What a week! Interact London
2016 (a 2-day conference) put us in touch with some great minds and speakers. Many of the conversations carried on into the night.
Here are some of my key takeaways from Interact London:
- There was a tendency to use the word design rather than UX. I like this, as it helped us avoid digressing into discussions about definitions.
- As we are approaching chatbots and artificial intelligence, we will need to place much more importance on the words in our content.
- The ability to tune into emotions is pivotal to creating good conversational interfaces.
- As professional designers we will spend less time on interfaces and more time on understanding the ecosystems that make up experiences. Interfaces will use more standardized frameworks.
Ethics is increasingly important. We need to more often consider what we are building and in whose interest we are nudging people to perform tasks.
Design ethics is in fact one of my biggest interests right now. I’m currently reading up on what Aristotle has had to say about the philosophy of ethics.