After a successful roundup of the Playbook UX in 2011, Gabor Vida returns in 2012.
Oct 13, 4:20pm / 25 MINUTES
Chameleon started as a desire to improve the user experience on Android tablets. Specifically, we saw the concept of home screens and widgets as potentially useful ideas that were poorly executed. As part of a prototype for a client, we explored ways to improve the home screen experience. We floated a couple of videos of the prototype and were surprised by the attention we got. It seemed like there was a growing demand for a better user experience.
We put together another video of a revised prototype based on comments the first video received. Looking at the new prototype, we realized we could actually build it if there was a market for it. Testing the waters, we created a Kickstarter campaign to see how big the market it might be. It seemed like we were on to something as Kickstarter got us an explosion of interest from all over the globe. We suddenly had a very active community. We continued using videos as a means to not only stay in touch with our community, but to also turn them into a sounding board for UX decisions. The result is a product that was publicly evolved throughout the development process and into the beta release process.
This session will reveal the sometimes chaotic process behind the creation of Chameleon. You will see how ideas evolved through user testing and how sometimes the desire for design runs into the reality of technology.
Speaker Bio: Gabor VidaGabor Vida, President of Teknision, is an industry veteran with proven communication and strategic management skills. Gabor was a co-founder of one of Canada’s largest internet development companies where his direction grew the multimedia design and development service offering. After his company was acquired by a major telecommunications corporation, he continued to provide strategic interface and information design for the organization’s flagship product offering. Currently, Gabor spearheads Teknision’s direction managing relationships with its key clients. Focusing on user experience design for embedded devices, Gabor provides the thought leadership required to elevate usable experiences into engaging ones. Gabor is also the host of We Are Embedded, a technology blog and video interview series focused on the device and embedded screen industry.
Gabor also operates WeAreEmbedded, an award-winning video discussion series that explores the evolution of our connection with our devices.
You can follow Gabor on Twitter @gaborvida.