THE THOUGHTLESS DESIGN OF EVERYDAY THINGS

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 -
18:00 to 19:30

Why do so many software systems and physical products seem to have been designed by someone who has never used a product like that before?
 
Karl Wiegers will explore this mystery during this presentation. You’ll see numerous examples of thoughtlessly designed products that violate principles of good design, along with some examples of particularly effective designs. By studying such products we can identify many lessons that can help designers, product development managers, and even consumers. You’ll also see multiple techniques to help designers craft products with a focus on how consumers will use them, not just on their features.
 
Learning Objectives:

  • See examples of both thoughtless and thoughtful product designs that illustrate nine fundamental design principles.
  • Hear 18 lessons for good design of both software and physical products.
  • Learn why design is hard and see several good practices for effective usage-centric product design.

 
KARL WIEGERS
 
Karl Wiegers is Principal Consultant with Process Impact, a software development consulting and training company in Portland, Oregon. He has a PhD in organic chemistry. Karl is the author of 12 books, including Software Requirements, More About Software Requirements, Successful Business Analysis Consulting, and a forensic mystery novel titled The Reconstruction. His most recent book is The Thoughtless Design of Everyday Things (Thoughtless-Design.com). Karl also has written many articles on software development, project management, design, chemistry, military history, consulting, and self-help, as well as 18 songs. You can reach him at ProcessImpact.com or KarlWiegers.com.
 
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AGENDA
6:00      Announcements
6:15      Feature Presentation
7:15      Question & Answer Session
 
LOCATION
Zoom
 

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Event Details: 
AGENDA 6:00 Announcements 6:15 Feature Presentation 7:15 Question & Answer Session
Event Location: 
Zoom
Speaker: 
KARL WIEGERS