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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.

Even if you can't attend live, register to gain access to a recording that you can watch at any time after the broadcast.

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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.

Even if you can't attend live, register to gain access to a recording that you can watch at any time after the broadcast.

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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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03:00 PM (UTC +00:00)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why aren’t the Master Class webinars free of cost for members?

While the Master Class webinars aren’t free, they are open to both members and non-members of Interaction Design Foundation. While non-members pay $50 per webinar, members pay only $5. We charge this nominal fee to cover a few costs associated with producing the webinars, including:

  • The cost of using Zoom as our webinar partner. Zoom is one of the most reliable webinar hosting platforms, but it’s also one of the most expensive. We chose quality over affordability to bring you a better viewing experience, and the nominal fee we charge helps us cover these costs, without making the webinars expensive.

  • Along with the cost of Zoom, we also cover webinar costs associated with servers, payment gateways and code maintenance. In fact, 40 cents off every dollar in a transaction goes towards just the payment gateway alone!

Charging this small fee goes a long way in helping us cover these costs and enables us to continue to bring you high-quality content with the best experts.

Will the Master Class webinar be recorded?
Absolutely! Every Master Class webinar is recorded by default, and if you register, you will automatically receive the link to the recording a few hours after the broadcast ends.
What happens if I can't attend a Master Class webinar live?
No problem at all—as long as you make sure to register for it, you’ll receive a recording link a few hours after the broadcast ends. This way, you can catch up on everything that happens in the live session. But, do be sure to register, as the recording is only sent to registered attendees!
I’m a member, but when I try to register for the Master Class webinar, I’m being charged the non-member price. How can I get the discounted price for members?
Please double-check the email address you are using to register for the webinar. You must be logged into your IxDF account in order to avail the special member price.

If you use another email address, our system will not recognize you as a member. As long as you’re using the correct email address as a member, you will receive the special member price.
I just signed up for a Master Class webinar—what's next?
Once you register, you’ll receive an email from Zoom, our webinar partner. This email contains the link you’ll need to join the Master Class webinar during the broadcast.

This email is sent from noreply@zoom.us so if you can’t locate it in your inbox, please check your Spam folder. If you still cannot locate this email, please reach out to mads.soegaard@interaction-design.org and we'll help you out!
I signed up for a Master Class webinar which aired recently, but I cannot find the recording in my email inbox. What can I do?
The email with the recording is sent automatically to all registrants. However, because it contains links, it might get blocked by your spam filters.

In case you have not received it, please search your Spam for an email from mads.soegaard@interaction-design.org received on the date of the webinar in question. If you still cannot locate it, please send an email to this very same email address and we will help you!
I missed registering for some of the Master Class webinars hosted in previous months. How can I get access to them now?
Some of our past Master Classes are available on-demand at https://www.interaction-design.org/master-classes We’re constantly working to make recent Master Classes available on demand, so you can keep checking this page for new additions!
I’m a member, but I cannot see all the Master Classes I purchased on my profile. How can I find the ones that are missing?
Many of the past Master Classes have been edited and uploaded to our platform so that our members can view them conveniently in one place.

After each Master Class broadcast, our video editors painstakingly edit, improve and enhance the quality of these recordings to give you a better experience—but this process takes time, and that’s why there’s sometimes a delay in making them available within your profile.

Until recent Master Class recordings appear in your profile, you can always playback any of the Master Classes you’ve purchased using the Zoom recording links you received after the broadcast. Can’t find these recording links? Then please email mads.soegaard@interaction-design.org for assistance.