[EVENT] NYCUPA hosts Dan Brown presenting \"Difficult Conversations in Creative Environments\" on Tue 5/19

11 May 2009 - 9:48pm
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Elena Melendy
2008

The New York City Usability Professionals' Association is pleased to
announce open registration at http://nycupa.org for the upcoming
event on Tuesday, May 19:

Difficult Conversations in Creative Environments

a presentation by Dan Brown, Founder and Principal, EightShapes

Every designer faces difficult conversations — defending design
decisions, explaining project mishaps, managing conflicting
requirements from different stakeholders. Good designers must
recognize their strengths and weaknesses not only in creative skill,
but also in their ability to interact with others day-to-day.

This presentation will establish a framework for evaluating and
understanding the interpersonal dynamics of common scenarios in
creative projects. With the theory as a backdrop, the second half of
the session will focus on skills and techniques for making
conversations easier.

Dan Brown is founder and principal at EightShapes, LLC, a user
experience consulting firm based in Washington, DC. Dan has been
practicing information architecture and user experience design since
1995. He is the author of Communicating Design (New Riders, 2006) and
a frequent contributer to Boxes and Arrows, UX Matters, the CHI
Bulletin, and Interactive Television Today. Dan is a popular speaker
at conferences and is an active leader in the DC information
architecture community.

Tuesday, May 19
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Announcements begin at 6:30 p.m.
Non-members $15; Members $10; Students $5
Online pre-payment required at http://nycupa.org.

Special Notes:

Please help Dan and EightShapes by participating in the design
documentation survey: http://is.gd/u5Iq.

NYCUPA elections are coming up soon. Candidates for the offices of
President and Vice President will be taking a few minutes to address
the audience. Paid members are eligible to vote (and receive
discounted entry to events), so join the chapter!

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