September 26th, 2007
SpoolCast: Kevin Cheng Interviewed by Jared Spool
Recorded: September 14th, 2007 from the studios of UIE
Brian Christiansen, UIE Podcast Producer
Duration: 29m 30sec | File size: 16 MB
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In today’s SpoolCast, I had the good fortune to speak with Kevin Cheng. Kevin is a senior interaction designer with Yahoo! Brickhouse, an advanced development team within Yahoo!. Prior to joining the Brickhouse, he worked on the Yahoo! Maps and Local team. Kevin is the co-creator of the usability and design comic, OK/Cancel. At Yahoo!, Kevin merged his interests and introduced the use of comics for conveying new design ideas and concepts.
In the interview, we discuss the use of comics to express user experience ideas early in the brainstorming stage of a project. Comics show the team how a user will experience the design. This lightweight approach helps you iterate quickly without making major time and resource investments. You don’t need to be an artist to effectively employ comics in your UX processes. Kevin also discussed his presentation for the upcoming UI12 conference in November and gave a sneak-peak at what attendees can expect.
While we were talking, Kevin mentioned the following collection of comic-related resources on his site: Creating Concepts with Comics.
Kevin shared a lot of great information here. I think you’ll enjoy it. As always, we welcome your feedback in the comments.
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