The UXLX eXperience


UXLX in Lisbon was a blast, one of the most inspiring conferences I have attended so far. A brilliant mix of high quality speakers, really valuable workshops, great networking opportunities, awesome food and lots of talented and inspiring people from all over the world.

A lot has been written about UXLX on Johnny Holland, Usabilitytalks, Quodis, Frankwatching (in dutch) and even sketched by my friend Eva-Lotta Lamm and by Bauke Schildt, so I won’t go into details again, just pointing out my favorite sessions:


The Conference Highlights


Leah Buley – Building a Practice as a UX Team of One
Russ Unger – Guerilla Research Methods


Gorilla Research Team

Stephen Anderson – Seductive Interactions
Oli Shaw – Magic, Hurt feelings and Forgiveness
Jeroen van Geel – The Childish Wash & The Happy Website
Louis Rosenfeld – On Not Declaring Victory: Going Beyond User Research
Nick Finck – The Cross-Channel Experience
Stephen Anderson – Critical Thinking Skills for UX-Designers
Dario Buzzini – The Manual of Detection
Don Norman – Living With Complexity


The Sticky Quotes

– Question the obvious.
– Good UX is all about communication.
– Find existing behaviors and log on to.
– We must break down the silos.
– When everyone zigs, zag.
– We write stories not manuals.
– We design experiences, not procedures.

For those of you who couldn’t make it to UXLX – you will find most of the presentations on Lanyrd.


Photo: Don Norman by Claudia Oster


HotGloo was a sponsor of UXLX and we were also offered to give a talk at the conference (find the presentation here) – so a big thank you to Bruno Figueiredo and the whole team behind the scenes – you did an amazing job!


Post conference UX get-together in Bairro Altho


Author: Wolf Becvar. Find me on Twitter as @wdbecvar and Google Plus