Making the new everyday things

Aral Balkan (20.May.2011 at 09:40)
Keynote at Dutch PHP Conference 2011 (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

We are the makers of the new everyday things. We design and develop the virtual pens, telephones, newspapers, calendars, and door-handles that people interact with every single day. We are the virtual architects and the products that we design and develop have the power to determine whether people have a good day or a bad day.

In this session, Aral Balkan will outline the important role that user experience design plays in the making of virtual products and inspire you to see that it is your job – regardless of whether you make web sites, mobile apps, intranet systems, or ticket machines – to make this new world that we are crafting together not only usable and accessible but beautiful, fun, inspiring, pleasurable, delightful, and – dare I say – magical.

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Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 10:45 by Jeroen Keppens (39 comments)

Great, inspirational talk. Very funny and spot on.

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 10:48 by Mike Simons (2 comments)

Brilliant keynote; very animated and thoroughly interesting :)

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 10:51 by Thijs Feryn (130 comments)

I knew Aral would be awesome ... he was awesome. Nothing to add.

Anything less than 5 star rating is an outrage.

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 11:09 by Felix De Vliegher (30 comments) via api

As always, Aral amazes me with his talks. His enthusiasm about UX is contagious!

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 11:13 by Harrie Verveer (31 comments)

Very good, funny and inspiring talk. A great start of the conference!

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 11:18 by Stephan Hochdörfer (75 comments) via api

Awesome keynote with some good insights about UX

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 11:23 by Koen (16 comments) via api

Best presentation skills I've seen in ages! Liked the humor as well. Let's hope people look differently at designing their apps now. Thanks!

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 11:27 by Max Baerten (7 comments)

Great talk and very interesting. Never got bored.

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 11:29 by Dries Vints (39 comments)

Amazing talk. One of the better I've seen so far. It ran like a train.

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 11:41 by Ronald van Eede (1 comments)

Great talk, very interesting.

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 11:53 by Ian Barber (91 comments)

Very entertaining talk, lots of great examples, lots of energy as always from Aral.

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 11:53 by Gerben (47 comments)

Not only was this talk very entertaining, it was also quite confrontational in terms of what you're doing as a developer to increase usability of the system. The speaker was very passionate about the need for usability, which went down very well with the audience. All in all a great keynote!

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 11:55 by Derick Rethans (71 comments)

A good opening of the day.

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 11:57 by Michelangelo van Dam (224 comments) via api

Superb!

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 11:59 by Jonas De Smet (12 comments)

It was a long time I've seen Aral performing on stage. Men a missed sessions/talks like this... More of that!

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 12:12 by pwander (3 comments)

Fab talk. Great energy. Lovely messages. Being human.

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 12:15 by Ben Longden (35 comments) via api

Absolutely loved it. Inspiring stuff! :-)

Rating: 4 of 5

20.May.2011 at 12:25 by Robin Speekenbrink (20 comments)

funny and inspiring. Might not be as technical as expected from a conference like this, but inspiring nonetheless.

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 12:34 by Stefan Koopmanschap (318 comments)

yeah. I've seen this talk in various incarnations and every single time it simply blows me away. *Awesome* talk, thanks Aral!

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 13:23 by Dennis C. (24 comments)

Great talk, could have used a little bit more digital examples

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 14:04 by Boy Baukema (44 comments)

What more can I say? Great way to start the day. Very inspirational.

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 14:25 by Gordon Oheim (26 comments)

This keynote was a highly entertaining and insightful User Experience

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 14:44 by Rowan Merewood (121 comments)

Must not sound like fanboi...

Really energising start to the day. Nicely linked the UX responsibilities of designers and developers.

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 16:16 by Bram Vogelaar (5 comments)

awesome talk

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 18:01 by Jeroen van der Laan (27 comments) via api

This keynote totally blew me away. Problem with that is that nothing during the day could come near this very entertaining talk.

Very well done and five stars well deserved!

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 18:17 by David Eriksson (15 comments)

An excellent start of the conference days!

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 20:43 by Onno Marsman (53 comments)

A very very entertaining and inspiring talk.

I guess the reason that some of your jokes didn't come across, because you sometimes maybe talked a bit to fast for a for the most part non native english speaking public. But don't change the pase of the talk, because it was spot on.

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 20:48 by Mike van Riel (31 comments)

Nothing to add, this talk was just that good.

Rating: 5 of 5

21.May.2011 at 08:00 by Anonymous

Great presentation! Would like to be able to give such a talk! The best talk so far.

Rating: 5 of 5

21.May.2011 at 09:08 by Steven VAN POECK (37 comments)

Best talk I've ever seen! Congrats !

Rating: 5 of 5

21.May.2011 at 09:18 by Hervé Gouchet (6 comments)

Excellent! Congrats, you rock! I never look at electrical outlets as before!

Rating: 5 of 5

21.May.2011 at 09:36 by Michiel Rook (28 comments)

Loved the energy, photos, beautiful slides and especially the way you approach design - very refreshing.

Rating: 5 of 5

21.May.2011 at 09:42 by Nistor George (1 comments)

Really good, all business needs this

Rating: 5 of 5

21.May.2011 at 09:58 by Conor Wyse (26 comments)

Another 5 Thumbs-up

Rating: 5 of 5

21.May.2011 at 14:06 by Bram van den Acker (3 comments) via api

Great talk, brilliant! Good begin of a very interesting day!

Rating: 5 of 5

21.May.2011 at 15:25 by Bart McLeod (61 comments)

Absolutely brilliant.

Rating: 5 of 5

21.May.2011 at 15:52 by Tjebbe Westendorp (20 comments)

Fascinating start of the day, great talk... Buying my parking ticket at the end of the day, reminded me immediately to your talk. Well done!

Rating: 5 of 5

21.May.2011 at 16:36 by Dennis van den Ende (43 comments) via api

Brilliant. Nothing more to say. Please come back again!!

Rating: 5 of 5

21.May.2011 at 17:25 by Arnout (19 comments)

Very inspiring and energetic talk.

Rating: 5 of 5

21.May.2011 at 18:24 by Don Pinkster (2 comments)

Great presentation with alot of energy. Really resembles the way of presenting by Scott Hanselman. Both really great speakers!

Rating: 5 of 5

21.May.2011 at 21:02 by Adrie den Hartog (1 comments)

Very well done.
A little jumpy, but very well done :P

Rating: 5 of 5

21.May.2011 at 21:05 by Daan van den Berg (55 comments)

You are definitely not that crying little guy...
You are SUPERMAN!

But, you already know that.

Rating: 5 of 5

21.May.2011 at 21:19 by René Ouendag (3 comments)

Great talk!

Rating: 5 of 5

21.May.2011 at 22:30 by Terry van Elk (6 comments)

Awesome talk! Thanks..

Rating: 5 of 5

21.May.2011 at 23:56 by Rik Deuzeman (8 comments)

Awesome talk, good slides. A great presentation in my opinion. Keep up the good work!

Rating: 5 of 5

22.May.2011 at 11:04 by Remon van de Kamp (39 comments)

Very good talk. Enjoyed it from the start to the end!

Rating: 5 of 5

22.May.2011 at 13:29 by Dennis Luitwieler (27 comments)

Excellent! One of the best presentations I've seen.
This had a lot to do with the humor in the presentation. If somehow, the software world doesn't work out for you, you could still do stand-up comedy.

Not a technically hot topic, but very inspiring.

Rating: 5 of 5

22.May.2011 at 14:53 by Núria Aloy (34 comments)

Probably the best presentation/speaker I've seen in the whole conference, both amusing and inspiring!

Rating: 5 of 5

22.May.2011 at 15:09 by Joris van de Sande (15 comments)

For me it was the second time to see Aral give this talk. It was a great performance again!

Rating: 5 of 5

22.May.2011 at 15:59 by Adnan Ibrišimbegović (9 comments)

This talk was one of few that made this conference worth coming to. If only the other speakers could adopt some of the presentation skills from Aral (or Evans). 7 thumbs up.

Rating: 5 of 5

22.May.2011 at 21:23 by Tim Swann (33 comments)

Excellent speaker to open an event. His witty talk and mannerisms are a good way to break the ice before going into the more technical talks.

Rating: 5 of 5

23.May.2011 at 13:48 by Stephane Winnepenninckx (11 comments)

There are no words to explain in which extend this changed my life. Or should I say the way I look to my life. It's not my fault anymore if I do not understand how to use something, it's the creator's fault that f*** my day ;-) Seriously, if you where not there you missed something, try to catch up.

Rating: 4 of 5

23.May.2011 at 18:03 by JoBollen (4 comments)

Great Presentation. Super man.

Rating: 4 of 5

23.May.2011 at 21:15 by Patrick Allaert (26 comments)

Very good presentation! A good way to make devs aware of their user experience responsibilities.
Might be a little bit shorter, seeing so many times "being superman" or an old crying baby tends to be a little bit exhausting.
I would have replaced some of this time spent with some more concrete action points devs can focus on.

Rating: 5 of 5

23.May.2011 at 21:52 by Iwan van Staveren (3 comments)

Good talk.

Rating: 5 of 5

24.May.2011 at 00:10 by Luca Lancioni (14 comments)

Awesome talk! it was inspiring

Rating: 5 of 5

25.May.2011 at 16:08 by Stefan Stubbe (5 comments)

Great inspirational talk. Made we want to be a superman :-)

Rating: 5 of 5

25.May.2011 at 18:47 by Seb (1 comments)

Great keynote with good insights about design of every objects and UX.

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