EVENT: Free one-day Microsoft UX conference in Seattle area, November 8, 2007

31 Oct 2007 - 8:58pm
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Lada Gorlenko

On November 8, 2007 Microsoft is hosting a one-day UX conference as part
of the World Usability Day (www.worldusabilityday.org)

Leading Microsoft UX professionals will discuss challenges of doing UX
in a technology-driven company and best UX practices.
The event will take place at Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA, USA.

Registration is free.
Register now to attend on-site at
Remote participation will be possible via online conference. Details of
on-line participation will be available and posted here next week.

Conference program:

1. Dennis Wixon (Research Manager, MS Games) and August de los Reyes
(Sr. UX Designer)
Making Emotions Work for You: Revolutionizing the theory and practice
of Emotional Design.

2. Donna Flynn (Research Manager, MS Mobile and Embedded Devices)
Impactful Ethnography: Integrating deep insights across company

3. Monty Hammontree (UX Director, MS Developer Division)
Data Modeling and Conceptual Sketching in the Development Process.

4. Everett McKay (Sr. Program Manager, MSWindows)
New interaction guidelines for Windows applications -- the Windows Vista
User Experience Guidelines.

5. Cynthia Shelly (Sr. Program Manager, MS Windows), Annuska Perkins
(Sr. Accessibility Strategist, MS Windows), and Tira Cohene (User
Researcher, MS Windows)
Creating usable interfaces for people with disabilities (including us
all as we age and lose visual and aural acuity and dexterity!)

6. Andrew Kirby (Director, National Health Service Common UI Project,
Learnings from the Healthcare Industry: Trends, challenges and
directions for best principles across this frontier.

7. Arnie Lund (UX Director, MS IT) and Mary Czerwinski (Research Area
Manager, MS Research)
Beyond functionality: What we know about human attention and retention

Email me personally, if you have any questions.

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