Thursday, October 16, 2008
UIE Showcase Seminar, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

New Perspectives in User Experience Design

For 15 years, User Interface Engineering has researched and developed the most advanced, state-of-the-art usability strategies and techniques used today. Experience Design leader, Jared M. Spool, will share UIE's outlook on the state of the field today. You'll have the chance to hear Jared give informative and entertaining 90-minute presentations covering UIE's latest research in the world of User Experience, Branding, and Usability.

Because the research presented at this Showcase Seminar will be timely and based on UIE's summer research agenda, we will publish the detailed descriptions of the talks in August. Previous topics have included: Intuitive Design, Home Page Design, Social Web Applications, Tagging Systems, and Branding Best Practices.

Featured Presenter

Jared M. Spool, Founding Principal, User Interface Engineering

Jared M. Spool

Jared M. Spool is founder of User Interface Engineering, the largest usability research organization of it’s kind in the world. If you’ve ever seen Jared speak about usability, you know that he’s probably the most effective and knowledgeable communicator on the subject today. He’s been working in the field of usability and design since 1978, before the term "usability" was ever associated with computers.

Jared spends his time working with the research teams at the company, helps clients understand how to solve their design problems, explains to reporters and industry analysts what the current state of design is all about, and is a top-rated speaker at more than 20 conferences every year. He is also the conference chair and keynote speaker at the annual UI Conference, is on the faculty of the Tufts University Gordon Institute, and manages to squeeze in a fair amount of writing time. He is author of the book, Web Usability: A Designer’s Guide.