help me to choose event

17 Oct 2008 - 7:56am
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Elsa Gentry Kant
2008

Hi! I need to choose an event that will give me the best of skills and
inspiration, working as an interaction designer. What event is the best? Do
anyone hav experience from this jakob nielsen event? http://www.nngroup.com/

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20 Oct 2008 - 9:35am
SemanticWill
2007

Forget Nielson - he's a dead horse that should have been sent to the glue
factory a long time ago.

Go to interactions 09 and hang out with us. http://interaction09.ixda.org/

On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 8:56 AM, Elsa Gentry Kant <elsa.gentry at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi! I need to choose an event that will give me the best of skills and
> inspiration, working as an interaction designer. What event is the best? Do
> anyone hav experience from this jakob nielsen event?
> http://www.nngroup.com/
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20 Oct 2008 - 10:20am
Dave Malouf
2005

Hiya, to be a little more tactful than my buddy Will.
I have sent employees to NNG specifically to the 3-day Tog event
(while older than Nielsen he is not someone I would say one should
brush aside as quickly as will did). The event though is very costly.

I think if you want that type of intensive week-long event where you
get immersed in someone's IxD practice, I would recommend the Cooper
Practicum and Adaptive Path's UX Intensive before NNG's.
* Cooper Practicum - www.cooper.com
* AP - www.adaptivepath.com

I do think though that there are real merits to coming to an event
like Interaction09 this coming February.
1. There are 3 opportunities for workshops that can be just as
experiential/valuable as the types of events above, but with content
they won't have.
2. You will be able to network in a way that those week long
intensives aren't really geared around. Networking is not just about
finding your next job, but is also about building relationships with
mentors. To me this falls under the "Teach a man to fish ..."
Theory of education. Sure I can tell you how I make a wireframe or
prototype, but creating a long term relationship with mentors is much
more valuable.
3. The rest of the conference will put you next to peers, creating
conversations and providing inspiration.

In N. America there is no other IxD event like this one.

More at http://interaction09.ixda.org/ Registration and complete
program is open/available.

-- dave

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20 Oct 2008 - 10:52am
SemanticWill
2007

Your right, Dave - I should have been more tactful and respectful,
especially about a pillar in our community from which a lot can be learned
when he isn't experiencing a transcendental gestalt at the scent of his own
scat.

For intensive UX experiences, I have only heard fantastic things about AP's
UXIntensive/UXWeek and MX. But, to agree with Dave - there are going to be
great workshops and Interactions09, lots of fascinating talks by smart
people, and the chance to hang out, network, and talk more about IxD and UX
then you probably will get all year.

On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 11:20 AM, David Malouf <dave at ixda.org> wrote:

> Hiya, to be a little more tactful than my buddy Will.
> I have sent employees to NNG specifically to the 3-day Tog event
> (while older than Nielsen he is not someone I would say one should
> brush aside as quickly as will did). The event though is very costly.
>
> I think if you want that type of intensive week-long event where you
> get immersed in someone's IxD practice, I would recommend the Cooper
> Practicum and Adaptive Path's UX Intensive before NNG's.
> * Cooper Practicum - www.cooper.com
> * AP - www.adaptivepath.com
>
> I do think though that there are real merits to coming to an event
> like Interaction09 this coming February.
> 1. There are 3 opportunities for workshops that can be just as
> experiential/valuable as the types of events above, but with content
> they won't have.
> 2. You will be able to network in a way that those week long
> intensives aren't really geared around. Networking is not just about
> finding your next job, but is also about building relationships with
> mentors. To me this falls under the "Teach a man to fish ..."
> Theory of education. Sure I can tell you how I make a wireframe or
> prototype, but creating a long term relationship with mentors is much
> more valuable.
> 3. The rest of the conference will put you next to peers, creating
> conversations and providing inspiration.
>
> In N. America there is no other IxD event like this one.
>
> More at http://interaction09.ixda.org/ Registration and complete
> program is open/available.
>
> -- dave
>
>
> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
> Posted from the new ixda.org
> http://www.ixda.org/discuss?post=34545
>
>
> ________________________________________________________________
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~ will

"Where you innovate, how you innovate,
and what you innovate are design problems"

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Will Evans | User Experience Architect
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aim: semanticwill | gtalk: wkevans4
twitter: semanticwill | skype: semanticwill
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

20 Oct 2008 - 3:14pm
Jan Jursa
2008

... or visit our "InfoCamp Berlin" - the first IA BarCamp on the continent.

www.amiando.com/*infocampberlin*.html

It's free, it's hot, it's the place to be :)
(...and if you don't speek the language, you still can drink beer, get
pissed and hang out with the Berlin IA
Crowd<http://berliniacocktailhour.blogspot.com/search/label/Event>
)

cheers
Jan
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