Michael Gaigg: Über UI/UX Design


Free Materials from User Interface 16 conference

Posted by Michael Gaigg

Free Download! Get 9 featured talks (video/audio/pdf) and 8 workshops (pdf only) from last year’s User Interface 16 conference (by UIE).

Featured Talks

  • Culture You are Soaking In It - Steve Portigal
  • Design Challenges CSS Answers - Stephanie (Sullivan) Rewis and Greg Rewis
  • Designing for Mice and Men - Bill Scott
  • Experience Leadership - Kim Goodwin
  • Input Moving Beyond Forms - Luke Wroblewski
  • Meeting Design for the Design Process - Kevin Hoffman
  • The Business Case for (or Against) UX - Brandon Schauer
  • The Many Uses of Application Maps - Hagan Rivers
  • The Unintuitive Nature of Creating Intuitive Designs - Jared Spool


  • Designing Rich Interactive Experiences - Bill Scott
  • Designing with Scenarios - Kim Goodwin
  • Good Design Faster - Brandon Schauer
  • HTML5 and CSS3 What Designers Really Need to Know - Stephanie (Sullivan) Rewis and Greg Rewis
  • Immersive Field Research Techniques - Steve Portigal
  • Kicking Off Projects Right - Kevin Hoffman
  • Mobile Web Design - Luke Wroblewski
  • Simplifying Complex Applications - Hagan Rivers

How to get the free recordings?

It’s easy. Just submit your email by Tuesday, September 25, 11:59 PM ET and you’ll get last year’s UI16 talks and materials for free. No tricks, no quantity limits. We’ll send you an email with details on how to access this bundle of goodness.


List of UX Conferences in 2011

Posted by Michael Gaigg

Here a list of interesting User Experience/Usability Conferences in 2011 (thanks to Sooria for sharing):

Do you have any past experiences you'd like to share? Did I miss one? Tell me in the comments!


UIE Web App Masters Tour

Posted by Michael Gaigg

I've been fortunate enough to visit the UIE Web App Masters Tour in San Diego yesterday and today. It's great to see outstanding speakers like Luke Wroblewski (Yahoo!), Stephen Anderson, Julie Zhuo (Facebook), Bill Scott (Netflix), Mark Trammell (Twitter) and others. This is the first of 4 events on the tour with Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Seattle coming up.

Besides meeting fascinating people and hearing lots of good stuff one of my take-aways so far is that web design is shifting. It's been shifting from UI (interface design) and UX (the overall user experience) to social design. It's about the community and not only the individual anymore. It's about communication between many and not presentation of the single per se.

Interesting stuff. Hope I get the time soon to detail out some more.