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The «UX Riga» conference, devoted to usability and user experience development of web and mobile sites and apps, online stores, self–service sites and IT systems, will take place this Thursday, February 25. The attendees will be able to learn from fourteen professionals who will give talks and lead various workshops.

Stories Editorial February 23, 2016

The organisers of «UX Riga 2016» have invited international lecturers and authors to help over 450 designers, developers and e–commerce specialists from Latvia and neighbouring countries learn new methods and gain new insights in modelling user behaviour and creating better digital products for end users. This year’s conference will focus on service design, innovations, as well as case studies of digital product design.

Mark Stickdorn (Austria), author of the book «This is Service Design Thinking» will encourage to look at user experience as forming of the clients’ attitude towards the product or service — even outside the digital environment. Eric Reiss (USA, Denmark), one of the fathers of information architecture and author of several books, will turn to UX strategy and its role in the growth of a company, but in a separate one–day workshop he will educate IT system developers on the basics of usable usability. In another full–day workshop developers and designers will have a chance to learn practical skills in creating responsive design under the supervision of Vitaly Friedman (Germany), founder of «Smashing Magazine».

The speakers line–up includes Avi Itzkovitch (Israel), who will provoke designers and developers to think about innovations that could be used today and to be ready for the era of Internet of Things, Leah Ryz (UK), who will talk about the importance of good design, while Maciej Plonka (Poland) will share his experience on how UX can change a whole organisation, not only its digital identity. Several local speakers from IT companies «C.T.Co» and «Accenture» will also share their knowledge, but in the evening «Accenture» will host a party.


A detailed programme of the conference is available on the website of «UX Riga 2016», where the registration for the conference and full day workshops is still open. The venue of the conference is «Radisson Blue Hotel Latvija», Elizabetes iela 55. The conference is organised by «UX Riga» and «Cube Systems» with the support of «C.T.Co», «Accenture» and «airBaltic».