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Sunday, March 10 • 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Experience Design for Hostile Environments

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As User Experience professionals continue to tackle the challenges of designing for mobile solutions, the environment of use becomes increasingly important.
What do you do when you encounter obstacles to designing an effective touchscreen user experience, such as gloved hands, filthy environments, rain or snow, turbulence, or bright sun?
Often design considerations must be revisited. For instance, limiting the design to simpler actions – single taps versus more complex gestural interactions like swiping, touch-and-hold or pinching to zoom.
Conducting research where the designer can see first hand the challenges that await designing for these situations become very important.
We will be looking at things to consider when designing touch applications intended for hostile environments that are far removed from the sterile, white, clean environments portrayed in advertisements for mobile devices from Apple and Android.
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Steve Simula

User Experience Design Sr DirLextant IncSteve, who joined Lextant in 2010, is an award-winning interaction and visual designer with over 20 years of experience in a variety of industries. He has been on the leading edge of user experience design since the earliest days of the industry... Read More →

Sunday March 10, 2013 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 615AB 500 E 4th St

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