View the latest product design concepts, experience mobile product designs, talk to our social solutions designers, and provide feedback to improve the information experience. Meet the designers, user researchers, and information architects responsible for the direction of our products. Participate in hands-on activities and tell us what you need.
Monday, January 16 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday, January 17 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday, January 18 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday, January 19 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Visit these stations in the lab located in Asia 4:
|Station 1: IBM User Research and Future Studies|
|See how we conduct research and sign up for an opportunity to participate in future studies. Discuss with us what you would like to see improved in the products that you use.|
|Station 2: Connections and LotusLive|
|To influence our future design directions, help us prioritize the most important scenarios in which you would use these products to complete daily tasks. Try out the next version of Connections and let us know how you like it. Give us feedback on our new features, including enhanced community functionality and integration of the social business toolkit.|
|Station 3: Editing in the Cloud with IBM Docs|
|Check out IBM's new web editors and tell us what is most important to you in a document editor, a presentation editor, or a spreadsheet editor.|
|Station 4: Design Your Information Experience|
|How do you use information either as a new or an experienced product user? How can the Lotus and WebSphere Portal product wikis be more effective in giving you the information that you need? Help influence the direction that we take with your product information experience.|
|Station 5: Sametime|
|Real-time collaboration is critical to your business. Come to the Sametime UX station to give us input on future designs and to discuss your requirements for online meetings, instant messaging, and using audio and video.|
|Station 6: Making Your Business Solutions Social|
|Learn about the core design principles that make a business solution into a social business. See the common set of patterns and artifacts that we're designing and help influence their design. Tell us about your favorite business solutions, and we can talk about how using social media can enhance the outcome of the solutions.|
|Station 7: Social Mail|
|View and interact with demos of the social mail beta in Connections 4 and help us shape the future user experience design. Provide your feedback and unique insights on how social mail might best be used by your company or organization.|
|Station 8: What's Next for Lotus iNotes and Lotus Notes|
|See a showcase of what we're considering for the next releases. Let us know what you think of these features and provide feedback on potential improvements.|
|Station 9: Lotus Domino Designer and XPages|
|Do you want influence the future direction of your application development tools? Stop by and give us feedback on Lotus Domino Designer, the XPages extension library, XPages templates, and more.|
|Station 10: Mobile Applications|
|Select a device, select a product, and get a first look at the latest mobile products from IBM. This station features Android and iOS phone and tablet apps for Sametime, Connections, and Traveler. Come by and give us your feedback on future designs and prototypes.|
|Station 11: WebSphere Portal, Social Portal with Connections, and IBM Web Content Manager|
|Provide your input on the new and future plans for integrating IBM Connections and IBM Web Content Manager into WebSphere Portal. Come by and give us your feedback on future designs and scenarios.|
|Station 12: Design Your Video Experience|
|Tell us how you find and use product videos, and what you expect from our videos in the future. Preview the videos that were submitted for VideoFest, and help select a new design for the wiki Video Gallery.|
Are you curious about product design? Do you want to get more involved? Join us for one or more of the following special sessions in the User Experience Lab (Asia 4).
|Date: Monday, January 16, 2012 |
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Topic: "IBM Collaboration Solutions Future Product Design Direction"
Speakers: Chris Paul, Director, User Experience; Ethan Perry, STSM; Brian Utesch, STSM.
How is the user experience (UX) of IBM Collaboration Solutions products designed? What role does Lotusphere play in ongoing collaboration with customers? The ICS User Experience Director, Chris Paul, and UX Design and User Research Senior Technical Staff Members, Ethan Perry and Brian Utesch, will discuss how design direction is set, the importance of user adoption, and how you are engaged in the design process. Bring your questions to this interactive session.
|Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 |
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am
Topic: "Mobile User Experience Directions"
Speakers: Tyler Walters, Chris Reckling
Abstract: Social Business and mobile technology go hand in hand. See where we are going in designing mobile apps for tablets and smartphones in 2012. Provide feedback on the design directions and help prioritize features.
|Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 |
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am
Topic: "Meet the User Experience Designers"
Speakers: Amy Travis, Margo Ezekiel, Ethan Perry, Eric Wilcox
Abstract: Join our lead user experience designers and talk with us about our design challenges and future design directions in a fun and lively session. It's your chance to see how we design your favorite products.