I just wanted to let everyone know that Bill Buxton will be keynoting this years Remix South conference. It's a community hosted conference so we're keeping the cost low. This will be the only US speaking engagement for Bill this year. Plus, we've got a great UX track which includes both workshops and sessions.
Publicity isn’t really my role
for the CHI 2012 conference in Austin next May, but we’ve set up a Facebook
event for the first time and I thought IxDAers might like to know about it. You
can see who’s said they’re coming, invite your friends, and as soon as a minor
technical hitch is sorted out, you’ll be able to see a geographical breakdown
of attendees on the CHI 2012 web site.
Please join us tonight at PARC in Palo Alto for the October BayCHI program. Pioneering presentation innovator Nancy Duarte, CEO of Duarte Design, will demonstrate how to apply the methods in her book resonate: Presenting Visual Stories That Transform Audiences, to build meaningful connections with audiences that compel them to action.
Membership is free. There are presently 1,356 members, most of whom are in
the NYC area. Job postings are the most frequent email. The other postings
are local area usability, UX, etc. meeting announcements--and the occasional
discussion. Low spam, since it's a moderated group, though without extensive
rules, just a devoted, connected, involved board of directors.
CHI Informal SIG: Optimizing Agile User-Centred Design
If you are an experienced interaction designer or usability practitioner who has worked on an Agile project, and you want to improve your next experience with Agile user-centred design, join our group.
* To determine best user experience practices for Agile user-centred design.
The fact that we have close to 20 people interested in dinner on Monday
brought up an interesting question for me. As a one of the few
practitioners (as opposed to corporate research or academia) on the CHI
conference committee for two different years now, one of the things that
is always a struggle is the balancing of needs across several groups.
There have long been complaints that CHI is "too academic" etc. So, my
question is, what things, to you as an interaction designer, does CHI do
well or not well? Why do you come to the conference or why do you avoid