For the June installment of the UX Melbourne book club, we will be tackling Smashing Magazine’s ebook “Rethinking UX.” For eight years, Smashing Magazine has been a leader in interesting and useful perspectives on web design and development.
“Rethinking UX” is the newest UX-centred Smashing Magazine ebook. It is a collection of articles from six professionals.
It explores two main themes. Firstly it challenges tried and tested research techniques and provides practical insights about new ways for UXers to approach our work. Secondly, it explores the impact that new technology (such as Leap Motion and Google Glass) has for both designers and users.
The ebook can be purchased from Smashing Magazine’s online store.
Alternatively, all six of the articles are available online. Here are the links:
- Thirteen Tenets Of User Experience
- Improving Your Website Usability Tests
- Designing For The Multifaceted User
- 50 Design Problems In 50 Days: Real Empathy For Innovation (Part 1)
- Beyond The Button: Embracing The Gesture-Driven Interface
- What Leap Motion And Google Glass Mean For Future User Experience
Do I have to read the book?
All welcome, even if you haven’t read the book. However, we do ask that you have a quick read through the last article, What Leap Motion And Google Glass Mean For Future User Experience, so you can participate more actively in the discussion and get more out of the evening.
When is it?
Tuesday 17 June
6.00pm for a 6.30pm start
Where is it?
New Gold Mountain
Level 2, 21 Liverpool St
Melbourne VIC 3000
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.)