Getting real, real fast

Last month I was invited to speak about the Xero interaction design process atUPA in Wellington and Auckland, plus the Web On The Piste conference in Queenstown. True to the iterative design process, I revised and refined my presentation after each event.

Admittedly, Queenstown was a highlight. No real surprise there, considering the location. The Piste event brought together a really interesting mix of people, including quite a few folks from Australia, the States and the UK. Kudos to Grant Straker for making it happen.

In Auckland, I insisted that people challenge me with hard questions. The evening went from a 1 hour presentation into a lively 2 hour discussion. I think everyone found it really interesting and insightful, especially me. Thanks for indulging me!

I’ve been inundated with emails asking for copies of my slides. So, as promised, here they are:

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Xero | News about online accounting software for small business » Blog Archive » Workshops to improve online experiences
August 11, 2008 at 3:20 pm

[…] Next week I’m doing a workshop on Rapid Prototyping in Flash (no experience with Flash necessary). In addition to the hands-on work, I also show a lot of different prototypes that I’ve built over the years, including several from the very early days of Xero and a few more recent ones. As I’ve said in the past, rapid prototyping is essential to how we do things at Xero. […]

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