Nielsen Norman Group Usability Week -- feedback on tutorials?
4 Jun 2010 - 2:22pm
2 years ago
Usability Week is coming to Toronto for the first time from August 9-14 and I am strongly looking at attending. The full and multiple-day tutorials overlap so it is hard to make a decision based on the topics alone. I would truly appreciate finding out about the quality of the lecturers, comprehensiveness of the take-home material, and overall usefulness for a UX practitioner's career growth.
I see there is a thread (http://www.ixda.org/node/23865) that discusses the value of the conference in general, but I'd like more nuts-and-bolts details as to the tutorials themselves.
Since Toronto is the last Usability Week of 2010 (San Francisco is in 2 weeks), and Edinburgh/Berlin/Vegas/Sydney/New York were within the past year, hopefully some of you have (or will have) these seminars fresh in your minds. Here are the specific tutorials I'm looking at (in no particular order):
* Interaction Design 1/2/3 - Bruce "Tog" Tognazzini * User Testing - Celeste Buckhalter * Visual Web Design 1/2 - Tammy Liran Guy * Agile Development and Usability - Melissa Federoff * Integrating Social Features on Mainstream Websites - Jen Cardello * Brand as Experience - Kara McCain * Websites that Sell - Bruce "Tog" Tognazzini * Application Usability 1/2 - Kara Pernice (also taught previously by
Garret Goldfield) * Principles of Interface Design - Kathryn Whitenton (also taught
previously with Raluca Budiu) * Big, Famous Sites: Design Paterns - Celeste Buckhalter & Kathryn Whitenton (also taught previously with Marieke Obdeyn)
If you attended other NN/g UW tutorials, and/or gained from some lecturers other than those I listed above, feel free to comment on those too.
If I do attend the conference, I will provide feedback to this thread so 2011+ attendees can get my perspective.