Gamification is part of many company strategies already. Big and small companies aim for great results with gamification elements stuffed into their applications. Unfortunately, there is a big misunderstanding: It is not done by implementing gamified elements to rock the user experience of our customers.
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Education is important for us here at UXfocus. Our founder Thomas Grill was newly awarded with the „Gamification - Creating Addictive User Experience“ certificate from the Interaction Design Foundation which was designed by Janaki Kumar (SAP). Thomas ranks in the best 10% course takers in the world.
As part of her studies Julia did an internship at UXfocus. We have interviewed her. A short throwback.
UXfocus: Are you a coffee brewing champion now or what have you done at UXfocus?
Julia: (Laughs) I just brew coffee for myself. I was included in the day to day work right from the start and also involved in the relaunch of our website. In the last five months I have designed user interfaces and also worked on UX designs and evaluations like expert reviews. In my time here at UXfocus I have learned a lot in the different areas of user experience and usability and could apply knowledge from my studies to the daily challenges at work. I liked that a lot.
UXfocus hosted a 3-day seminar about UX-design and frontend technologies in late November.
First the participants got an overview of User Experience and Usability followed by hands-on sessions. After that they focused on "Mobile and Touch". Design principles were discussed and the course instructor, Thomas Grill pointed out the design mistakes that should be avoided.
If you are interested in tailored seminares, get more informations in our Seminar overview.
UXfocus e.U. is organising in cooperation with the User Experience Professional Association (UXPA) a UX Summer School in Linz. The focus of the 1-day Summer School is on "User Research", the user-centered requirement analysis.
Where: Factory300, Tabakfabrik, Peter-Behrensplatz 10, A-4020 Linz
When: 30. August 2017
Take part and improve your UX knowledge! Knowing what your users need enables you to design an entertaining, usable, and satisfying product, guaranteeing a good user experience.
The number of participants of the UX Summer Schools 2017 in Linz is limited to 50 visitors. So be sure to book your Morning, Afternoon or All-Day ticket now!
For further details check the UX Summer School - User Research Website.