another training question

30 Aug 2005 - 9:53pm
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Wendy Fischer
2004

Where can I find training that can train an experienced software architect/product manager person into an interaction designer. I am looking for something that can give them a thorough background on the fundamentals of user centered design, usability testing, more awareness of usability issues, etc..I am looking for a short training course that can serve as an intro.

this person is pretty acute in terms of user experience and they've done components of UX, but it's always been more from either a developer implementation or writing specs as a product manager.

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31 Aug 2005 - 12:38am
Peter Boersma
2003

Wendy Fischer said:
> Where can I find training that can train an experienced software
> architect/product manager person into an interaction designer.

Not trying to be funny, but I'd look at a local (senior) interaction
designer with training capabilities. He/she may give these kinds of
trainings at local SIGCHI/UPA meetings[1], like I will do at this year's
SIGCHI.NL conference[2], but also on request.

Peter

[1] I believe TriChi is closest to you? http://www.acm.org/chapters/trichi/
Otherwise try: http://sigchi.org/local-sigs/ for SIGCHI chapters or
http://www.upassoc.org/chapters/ for UPA chapters.

[2] See: http://www.sigchi.nl/conference.asp?folder=123#prog for the program
in English.

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31 Aug 2005 - 4:47am
Dave Malouf
2005

Specifically for interaction design, I would say the 2 best training courses
depending on your personal preferences are the cooper or in context classes.

The Cooper Practicum is a weeklong class that I have sent my team to. It is
really great for the type of person you described.

The In Context class I know less about.

Lastly, I know Tog teaches an IxD course (2-days of 3) as part of the NN/G
Usability week: nngroup.com

I doubt any of the above are coming through the triangle. I know the cooper
thing is currently only in SF, but don't know their schedule.

Good luck!

-- dave

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> Where can I find training that can train an experienced
> software architect/product manager person into an interaction
> designer. I am looking for something that can give them a
> thorough background on the fundamentals of user centered
> design, usability testing, more awareness of usability
> issues, etc..I am looking for a short training course that
> can serve as an intro.
>
> this person is pretty acute in terms of user experience and
> they've done components of UX, but it's always been more from
> either a developer implementation or writing specs as a
> product manager.
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31 Aug 2005 - 7:52am
Brent Shelkey
2005

There's not a whole lot that flows through NC. (I live/work in Charlotte, NC)

I'm taking a track of classes through Human Factors, Intl. There is one focused on User-centered Analysis and Conceputal Design. Per the other post, there's also one on Usability Testing. They have a pretty good schedule of classes and usually offer something in the Southeast(either DC or Atlanta)
http://www.humanfactors.com/training/default.asp

Adaptive Path offers various workshops througout the year:
http://www.adaptivepath.com/events/workshops/ Usually, the closest locations are DC.
Other than that, there are the various conferences from professional associations and consulting groups like Nielsen/Norman, UIE, etc.

Let me know if you find anything else out! : )
-Brent

David Heller <dave at ixdg.org> wrote:
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Specifically for interaction design, I would say the 2 best training courses
depending on your personal preferences are the cooper or in context classes.

The Cooper Practicum is a weeklong class that I have sent my team to. It is
really great for the type of person you described.

The In Context class I know less about.

Lastly, I know Tog teaches an IxD course (2-days of 3) as part of the NN/G
Usability week: nngroup.com

I doubt any of the above are coming through the triangle. I know the cooper
thing is currently only in SF, but don't know their schedule.

Good luck!

-- dave

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> quoted material.]
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> Where can I find training that can train an experienced
> software architect/product manager person into an interaction
> designer. I am looking for something that can give them a
> thorough background on the fundamentals of user centered
> design, usability testing, more awareness of usability
> issues, etc..I am looking for a short training course that
> can serve as an intro.
>
> this person is pretty acute in terms of user experience and
> they've done components of UX, but it's always been more from
> either a developer implementation or writing specs as a
> product manager.
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31 Aug 2005 - 8:20am
Dave Malouf
2005

Actually, thanx for mentioning UIE, Brent.

UI10 is coming up in Oct.
Their first day has a lot of good IxD type stuff and there are usability
classes the rest of the week.

I do have admit that I was disappointed that all the IxD stuff is really
crammed into one day all ³competing² against each other, but all the options
are just great, so you really can¹t loose.

Www.uie.com is a good place to start there.

-- dave

31 Aug 2005 - 10:26am
Wendy Fischer
2004

I'll admit this is something that I can do myself, but
I don't really have a lot of time, hence I'm trying to
find something that somebody with some of the
background can go get a mind dump on interaction
design. While SIGCHI is good, I think I am looking for
something that is focused.

-Wendy

--- Peter Boersma <peter at peterboersma.com> wrote:

> Wendy Fischer said:
> > Where can I find training that can train an
> experienced software
> > architect/product manager person into an
> interaction designer.
>
> Not trying to be funny, but I'd look at a local
> (senior) interaction
> designer with training capabilities. He/she may give
> these kinds of
> trainings at local SIGCHI/UPA meetings[1], like I
> will do at this year's
> SIGCHI.NL conference[2], but also on request.
>
> Peter
>
> [1] I believe TriChi is closest to you?
> http://www.acm.org/chapters/trichi/
> Otherwise try: http://sigchi.org/local-sigs/ for
> SIGCHI chapters or
> http://www.upassoc.org/chapters/ for UPA chapters.
>
> [2] See:
> http://www.sigchi.nl/conference.asp?folder=123#prog
> for the program
> in English.
>
> --
> Peter Boersma | Consultant User Experience |
> www.UserIntelligence.com
> Vlaardingenlaan 9 | 1059 GL | Amsterdam | The
> Netherlands
> p:+31(0)204084296 | f:+31(0)204084298 |
> m:+31(0)615072747
> mailto:peter at peterboersma.com |
> http://www.peterboersma.com/blog/
>
>
>

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