Talks

1: Do U(X) Believe In Magic?

This talk explores how magic can inform our understanding of how humans behave, and how that can help when designing digital products.

I cover three aspects of UX: storytelling, attention, and delight, and show the similarities that exist between a magic performance and the use of a digital product.

I've given this talk at DesignLab (Sept 2019), Horizons (Oct 2019), and FoF Sri Lanka (Aug 2020).

I've also discussed parts of it on the Nodes of Design podcast (May 2020).



2: Visions 2020

This talk looks at the properties of a great product vision, and how having a clear vision is a pre-requisite for any product strategy.

I also cover the flaws of two traditional methods of crafting vision statements (the canvas and the UVP template) and prseent two new frameworks that solve those flaws: Hills and Storytelling.

I've given this talk at ProductTank London (June 2020); you can watch a recording of it here.


I'd love to speak at your event! Just drop me a line and I'll get back to you asap.