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How to Design Engaging Products: Insights from Fortnite's UX

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Celia Hodent, PhD, Game UX Strategist and author of The Gamer's Brain

Learn how to create engaging user experiences with insights from Epic Games’ Fortnite.
In this Master Class webinar, former director of UX at Epic Games and 15-year game industry veteran, Celia Hodent, will show you the psychology and UX framework behind the development of successful games like Fortnite, and how you can apply the same strategies to the development of any product, service, or system.

In this Master Class you’ll also learn what successful gamification entails—which is more complex than merely adding "badges" to an experience. Effective gamification requires a deep understanding of human motivation and the notion of "transfer" (of a skill learned in one context onto another context).

Finally, Celia will also talk about the ethics of engagement and how to draw a line between engaging users and exploiting them, thus slipping into dark patterns or shady practices feeding the so-called "attention economy."

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • The UX framework and iteration process applied in the development of Fortnite.

  • The cognitive science and psychology that support the development of engaging and fun video games and how to apply it to other products.

  • What gamification (or playful learning) needs to be efficient. This applies to any product intended to encourage healthier habits for example, or to educate in a playful way.

  • The ethical considerations that any UX professional should have when working on the "engageability" of a product.

Join this Master Class to learn how to engage users and make playful products by applying the lessons from video game developers. Learn the key ingredients that make video games fun and how to use them ethically in other products.

Even if you can't attend the webinar live, register to get access to a recording that you can watch anytime afterwards.

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The Power of Storytelling in UX

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Fernando Marcelo Hereñu, Product and Design Manager at The Walt Disney Company

In today’s digital landscape, users are inundated with information, products and choices. To break through the noise, you need to have a unique identity illustrated through a story. Storytelling is essential to differentiate yourself and your product.

In this Master Class webinar, you have the opportunity to learn from Product and UX Design Lead at The Walt Disney Company, Fernando Hereñu. He’ll show you how assertive communication is a crucial driver to creating an authentic speech and an empathic story that reaches your users' hearts. A unique and personal speech is essential because it allows your audience to feel included and part o your story. To build a successful user experience, you have to have an in-depth understanding of storytelling and analyze its main layers: sociohistorical and narrative.

In this Master Class, you’ll learn:

  • Why storytelling is so significant in the human experience.
  • How to build and craft a narrative from the start.
  • How to achieve an effective and persuasive message to reach your target audience.
  • How to establish an emotional connection between your business and users.
  • How to practice storytelling to enhance user experience and proper usage areas.
  • What’s next in storytelling.

Join this Master Class to learn how to engage and persuade your users through a compelling story.

Even if you can’t attend it live, register to get a recording that you can watch anytime afterward!

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Introduction to Digital Accessibility

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Elana Chapman, Accessibility Research Manager at Fable

Over 1 billion people (15% of the world's population) have a disability (or two or more) and yet, most of the internet is still inaccessible to those who use assistive technology to access the web. As a creator or contributor to developing a digital experience, you can change that. By creating usable experiences for people at the margins, we end up creating better experiences for everyone.

In this session with Elana Chapman, Accessibility Research Manager at Fable, she will go over the basics of digital accessibility. Fable is a leader in digital accessibility and works with clients across the world, including an ongoing partnership with Microsoft.

In this Master Class, you’ll learn:

-Disability concepts.

-Different types of assistive technology.

-How to leverage tools to test accessibility for your website or product.

This Master Class is intended for anyone involved in creating digital experiences—content creators, UX designers, product managers, QA testers, and developers. This webinar will equip you with the knowledge to start creating inclusive digital experiences for assistive technology users.

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Complex UI Design: Practical Techniques

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Vitaly Friedman, Senior UX consultant, European Parliament, and creative lead, Smashing Magazine

Digital interfaces are constantly evolving and advancing—it’s more important than ever to create user-friendly and easy-to-navigate experiences.

In this webinar, we'll explore the vital role of design in complex user interfaces and how it can significantly enhance the user experience.

Vitaly Friedman, senior UX consultant of the European Parliament and creative lead of Smashing Magazine, will talk about the intricacies of solving complex design problems. Whether you're working on a multi-level navigation or creating enterprise-grade tables, this webinar will provide you with the necessary tools to excel in your work.

During this session, you'll learn:

  • How to design complex mega-dropdowns with 4+ levels of navigation, layout, interaction design, sideways navigation, breadcrumbs, infinite scroll, carousels, and top task analysis. How to create enterprise-grade tables with complex use cases such as inline editing, filtering, tagging, sorting, and search.
  • How to design complex multi-page forms, including one-column vs. multi-column layout, error recovery, inline validation, routing, conditional reveal, disabled buttons, and progress bars.
  • Language Selector UX, including auto-redirects, language and country presets, support for overrides, and non-modal dialogs.
  • Authentication UX, including 2-factor-authentication, magic links, password recovery UX, and CAPTCHAs.

You'll leave this Master Class with a toolbox of practical techniques you can apply to your work immediately. Join us to learn how to design complex UIs that are both powerful and user-friendly.

Even if you can't attend live, register to gain access to a recording that you can watch at any time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why aren’t the Master Class webinars free of cost for members?

While the Master Class webinars aren’t free, they are open to both members and non-members of Interaction Design Foundation. While non-members pay $50 per webinar, members pay only $5. We charge this nominal fee to cover a few costs associated with producing the webinars, including:

  • The cost of using Zoom as our webinar partner. Zoom is one of the most reliable webinar hosting platforms, but it’s also one of the most expensive. We chose quality over affordability to bring you a better viewing experience, and the nominal fee we charge helps us cover these costs, without making the webinars expensive.

  • Along with the cost of Zoom, we also cover webinar costs associated with servers, payment gateways and code maintenance. In fact, 40 cents off every dollar in a transaction goes towards just the payment gateway alone!

Charging this small fee goes a long way in helping us cover these costs and enables us to continue to bring you high-quality content with the best experts.

Will the Master Class webinar be recorded?
Absolutely! Every Master Class webinar is recorded by default, and if you register, you will automatically receive the link to the recording a few hours after the broadcast ends.
What happens if I can't attend a Master Class webinar live?
No problem at all—as long as you make sure to register for it, you’ll receive a recording link a few hours after the broadcast ends. This way, you can catch up on everything that happens in the live session. But, do be sure to register, as the recording is only sent to registered attendees!
I’m a member, but when I try to register for the Master Class webinar, I’m being charged the non-member price. How can I get the discounted price for members?
Please double-check the email address you are using to register for the webinar. You must be logged into your IxDF account in order to avail the special member price.

If you use another email address, our system will not recognize you as a member. As long as you’re using the correct email address as a member, you will receive the special member price.
I just signed up for a Master Class webinar—what's next?
Once you register, you’ll receive an email from Zoom, our webinar partner. This email contains the link you’ll need to join the Master Class webinar during the broadcast.

This email is sent from noreply@zoom.us so if you can’t locate it in your inbox, please check your Spam folder. If you still cannot locate this email, please reach out to mads.soegaard@interaction-design.org and we'll help you out!
I signed up for a Master Class webinar which aired recently, but I cannot find the recording in my email inbox. What can I do?
The email with the recording is sent automatically to all registrants. However, because it contains links, it might get blocked by your spam filters.

In case you have not received it, please search your Spam for an email from mads.soegaard@interaction-design.org received on the date of the webinar in question. If you still cannot locate it, please send an email to this very same email address and we will help you!
I missed registering for some of the Master Class webinars hosted in previous months. How can I get access to them now?
Some of our past Master Classes are available on-demand at https://www.interaction-design.org/master-classes We’re constantly working to make recent Master Classes available on demand, so you can keep checking this page for new additions!
I’m a member, but I cannot see all the Master Classes I purchased on my profile. How can I find the ones that are missing?
Many of the past Master Classes have been edited and uploaded to our platform so that our members can view them conveniently in one place.

After each Master Class broadcast, our video editors painstakingly edit, improve and enhance the quality of these recordings to give you a better experience—but this process takes time, and that’s why there’s sometimes a delay in making them available within your profile.

Until recent Master Class recordings appear in your profile, you can always playback any of the Master Classes you’ve purchased using the Zoom recording links you received after the broadcast. Can’t find these recording links? Then please email mads.soegaard@interaction-design.org for assistance.