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User Stories Don't Help Users: Introducing Persona Stories

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William Hudson, Consultant Editor and Author

User Stories were made popular in software development through an approach called “Extreme Programming”. Part of their popularity arises from being concise. Yet they are in many respects problematic and of doubtful benefit to users.

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In this Master Class webinar, user-centered design expert and IxDF course editor, William Hudson, will unveil the surprising origins of user stories and how simple changes in their structure can make them much more effective in the form of persona stories.

You'll learn:

  • The challenges of software requirements and how important they are to success
  • How user stories came about and what they replaced
  • Why user stories don't actually help users
  • How persona stories can more closely link software development to UX design

If you've worked closely with software teams or been forced to write "As a user, I want…" hundreds of times, this Master Class is for you. Join this webinar to enable you to push for real change in the relationship between user experience and software development.

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Design KPIs: From Insights to Impact

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Vitaly Friedman, Senior UX consultant, European Parliament, and creative lead, Smashing Magazine

As the design landscape continues to evolve at a rapid pace, understanding the power of Design Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) has never been more crucial. Dive deep into this fascinating aspect of design and equip yourself with the tools to bridge the gap between design work and tangible impact.

In this Master Class webinar, senior UX consultant of the European Parliament and creative lead of Smashing Magazine Vitaly Friedman will talk about how to navigate the intricate interplay between design, user experience, and measurable outcomes.

You'll learn:

  • The significance of Design KPIs in design practice.
  • How to measure design quality.
  • How to translate business goals in design tasks and decisions.
  • How to seamlessly align design aspirations with business goals.
  • and much more!

This Master Class is for anyone interested in harnessing the true potential of design metrics. Join this webinar and equip yourself with the knowledge to champion data-driven design and scale up your design metrics toolbox.

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Rapid Prototyping for Virtual Reality

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Cornel Hillmann, XR Designer, CG Artist and Author

Spatial computing has become the new frontier for designers. This paradigm shift in human computer interaction (HCI), driven by new Extended Reality (XR) platforms, is opening new opportunities for immersive experiences in training, enterprise and brand communication.

In this Master Class, XR Designer Cornel Hillmann will walk you through the conventions, frameworks, tools and techniques, to conceptualize, design, prototype, test and iterate Virtual Reality applications from concept to Minimum Viable Product (MVP).

In this one-hour Master Class, you’ll learn:

  • How to use Design Thinking for your project.
  • How to structure an XR project and build a user journey map.
  • How to iterate spatial concepts using prototyping tools.
  • How to use established design patterns, conventions and frameworks.
  • How to translate flat design systems into spatial layouts.
  • How to choose the right tools and engines for the job.

This webinar will give you a solid understanding of the XR design process, typical project types and proven methods to start designing Virtual Reality (VR) applications.

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