Just back from getting the UX message out at the ilOUG Business Day 2014 in Israel. I demoed the Oracle Voice mobile app live, spoke about voice technology’s emergence in work, and explained voice UX design principles.
I always use local examples in my outreach, where I can. It’s all empathy and context, baby! Such examples were easy to find this time, as Israel has plenty of great tech innovation to inspire the mind. So, there was no way that I was going talk to an Israeli audience about voice UX on mobile devices and not bring Waze into the conversation.
So I did, while showing a Tel Aviv use, natch.
Waze getting me around Tel Aviv
I also said that Waze probably had the best map of Israel. Not everyone in the audience agreed, but it got the conversation going, and people related to the example easily. And, that is the whole idea, about bonding with your audience …
Live demos and local examples and use cases, and engaging with the audience in familiar and fun ways all adds up to a great way to get the UX message across.
Enough of the PowerPoint Karaoke!
A great event and crowd, and you can read more about it on the Usable Apps blog.