Kristofer Layon — UX Design (Live from SXSW)
Episode 110 • Published Mar 17, 2017
Kristofer Layon is the Principal Interaction Designer at Honeywell. Before then, Kristofer directed the MinneWebCon in 2008 until 2011.
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- 4:50 What is your job title?
- 7:10 That’s when I really got into UX design.
- 7:55 The bar has been raised higher than when I started.
- 10:53 How would you define UX design?
- 14:45 We use a traditional usability lab occasionally.
- 15:33 Essentially we test early and often.
- 16:49 How would you know what to ask a user of your software?
- 20:01 One thing you don’t want to focus on is the interface itself.
- 22:00 Using an e-commerce site as an example.
- 24:30 The debrief can last as long as the testing.
- 24:45 How many times do you continue testing?
- 26:50 A rule of thumb is a small group of 5.
- 30:00 Less is more
- 32:15 I don’t script it but try and read the room.
- 33:25 It seems not sexy to prepare for a presentation but it’s one of the most important things we do.
- 35:10 The trick is to make it all look easy.
- 37:10 Everyone wants you to succeed as long as you’re earnest.
- 38:09 Compare and contrast working in college vs current job.
- 38:50 When you’re teaching the most basic things of design become really time consuming.
- 46:50 How can people find you on the internet?
- 47:59 Do you still like being a designer in Austin?
- 51:20 Is it worth it to wait in line for Franklin BBQ?