July 27, 2012
AxureWorld sessions will be live, using the GoToWebinar platform. Once you register for the event (registration will open in July-1), you will get an invite with a link, which will enable you to join, on the day of the event.
The sessions will be recorded, and added here after the event.
5 copies of Axure RP 6 Prototyping Essentials will be ruffled among participating audiance, curtusy of Packt Publishing.
See you on July 27, 2012
144 UX practitioners from 29 countries attended this year's event. There were 8 fantastic sessions, which are posted here.
Special thanks to this year's presenters, who kept an average live audience of over 100 people engaged throughout the 4 hours live event, providing the community with thoughtful, engaging presentations.
Presenter, AxureWorld 2013: Building a large-scale cross-screen ui library
AxureWorld 2012 (Axure for Mobile Prototyping)
Lennart Hennigs is a Senior Interaction Designer at Deutsche Telekom AG, where he designs mobile and fixed-line User Experiences. He has worked for over ten years in the field - beginning with classic Usability Engineering in 1999, he then shifted his focus to Conception and Interaction Design in 2003.
Over the last couple of years he has been using Axure extensively. He has enjoyed tinkering with it and pushing the tool to its limits when prototyping.
Lennart studied Computer Science and Philosophy at the University of Paderborn. He is active in the German Chapter of the UPA and blogs about User Experience topics - when he is not busy commuting.
Documentation in the age of Agile is no longer a PDF, but a prototype
actively discussed on a continual basis with business stakeholders and
developers. The processes we have been implementing enable active
discussion, eliminating some of the most critical mis-interpretations
and hiccups along the way. We will focus how Axure can help us to
communicate. Essential Axure skills are easily attained. UX designers
now need to focus on what is being built in order to facilitate
interaction between constituents.
Presenter: Stephen Chovanec
When using any software there are fundamental ways of creating a file that will be easy to work with and easy to build on. Learn how to label, organize, and structure your file for simple maintenance and large scale changes for you and your team.
Presenter, AxureWorld 2012 (Smart Ax: Building Effective Scalable Files)
Stephen currently leads the research, user experience, and design for the portfolio of PBS Education's digital services. An advocate for the user and a hands on designer he works with content, developers, and product stakeholders to formulate a vision for the applications. He then takes all the steps to reach that vision: research, design, validation, and development support.
Stephen holds and MFA in Design from Virginia Commonwealth University.
AxureWorld 2012 - Session 4
Presenter: Elizabeth Srail
We seemingly all face scope creep. Sometimes the scope increases by one little request here and one little request there. Other times, it is a major demand. During this discussion I will give a few tips that will help you manage your client's expectations. I will also discuss a couple ways that Axure can help you say nimble in time when you may have to take on additional work.
AxureWorld 2012 - Session 3
Presenter: Pete Karabetis
Session Details: If there were ever a monster in an Axure user's closet, it would be variables. Scary as they sound, they're easy to learn and will give you an edge when prototyping functions and mathematical computations. In this workshop, Panayiotis explains how to combine local variables, textfields, and dynamic panels to simulate fast and powerful number crunching! You'll be one step closer to not having to rely on a developer to demonstrate your ideas!
AxureWorld 2012 - Session 2
Presenter: Barbara Ballard
Session Details: Specifications are difficult to manage and hard to read. Stakeholders avoid reading them. Can we get by without them? The answer, with Axure could be "yes, and we can do even better using just prototypes." We'll talk about benefits of using just prototypes, and Axure techniques to make prototypes the center of your UX communication process.
AxureWorld 2012 - Session 1
Presenter: Ritch Macefield
Session Details: Exploring the (scope of) features for visual design and layout within Axure. This session may be particularly useful for UX Designers who have previously been working (to produce Hi-Fi prototypes and final screen designs) in tools like: Photoshop, Fireworks and InDesign and who want to make the transition to Axure.
Elizabeth has been interested in learning about people her entire life. Drawn to this field because the idea of helping a business executives understand that they should learn how the company’s customers behave and think before making strategic decisions was reason enough.
Elizabeth’s philosophy of a good user experience is a thoughtful, scalable architecture, an amazing visual design that does not become quickly outdated, and a smart and flexible technical architecture. Elizabeth was the UX designer on a website that incorporated each of these elements, earning a Webby Honorable Mention in the Parenting/ Family category.
Since 1999, Elizabeth has worked at large financial institutions, marketing/branding agencies, and for UX specific services companies. Therefore, she has done UX work in many industries: financial, retail, education, spirits, and health and wellness. This diverse experience has helped aide her success in the UX field. She has been using Axure continuously for three and half years and was one of the technical reviewers Axure RP 6 Prototyping Essentials.
Elizabeth graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ohio University with a BA in Finance and a BA in Management Information Systems. She also accidentally earned a minor in Spanish because she enjoyed speaking the language so much.
On a personal note, Elizabeth is a devoted yoga student of the Ashtanga yoga system and believes that an expansive body leads to an expansive mind.
Presenter, AxureWorld 2012 (Is it Time for Specifications to Die?)
Presenter, AxureWorld 2012, 2011
Nicholas Paredes is a design strategist, manager, and architect
focusing on mobile behavior. He has developed mobile and
cross-platform products for education, m-health, and e-commerce
markets. Currently, Manager of Mobile User Experience at Grainger, a
global industrial supply retailer, and the 15th largest web e-com
property, he has contributed to their mobile web site, as well as
recently launched iPhone and Android apps.
Nicholas studied at the Institute of Design in Chicago and Hochschule
für Gestaltung und Kunst in Basel. He was a partner at Simple
Interfaces, which developed content for most of the major educational
publishers in the primary market. His first mobile start-up was
Modoku, which developed a CMS build process for template based iOS
applications, and launched several projects for independent music
labels and small e-commerce efforts. As Lead Experience Designer for
Walgreens, he launched their iPhone, Android, and both
internally-facing and consumer iPad apps. And, now at Grainger he
manages a team devoted to mobile e-commerce efforts.
Nicholas is a certified yoga instructor, and enjoys making enormous
paellas for dozens of friends. He lives in Chicago, and is actively
interested in start-ups and developing his skills in design and
business. Feel free to connect on LinkedIn.
Presenter, AxureWorld 2012, 2011
Michael Blakely is a leading expert in User Experience Architecture, specializing in world-class design solutions. He works as a Freelance Contractor, creating everything from large scale Website Redesigns to Enterprise-level Web Applications.
During his 15 years experience in the industry, he has worked with many noteworthy clients, some of which are Disney, Cisco Systems, Bloomberg, Ernst & Young and Walgreens. His current work involves designing Mobile Apps using Axure RP to communicate solutions and the User Experience to Clients and Stakeholders.
Educated at Utah State University, Michael Blakely holds an MSc in Instructional Technology. Mike is an Axure Master and Trainer. A devoted power-user, he is active in the Axure community, contributing as a Beta-Tester and a Technical Reviewer for Axure RP 6 Prototyping Essentials
Presenter, 2011, AxureWorld 2012 ( How to Use Axure Variables Like a Pro(grammer) )
Panayiotis Karabetis, who people call Pete for short, co-owns Vim Interactive in Baltimore where he oversees the IA and Ux process. Beginning as a graphic designer and front-end developer—and doing time as a baker, bookkeeper and part-time dance instructor—he's hounded by perfectionism on every project to ensure user needs and business objectives can live happily ever after.
His passion for evolving web practices is fueled by an overactive imagination and a one-cup-a-day limit on all coffee products so at least some sleep can be had in between client work.
Panayiotis is the creator of the Social Media Icons widget library and, Team Vim as a whole, is responsible for Axureland, the place where Axure enthusiasts can share free resources with the growing Axure community.
Presenter, AxureWorld 2015: The Great Widget in the Sky
Presenter, AxureWorld 2014: Advanced Interactions: "Alan's Psychedelic Widget - Re-Using Cases"
Presenter, AxureWorld 2013: "Careful-with-that-widget-eugene"
Past events: 2012, 2011
Ritch is the CEO of Ax-Stream - Axure’s training partners for the UK and Europe, developers of the “Drags, Swipes & Spins widget library and providers of Axure consulting and prototyping services. He has personally trained 100s of Axure users, from introductory courses to master classes, across 11 countries in Europe, as well as training many other Axure trainers.
Ritch has 30 years IT experience, 20 years UXD experience and a PhD in HCI. His own UXD work focuses on the conceptual design of large-scale IT systems, strategic consulting around integrating prototyping and UCD into and Agile methods, and coaching and mentoring UX teams.
He has used Axure since 2008 in lead UX roles, on $Multi-Million projects, for eg: Dell, Bank of America, Thomson-Reuters and Visa. Ritch also contributed to “Axure RP 6 Prototyping Essentials”, is an “Axure Si-Fu” on the Axure forum and owns the Axure RP Pro LinkedIn group.
Contact Ritch at: www.ax-stream.com