Oz-IA 2010, Sydney Australia

Date & time

Oz-IA 2010
8:00am - 5:30pm
Fri 8th & Sat 9th
October 2010 at the Menzies Hotel, Sydney NSW 2000


Menzies Hotel
14 Carrington Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

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Our sponsors

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Rosenfeld Media logo

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Conference is $880, group rates are $660.

Our workshops are a steal at $350.

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Nifty bling in your bag, erudite prizes, and drinks on Friday.

Symplicit, Rosenfeld Media, Happener

Five user research methods you have probably never seen

Short Session, presented by Patrick Kennedy.

We all know we should do some user research to help us create better products, but the typical techniques are a bit boring aren’t they?

With that in mind, this session will introduce five fresh ways of getting to know your users and getting valuable insights from them.

  • cultural probes (online and offline)
  • shop-a-long
  • real-time screencam (ala "Clicktale")
  • Product Reaction Cards
  • on-site recruitment (ala "Ethnio")

There will be no sales pitch nor blow by blow description of how we’ve used them; instead this will be a short and snappy overview to whet your appetite!

Patrick Kennedy

Patrick KennedyPatrick Kennedy is Design Research Lead at News Digital Media, where he specialises in understanding audiences and their needs through user research, and using that knowledge to inform strategy and the design of online experiences.

Patrick has over ten years experience in web design, information architecture and user experience design, and has worked with many different types of organisations in a variety of industries, both in Australia and the UK, assisting them with enhancing their websites and other information systems.

Patrick runs public workshops and speaks regularly at industry conferences, including Oz-IA, OZCHI and UX Australia, and has published many articles on user centred design and related topics.

You can find Patrick on Twitter as @PatrickKennedy.