What kids have taught me about designing and building user experiences
by Laura Yarrow, UX Consultant

What kids have taught me about designing and building user experiences

 

Laura speaking at Re:develop

The re:develop crew lay on an amazing conference at the Pavilion. This year I was lucky enough to be invited to speak at the event amongst some other great speakers. The team certainly know how to create a great experience for their attendees, the organisation, hospitality and added extras are really something they should all be proud of. If you can make it to one of their events, I sincerely urge you to grab the opportunity!

My talk was ‘What kids have taught me about designing and building user experiences’.  I believe children are curious, brave, and not afraid to look stupid, and because of this they are incredibly creative powerhouses. Because both UX design and development are creative endeavours that depend on our ingenuity and problem solving skills, clearly there is a lot we can learn from kids. But at a certain point in our lives, our creative juices run out or plateau. What happens? And what can we learn from kids about creativity? In this humourous and rebellious talk, we’ll look at how children are the ones we should look to learn from if we want to be more innovative in the products, services and experiences we create for our end users.

 

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