About This Project
BiographyDavid M. Hogue, PhD, is an applied psychologist and interaction/UX designer. Since 2013 he’s been a UX Design Lead at Google, coordinating collaborative efforts on Android design and research across devices (phones, tablets, wearables, autos, TV) to improve UX quality, cohesiveness, and consistency. He has been studying user behavior and designing interfaces since 1997, and combines his skills as a designer and psychologist to bring deeper insight into users’ behaviors and motivations when interacting with digital devices and interfaces. Dave teaches information design, interaction design, social media, and mobile design courses at San Francisco State University, and is Vice President of Experience Design at Fluid, the award-winning digital services agency. He has published articles and tutorials on design methods and tools and regularly speaks at seminars and conferences. Clients include The North Face, Reebok, Warner Bros., Charles Schwab, Wells Fargo, and Sur La Table. Dave lives in San Francisco and enjoys writing, cooking, motorcycles, and travel.
Simplicity is Not Simple
OverviewProducts may be or become complicated for many reasons, and teams are often asked to make them “simpler and better.” How do we identify when and why something is complicated, and how can we make it simpler? David will talk about methods to make products and experiences simpler, some of the considerations and decisions we may face when tackling complication, and look at some examples of products that made themselves simpler without sacrificing features and functionality.
The Current State and Future of UXFeaturing: Jennifer Hogan, Vinciane de Pape, Kyle Peatt, David Hogue, Robert Andruchow (host)
Panel OverviewIncreasingly, UX is more than just one product…app or website. As the needs we put on screens are constantly evolving, we are challenged to adapt.
What are some of the fundamental concepts we can apply to our work by perceiving how Canadians interact with the experiences around us? Join this panel as we discover the different flavours of UX in our own province, the demand on UX in the country, and how we can explore and model a future we want to live in.