Did you miss out on all of the User Experience Summits in the Midwest this spring? Well, here’s your chance to get a recap from some of our very own community to had the chance to be there in person!
Come listen on 27 April 2011 as we get the rundown on what some of the hottest topics were at Interaction ’11, the IA Summit ’11, and Midwest UX ’11.
SnagAJob.com will provide food and drinks!
Meet and greet is 6-6:30, and the presentation/ discussion is from 6:30-8. Hope to see you then and there!
4880 Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA
Last weekend the first Midwest UX conference took place. Held in Columbus, OH, it was a joint venture between two local groups: UPA Columbus and IxDA Columbus.
What an intensely incredible conference! More than 200 folks gathered from all over, including several countries. The preponderance of attendees were from the surrounding areas: Pennsylvania and Michigan and Indiana and Illinois and, of course, Ohio. Even our own Joe Sokohl attended (and presented).
Check out this great list of presentations you can browse. Also, set aside April 27 for a ReDUX of three conferences: IxDA, IA Summit, and Midwest UX. Place to be determined.
Dan Brown will be hosting a workshop in Tuesday, Sep 8, 2009, 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM in Durham, NC. The workshop, Modeling Concepts: New IA Techniques for a Web 2.0 World, will help participants adopt concept modeling into their own processes. Besides introducing the deliverable and providing advice on how to create them, the workshop will help participants understand where and when concept models are appropriate to use. Learn more at TriUPA.
===== CALL FOR PARTICIPATION, EDUI 2009 CONFERENCE =====
* Have you completed an innovative Web project at your institution that you want to tell others about?
* Are you enthusiastic about introducing new technologies and techniques to other Web professionals?
* Do you want to share your ideas about user experience design and development for higher education or other large institutions?
* Are you ready to add something cool to your CV or resume?
Then we invite you to help make the EdUI 2009 conference a success! Submit your presentation proposal by July 1 2009.
– About the Conference –
The University of Virginia (U.Va.), in partnership with User Interface Engineering (UIE), invites presentation proposals for EdUI 2009: Remaining <strong>, to be held September 21–22, 2009 in Charlottesville, Virginia on the U.Va. campus.
Economic times might be lean, but professional growth has never been more important. EdUI 2009: Remaining <strong> will provide an opportunity for Web professionals in higher education and local and regional businesses to share ideas about the opportunities and challenges surrounding web user interaction, interface design, and development. The conference will be particularly useful for:
* Web Designers
* Web Developers
* User experience and interaction design professionals
We are delighted that our speaking lineup so far includes Jared Spool, founder of User Interface Engineering, as keynote speaker, with Michael Wesch, Dana Chisnell, Derek Featherstone, Molly Holzschlag & Dan Rubin as headliners. Jared, Dana, Derek, Molly, and Dan are some of today’s top authors and speakers in web design and development. Michael Wesch, featured in the most recent issue of National Geographic magazine, is widely known for his popular Youtube videos on the social and cultural impact of new media.
Find out more about these fantastic speakers at:
– Be a Part of It –
Please join us for this exciting conference. We seek dynamic speakers willing to share their knowledge and expertise about user experience design and development through case studies, workshops, tutorials, and poster sessions. Preference is given to presentations that offer practical methods and ready-to-use techniques and tools.
Possible topics may include:
* Innovation and change in higher ed or large institution web sites
* Web strategies
* User experience design / interaction design
* Graphics workflows
* User testing
* CSS tips & techniques
* Web standards
* Web accessibility
* Reusability in web development
* Web applications frameworks
* Interaction & web applications testing
* Use of social media
Conference sessions will be 40 minutes long with a 5-minute question and answer period. Longer topics can be proposed to spread across two consecutive sessions in a “Part 1, Part 2″ format.
– Submission Guidelines & Important Dates –
If you would like to be considered as a speaker, please submit your ideas online at http://eduiconf.org/proposals/ by July 1, 2009.
The Conference Committee will review all submissions. Notification regarding acceptance will be made by July 22nd. If your proposal is selected, the primary speaker will receive a gratis registration to the full conference, including lunches and a reception. Conference organizers are not responsible for speakers’ travel and accommodation costs.
We look forward to receiving your ideas and suggestions by July 1, 2009.
EdUI Conference Organizers
So you don’t feel bad about missing this year’s Interaction Design Association’s (IxDA) or the Information Architecture Summit, DCIA and DC IxDA are planning an IAS09/IxD09 Redux.
Many of the East Coast people who presented at either or both of these conferences are coming to DC for a half-day event. Saturday afternoon from about 1230/1pm-5pm with socializing and dinner to follow. Each person would have approximately 20-25 minutes to talk, there would be questions, as well as a semi-structured social time halfway through the program, much like the facilitated lunch discussions at the conference.
Tentative date is Saturday, May 2, 2009 12 – 5pm (with socializing, drinks and dinner afterwards). Watch this space for more info!
The RUX Planning Team
The James River Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication is sponsoring a one-day conference:
Recession-Proofing Your Technical Communications Career
March 28, 2009
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Homewood Suites Innsbrook by Hilton
4100 Innslake Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23060
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).
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.