December 29, 2010

Discount tickets for UX Hong Kong

Daniel Szuc (speaking at Web Weds V43.0) has kindly offered 10% off for any member of Web Wednesday who'd like to hear some of the world's top usability experts at UXHK.

Buy your tickets at a 10% discount here.

Semantic Fat?

Christmas is over. All your presents have been opened. Only shreds of meat are left on the turkey. You want a break from Facebook. Twitter is bugging you. You can't think of what to blog...

Try something new in 2011 - get fit! Our friends at CrossFit Asphodel (see "Asphodel Meadows" on Wikipedia) are generously sponsoring prizes for the lucky draw at our next Web Wednesday social mixer on Wednesday 5th January 2011.

3rd prize: Free CrossFit Asphodel On Ramp program (Four 1 hour classes) worth HK$1,250

2nd prize: Free One Month Unlimited CrossFit class membership (valid after completing On Ramp program), worth HK$2,400

1st prize: Four Free Personal Training Sessions, worth HK$3,200

Offer for all Web Wednesday members: HK$500 off the original price of any CrossFit class membership package for one month only (valid after the On Ramp program has been completed). Just mention "Web Wednesday HK" when you sign up.

Let's talk value - slideshow

Daniel Szuc has kindly shared his slides from his recent talk on "the value of asking why?". Comes with an audio that you can listen to here.

Come to learn more about usability and speak with Daniel in person at our 43rd gathering on 5th January 2011.

Let's talk UX - Social Mixer V43.0 (Jan 5)

Hope you've all had / are having a refreshing break and have unplugged yourself from social media for at least two days. It's great for the soul.

In 2011, I'm nudging Web Wednesday back to the FIRST Wednesday of the month and will try my best to keep it there. Please understand if I need to move it around, due to venue or speaker availability or my own travel schedule.

We're kicking off the new year with a very inspiring talk on "The Value of Asking Why?" by Daniel Szuc, renowned international speaker (UX Australia) and Principal Usability Consultant at Apogee Hong Kong.

Sign up on Facebook or this blog.

I really like this mind-map of Daniel's talk:

Daniel has even produced a usability kit for web designers and is organizing Hong Kong's first User Experience Conference, UX Hong Kong (香港使用者經驗研討大會).

As per their website, "UX Hong Kong is a 1 day intimate UX program to learn, discuss, experience, share and immerse with some of the best UX international talent and local community from Hong Kong and Asian region. We have invited speakers to provide snapshots and workshops on the topics of UX strategy, design research, mobile design and the UX toolkit. Everyone attending will have an opportunity to preview all speakers in the morning and then an opportunity to choose 1 workshop in the afternoon to go into a topic more deeply with one of the speakers".

I'm working on getting a discount for Web Wednesday members...

Our social mixer will start at 6:30pm and wind up around 9:30pm, with the talk/interview starting at 7:15pm.

As per usual, there's a HK$100 entrance fee, including one complimentary drink and the chance to win lucky draw prizes, sponsored by CrossFit Asphodel, a newly launched fitness training Centre in Quarry Bay.

Our lovely assistant, Vivian, will issue receipts if you need one. (For students, you can get in for HK$50 without free booze). Thereafter, all standard drinks will be charged at special happy hour prices. 10% of entrance fees will be donated to Oxfam Hong Kong.

Looking forward to another exciting year of digital evolution.

December 15, 2010

Christmas Break

Calling all Festive Digerati!

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...
5 gold ring(tones)
4 angry birds
3 French hacks
2 iPhone apps
And a Samsung Galaxy!

Christmas is fast upon us and so are all the ensuing parties! After a good run this year, Web Wednesday Hong Kong will be taking a break this month.

Fear not, as we will be back on Wednesday 5th January, 2011 at Volar. (Details to come).

Thank you all for being active members of our rapidly growing community! Enjoy the holidays!

Talking about Christmas songs, love this: