December Special – An Evening With Christopher Noessel

Good design lessons from science fiction: evaluating sci-fi interfaces using apologetics Tuesday 11 December 2012

(and our end of year party…)

Chris Noessel is Managing Director at Cooper in San Francisco and co-author of Make It So: Interface Lessons from Sci Fi. Following on from the November 28 Book Club where Make It So is featured Chris will introduce the technique of ‘Apologetics’ as a design tool. He’ll be discussing questions such as:

  1. What makes a sci-fi interface “bad”?
  2. What is the critical technique of “apologetics”?
  3. How can apologetics lead to design insights?
  4. What are some sci-fi interfaces that you’ve apologized for?
  5. What are some sci-fi interfaces that appear beyond all hope?

Chris will also be running the popular Cooper U Interaction Design Practicum in Sydney, but if you would like to attend a Melbourne version please join the UX Melbourne Google Group discussion to see if there is enough interest for a Melbourne course.

If you can’t make the November 28 Book Club but want to catch up on Make It So you can check out these links:

If you’re a big SciFi fan, or just like thinking about SciFi, you can even contribute to the Make It So case study collection! Check out the directions here, http://scifiinterfaces.wordpress.com/contribute/

End of year party

Please join us for an evening of conviviality in celebration of 2012!

When is it?

Tuesday, 11 December 2012.

Come down to the bar when you finish work, Chris will present from about 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.