Training: User Experience Benchmarking, SF Bay Area, 7 Nov 06

12 Oct 2006 - 5:14pm
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Scott Weiss

User Experience Benchmarking is an effective, efficient way to
quantitatively compare the usability of different products, be they
different versions of the same UI or from competitors. Usable Products
Company ( has produced benchmarks on web sites,
desktop software, and mobile telephones. This one-day training is based on
three years of hands-on experience designing, conducting, analyzing, and
reporting findings from benchmark usability studies. This course will
include video clips demonstrating moderating style, unique visualizations
for usability data, and tips and tricks for how to plan, execute, and
report usability findings from user experience benchmarks.

This one-day training will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area on 7
November 2006. Signups before the 18th of October are $595, and with the
discount code at the bottom of this email, you can save an additional

This training is limited to 40 delegates who understand the value of
qualitative usability testing and who may have already conducted their own

* Benefits of Benchmarking
* Operations Overview
* Tools Discussion
* Recruiting Strategies
* Task Design for Benchmarking
* Quantitative Interviewing Techniques
* Logging Strategies
* Analyzing Data
* Data Visualization
* Video Production
* Results Presentation
* Continuing Benchmarks

Scott Weiss, CEO of Usable Products Company, will teach this course in its
entirety. Mr. Weiss is a 17-year veteran of usability research and design,
spanning desktop software, the web, and mobile platforms. His book,
Handheld Usability, is the leading authority on mobile design.

This training will be held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain
View, California. Established in 1996, the Computer History Museum is a
public benefit organization dedicated to the preservation and celebration
of computing history. It is home to one of the largest collections of
computing artifacts in the world, a collection comprising over 13,000
objects, 20,000 images, 5,000 moving images, 4,000 linear feet of
cataloged documentation and 5,000 titles or several hundred gigabytes of

Sign up before October 18th for $595. Sign up soon, as prices increase
each week. Use the following discount code to save an additional $100:

Please email me if you have any questions. I hope to see you in Mountain
View in a few weeks!

Scott Weiss
Principal, Usable Products Company: (212.929.8599)
Author, "Handheld Usability":

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