About the author
Our lives are a string of experiences: experiences with people and experiences with things. We, as designers, are people who craft experiences. As such, we have a profound responsibility to make those experiences as beautiful, as comfortable, as painless, as empowering, and as delightful as possible.
Learn to present!
June 14, 2013 I am teaching a unique one‐day workshop on presenting called Slide and Stage. This class takes place in Brighton at the Sallis Benney Theatre and is for all skill levels from beginners to professional speakers. Whether you want to give talks to thousands or simply communicate better with your team at meetings, if you need to communicate, educate, or persuade, you will benefit from this workshop. Tickets are just £149 — secure your spot now!
June 26-28, 2013 My next iOS Development Workshop, Modern iOS Development, takes place in Brighton on June 26-28, 2013. The three‐day course teaches you how to make native iPhone and iPad apps using Objective‐C and Cocoa Touch. The class aims to give developers a solid foundation in iOS development. Prior experience in iOS development is not necessary. Sign up today!
I have limited availability for experience design consulting. I can work with you on the conceptual design, service design, user experience design, and user interface design of your product or service.
Email me a brief description of your project and the dates you had in mind.
I have been a professional speaker for over ten years and I regularly give opening and closing keynotes at international conferences. I was voted Voice of Year at Microsoft’s Ubelly awards and one of my talks was chosen as one of the
top talks of 2012 by .Net magazine. I take on a limited number of speaking engagements every year. Email me if you’d like me to speak at your conference. See my Lanyrd page for links to previous talks.
Aral Balkan is an experience designer and developer working to change the world through better design. He recently won
Voice of the Year at the Critter awards for his talks at international conferences. He is currently working on a new app, teaches iOS workshops, and sits on the board of CodeClub. You can follow his personal narrative on Breaking Things.