NYC-UPA 2/26 - Wayfinding: Real World Signage & Online Design
20 Feb 2008 - 9:45am
*NYC Usability Professionals Association presents:
*Wayfinding: a real world signage system & its implications for online
Think it's important to know how to get around a website? How about a
hospital? Find out how Sylvia Harris, a leading Information Design
Strategist, was able to create a new vision for visitor information delivery
at the New York area's largest hospital. Sylvia will share her information
design system and wayfinding masterplan to improve patient experience at
Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.
For more information on Sylvia's work, please visit her website at
*Speaker*: Sylvia Harris
*Date*: Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008
*Registration*: 6:00pm (refreshments served)
Please arrive by 6 to allow time to get through security.
Photo ID is required by security to enter building. It must match the name
on the registration list.
*Presentation*: 6:30pm to 8:00pm (includes Q&A)
*Networking*: 8:00pm to 8:30pm
Dinner at a nearby restaurant: 8:30pm to whenever
(participants pay for their own dinner)
Please note pre-registration will be *closed* by *5 p.m. Monday, February
(day before the event).
Tickets are refundable until noon, Wednesday, February 28, 2008 (2nd day
after the event) by sending a request to RSVP at nycupa.org .
Tickets are transferable on or before noon Monday, February 25, 2008 (day
before the event) by sending a request to RSVP at nycupa.org . You must notify
us, and get a confirmation, of this transfer or it will not be valid.
Members of our parent organization, the UPA (the Usability Professionals'
Association), must join the NYC chapter to qualify for member rates. We
encourage everyone to join our parent organization, though you do not need
to do so to become a member of our chapter. You can learn more about our NYC
organization or learn about our parent organization.
Seats are limited and reservations are first come, first served. We advise
you to register early as previous events have sold out and we had to turn
*About the speaker:
*Sylvia Harris is New York City's "Public Designer". She has devoted
twenty-five years to the design and management of public-interest
A leading advisor to New York City's largest institutions, Sylvia conducts
assessments and formulates communication strategies for branding and public
information campaigns. She was the lead design strategist for the redesign
of the 2000 National Census and recently developed information master plans
for New York Presbyterian Hospital, the American Civil Liberties Union and
She is currently a member of the U.S. Postal Service Citizens' Stamp
Advisory Committee and is on the advisory committees of WNYC's Studio 360,
the Design Trust for Public Spaces and the AIGA's Design for Democracy. She
has also lectured around the world and written numerous articles on culture,
design and diversity.
>From 1990 through 2000 Sylvia was a design critic at the Yale University School of Art. She received her M.F.A. from Yale in 1980 and a B.F.A. from
Virginia Commonwealth University in 1975.
The NYC chapter of the Usability Professionals' Association (UPA) seeks to
gather members of the marketing, design, technology and research communities
who share a common vision: creating websites, applications, and projects
that are compelling, intuitive and customer driven. By bringing together
professionals from different industries and disciplines and sharing our
collective experiences, the NYC UPA hopes to create a forum for learning and
professional growth in the New York City metropolitan (and tri-state) area.
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