April RUX meetingPosted: April 15, 2009 Filed under: meetings 1 Comment
Join us for our first 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.
Format: (from UXBookClub.org)
A UX (User Experience) Book Club is a get-together in which people interested in the area of user experience come to discuss a book relevant to the discipline.
A UX Book Club would operate as follows:
* Everyone who attends should try and read the nominated book (you won’t be barred from entry, but it helps everyone get more out of the night);
* Everyone needs to jot down and bring along: 2 things in the book that really struck a chord; and 1 thing they either hated, disagreed with; or don’t understand.
* The book would be within the practice of user experience, which might include books like Indi Young’s Mental Models; Dan Saffer’s Design Gestural Interfaces; Todd Zaki Warfel’s forthcoming Prototyping; and classics such as The Design of Everyday Things; Don’t Make Me Think; The Inmates Are Running the Asylum; etc.
* The book should not be arduous to read!
* We’ll vote on next month’s book at the current meeting.
In keeping with the book-club theme we will meet somewhere like a wine bar or a bookstore. The important thing is that the noise level has to be low, and be able to accommodate a group of 15-30 people.
We’ll keep the book club updated via the UX Book Club site: http://www.uxbookclub.org/doku.php?id=richmond_va
You can also learn more at http://www.uxbookclub.org/doku.php?id=richmond_va
Wednesday April, 29, 2009, First Book Club Discussion Group
6pm – 8pm
Location: Borders Bookstore, 9750 W. Broad St, Glen Allen, VA
Book: Subject to Change: Creating Great Products & Services for an Uncertain World from Adaptive Path (http://tinyurl.com/cgzffc)
Looking forward to seeing you!
The RUX Planning Team
“Technical accessibility is not enough to make a website easy to use. The real question is whether users can get what they want from a website in a reasonable amount of time and whether the visit is pleasant for them. Users with disabilities are humans and need easy and simple user interfaces just like anybody else.” – Jakob Nielsen”