Hone Your UX Skills By Playing Board Games

November 6, 2018 8:30am - 10am

This interactive session will get people to think holistically about UX, design for an audience that would rather play than read, and work collaboratively to identify and solve UX problems.

  • Capital Factory
  • 701 Brazos St.
  • Austin, TX 78701

Hone Your UX Skills By Playing Board Games

Games have a lot to teach us about UX, especially when designing for smart phones. The expectation is that apps should be intuitive and pleasing to use, even if they aren’t games. We’ll explore how playing and thinking about board games can improve your thinking about UX more generally.


  • Games provide a great context for learning and teaching UX
  • Many factors that drive great gameplay drive great UX
  • Non game apps can benefit from game UX lessons


Jason Schklar

For the past 18 years Jason has led teams and provided product, design, and UX research and direction both as a consultant and as a top performing employee at Amazon, Disney, Microsoft, and Zynga. He currently works with a number of game developers and publishers, building UX, product, and design strategy, mentoring individual team contributors, and providing game direction and feedback. In a previous life, Jason studied how judges and jurors evaluated complex scientific information in legal proceedings.

  • 701 Brazos St. Austin, TX 78701
  • DAY
  • Tuesday, November 6th
  • TIME
  • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Jason Schklar
  • Yes
  • Limited parking (paid street and garage parking) | FREE B-cycle | CapMetro downtown | Rideshare

  • Free

701 Brazos St.
Austin, TX 78701