UX with Bill Hicks 3.7 http://spkr8.com/t/7138


Born in Valdosta, Georgia, William Melvin "Bill" Hicks was a stand-up comedian, philosopher and a satirist. Widely recognised as one of the world’s greatest stand-up comedians, his premature death aged 32 in 1994 left a legacy that continues to this day.

In this entertaining lightning talk, former comedy producer Ian Fenn will demonstrate what UX designers can learn from Bill’s approach, beginning with his much-revered honesty.

The talk will unite UX professionals in laughter but also encourage them to look to other creative and skilled disciplines for inspiration. At its heart, the talk will impart key guiding principles that should serve them well throughout their work.

Parental guidance is advised.

[As attendees will know, I was suffering a throat and chest infection for this presentation and was having trouble speaking. Consequently necessity meant that I spoke less than I normally do, for which I apologise.]

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Open-uri20110412-20684-1tytj2y-0 bridgestew, 12 Apr 03:20 PM

The presentation was funny, but the content was very loosely based around a comic's standup routine. I think there needed to be more concrete examples or statements woven through the comic's standup routine. Perhaps the 20 minute timeframe just didn't do this presentation justice.

Stringio ifenn, 13 Apr 09:51 AM

My chest infection meant that I spoke less than I normally do, but the point of the presentation is to encourage attendees to think about the techniques and experiment with them. Some of the tips - such as 'Be honest' shouldn't really require examples. :-) Thanks for the feedback!

Avatar-missing-icon-03 Sisson, 14 Apr 01:24 PM

Would've LOVED to see this talk, are there slides to post??

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