PHICHI Meeting, 8/18, 6pm, Remote UX Tools - Ethnio & MindCanvas!

21 Jul 2006 - 10:28am
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Kyle Pero

**Apologies to those that have received this announcement more than once**

What: PHICHI August Meeting: Remote UX Tools - Ethnio & MindCanvas

Friday, August 18th
Refreshments & Networking: 6-6:30pm – Food and beverages will be provided.
Presentation: 6:30pm – 8ish

Where: TBD Drexel or UPenn campus

Come to this exciting meeting to learn about two of the newest remote tools
available to user experience professionals, Ethnio and MindCanvas!

Nate Bolt, Co-Founder and CEO of Bolt|Peters, will be presenting his company
’s remote usability tool, Ethnio ( With Ethnio you can
recruit users live from your website, securely observe a user’s desktop as
they interact with any website or application, and automatically record
video and audio of your session.

Rashmi Sinha, Founding Principal of Uzanto, will be presenting her company’
s remote user research tool, MindCanvas ( With
MindCanvas you can remotely gather insights about your customers’ thoughts &
feelings without requiring your users to complete boring HTML forms.
MindCanvas uses Game-like Elicitation Methods (GEMs) to let online users
participate in answering complex questions that you face in designing a
product or service. MindCanvas is particularly useful for Information
Architecture or Product Research.

Come and join other local UXers to network and try out these two great

Sponsor Info:
This meeting is proudly sponsored by UserZoom ( UserZoom
is an automated remote usability software tool. With UZ you can perform
usability testing of any interface viewable vía web browser (website,
prototype, software apps, multimedia objects, etc.) and have real users
participate from their natural context.

UserZoom and its remote testing products offer the following benefits:
* Being able to actually quantify usability and user experience
* Testing over large groups of users at their natural context
* Performing international usability tests at low costs
* Complementing other test methods with more practical information

PHICHI is the Philadelphia region's chapter of the Association of Computing
Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM
SIGCHI - We meet once a month to network and discuss
current topics in HCI.

Would you like to be notified of all upcoming PHICHI events? Please join
our yahoo group:

PHICHI meetings are ALWAYS open to anyone who is interested in attending.
Membership to the ACM is NOT required.

Hope to see you all there!

Kyle Pero
Usable Interface - Usability and User Interface Design Consulting
Phone: 267-241-4786
Email: kylepero at

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