Technique Retreat workshop
Developing for User Experience
James’ ‘Developing for User Experience’ workshop was designed to highlight the need for UX design in the development process. The session began with an introduction to the concepts of User Experience and User Centred Design, focusing on their importance in increasing user satisfaction and meeting key business objectives before cycling through the four key stages of the User Experience Design process: Discover, Define, Structure and Design. Participants were able to take part in a variety of hands-on activities, including persona development, project scope definition, and practical implementation of the Sketchboard technique. The session was concluded with a look at Usability testing, a key way of ensuring that the user is at the heart of the design.
Maximising Return on Investment
With User Centred Design (UCD) process considered one of the most effective ways of maximising Return on Investment, businesses are increasingly looking to consider the user’s needs when undertaking any development. At Box UK we agree that User Experience should be a core foundation of the development process, and have a strong UX design team supporting James to produce intuitive solutions for our clients, with real, measurable benefits.
Feedback from the event has been incredibly positive, both on the day itself and subsequently across the online community, including Twitter and prominent design blogs. James Downes said: “It’s great to be involved in an event such as Technique Retreat, as you come away knowing people have learnt valuable new skills. I’m passionate about User Experience Design, and through these workshops I hope I’ve encouraged people to find out more about the discipline.”
About Technique Retreat
Technique Retreat is a unique 2-day training camp for digital designers and developers. More intimate and in-depth than a conference, and more dynamic than traditional training, the focus is on practical, hands-on training ensuring that visitors maximise their time learning from practicing experts as well as their peers.
About Box UK
Box UK is a team of 50 experienced web consultants and software developers. Established in 1998, privately owned and profitable every year since inception, their client list includes BBC, Investec Asset Management, LAN Airlines, The National Gallery, World Vision and Severn Trent Plc. Box UK offer a range of innovative, effective products and services including Content Management, User Experience, Analytics and Bespoke Development, including Mobile and Apps.