“Adaptive Path’s Approach to Design Research:” Workshop in Durham, NC

Throughout 2009, the Triangle User Experience Group (TriUx)/Triangle Usability Professionals Association (TriUPA) are sponsoring a series of user experience and usability workshops just down the road in the Triangle area (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, NC).

To begin the year, Todd Wilkens from Adaptive Path, will teach a workshop on Friday, February 20th, 2009 on the Adaptive Path Approach to Design Research. From the web site:

Todd (from Adaptive Path) will guide attendees beyond usability tests and focus groups to gain a deeper and more complete picture of their customers’ lives.This workshop covers everything from basic models of human behavior to interviewing and data analysis to strategies for making research work effective in your organization.

More information can be found on the TriUPA web site, including registration fees which are *very* reasonable – about $200 per person.

This first triux workshop dovetails nicely with the newly created RUX Book Club and our first book club choice (discussion April 29th, 2009) from Adaptive Path, Subject to Change: creating great products and services for an uncertain world.


Mark Your Calendars – Upcoming RUX Events!

Mark your calendars for these exciting events brought to you by RUX:

Wednesday February 25, 2009, Resume/Portfolio tips for the UE Job Seeker
6pm – 8pm
Location: TBD
RSVP: seteague AT vcu DOT edu or cnicolls AT ironworks DOT com by Monday, February 23.
Hiring managers will provide tips on creating a UE resume/portfolio.

Wednesday March 25, 2009, Selling the Importance of Usability & IA to Clients
6pm – 8pm
RSVP:  seteague AT vcu DOT edu or cnicolls AT ironworks DOT com by Monday, March 23.
Location: TBD

Wednesday April, 29, 2009, First Book Club Discussion Group
6pm – 8pm
Location: TBD
Book Club Discussion (see below)
Book: Subject to Change: Creating Great Products & Services for an Uncertain World from Adaptive Path (http://tinyurl.com/cgzffc)

We’d also like to announce a new topic for RUX, the RUX Book Club! For April’s discussion, we’ll talk about the book Subject to Change: Creating Great Products & Services for an Uncertain World from Adaptive Path.

Best,
The RUX Planning Team


10 Most Common Misconceptions about User Experience

Whitney Hess just published an excellent post about User Experience and what it is/isn’t. Read the full post here. Read a follow-up by Eric Reiss on fatdux.com.


Let’s Get Together…in February

Seems like the beginning of the year has come along quite suddenly. A lot of us have had a slow, lazy holiday and suddenly been caught up  in a mad rush of work. So look for the next RUX get-together in February. Watch this space!


Senior Web Front End Developer – Arlington VA (Wash DC area)

We are looking for a Senior Web Front-end Developer to join our growing Interactive Services team. Here, you will work in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment with other skilled resources to design and deliver engaging, transactional websites and applications.

The ideal candidate is familiar with leading web-based technologies and can demonstrate experience providing front-end code development for high-volume, consumer-facing websites and applications. Experience successfully building applications for non-PC interfaces – such as mobile devices, game systems, kiosks, flat panel displays – is a plus.

Consulting experience is desired. Successful candidate will work as part of a cross-functional team of user-centered design (UCD) and application development personnel in an agile and iterative development process.

For more information, see
Job Description


Web Front-end Developer – midlevel – temp to perm or fulltime in Arlington VA (DC)

We are looking for a Web Front-end Developer to join our growing Interactive Services team. Here, you will work in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment with other skilled resources to design and deliver engaging, transactional websites and applications.

The ideal candidate is familiar with leading web-based technologies and can demonstrate experience providing front-end code development for high-volume, consumer-facing websites and applications. Experience successfully building applications for non-PC interfaces – such as mobile devices, game systems, kiosks, flat panel displays – is a plus.

Consulting experience is a plus. Successful candidate will work as part of a cross-functional team of user-centered design (UCD) and application development personnel in an agile and iterative development process.

More information – see Job Description


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 712 other followers