Trent McBride Tulga Amarsaikhan

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UX Talk Tokyo #3: Eye tracking on mobile

Event number 3 is happening next Wednesday.

Kanayama-san (aka “Toy-san”) will talk about eye tracking testing on mobile devices.
Edit: Also, Yamauchi-san will talk about “Sound interaction design”

As usual it’s at 7pm in Shibuya at Gengo (thanks Gengo).

If you’d like to join us, please sign up on the Doorkeeper sign-up page. And/or if you’d like to get news of future events, please sign up on the form on the right of this page.

Maybe see you next week.

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UX Talk Tokoy #2: Prototyping

Event number 2 was on prototyping. Thanks to Gengo for hosting us again, and thanks to the presenters of the four short prototyping demos …

• Richard Hatton on Omnigraffle
• Ryo on Axure
• Me (Tom Coombs) on Motion
• Mark McFarlane on XCode

In preparing for the session we compiled a list of prototyping tools, which you might find useful.

And thanks for coming. Here’s the attendance list (please let me know if there are any inaccuracies) …

Name Occupation URL
Akane Endo Designer
Corey Lee Designer/Developer http://factorzero.wordpress.com
Hirotake Fuchigami Ruby/NoSQL Engineer
Hiroyuki Shibata User Experience
Mark McFarlane Apps http://www.tacchistudios.com
Markus Heberlein User Experience
Michael Reinsch Ruby
Richard Hatton UX Designer
Robert Laing CEO of Gengo
Ryo Seven UX + Industrial design http://ww.ryo7.com
Takuya Yamauchi Web/server, Researcher, Software design, Media Art, UX Design
Todd Spitz Web/translation http://templait.com
Tom Coombs UX Consultant http://manwomanandchild.com
Toyohiro Kanayama UX Evangelist http://ux.mitsue.co.jp/
Yuichi Nakano Ruby Engineer /Designer

See you next time.

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