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)
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 …
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.
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.
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
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.
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) …
See you next time.
Thanks to everyone who came to UX Talk Tokyo’s first meeting last night, and thanks to Gengo for being such great hosts.
Some sketches from Adrian:
And some pictures from Rob.
I’ve started a resources page so we can build resources over time. Richard’s Sesame Street reference is on there, with a few diagrams. I’ll add more.
Posted here (because it’s a record of the conversation more than a definitive resource), the UX process …
That’s it. Until next month …