There’s a great deal of preparations that go into getting the most out of a business conference. Here’s my agenda for this week at User Experience Lisbon, complete with Twitter handles for all the speakers.

» Contacts: @uxlx on Twitter
» Hotel: Tryp Oriente (street view)
Hotel Trype Oriente - conference hotel for UXLx
» Venue: FIL Meeting Centre
FIL Meeting Centre, venue for UXLx conference

» Programme on Lanyrd

» Programme on UXLx

Tuesday May 14

  • 18:00 Wine-tasting event (welcome party). Just drop in!
    Starts at 18:00 at the Tivoli Oriente Caffe (Parque das Nações, next to Gare do Oriente).

Wednesday May 15

  • 08.00 Registration starts at 8.
    Bring your PDF ticket or if you use the Eventbrite app, you can bring up your QR-code ticket on your phone.
  • 09.00 Lean Ethography, Kelly Goto @go2girl – Room 1.
    Rapid contextual research methods and integration into lean UX processes.
  • 10.30 30-minute break
    (Buy dinner tokens between 10-13.)
  • 12.30 Lunch
  • 14.00 Lightning Talk 1 (undecided)
  • 14.30 Lightning Talk 2 (undecided)
  • 15.00-18.30 Transform Your Work Through Visual Thinking, James Macanufo @mcgeo – Auditorium II.
    Simple and quick visual-thinking methods that can have a dramatic impact on how you feel when you work and on what you produce when you work. (16.30 30-minute break)
  • 20.00 Barbecue Meats dinner at “Buffalo Grill”
    South of the venue, overlooking the dock, a barbecued meats restaurant with a pleasant terrace.

Thursday May 16

  • 09.00 Design Synthesis Methods, Jon Kolko @jkolko – Auditorium II.
    Translate research into meaningful insights, by applying various synthesis methods to elicit hidden meaning in gathered data.
  • 10.30 30-minute break
  • 12.30 Lunch
  • 14.00 Lightning Talk 1 (undecided)
  • 14.30 My Lightning Talk: Eliminate Design – see slides – @axbom
  • 15.00-18.30 From UX to service design, Andy Polaine @apolaine – Auditorium III.
    A flexible and powerful approach useful for everything from mapping out and making sense of insights research, through brainstorming and ideation to design specification and measurement. (16.30 30-minute break)
  • 20.00 Conference dinner at the “República da Cerveja”.
    A typical brewery style restaurant (east of the venue, by the riverfront). My food choice: Roasted Cod 

Friday May 17