Designing for Teams, Designing for Touch
This lightning round talk will focus on how to utilize the ‘outside mind’ of product development teams to lead and create well designed applications that use new UI paradigms around touch when lacking a full design team. At many points in a corporate career, designers face being under resourced. Hear how to overcome these issues through using the full product team while staying true to your design vision and principles. As an example, this talk will address our teams' process for creating applications focusing on those new touch UI behaviors for a mass market. It will discuss how we came to utilize the true unique properties of touch through team collaboration to develop compelling applications that take advantage of a Natural User Interface (NUI).
Joe Fletcher is an Experience Design Lead at Microsoft Surface. His objective in Design is twofold; educating businesses to understand the value of design and educating designers to understand business perspectives and how to impact the bottom line. His goal is to create compelling designs that drive business strategy.
His role at Microsoft Surface is to assist in understanding the unique properties of touch as a new input system and developing new forms of UI that take advantage of this.