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Seattle Tour Stop – May 23-24, 2011 — Sorry we missed you!

Day 1 Agenda: May 23

  1. 7:45 am Food! Registration and Continental Breakfast
  2. 8:45 am Jared Spool Jared Spool: Mobile & UX: Inside the Eye of the Perfect Storm The value and visibility of design is emerging within organizations everywhere. Jared will explore the four major forces driving today’s best web-based applications and how they are making our work more interesting, more challenging, and more rewarding. Read more about Jared’s session.
  3. 10:00 am Break! Break
  4. 10:20 am Bill Scott Bill Scott: Designing for Mice and Men These days, our users control our apps using keyboards, phones, tablets, and even televisions. Bill’s collection of design patterns and best practice for creating immersing and rich experiences. Read more about Bill’s session.
  5. 11:35 am Food! Lunch and Peer to Peer Roundtables
  6. 12:45 pm Josh Clark Josh Clark: Mobile Apps: Native or Web-Based? Do we implement a native app or build a web-based interface for our mobile experiences? Tapworthy’s Josh Clark will guide us through the advantages and disadvantages of each choice, plus some new ideas. Read more about Josh’s session.
  7. 2:00 pm Break! Break
  8. 2:20 pm Noah Iliinsky Noah Iliinsky: The Steps To Beautiful Visualizations Make it easy to spot patterns and pick important details out of the mountains of information hidden deep inside your organization’s servers. Noah, co-editor of Beautiful Visualizations, will guide you into the world of insights and action as you build powerful data visualization tools. Read more about Noah’s session.
  9. 3:35 pm Break! Break
  10. 3:50 pm Julie Zhuo Julie Zhuo: Facebook: Data-Informed vs. Data-Driven Design Decisions Julie Zhuo’s work at Facebook touches more than half a billion people. She’ll show us the different ways her team makes important decisions, from usability testing to site analytics. We’ll get an inside look at some of the surprises and delights that her design team has uncovered. Read more about Julie’s session.
  11. 5:15 pm Aquent Network with Your Peers, the Masters, and Aquent Eat, drink and be merry. Right after the last session, Aquent will host a networking reception. The Aquent folks will make sure you’re well nourished. It’s a great time to unwind and discuss the day’s highlights. And there might be some give-aways too.

Day 2 Agenda: May 24

  1. 7:45 am Food! Registration and Continental Breakfast
  2. 8:45 am Steve Portigal Steve Portigal: Design Fieldwork: Uncovering Innovation from the Outside In Steve Portigal knows that the best applications are based on a deep and thorough understanding of who the users are, what they are trying to do, and the environments they are using it in. Steve’s time-proven techniques show us exactly how to uncover groundbreaking, innovative designs. Read more about Steve’s session.
  3. 10:00 am Break! Break
  4. 10:20 am Kate Brigham Kate Brigham: PatientsLikeMe: Adventures with Data Visualizations How do you make sense of all the data that comes during a long-term illness? The PatientsLikeMe team took this challenge and ran with it. You’ll love Kate’s adventures in translating mind-boggling complexity into useful simplicity. Read more about Kate’s session.
  5. 11:35 am Food! Lunch and Peer to Peer Roundtables
  6. 12:45 pm Luke Wroblewski Luke Wroblewski: Designing Mobile Web Experiences Learn how to think about and design for Web organization, actions, inputs, and layout on a small screens. Luke will share the latest design best practices to create a great mobile experience for your applications. Read more about Luke’s session.
  7. 2:00 pm Break! Break
  8. 2:20 pm Mike Lee Mike Lee: AARP: Designing a strategy For Organizational Transformations How does an established, traditional organization change with the times using new technologies, while keeping the traditions that have made it great? AARP’s Mike Lee will share how to incorporate a design strategy through major organizational changes. Read more about Mike’s session.
  9. 3:35 pm Break! Break
  10. 3:50 pm Jared Spool Jared Spool: The Essential Principles behind Great Design Principles Take a deep-dive look at the power behind well-crafted, research based design principles. Jared will show you how to tune a set of design principles specifically for your design, based on what works and what doesn’t for your users. Read more about Jared’s session.

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