Category Archives: Movie Nights

Alan Cooper: designing in a post industrialisation era

image-1At our next UX Movie Night, we will watch a video that features the father of Visual Basic, who also introduced personas to design and is the author of five books: Alan Cooper.

Alan Cooper gave a talk in Amsterdam at the The Next Web conference back in 2012. You will discover in this video why designing first is so important in the post industrialisation era. Alan Cooper tells us how he helps big companies to design products and about the importance of having a culture within companies that supports the creation of brilliant ideas.

A refreshing talk made by a world leader in design and software development.

When is it?

Thursday, 15 May 2014.
Come down to the bar when you finish work, we’ll roll the film at 6:30 PM.

Where is it?

Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

How much does it cost?

Nothing, it’s absolutely free. (Just turn up and buy something from the bar to thank them for their support of UX Melbourne.)

Tell us you’re coming

Tell us you’re coming by emailing rsvp@uxmelbourne.org – it helps us heaps if you do.

And then tell your Twitter followers that you are coming…
I’m going to the next Melbourne UX Movie Night.

Designing Facebook Home

Facebook HomeFor our first movie of the year, we have a behind the scenes look at a product that failed, Facebook Home.

Facebook Home’s designers present their work, high-level goals, process and design tools such as Quartz Composer, to launch the first version of Facebook Home.

Despite all these efforts and high expectations, Facebook Home failed to the point that Facebook had to release a guide on how to disable the application.

When is it?

Thursday, 27 March 2014.
Come down to the bar when you finish work, we’ll roll the film at 6:30 PM.

Where is it?

Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

How much does it cost?

Nothing, it’s absolutely free. (Just turn up and buy something from the bar to thank them for their support of UX Melbourne.)

Tell us you’re coming

Tell us you’re coming by emailing rsvp@uxmelbourne.org – it helps us heaps if you do.

And then tell your Twitter followers that you are coming…
I’m going to the next Melbourne UX Movie Night.

And finally, add this to your calendar.

A Lean UX Australia Movie Night with Jeff Gothelf

August is UX Australia month in Melbourne, and to help out Jeff Gothelf is coming along to our UX Movie Night. Jeff co-authored our last book club book, Lean UX : Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience, and is presenting and running workshops as part of UX Australia… Continue reading A Lean UX Australia Movie Night with Jeff Gothelf

Doubling down on design – June Movie Night

This month we’re all about design with a video of a presentation by Brad Ellis of Pacific Helm, a design studio based in San Francisco that has worked on projects like The Magazine, Summly and Camera Noir.

Brad covers two main topics in his presentation. First up he talks about different types of designers, their different strengths and how they work with these different strengths to design great products (or not). Brad then gets his colour geek on and talks about a tool he created to help make sure a specific design always had the best colours, and standout text at the same time.

Come along to chat, share a drink, and enjoy the show.

See you then.

When is it?

Wednesday, 19 June 2013.

Come down to the bar when you finish work, we’ll roll the film at 6:30 PM.

Where is it?

Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

How much does it cost?

Nothing, it’s absolutely free. (Just turn up and buy something from the bar to thank them for their support of UX Melbourne.)

Tell us you’re coming

Tell us you’re coming by emailing rsvp@uxmelbourne.org – it helps us heaps if you do.

And then tell your Twitter followers that you are coming…
I’m going to the next Melbourne UX Movie Night.

UX Movie Night – March 2012

At our next UX Movie Night we are looking at a presentation by Bret Victor (http://worrydream.com/) where he demos some of his user interface ideas for better creative work, and talks about how his principle has lead him to these new ideas.

From his bio: Bret Victor invents tools that enable people to understand and create. He has designed experimental UI concepts at Apple, interactive data graphics for Al Gore, and musical instruments at Alesis.

Come along to chat, share a drink, and enjoy the show.

See you then.

When is it?

Tuesday, 6 March 2012.

Come down to the bar when you finish work, we’ll roll the film at 6:30 PM.

Where is it?

Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

How much does it cost?

Nothing, it’s absolutely free. (Just turn up and buy something from the bar to thank them for their support of UX Melbourne.)

Tell us you’re coming

Tell us you’re coming by emailing rsvp@uxmelbourne.org – it helps us heaps if you do.

And then tell your Twitter followers that you are coming…
I’m going to the next Melbourne UX Movie Night.

November UX Movie Night & UX Drinks

This month we’re showing a presentation by Bill Buxton – head of Microsoft Research – on the intersection of Design, Technology and Business. Bill shares his thoughts on how the entire culture of an organisation needs to support good design.

“…a great design team is necessary, but it is not sufficient … it needs to be part of an ecosystem, part of a culture.”

Bill Buxton is Principal Scientist at Microsoft Research and the author of Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design. Previously, he was a researcher at Xerox PARC, a professor at the University of Toronto, and Chief Scientist of Alias Research and SGI Inc.

When is it?

Wednesday, 9 November 2011.

Come down to the bar when you finish work, we’ll roll the film at 6:30 PM.

Where is it?

Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

How much does it cost?

Nothing, it’s absolutely free. (Just turn up and buy something from the bar to thank them for their support of UX Melbourne.)

Tell us you’re coming

Tell us you’re coming by emailing rsvp@uxmelbourne.org – it helps us heaps if you do.

And then tell your Twitter followers that you are coming…
I’m going to the next Melbourne UX Movie Night.

Our next UX Movie Night: Jon Bell on designing Windows Phone

Once again we have been slack and it’s been a big gap between movie nights. So for those of you missing being at UX Australia, and for those of you who didn’t make it, we have put something together for this Monday, September 5!

AIGA Seattle held the IXD Bauhaus in May this year: From physical metaphors to content-driven experiences, the look & feel of the user interface is changing. Join us for a night of discussion and debate on chromelessness, typography, reduction, infographics & skeumorphism. 

One of four speakers was Jon Bell formerly of Frog, but now working on the Metro interface for Windows Phone at Microsoft. Jon talks passionately about relevance in design and what inspired him to join the Windows Phone team.

When is it?

Monday, 5 September 2011.

Come down to the bar when you finish work, we’ll roll the film at 6:30 PM.

Where is it?

Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

How much does it cost?

Nothing, it’s absolutely free. (Just turn up and buy something from the bar to thank them for their support of UX Melbourne.)

Tell us you’re coming

Tell us you’re coming by emailing rsvp@uxmelbourne.org – it helps us heaps if you do.

And then tell your Twitter followers that you are coming…
I’m going to the next Melbourne UX Movie Night.