Archive for the 'UIE Virtual Seminar' topic

Adam Connor – Design Studio: Building Consensus Early in Your Design Process

Getting two people to agree on something is a difficult task in any aspect of life. Getting a whole team to agree on a design, where underlying feelings, ownership, and organizational hierarchy are involved, can be an even greater challenge. That’s not even counting the dreaded “swoop and poop” scenario. The trick is to get everyone involved early in the design process and a design studio is a perfect tool for just that.

Margot Bloomstein – Controlling the Pace of UX with Content Strategy

In some scenarios, getting a user to convert or react to a call to action is the desired outcome. It means your design and experience work. But if users are coming to and then quickly leaving your site, what are they really experiencing? If they don’t take the time to explore and discover they may not have any loyalty to you or the experience. And if you’re dealing in complex decisions, you want your users to take the time they need to fully understand and commit to their choice.

Working with remote teams? Jeff Gothelf Shares Tactics for Success

How do successful teams design together—and successfully—from afar? Jeff Gothelf tells us it all comes down to communication. Using 9 specific tactics and a host of Lean methods, he designs effectively with teams sitting half a world away. In his September 12 virtual seminar, Designing with Remote Teams, Jeff will show you how. You’ll want to […]

Wrestling with Big Data? Join us for Data Visualizations
that Pack a Punch

Later this month, Brian Suda presents our next virtual seminar, Data Visualizations that Pack a Punch and will show you just how powerful great data visualizations can be! Brian’s work with companies such as PriceWaterhouseCoopers is defining just how powerful great data visualizations can be—especially when they’re tied to marketing or social-media campaigns aimed at […]

Hiring the Best UX Designers

If finding “the right fit” feels like a frustrating task you’re struggling to survive, you’re doing it wrong. Getting the best UX designers onboard means hiring with your head, not your heart. In Hiring the Best UX Designers, our August 1 virtual seminar, Jared Spool teaches you to include your entire team in a more […]

Get Your Design Team to All Our Virtual Seminars,
July through December

The virtual seminar schedule is in place for the rest of 2013. We’re bringing you the latest thinking on relevant topics, such as hiring a designer, designing with remote teams, and design workflow, just to name a few. And as always, these seminars are presented by the leading experts in our field, like Leah Buley, […]

Storyboarding: Communicating Your Ideas with Comics & Drawings, our 3/28 Virtual Seminar

Join us on March 28, when Kevin Cheng presents Storyboarding: Communicating Your Ideas with Comics & Drawings. Storyboards capture an experience in a visual way. They communicate complex ideas in succinct, understandable ways—whether for planning a feature film or the user experience of an application. Kevin Cheng uses comics to make storyboards more understandable. In […]

Voice & Tone – Our March 7 Virtual Seminar

We’ve got something special happening on March 7. Kate Kiefer Lee will be presenting Voice and Tone: Creating Content for Humans as part of our virtual seminar program. The organizational content we’re creating for the web is too often formal, lacking emotion. It’s written for organizations, not people. Writing content for humans is challenging, and […]

Jared Spool – Build a Winning UX Strategy from the Kano Model

The ultimate goal for user experience is that users enjoy using your product or service. Many companies use satisfaction as a metric for measuring their success. But satisfaction is really just the lack of frustration. You should be focused on what you can do to delight your users.

Sketching for Understanding – A Special EightShapes Seminar with Nathan Curtis on 1/17

With collaborative sketching techniques to orient and unify teams, it’s no surprise that you are embracing sketches to explore design ideas earlier in a creative process. But what are your goals for sketching, and how do they translate to your organization or team? And what are some great techniques you can start using right now? […]