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User Interface 14 Conference
Boston, MANovember 1-3, 2009
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

The User Interface 14 Conference was a smashing success. Thank you to those who attended. If you weren't able to make it, you can still live the experience with the UI14 Conference Proceedings disc.

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UI14's Program

The User Interface 14 Conference comes in two flavors: Two days of in-depth, full-day workshops, where you’ll dive deep to get the critical knowledge on a specific topic, and one day full of 90-minute Featured Talks, where each expert will inspire you with the latest design insights and examples.

Here’s a peek at the UI14 full-day workshop lineup:

Good Design Faster: New Techniques for Creative Ideas

Leah Buley, Adaptive Path

Quickly innovate new design possibilities with a new approach to team ideation. Leah has been taking the design world by storm with her brilliant techniques.

Planning & Writing Web Content that Works

Ginny Redish, Redish & Associates, Inc.

Bring your site’s content to the next level. Jam-packed with good & bad examples, you’ll be empowered to deliver exactly what your users need.

Visual Design Essentials for Non-Designers

Dan Rubin, Webgraph

With this crash course, you’ll create designs that look great and function brilliantly. You’ll master the essential visual design vocabulary & concepts.

Information Architecture Essentials

Donna Spencer, Maadmob

Last year’s top-rated workshop. Master the latest best practices for organizing large web sites. Make it easy for your users to quickly find the content they seek.

Mastering Top-Task Management

Gerry McGovern, Customer Carewords

Match the design of your intranet or site to your users’ top tasks. Help your users succeed with Gerry’s latest Customer Carewords tools and techniques.

Fast Prototyping Made Easy

Todd Zaki Warfel, Messagefirst

See your design ideas in action fast. You’ll see how to collect critical and insightful design feedback quickly from your colleagues and users with the latest methods.

Mastering the Art of User Research

Dana Chisnell, UsabilityWorks

Learn the user research techniques of the pros. Recruit participants easily. Analyze data faster. Communicate results effectively. Shh! Don’t tell anyone.

The Myths of Innovation: How to Lead Breakthrough Projects

Scott Berkun, scottberkun.com

Always entertaining and on point, Scott returns with last year’s amazingly popular seminar. Lead your organization with the core concepts for innovative projects.

Don’t know which full-day workshops to choose? We completely sympathize. We want to go to all of them ourselves.

In addition to the full-day workshops, you’ll see each expert share their wisdom during Monday’s Featured Talks.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Information Architecture Essentials: Best Practices for Organizing Your Site's Content

Donna Spencer, Maadmob

Get a solid grounding in information architecture that will enable you to create designs that help users find what they want.

Content as Conversation– Planning and Writing Web Content that Works

Ginny Redish, Redish & Associates, Inc.

Every visit to your web site is a conversation. Learn how to organize the content of your conversation and how the conversation changes based on when and how you market on the web.

Visual Design Essentials for Non-Designers

Dan Rubin, Webgraph

Get the tools and techniques you need to create the right visual expression for your web site.

Good Design Faster: High Value Experience Design

Leah Buley, Adaptive Path

Speed up your design process with sketchboards, prototyping and Fireworks.

Tuesday, November 3 , 2009

Dirty Little Secrets of User Research and Usability Testing: Hacks and Tweaks Used by the Pros

Dana Chisnell, UsabilityWorks

Discover techniques that you won't find in any book— elegant hacks that the pros use to make doing user research easier.

The Myths of Innovation: How to Lead Breakthrough Projects

Scott Berkun, scottberkun.com

Gain the essential skills and core concepts needed to lead innovative projects within your organization.

Top Task Management for Web Sites: A Proven Method to Identify and Measure Your Users's Top Tasks

Gerry McGovern, Customer Carewords

Learn to identify your top tasks for your web site and how effective these tasks are.

Sketchboards and Prototyping – Rapid Design Methods

Todd Zaki Warfel, Messagefirst

Learn all about sketchboards and how to combine them with prototyping for rapid iterative design.


Want more information on what's covered in the full-day workshops? Read all about them in the UI14 Workshop Descriptions.

UI14's Presenters

World Acclaimed Experts

Just look at the team we’ve put together for this conference.

  • Gerry McGovern—known across the globe for his leading insights in web site designs that delight customers and exceed business objectives.
  • Scott Berkun—best-selling author of the leading book on innovation (and one of the funniest guys you’ll ever meet).
  • Donna Spencer—a leading authority in information architecture and site design, she turns the complex into the simple.
  • Ginny Redish—respected for her years of brilliant research, she’ll open your eyes with an amazing gallery of the good and bad of online content.
  • Dana Chisnell—noted author and charming speaker who will draw you in with her expertise in advanced usability testing and user research methods.
  • Leah Buley—a spunky, shining star, her rapid, low budget techniques for team creativity and idea generation are what everyone is talking about.
  • Todd Zaki Warfel—probably the nicest guy you’ll ever meet, he’s also a brilliant tactician who’ll show you how to make your prototypes sing and dance.
  • Dan Rubin—incredible design talent and great teacher, he’ll bring out your best by broadening your design skills to a new level.
  • Our own Jared Spool—people travel from all over the world to hear his latest insights on what works and what doesn’t in the world of experience design.

Sign up today!

Whether you’re looking for insights into new strategies, you need to learn the latest advancements, or you want a primer for new skills, this conference is the one for you. Our team of experts will set your imagination on fire, powering up your creative juices so you can dazzle and delight, whether you’re a member of a large team or a UX-Team-Of-One. We’re so confident that we guarantee you’ll love this conference.