6:00 – Social Hour
7:00 – Presentation
IxDA San Francisco arrives with its first public talk in the city. For the first event in our design tools series we present Kevin Cheng from Yahoo! Brickhouse and OK/Cancel (ok-cancel.com).
Often, wireframes, requirements, personas and other documents have yielded unsatisfactory results – that is, when they are read at all. At Yahoo!, Kevin Cheng has been experimenting with using comics as a technique for communicating the core concepts behind a design’s intended user experience.
In this presentation, Kevin will share how this technique has worked well to get teams informed and on the same page, without fixating on interface details too early in the project. He’ll demonstrate an in-depth walkthrough of his process and the advantages he’s found using comics over other methods. Best of all, you won’t even need to take an art class to use this methodology.
Presented by Interaction Design Association (IxDA) and Cooper.
IxDA has other great events in the works, but we’re always on the lookout for great speakers with great presentations. If you’re interested in speaking at a future event or have an idea for a future presentation, please get in touch!
Official Website: http://www.ixda.org/
Added by Joshua Kaufman on August 14, 2007
Will the talk/notes be posted anywhere for those who may not be able to make it?
the resources and links are at http://kevnull.com/creating-concepts-through-comics
Ooo! I wish I were still in SF so I could see this! Any chance of you coming to present it near Ithaca, NY? ;)
If you're in the Bay area, it's definitely worth your time to attend.
Kevin gave this talk at a conference in Banff last year and I'm sure it's only better after a year of additional insights gained from using this design tool.
The techniques Kevin talks about are applicable beyond the Web to other types of product design, too.