252: Finding “A Thing”

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It's conference season and we've Una Kravets and Krystal Higgins from An Event Apart Seattle on to talk about how they got into their "things" - the stuff they talk about, why they picked that topic, what to do if other people hop on your thing, and ideas to start giving talks at conferences.



Una Kravets

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Una is a UI engineer at DigitalOcean and co-host of the Toolsday podcast.

Krystal Higgins

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Krystal is a UX designer focused on wearables, Internet of Things, and onboarding.

Time Jump Links

  • 9:10 Summary of Krystal's talk "Onboarding for Any Situation" talk at An Event Apart Seattle
  • 14:10 How did Krystal learn about onboarding and dive in to it?
  • 17:20 Can a good app still survive even with bad onboarding?
  • 19:10 Dave walks into a bar and signs up for Snapchat.
  • 22:01 How do you rate a good or bad onboarding experience?
  • 26:30 How do you get invited to talk at conferences?
  • 33:40 How does Krystal's involvement with Android Wear relate to on-boarding?
  • 35:30 Chris tries on a HTC Vive
  • 44:01 What happens if somebody starts treading on your thing?
  • 47:40 If too many people have the same thing, does it create too much noise around it?
  • 50:50 What if no one is interested in your thing?
  • 52:07 3 things to look for in a conference talk.
  • 55:05 Chris' low-fi way to test out a talk idea.