Software development and related services company DVT has sponsored the UX South Africa conference held at Axiz in Midrand on 12 to 14 June. Additionally, DVT developed the mobile event app, UX South Africa, which is available on the App Store and on Google Play.
This year’s annual event attracted close to one hundred delegates keen on learning more about user experience and user interface design. According to Theo Sauls, organiser of the UXSA Conference, the UX Johannesburg event has been getting stronger since its launch in 2014.
“User experience has become a fundamental part of a company’s ecosystem and UX practitioners should look at having a seat at the decision making table,” says Sauls, “We are extremely grateful for the support from the UX design community and our sponsors in making this event a success.”
Keynote speakers included the likes of Marcin Treder, CEO and Co-Founder of UXPin, Kathryn Richards, design director at Fjord and Hazel Scrimgeour, senior service & interaction designer from Fjord SA.
Treder spoke about how to get designers and engineers to work together. “Great teams, build great products. Discuss together your hopes and fears for the project. Make sure that both are addressed with meaningful actions.”
DVT’s UX/UI designer, Rochelle Janse van Rensburg, presented on “Data Anorak”, a fresh take on looking at data differently. From converting medical data into design elements and Facebook interaction data into dance steps, Janse van Rensburg demonstrated how data can be used when designing solutions. During her talk delegates were given the chance to create their own ‘data selfies’, giving them a different perspective on presenting data.
Christopher Dawson, head of UX/UI design at DVT says, “It’s been great for DVT to be a UX South Africa conference partner for the last few years. We have had the opportunity to sponsor and speak at the Johannesburg and Cape Town events and to develop their custom mobile event app. It’s always a pleasure working with Theo, Ighsaan and team — they have a lot of expertise in putting a top quality event together.”
Other key sponsors of the event included OfferZen, Balsamiq and Axiz. The next UX Conference will take place in Cape Town in early November 2019. For more information on the event visit www.uxsouthafrica.com.