User Friendly 2012 Conference in Beijing, China on 9 Nov. to 11 Nov.

With the popularization of products and services characterized by user experience (abbreviated as UX thereafter) among customers, UX has become a hit in the profession so much so that there is now an enormous demand for UX talents even though most enterprises have already employed UX professionals or even established related departments. The ever widening gap between supply and demand of UX-related professionals, however, has propelled the engagement of many a non-professional in UX and the establishment of UX as a major in colleges and universities.


[Live webinar] The Science of Great Site Navigation: Online Card Sorting + Tree Testing

How do you ensure that your website’s structure is easy to navigate and matches your users’ mental model? Join us for this webinar to learn how to conduct remote card sorting and tree testing, two usability techiques that will help you improve the information architecture of your website. 

20 Jun 2012 - 6:40am
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Workshop on Cross-device LUX @ ECTEL, Saarbruecken, 19-9; deadline in August

Workshop Call for Papers

LUX - a creature from far-far-away? A workshop on Cross-device User Experience, Accessibility and Usability in Learning

To be held 19 September as a workshop of
The 7th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (ECTEL)

William Hudson

Reminder: Visual Design for Usability Webinar next Thursday

(Apologies if you receive this message more than once.)
Reminder: Visual Design for Usability Webinar on 21 June at 16:30 London Time
The second of our series of Guerrilla UCD webinars is next Thursday 21 June.
27 Mar 2012 - 11:02am
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Personas - Dead or Alive?

Hi all,

I did a search here on IxDA for "Persona" and to my surprise nothing returned.
There has been some artcles around the website for the last bit stating that Personas are dead, or out dated.

17 Mar 2012 - 10:24am
4 years ago
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Nancy Roberts

No more information architecture?

I wrote a piece a while back that there was a "war" of sorts going on between (among?) information achitects (who frequently came out of the library science, writing, or HCI fields), usability experts, and "designers," and by that, I mean makers of pretty pictures and high concepts (frequently designers who came out of a classic design-for-print-ads field).

1 Mar 2012 - 9:29am
4 years ago
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Get involved in UX research! Online Survey (available in english, german or french)


Hi Everyone,

As part of my PhD thesis, I am collecting responses to a questionnaire survey on User eXperience. More than 100 Usability/UX researchers and practitioners have already been invited to perform this exercise and most of them agree on the fact that there is still a definite need for a standardized definition of the term UX.

By sharing your views on UX, your participation in this survey will help bringing the concept of UX to maturity. 


Defamiliarisation in Innovation and Usability @ CHI 2012


We still have space for a couple of participants for the following workshop:


Defamiliarisation in Innovation and Usability


Agile UX NYC 2012 February 25th

Announcing: AgileUX NYC 2012, a one-day, single track conference in New York City.

Date: Saturday, February 25th


This conference is all about how to create great design experiences in an Agile development environment. Jeff Gothelf and I busted our ass to deliver the highest quality lineup of thinkers in the AgileUX space in downtown Manhattan for under $100.

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