I happened across this site for a Responsive Web Design Workshop at Miami University next month:
Unfortunatley I won't be able to go, but thought I'd pass it along to see if anyone else was interested. Also of note, at the bottom right of the home page is a Twitter vote for which cities get to host another and Columbus is on the list. It would be nice to see Central Ohio get to host it.
Hi! we want to build a game that helps people learn from each other as they
explore how to build collaborative and resilient futures. On Sunday
August 28 we're hosting a prototype sprint to explore these ideas and
we'd like you to help us out. We're looking for educational and social
futurists, game designers, developers and interaction designers who are
interested in collaborating on game concepts that will make it easier to
shape our lives and learn from each other.
The early bird rate ends on June 28, so now is the time for the lowest price ($495).
The workshop is titled "Short Video Production for the Internet". It's open to non-members for $40 and takes place in El Segundo, CA. I'm passing this information along in case anyone is interested or has some experience with this workshop.
User First provides monthly education sessions on eye tracking and web analytics, minus the sales pitch. Workshop leader and UX advocate Leslie Chacon, founder of User First, will begin by explaining the technology of the equipment and methods of design, followed by the metrics and data that is delivered, plus a live demo with 1-2 volunteers from the audience.
A note from NYC UPA President Gloria Petron:
Leslie has assured me that neither she nor her colleagues wear lab coats, and that there are no electrodes involved at any time.
Low-fidelity, high-fidelity -- how can we get more specific? Chris Connors presents a set of five dimensions, along which prototypes can be planned and characterized. With an understanding of these dimensions and how to dial them in, IxD and HCI practitioners can direct scarce prototyping resources to yield specific, successful results. Mark your calendar for this talk and audience activity with Chris Connors, who has developed Mars mission planning tools at the NASA Ames HCI Group, and desktop and iPad applications at Apple.