#VSLive Austin Preview: UX/UI Design for Developers & More

We’ve all struggled with poorly designed web sites or apps before. What button do I push? Where do I enter my information? There are just too many options here. Sound familiar?

Even if you’ve developed the most amazing app the world has ever seen, it’s no good if users have trouble interacting with and using it. User experience design is critical, since it can make or break your app.

So if you’re looking to talk UX/UI design, you’ll want to talk to Billy Hollis. The always entertaining renowned UX design expert recently gave a webcast preview of the sessions he’ll be presenting at the next Visual Studio Live! event in Austin, TX. (And if you missed the webcast, you can check out the recording here.)

Here are some of the resources Billy mentions during the webcast:

Billy will also be leading several sessions at VSLive! Austin, including a general session keynote on Coding, Composition, and Combinatorics. His other sessions are:

So if you’re interested in learning more about UX design and refining your own UX design approach, Billy is clearly the man to see.

Other UX Design Resources

During his recent webcast, one of the listeners asked about any new design books he would recommend. While nothing new has recently captured his interest, he did recommend five books which cover basic fundamentals and that every UX designer should have on their bookshelf:

  1. Universal Principles of Design, by Willian Lidwell, Kritina Holden and Jill Butler
  2. Sketching User Experiences: The Workbook, by Saul Greenberg, Sheelagh Carpendale, Nicolai Marquardt and Bill Buxton
  3. About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design, by Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann, David Cronin and Christopher Noessel
  4. Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, by Betty Edwards
  5. A Whole New Mind: Why Right Brainers will Rule the Future, by Daniel Pink

Posted by Lafe Low on 04/18/2016

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