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11 to 13 May 2011
Lisbon, Portugal
Ian Fenn
Based in the UK, Ian Fenn is an award-winning veteran UX specialist recognised for consistently exceeding project targets through intelligent and thoughtful interaction design. Previous clients include a wide variety of blue chip and media companies including Virgin Media, BT, UKTV, BBC Worldwide, Scientific American, Incisive Media, and BP.

Prior to working in user experience, Ian was a radio producer and occasional stand-up comic. He met and interviewed Bill Hicks twenty years ago.

Ian Fenn

Lightning Talk

UX: The Bill Hicks Way

William Melvin "Bill" Hicks was an American stand-up comedian, philosopher and a satirist. Widely recognised as one of the world's greatest stand-up comedians, his premature death aged 32 in 1994 left a legacy that continues to this day.

In this entertaining talk, Ian Fenn will demonstrate what interaction designers can learn from Bill's approach, beginning with his much-revered honesty.

The talk will encourage UX professionals to look to other creative and skilled disciplines for inspiration and impart key guiding principles that should serve them well throughout their work.

Thursday, 12 May @ 14:00-14:20
20 minutes
Room 1

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