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Presentation: "UX for mobile: it's all about attention"

Track: Everything Connected - Day 2 / Time: Tuesday 13:20 - 14:10 / Location: Rytmisk Sal

In this talk, Chris will give an overview of how the brain processes visual information, and in what order. She'll consider the limits of attention and perception, demonstrating that the human visual system is fickle and can be tricked, and talk about the implications of this for software design. Chris will explore our relationship with small-screen and mobile devices and discuss the idea that mobile devices have become an extension of our cognitive space: for example, does it really matter that most of us no longer memorise people's phone numbers?

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Chris Atherton, Freelance User Experience Architect, Finite Attention Ltd.

Chris Atherton

Biography: Chris Atherton

Chris Atherton is a senior user experience specialist at Equal Experts, where she currently works in an agile team on a project. Chris’s portfolio includes stints at Skype and the BBC, as well as agency work in retail, healthcare and not-for-profit sectors. Her three favourite projects to date are: (1) redesigning the visas and immigration experience for; (2) researching and creating a digital strategy to help young people talk about mental health; (3) storyboarding and scripting a children’s animation about thyroid disorders entirely in rhyme. Before running off to join the software circus, Chris researched and taught psychology; she has a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, and spends a lot of time thinking about people’s attention — namely how to get it, and how to keep it. Chris tweets at @finiteattention.

Twitter: @finiteattention