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16. Agile UX: Conceptual Models


 
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What's in it for me?

Most development teams wouldn't dream of building a system without at least a block diagram of its constituent components. Yet, this is very rarely done for the user experience - what are the main concepts in a system and how are they related? Users' conceptual models help the whole team to understand more about the mechanics of the user experience and give focus to the development effort.

This webinars builds on an approach to user-centred development originally conceived at IBM, called OVID - Objects, Views and Interaction Design. In this session you will learn about the benefits of conceptual modelling and how to elaborate a conceptual model into a full, coherent and well-structured user experience using the tools and techniques introduced in our other Agile sessions (14 & 15 in particular).

Topics covered

  • Conceptual models and their benefits
  • User conceptual models versus domain models
  • Appropriate levels of detail
  • Conceptual models and design maps

Who should attend

Most of the Guerrilla UCD webinars are intended for a broad audience:

  • Software and web developers
  • Line and project managers
  • Usability, user experience and interaction design professionals

What's included

All Guerrilla UCD webinars are 90 minutes long and include audio/video recordings and a copy of the slides. Recordings will be available for download after the live session. All resources can be shared within your team.

If you are able to attend a live session, you will be able to ask questions using a chat facility. You can connect to the webinar over the internet, or in most countries use a local-dial phone number and follow the session using the slides. See About Guerrilla UCD for more details.

Special offers

See our special offers page for details of our 5-for-the price-of-4 discount and how to get free sessions by referring friends and colleagues..

Designing for the User with OVID B Amazon US Amazon UK

B = Background/theory, E = Essential, P = Practical
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Instructor

William Hudson is a User Experience Strategist who consults, writes and teaches in the fields of user-centred design, user experience and usability. He has over 45 years' experience in the development of interactive systems, initially with a background in software engineering. William was the product and user interface designer for the Emmy-award-winning "boujou"; now an indispensable tool in major film studios. He has specialized in interaction design and human-computer interaction since the late 1980's. William has written and taught courses that have been presented to hundreds of software and web developers, designers and managers in the UK, North America and Europe. He is the founder and principal consultant of Syntagm, a consultancy specializing in the design of interactive systems established in 1985.

William has presented papers, talks and tutorials at international conferences including CHI, UPA and Nielsen Norman Group Usability Week. He is the author of over 30 articles and papers, including the Interaction Design Encyclopedia entry on card sorting.

William has worked with a wide variety of clients, from startups to established multinationals (click here to see our client list). He is an Associate Lecturer in Computing at the Open University and has acted as an Adjunct Professor at Hult International Business School.