I perform public speaking to communicate information and to persuade audiences to take action. I have spoken on topics such as user research, user centred design, and accessibility, in formats including workshops, showcase presentations, and lightning talks. As much as possible I follow Allison Ravenhall‘s tips on Inclusive design for accessible presentations. Below is a timeline of my public speaking with links to slides and blog posts.
To improve the mobile experience of reserving a group study room – the case for my digital prototyping workshop at the 5th UXLibs conference.
My lightning talk given at the A11y Bytes event in Melbourne on Global Accessibility Awareness Day.
For the National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA) Visitor Experience community of practice I shared how we transformed the experience of becoming a member at State Library Victoria.
My lightning talk as part of World Interaction Design Day #IxDD at the Melbourne Web Accessibility and Inclusive Design meetup.
New roles for new times – CAVAL Professional Development Interest Group Forum.
How to conduct participatory research to explore and validate ideas for improving digital interfaces.
My presentation exploring user research methods to gather qualitative and quantitative data from students and staff throughout all stages of project life-cycles.
Participants try their hands at joint creativity to explore options and produce validated prototypes for testing and iteration.
Understand what these rooms are, why they work, and how to put one together.
A presentation given by my colleague Kathy Martin and I at the inaugural EDS user group meeting.
Understand what, why, when and how to use user stories, and compete to craft the best one!
In public speaking I sometimes fear:
“That no one learns anything, and the audience is starkly aware of it.”Hogan, L. (2016). Demystifying Public Speaking.
Do you have fears like those mentioned in Lara Hogan’s excerpt of Demystifying Public Speaking? Leave a comment. What helps turn that fear around?