32 Awesomely Practical UX Tips

We've crammed 32 essential tips from 6 user experience thought leaders into a 1 day virtual conference.

We asked six of the smartest people we know—Brenda Laurel, Christina Wodtke, Dave Gray, Kim Goodwin, Leah Buley, and Steve Portigal—to share their best advice on user experience design. Though the conference took place April 24, 2014, you can still benefit from accessing the event's recordings.

Why is this an incredible deal?

  • Content you can run with: 32 practical ways to improve your work—for as little as US$179 (you'd pay this for a night at a hotel at a typical conference).
  • Unbelievable value: It's a live event that you won't have to travel to. And the recordings—six hours' worth—are included, so you can listen to them whenever you like.
  • Bona fide "rock stars": We're not messing around—not only have our presenters written some of the UX field's most important books, but they're also highly influential practitioners.
  • Rich, diverse content: We'll range far and wide across the UX landscape, so you'll get a great overview along with enough depth to be practical.

It's a virtual event—you and your team can watch the recordings any time you like. Clothing optional. As a bonus, you'll get these great freebies from our awesome sponsors.

4 Tips from Dave Gray

More about Dave

Dave GrayDave, through his work in visual thinking and his books Gamestorming and The Connected Company, has helped countless groups and organizations improve their problem-solving abilities. He'll share four tips to help you better sketch, visualize, and collaborate.

6 Tips from Christina Wodtke

More about Christina

Christina WodtkeChristina Wodtke is an early web pioneer and innovator in social software. Author (Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web), silicon valley alumni (Yahoo, Linkedin, Zynga), teacher, and start-up adviser and investor, she'll reveal UX secrets from her latest work in game design.

6 Tips from Brenda Laurel

More about Brenda

Brenda LaurelTeacher, TED speaker, and author of Design Research and Computers as Theatre, Brenda is acknowledged as a pioneer in interaction design and game design. Her tips—based on the notion of dramatic interaction—will improve your design research chops.

5 tips from Kim Goodwin

More about Kim

Kim GoodwinKim is widely admired for her work in developing UX teams and team leaders at some of the world's most influential organizations. Author of Designing for the Digital Age, Kim will present leadership tips that will benefit team managers and members alike.

7 Tips from Steve Portigal

More about Steve

Steve PortigalSteve—author of Interviewing Users: How to Uncover Compelling Insights—is both an innovator and a master of user research. He'll share practical tips that will help you discover—and act on—new insights about your customers.

4 Tips from Leah Buley

More about Leah

Leah BuleyIntuit design strategist and author of The User Experience Team of One, Leah is a master of the practical. She'll help you harness methods that lead to UX success—both in projects and in evangelizing UX within your organization.

How It Works

To view the event, you will need a modern web browser (Firefox 1.5, IE 6 & Safari 2 or newer, for example) and a recent version of the Adobe Flash Player. Run our system diagnostic (opens in a new window). It will let you know right away which plug-ins, if any, you will need to update before the event.

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