Postcards from the Edge Case: When One Size Doesn't Fit All

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Accepted Session
Short Form
Beginner
Scheduled: Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 4:45 – 5:30pm in B302/303

Excerpt

For every average person that finds your product what they want, there is a person outside that average that wants to use your product. They might even be able to use your product, if there was a way to make it work for them. Outliers are useful for your design, if you harness them properly.

Description

For as much as “thinking outside the box” is exhorted for designers and developers, sometimes it takes actually being outside the box before the foibles of products and services become apparent. Using physical space requirements, security decisions, and other examples from work and workplaces, this talk aims to show off what can happen when something even a little away from the middle tries to use what you’ve designed.

Tags

outliers, edge cases, design

Speaking experience

Feb 2016: Storytime Extravaganza: Early Literacy Asides - You Already Have What It Takes - (Slides - http://heofhishirts.neocities.org/presentations/)
OSB 2015: The Library As An (Almost) Open-Source Institution - ( Presentation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5Hy4UuQGcY Slides - http://heofhishirts.neocities.org/presentations/)

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