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UI16: Want a Pro Sketchpad and Drawing Tools?

Need another reason to be in Boston, November 7-9 for the User Interface 16 Conference? How about your own personal designer’s toolkit? C’mon, you know you want one. Communicating your design ideas is hard enough. You certainly don’t want to worry about the tools you use to get your message across. So we made a […]

Convincing Your Boss to Send You to UI16

You see the value in attending the User Interface 16 Conference. You see how the full-day workshops provide the tools and techniques to create a better user experience. But how do you convince your boss to send you? Why you need to be in Boston, November 7-9. Invest in your skills Spend a little money […]

Steve Portigal – Immersive Field Research Techniques

You can’t ask people what they want. They can’t tell you. The answer is almost always narrow in focus, concerned with the here and now rather than the future. How do you get them to give you the observations you need to design what they will want? Conducting field research to actually learn about your users can lead to innovative new ideas. Steve knows that going out into the field provides real opportunities to see what the world surrounding your product is like.

Kevin Hoffman – Facilitating Project Kickoffs

A good starting point is crucial. It sets the tone for everything that comes after. All too often, projects are unsuccessful or labor through growing pains because the importance of this starting point was overlooked. When done right, the kickoff to a project will leave the team energized, inspired, and engaged. Kevin discusses that kickoff meetings are the time to identify business strategy as well as company culture. It’s also important to assess any risks associated with the project.

Stephanie Sullivan Rewis and Greg Rewis – What Designers Need to Know About HTML5 and CSS3

The introduction of CSS3 and HTML5 brought with it a host of new capabilities. With most modern browsers supporting CSS3 and HTML5, implementing them into your designs is becoming easier. Understanding the things that are now possible with these new standards can help you create better designs more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Stephanie and Greg discuss what the introduction of HTML5 and CSS3 means for designers and developers, and what can be accomplished today by putting it into practice.

Kim Goodwin – Developing Effective Scenarios

Combining compelling storytelling with research data can help you craft realistic scenarios to guide your design process. Getting to know the specific needs of your users will allow you to address any potential problems they may have. As a consultant, Kim Goodwin uses her experience and expertise in working with teams to develop effective scenarios. In this podcast, Kim discusses the role that scenarios play in the design process with Jared Spool.

UI16 Update! Only 28 Spots Left at the Sneak Preview Price

We weren’t kidding when we said seats were going to move fast for the User Interface 16 Conference. There are only 28 spots from the original 100 available at the $1,349 sneak preview price. This means that a whole bunch of folks will show up in Boston this November to hear some amazing speakers and […]

UI16 Spotlight: Immersive Field Research Techniques with Steve Portigal

[In essence, the User Interface 16 Conference is all about the full-day in-depth workshops. This is my third entry in our series to introduce you to the amazing workshop faculty we’ve assembled.] More and more, we’re finding ourselves in situations where the design just “has to be right.” No longer, can we just have incremental […]

UI16: We started with 100, but now it’s 79 59!

Seats for the premier UX and design conference are going fast We started out with 100 spots, but already we’re down to 79 59! That’s how fast the seats for November’s User Interface 16 Conference are going. During the sneak preview, you can register at the lowest rate of $1,349 to secure one of the […]

UI16 Spotlight: Kicking Off Projects Right with Kevin Hoffman

[We’re butt-deep in preparations for the User Interface 16 Conference. For my part, I get to work closely with the amazing speakers we’ve assembled, helping them construct their full-day workshops. Here’s the second part of my series introducing each of the UI16 experts.] So much of a project’s success is determined at its start. If […]