Archive for the 'Kickoff Meetings' topic

Getting Clients & Stakeholders Onboard with a Bias for Making

Shaun wrote: I recently read your article A Bias for Making. I was wondering if you had any tips on how to educate clients/stakeholders and get them onboard with the process? Shaun has asked a great question. I have four tips for getting clients and stakeholders onboard. The first is to choose clients who are […]

What is innovation in UX design?

So here’s the thing: Innovation isn’t a bad word. Overused? Perhaps. But not bad. How do I know this? Because cheese in bread, cookie dough in ice cream, and Genius Bars inside Apple stores are AMAZING. These are just a few examples of innovation that create great user experiences. They’re creative ways of putting existing […]

UIEtips: What Good Teaching and Meetings Share

In today’s UIEtips, guest writer Kevin M. Hoffman shares four simple, easy-to-remember guidelines about how to convey information.Here’s an excerpt from the article. A college lecture and a business meeting are similar in that they are both mechanisms for conveying structured information. It’s also common that in both situations, not everyone in the room is […]

5 Reasons You Should Attend the User Interface 17 Conference

We could list dozens of reasons why you should attend the User Interface 17 conference in Boston, November 5-7. But we know you’re busy, so here are the top five for you. 1. Two full-days of intensive, deep dive workshops Each day you’ll be immersed with one of the UX experts learning the critical skills, […]

Kevin Hoffman’s Use of Pecha Kucha-Style for Workshop Presentations

In full-day workshops, it’s not uncommon for the workshop instructor to put together exercises. When the workshop is about design, those exercises are often design projects, where the attendees work through the techniques while building something. Now, what they are building is usually some made-up project, constructed to practice the techniques. The actual results of […]

Kevin Hoffman – Facilitating Project Kickoffs

A good starting point is crucial. It sets the tone for everything that comes after. All too often, projects are unsuccessful or labor through growing pains because the importance of this starting point was overlooked. When done right, the kickoff to a project will leave the team energized, inspired, and engaged. Kevin discusses that kickoff meetings are the time to identify business strategy as well as company culture. It’s also important to assess any risks associated with the project.

UI16 Spotlight: Kicking Off Projects Right with Kevin Hoffman

[We're butt-deep in preparations for the User Interface 16 Conference. For my part, I get to work closely with the amazing speakers we've assembled, helping them construct their full-day workshops. Here's the second part of my series introducing each of the UI16 experts.] So much of a project’s success is determined at its start. If […]