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SP24: Creating the Ultimate User Experience

My SP24 Session has come and gone but can be viewed at any time on-demand either at the SP24 site HERE which allows you to add in comments and download the supporting PowerPoint presentation and SharePoint 2013 Axure base interactive wireframes. However you will need to register to sign in. Or you can view my session below from YouTube!My Session Intro:

Full 1 hour Session:

I hope you enjoy my session! If you do not want to register through the SP24 site I have uploaded the Presentation and the Axure file to my OneDrive account.Erik Swenson
UX Solutions Principal
Slalom Consulting
Twitter: ErikJSwenson
LinkedIn: Erik Swenson
Session Hashtag: #SP24S005Leave a comment on what you think about my presentation and any topics around User Experience!

SP24 - My Session Rewound!

So come to find out my session was the second highest viewed session of SP24 (If you were not counting the Keynote). The coordinators have come up with a great idea to re-run the conference but in reverse order. This could be good or bad for you depending on where in the world you are located. For me on the Easter Time zone in Boston MA. My session will be starting on May 15th at 2am in the morning… But for someone on the other side of the pond that might be a prime time to watch it. My Session:
SharePoint 2013 Creating the Ultimate User ExperienceI will bite the bullet and drink a few red bulls to stay up and chat online while the session is going on at that time so come and join me to talk about creating the ultimate User Experience or just to chat if you are bored :)I have posted my slides and the SharePoint 2013 Axure 7 wireframes to the site so make sure you register to get access to those files.My session should be available on demand as soon as the rewound is over and I wi…

Less than 24 hours until my SP24 Session Starts!

This is very exciting! My Session on creating the ultimate user experience will be live in less than 24 hours! Please make sure to go and register before all the slots are taken. I promise that my session will be fun, interactive, and you will absolutely learn some new skills, trips and tricks to create your own great experiences for your users. My Session Details below:SharePoint 2013
Creating the Ultimate User Experience

April 17th 10AM ESTBelow is the session room that you will be able to view the session streaming the Google Hangout, chat, and ask questions.Also as part of my session this Ferrari will help guide us on the path to the ultimate user experience… So Buckle up, and hold on its going to be one hell of a ride!
Session Tag: #SP24S005
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SP24 Live Presentation Time Update!

Update: My session time just changed from 9am to 10am EST.  I guess there was a glitch in translating GMT to EST or other local time zones on the website. SharePoint 2013 Creating the Ultimate User Experience
On April 17th 2014 @ 10am EST (2pm GMT) I will be presenting at the FREESP24 SharePoint Conference. I hope to see you at my session!

Presenting at SharePoint 24 Hour Conference!

Great news! On April 17th 2014 @ 10am EST (2pm GMT) I will be presenting at the FREE
SP24 SharePoint Conference. My session topic is:
SharePoint 2013 Creating the Ultimate User ExperienceHere is a 1 min overview of my session!In this session I will walk you through best practices and tips and tricks for defining, designing and building a SharePoint 2013 UX project. These activities include:Identifying what users want (Requirements). Taking those needs/wants and creating the experience with Axure interactive wireframes. Using current trends such as flat design to create mockups in Photoshop for a slick modern UI that is tailored to your business. And finally reviewing design concepts for both desktop and mobile through Responsive / Adaptive web design. My Co-worker David Lozzi also has a session talking about taking SharePoint Public. His 1 min video: hope to see you all at my session!

SharePoint Conference 2014 User Experience

My journey in and around the Microsoft SharePoint 2014 Conference in Las Vegas this year has many high’s and lows. The lows of course are all the times that the casinos took my money but we just wont go there… Here is a little user journey for you on my path to and from the conference. I have been to this conference before and had a really good experience both times. I learned a lot and had a good time doing it. This year was a little different… I was one of the lucky ones that knew on the day that registration opened that I was able to go fully funded by my company Slalom Consulting (More about how awesome they are later in this post…) When I looked at the sessions I was really surprised at the lack of User Experience sessions that were offered. The previous conference was pretty much loaded with UX sessions since the design manager was new and the buzz was all around the new branding look and feel. So I started building MySPC calendar and noticed a trend that I was adding a lot of s…

Attending SharePoint Conference 2014 Las Vegas!

I will be Connecting, Reimagining, and Transforming myself at the SharePoint Conference 2014 in Las Vegas! I will be at all the usual social events so hit me up on Twitter to meet up and share a beer and talk about User Experience, Branding, or whatever.
@ErikJSwenson you are following the SPC14 Yammer Network you can also find me there as well. See you at the party!

SharePoint 2013 Responsive Table Columns

I have been wanting to write this one for a while now. It is really amazing how UX is really finding is way into everything that we use and interact with. From Custom applications both mobile and on a desktop to document management or large data visualizations. There is always room for better usability and new concepts. SharePoint lists and library functionality really has not changed much for the past 10 years... I remember back in 2003 when I saw the same table/grid based views of documents and list items that exists in SharePoint 2013. But now we can look at them in a whole new way!In this video blog you will see how to create a responsive CSS table so that when the browser size is reduced it will hide specific columns. However hiding data is not always the right thing to do. What if a user needed those columns to filter on or to use for comparison to another document? Well that is where the custom jQuery Column chooser comes in. It allows you to see what columns are displayed and …

SharePoint 2013 Consistent Site Title & Description

With the new year a lot of people are finally making the move to SharePoint 2013. They have either never used SharePoint before and are getting a brand new experience or they have ridden the waves of 2007 and 2010 and are taking the steps to upgrading to 2013. With all the new great features of SharePoint 2013 I am still scratching my head on why the product team removed some basic features such as a consistent breadcrumb, site title, and description. In the video below I describe how to add back in the SharePoint site title and Description and ways that you can transform your 2013 site to a more constant experience that you had in pervious versions of SharePoint.Below are the code snippets that you will need to do this on your own.Site Title:
<span class="custom-sitetitle"><SharePoint:ProjectProperty Property="Title" runat="server"/></span>Site Description:
<div class="custom-sitedescription"><SharePoint:ProjectPro…