DVT sponsors Johannesburg UX South Africa Conference 2019


Johannesburg, 21 Jun 2019
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UX SA Conference organisers Theo Sauls and Ighsaan Robinson.
UX SA Conference organisers Theo Sauls and Ighsaan Robinson.

Software development and related services company DVT has sponsored the UX South Africa conference held at Axiz, in Midrand, from 12 to 14 June. Additionally, DVT developed the mobile event app, UX South Africa, which is available on the App Store and on Google Play.

This year’s annual event attracted close to 100 delegates keen on learning more about user experience and user interface design. According to Theo Sauls, organiser of the UXSA Conference, the UX Johannesburg event has been getting stronger since its launch in 2014.

Christopher Dawson from DVT hands over the prize, a Google Home speaker, to Candice Grobler of Offerzen, after DVT's lucky draw.
Christopher Dawson from DVT hands over the prize, a Google Home speaker, to Candice Grobler of Offerzen, after DVT's lucky draw.

“User experience has become a fundamental part of a company’s ecosystem and UX practitioners should look at having a seat at the decision-making table,” says Sauls. “We are extremely grateful for the support from the UX design community and our sponsors in making this event a success.”

Keynote speakers included the likes of Marcin Treder, CEO and Co-Founder of UXPin, Kathryn Richards, design director at Fjord, and Hazel Scrimgeour, senior service and interaction designer from Fjord SA.

DVT at UX South Africa 2019.
DVT at UX South Africa 2019.

Treder spoke about how to get designers and engineers to work together. "Great teams build great products. Discuss together your hopes and fears for the project. Make sure that both are addressed with meaningful actions."

Screenshot of the UX Conference mobile app.
Screenshot of the UX Conference mobile app.

DVT’s UX/UI designer, Rochelle Janse van Rensburg, presented on “Data Anorak”, a fresh take on looking at data differently. From converting medical data into design elements and Facebook interaction data into dance steps, Janse van Rensburg demonstrated how data can be used when designing solutions. During her talk, delegates were given the chance to create their own ‘data selfies’, giving them a different perspective on presenting data.

Christopher Dawson, head of UX/UI design at DVT, says: “It's been great for DVT to be a UX South Africa conference partner for the last few years. We have had the opportunity to sponsor and speak at the Johannesburg and Cape Town events and to develop their custom mobile event app. It's always a pleasure working with Theo, Ighsaan and team -- they have a lot of expertise in putting a top quality event together.”

Other key sponsors of the event included OfferZen, Balsamiq and Axiz. The next UX Conference will take place in Cape Town in early November 2019. For more information on the event, visit www.uxsouthafrica.com.

DVT

DVT aims to be South Africa’s favourite custom software solutions and services company, with a global footprint. Its services include custom software development for mobile, Web and traditional platforms, UX/UI design, cloud application services, BI and data analytics solutions, robotic process automation (RPA), project management, business analysis, DevOps and Agile consulting.

The DVT Academy, the company’s training division, provides agile related training courses, international agile certifications, a UX fundamentals course and soft-skills workshops and coaching.

Now in its 20th year of operation, DVT has grown to over 500 staff with regional offices in Johannesburg, Centurion, Cape Town, Durban and London. DVT is a company within the software and technology group Dynamic Technologies where skills development and training form an integral part of the group. www.dvt.co.za

Editorial contacts
DVT Karen Heydenrych (011) 759 5930 kheydenrych@jhb.dvt.co.za
UXSA Conference Theo Sauls (Conference Organiser) (+27) 078 488 5095 info@uxsouthafrica.com