Workshop Updates for Interaction'09|vancouver

12 Jan 2009 - 5:23pm
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Greg Petroff

So here are some workshop updates for everyone for the coming
Interaction'09|vancouver conference.

We still have at least 10+ openings in each workshop except the Thursday
workshop by Bill DeRouchey and Dan Saffer which is sold out. We added an
extra session of their workshop Friday Morning. To register go to:

This is an amazing line up of workshops. To find out more about them
explore the crowdvine site at:

Thursday Feb. 5th:

Steve Portigal: Well, we did all this research ... now what? 9:00 am -
1:00 pm
"Many designers and other people who "make stuff" agree that talking to
people is essential at many points throughout the process. But even with
that agreement it's not always clear what to do with the "data" that
comes from those conversations...."

Jeanine Harriman & Liya Zheng: Design Studio 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
This workshop is intended to bring together conference participants who
are interested in seeing how others practice the craft. At the end of
the workshop, you will understand how different design approaches yield
different solutions and be more conscious about how to think about a
problem differently from what you do now.....

Ted Booth, Michele Tepper : So you want to be a Hardware/Software
Interaction 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
"This workshop is intended for interaction designers who have little to
no experience with hardware/software design and are interested in
expanding their practice into this rapidly-growing space. Interaction
design practice changes as it moves off the desktop and beyond keyboard
and mouse input. Designers face new considerations of physical and
environmental context, as well as new opportunities and constraints
based in the different technological platforms, physical forms and use

Alan Musselman: Mock-up Web & Application Design with Adobe Fireworks
CS4 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
"Come and see how Adobe Fireworks CS4 helps you rapidly prototype
websites, application interfaces, and other interactive designs. Attend
this workshop to learn how to create, edit, and optimize web graphics
faster and more accurately..." There is no cost associated with this

Doug Winnie: Exploring Cross-Discipline Workflows with Adobe 4:00 pm -
6:00 pm
"This will be a workshop on how designers can integrate and collaborate
with other designers or developers between media types and disciplines.
There will be a customer case study for you to hear firsthand how a
productive workflow from idea, prototype and through a design process
have been successful..." There is no cost associated with this

Luke Wroblewski: Web Form Design 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
"Luke...will walk you through design considerations and best practices
of form design culled from international site-tracking, usability
testing, eye-tracking studies, and over eleven years of designing Web

Bill DeRouchey and Dan Saffer: Designing for Touch screens and
Interactive Gestures 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
"The launches of Nintendo's Wii, Apple's iPhone, and Microsoft Surface
have heralded a new era of interaction design where gestures in space
and touches on a screen will be as prominent as pointing and clicking.
But how do you create products and design experiences for this new

Friday Feb 6

Dan Brown: Basic Deliverables: Wireframes and Flows 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
"These and other interaction design documents can be difficult to create
and use in the best of circumstances, not to mention the tight time
frames and politicized organizations in which we work. Web sites and
interactive products are becoming more complex and so, too, must the
design documentation that describes them..."

Erin Malone, Christian Crumlish, Lucas Pettinati: Designing and Building
with Patterns and Pattern Libraries 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
"Erin, Christian, and Lucas will share insights and lessons learned from
the 3+ year history of the Yahoo! pattern library. They will show how to
identify patterns, write, review and rate patterns; build a pattern
library; and then will discuss how to leverage the interaction
guidelines codified in a pattern library to rapidly design websites and

Mark Baskinger & William Bardel: Drawing Ideas 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
"This workshop will provide clear and simple methodologies to empower
interaction between designers and to help you learn how hand sketching
techniques -- with pens and pencils -- can be a means of recording,
sharing and presenting ideas to others. ..."

David Malouf: Introduction to Interaction Design 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
"This half-day seminar will provide a solid background in Interaction
Design (IxD) for those who are coming to the practice of IxD from other
areas, such as information architecture, software engineering, business
analysis, project or product management, technical writing,
architecture, industrial design, visual design, and interactive

Janna Hicks DeVylder: Local Leaders Workshop 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
"Moderated by Janna Hicks DeVylder and the IxDA Board, this interactive
workshop is a way for all Local Leaders to gather and learn from each
other.This workshop is open to those of you who are:- currently
organizing Local Groups - interested in supporting an existing Local
Group - interested in starting a new Local Grou..." There is no cost
associated with this workshop.

Bill DeRouchey and Dan Saffer: Designing for Touch screens and
Interactive Gestures, 2nd Session 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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