Effective Design Review Workshop with Everett McKay

Effective Design Reviews and Workshop
with Everett McKay

We all know what the typical design review process is like, but what we don’t know is this design review process is often a waste of time. 

Too often we fail to achieve the goals of the review, have unproductive battles over personal opinion, and perhaps even leave in tears. Even the most experienced teams have these problems. We need to do better. 

Everett McKay – Author of UI is Communication will break down the design process and teach you new techniques of reviewing, receiving reviews and knowing when to ask for more! 


• How to give & receive effective, actionable feedback!  
• Turn personal opinion into an objective or goal  
• Handling vague, confusing & CONTRADICTORY feedback 
• Shutting down defensive, redesigning, & debating UX Seagulls! 
• Why design review rules are a good idea (+ sample set) 
• Why positive feedback is important for effective reviews. 
• How to get your manager to HELP improve design reviews 


• A traditional design walkthrough 
• A scenario-based review 
• A streamlined cognitive walkthrough


Everett McKay is Principal of UX Design Edge, a user experience design training and consulting company for mobile, web, and desktop applications. Everett’s specialty is UX design training for software professionals who aren’t experienced designers through onsite and virtual courses and workshops. He has delivered UX design workshops to an international audience that includes Europe (UK, Ireland, Poland, Greece, Turkey), Asia (India, China), South America (Argentina), and Africa (South Africa, Cameroon).



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6:30 — Check-in, Network, Refreshments 
7:00 — Business, Sponsors, Community  
7:30 — Everett McKay
8:15 — Workshop
9:15 — Q&A
9:30 — Raffle!




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