Exciting Workshop at TriUPA in Raleigh

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.


Reminder! Bookclub tomorrow night – July 28th!

Hope to see you there! – Details >>


RUX Bookclub in July!

Join us for the next installment of the RUX book club! Our July meeting will be a discussion of Steve Krug’s “Don’t Make Me Think! A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability.”

Whether you’re brand new to usability or an experienced professional, this easy to read book is relevant to anyone involved in web design and development.

Look forward to seeing you there!

When: July 28, 2009, 6-8pm

Where: Ellwood Thompson’s new coffee bar, http://www.ellwoodscoffee.com


EdUI ’09 registration is now open! – Learn from web industry celebs as well as your peers

Registration is now open and the website is live for EdUI 2009: Remaining <strong>!

===== ONLINE REGISTRATION =====

Reserve your spot for this exciting event and register today to get the
early bird registration rate of $500, $75 off the standard rate.

Registration is easy. Go to http://edui.eventbrite.com/ and pay online.

And don’t forget to submit your presentation proposal for EdUI! The deadline
is July 1, 2009. Submit online at: http://www.eduiconf.org/call-for-proposals/

We look forward to seeing you there!

Find out more about the conference at: http://www.eduiconf.org

===== ABOUT =====

EdUI 2009 – Remaining <strong>

Economic times might be lean, but professional growth has never been more important. Take your Web skills to the next level with EdUI 2009: Remaining <strong> at the University of Virginia, September 21-22. Situated in the
Blue Ridge foothills of Central Virginia, UVa¹s historic Grounds provide a beautiful setting for the two-day conference.

Focusing on the universal methods and tools of user interface and interaction design as well as the unique challenges of producing websites and applications for large institutions, EdUI is a perfect opportunity for web professionals in higher education, K-12 schools, government, and local and regional businesses to develop skills and share ideas.

EdUI is made possible by The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH), in partnership with the University of Virginia (U.Va.) and an array of corporate sponsors.

===== CELEBRITY SPEAKER LINEUP =====

We are delighted that our speaker lineup so far includes Jared Spool, founder of User Interface Engineering, as keynote speaker, with Michael Wesch, Dana Chisnell, Derek Featherstone, Molly Holzschlag and Dan Rubin as headliners. Jared (UX design), Dana (usability testing), Derek (Ajax and accessibility), Molly (HTML5, CSS3), and Dan (graphics and CSS) are some of today¹s 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.

===== KEEP UP WITH EDUI =====

Web site: http://eduiconf.org
Email – http://eduiconf.org/joinlist
Twitter – http://twitter.com/edui2009
Facebook – http://eduiconf.org/facebook
CrowdVine – http://eduiconf.crowdvine.com/

===== CONTACT US =====

(434) 981-7529
info@eduiconf.org

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Eduiconf@list.mail.virginia.edu
https://list.mail.virginia.edu/mailman/listinfo/eduiconf


popular ux books

Louis Rosenfeld just posted a nice list of popular UX books for UX bookclubs. Bring your top choices to next month’s meeting where we’ll vote on our next bookclub book!


June RUX Meeting!

What: Join us at Ellwood Thompson’s new coffee, beer and wine bar in the Fan for a RUX happy hour. We’ll lead a discussion on what you’d like to get out of RUX in the coming months, bookclub picks and possible upcoming events.

When: Wednesday June 24, 2009, 6pm – 8pm

Where: Ellwood Thompson
http://www.ellwoodscoffee.com/

Admission is free.

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Looking forward to seeing you there!

Best, The RUX Planning Team


Call for proposals: EdUI Conference w/ Jared Spool, Michael Wesch, Molly Holzschlag and others

Colleagues,Please excuse cross postings.

===== 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
* Webmasters
* 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:
http://www.uie.com/about/
http://www.google.com/profiles/mike.wesch
http://www.usabilityworks.net/
http://boxofchocolates.ca/about
http://molly.com/about.php
http://superfluousbanter.org/about/

Keep up with the conference:
Email – http://eduiconf.org/joinlist
Twitter – http://twitter.com/edui2009
Facebook – search for “Edui 2009” and join our group

— 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.



Best wishes,
EdUI Conference Organizers