Just a reminder that the early bird discount for UX London runs out at
the end of this week. So if you're interested in attending I'd
recommend grabbing your tickets now to save £200.
Need some tips on getting your training budget approved? Kimberly
Blessing has some excellent advice on this front.
If you're not familiar with UX London, it's fast becoming Europe's
premier user experience conference. We've got some fantastic speakers
including Jesse James Garrett from Adaptive Path, Bill Moggridge from
IDEO and author, Scott McCloud.
City University London HCID will be running a workshop covering the
basics of eye tracking and how to use the Tobii Studio software
application to run eye tracking studies.
The first half of the workshop will cover the fundamentals of setting
up the eye tracking equipment as well and conducting the tests
themselves, followed by a demonstration of how the analysis tools can
be used to get the most out of the testing sessions, conducted by Raj
Arjan, Interaction Lab Manager.
Jon Ward from Acuity ETS will then be showcasing some of the latest
eye tracking technologies.
My company Bamboudesign (http://www.bamboudesign.com) is organizing a
workshop to train designers and developers on a new iPhone-like SDK
called Ansca Corona, that makes it easy to build iPhone apps. Join us
on November 14 in San Francisco!
This follows on from a discussion I was involved with regarding
education for UX professionals. I'd be interested to know how easy
it's considered to move from one area of web work into a more
UI/UX-focused role (but still within the web industry).
I've read a couple of comments on older discussions that suggest
that it isn't that easy but I'd be interested to get wider
I work with a lot of developers who give training on the system they
develop, recently they noticed that a lot of their recommendations in
usability issues come from their previous experience training people.
They are trying to setup a system of gathering useful information from
there trainings, they already hold diary during the training in which
they collect :
- Observations of users doing a task
- Observations of a user helping another user
The training is quite long, so they are very hesitant to run usability
tests just behind a training session.
I've been following this group off-and-on for the past few years in hopes of
getting enough info to see if this is what I want. Now I'm ready to get my
act together and the plan is to apply to a masters program in the next year
Since I'm not from a design background, what sorts of things should I work
on (personally and professionally) to be a strong candidate for
I'm in charge of a 2 day workshop with a bunch of skilled developers
regarding user experience. I want to show that an understanding of the users
interaction flow and the user goals are as important as technical knowledge.
One of the things I want to try out is focusing on a top down approach for
development to break away from the usual focus on the platform and
One idea I have is to split them up in smaller groups, hand over a pack of
feature requests to half of them, and a few user scenarios to the other