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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UX Talk Tokyo #27: “Why Should I Wear This? Human-centered Value Propositions for Wearables” by Mario Ruiz and “Challenges in Qualitative Data Research” by Hiroyuki Shibata.

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.


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For show and tell this month, the majority of shared links were to gaming apps including, 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!

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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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UX Talk Tokyo #26

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

Tailor App
– Automatic stitching to create full length iOS screenshots

Tailor App

Prototyp – Rapid prototyping

The Future Is Near: 13 Design Predictions for 2017Article on the future of design from UX Mag.

Design Sight exhibition
Design Sight exhibition

画面メモSS – stitching app for capturing full length web pages on iOS devices.

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UX Talk Tokyo #24

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

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UX Talk Tokyo #20

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 … – 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 –

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Announcing UX Talk Tokyo #12 – “Lean UX in Practice” & “Succeeding at Page speed”

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.

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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 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: – Automatic graphics generator
Lookback – Mobile UX recording
Nippon colors – Colour picking – 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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