SIGIA-L Mail Archives: [Sigia-l] Philly ACM Meeeting, 10/18, 6pm, Speaker, Todd Warfel
[Sigia-l] Philly ACM Meeeting, 10/18, 6pm, Speaker, Todd Warfel
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PhiCHI, the Philadelphia region's chapter of the ACM SIGCHI, is hosting a
meeting that is open to anyone interested in attending. Membership to the
ACM is NOT required.
Tuesday, October 18th
Refreshments & Networking: 6-7pm - Food and beverages will be provided.
Presentation: 7pm - 8:30ish
Registration Fee: FREE! (RSVP required. See below*)
Speaker: Todd Warfel, MessageFirst
Presentation: Methods for Improving IA Deliverables
One of our roles as IAs is to make information understandable. And yet it
seems we've forgotten that we're not designing our deliverables for us, but
else. Several years ago, we began an initiative to improve our deliverables
the same way we would for any client project - we asked our end users. And
while we're not completely there yet, we've found several methods and new
models that have proven to work better, improving our efficiency, and
result in less time explaining and more time doing. This talk will explore
some of the methods we've begun using over the years, which have made
measurable improvements in not only in our ability to get more done, but
more importantly in the quality of our work. Specifically, we'll explore
design patterns, how they've improved our work, and why they're an essential
tool for IAs. Additionally, we'll discuss our hub sitemap model and why
we've found it performs better than traditional boxes and arrows site maps.
Todd Warfel is a Design and Usability consultant at Messagefirst, a
Philadelphia based user experience firm. With over 12 years of experience
practicing user research, information architecture, interaction/interface
design, and usability his work has produced several industry firsts and
patented products. His work has included projects for Fortune 500 firms,
government agencies, and educational institutions, including Adobe,
Albertsons, AT&T Wireless, Bankrate, Bank of America, Comcast, Cornell
University, Dell, EDS, Macromedia, Palm, Philips Electronics, and SBC. A
respected leader in the User Experience community, Todd contributes to
leading industry publications like Boxes and Arrows and continues to be a
sought after presenter and educator.
You must RSVP to attend, as we have limited space. Send RSVPs to Kyle Pero,
kylepero at usableinterface dot com. You will receive an email confirmation
once your name has been added to the list of attendees.
Interested in joining PhiCHI? http://groups.yahoo.com/group/phillychi/join
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