Design that’s Easy on The Brain: My talk from FITC’s Spotlight UX/UI

Last month I had the opportunity to speak at FITC’s “Spotlight UX/UI” here in Toronto. This one day event featured seven speakers and I was honoured to kick off the morning with my talk entitled “Design That’s Easy on the Brain“.

They recently posted the recording of the talk so I’m embedding it below. Unfortunately I think they had a technical issue so the last few minutes got cut off – The full slide deck is on Slideshare so you can see what you missed. (I think it’s around slide 75 in the deck where the video ends)

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Designing for Visual Efficiency: Redux

One really cool benefit of working at BMO is our ‘Institute for Learning’ the home for our corporate training and major events in the North end of the city. Iwas invited to come up there yesterday and give my “Designing for Visual Efficiency Talk” to the staff there as well as with staff at our locations in Chicago and Milwaukee all in all there were about 40 in the room and an additional 100 or so online.

As we were using a special Virtual CLassroom app, and I had to make my 90minute presentation fit into 45 minutes, I had to do some redesign to my deck so I made a clean start and rebuilt it almost from scratch. (I was never super thrilled with how the first deck turned out either) – Working with this content has been an interesting experience as I’ve now packaged it as a 90 minute talk, a 45 minute talk and a 5 minute Ignite – it’s actually been really good practice for developing story and learning where/what to cut.  Continue reading Designing for Visual Efficiency: Redux