Interview with Jason Crane

Jason Crane

1. Tell us about you?

I think my twitter bio sums it up succinctly. Having to compress yourself into 160 characters or less means you have to cut out all the noise and focus on the signal - so here's mine: "Father and Husband. UX researcher & designer; ruby developer. Coffee snob and wannabe barista; foodie." I currently live in Sydney Australia.

2. What would you like to learn at UX Hong Kong 2013 and why is it important you?

I try not to set any bars or agenda items for UXHK. I aim to be present and soak up as much as I can, talk to as many people as I can, catch up with as many old friends as I can and leave feeling exhausted knowing I was present, that I learnt new things, and helped others. This year seems to be heavily Lean UX focused? so I hope I can absorb how other practitioners are rocking Lean UX, share some of my war stories with those who are interested as well as be a part of the multicultural experience that is UXHK.

3. What/who are you looking forward to see in Hong Kong?

Having lived in HK for 18 months in a previous life, I'm looking forward to reconnecting with friends face-to-face instead of through this digital medium. It's hard to hug metal. I'm keen to see how people's lives have changed since I left, and if time permits seeing how Hong Kong itself has changed (or remained the same) since I left. I'm also looking forward to meeting friends I haven't met yet for the first time.

4. What topics are on the horizon for UX that interest you?

I think one area that hasn't been explored into too much detail is digital augmentation of stuff we do as UX practitioners. How can technology assist, without detracting from the value of non-tech ways of doing great UX work.