Melbourne Geek Night is an informal get-together for passionate people to share ideas, talk about innovation and new technologies and hear stories of insight, triumph and inspiration from incredible speakers.
Aside from all the social blather and networking there are a 2-3 short talks (around 20 minutes each) from our amazing guest speakers. Come along and get learned!
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Melbourne Geek Night is brought to you by Thirst Studios. A small user experience (UX) design studio based in Melbourne, Australia.
Thinking responsibly, Thirst inspires and builds experiences for a more accessible world.Look at me, look at me now
UX learnings from a very Lean startup team "Ever wanted to bootstrap a startup? Want to build something and be your own boss? Reflections on running an extremely lean operation, not taking VC money, Lean UX and building a SaaS product. What's cool, what's scary, what's surprising and what you should start doing right now.
Liam will unpick story structure and explains how elements such as plot, character, and tone work together to formulate a cohesive and engaging tale.
Human Centred Design turns all of our users into protagonists of their own heroic journey. We need to rethink our tools and methods to start working at the system level and all the scales inbetween.
Senior Experience DesignerSymplicit
What happens after you have more than 5 years in digital design or development, and want the next challenge? Do you move into management? Will it really suit you? This talk discusses the different roles available to you and which one may suit you.
UX Leadership Coach
IoT has had a spotlight on it for a little while now. So, how does it affect Digital Design? Where can it go and what opportunities lie ahead? We will learn interesting facts about IoT, and come up with a 'Thing' of our own.
Chatbots are the hottest trend in technology right now. So what are they? Why are they important to us? How do they work? How can I build one? In this talk, you'll get a good understanding of chatbots and learn the basics of creating your very own bots!
Does it matter if the author is an independent contractor or an employee? How do I protect my IP? Emily is an IT and IP commercial lawyer and will explore this topic with you.
Explore the idea of 'persuasive design', where elements of cognitive psychology are employed to influence a change of user behaviour, for both good and evil.
Sergei Plishka from Outerspace Design will be discussing the do's and don'ts of setting up a successful product development crowdfunding campaign. Sergei will show examples of campaigns he's been involved with, including Melbourne's Fusion Guitar.
With the 100th year anniversary of World War 1 the Australian War Memorial in Canberra needed to provide a unique way for visitors to experience their displays. Learn how an interactive audio experience was created, using 200 nexus 5 devices, indoor positioning and an interactive touch wall!
One of the most common problems facing designers is communicating what we do and why it is valuable to non-designers. I’ve evolved a model over the last five years that effectively communicates the Human Centred Design Process to non-designers in a way that even your mum can understand. This talk will introduce the 3 Phase Design Model and provide insight into how to talk to non-designers about HCD.
The way we work is often dictated by a universally accepted way of how work should be done. We should work 9 to 5, we should work together in an office, we should work the same amount of hours each week, we need managers to ensure we do our work. Maybe there's a better way.