Michigan UPA’s “Alarmingly Good Usability”

May 20, 2007

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

How hard can it be to set an alarm clock? Find out when you encounter a variety of button types, display technologies, and product features in an assortment of everyday clocks. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to participate in this live usability experiment and challenge concepts of ease of use.

Creating and Evangelizing a Corporate Web Standards & Usability Program

March 28, 2007

This event is sponsored jointly by the MIUPA and STC/SM.

Deb Ermiger As the leader of EDS’ Web Standards & Usability program, Deb Ermiger has been working in online communications since 1994. Her work has spanned many areas including writing, editing, graphic design, information architecture, usability testing, and yes … even some coding.

Deb currently leads a cross-organizational team of experts in the documentation and delivery of user interface standards and guidelines for the Web. Her team also provides consulting to EDS Web sites and client accounts.

Search Analytics: Diagnosing What Ails Your Site

January 17, 2007

Louis Rosenfeld, Rosenfeld Media

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Lou Rosenfeld is an information architecture consultant and founder of Rosenfeld Media. He has helped numerous Fortune 500s and other large, messy, political enterprises make their information easier to find. Lou is co-author of Information Architecture for the World Wide Web (O’Reilly & Associates; 2nd edition, 2002) regarded as the bible of information architecture, and has been a regular contributor to Web Review, Internet World, and CIO magazines. His blog is in the top 1% of most popular blogs. He is co-founder of the Information Architecture Institute and UXnet, the User Experience Network.

MiUPA 2006 events

November 14, 2006

World Usability Day for Michigan

A full day of free workshops and presentations on the topics of usability and accessibility as they relate to everything from web sites to automobiles.

  • Live Web Site Evaluations (Dave Mitropoulos-Rundus)
  • Community-based user research (Jeff Grabill)
  • New Communication Technology for the Deaf (Christopher Hunter)
  • Vehicle Order Management Usability (Chad Esselink)
  • “Products for People” Podcasts (Tim Keirnan and Tom Brinck)
  • Driver Distraction Research (Paul A. Green)

August 16, 2006

Survey of User Interface Prototyping Tools

Brian Phelps, Pfizer.

August 9, 2006

Obsession: Finding the Sympathetic Heart of Design

Tom Brinck, Creative Director, A9.com.

June 27, 2006

SnagIt 8 – The Challenge of (Re)designing a Successful Product, TechSmith Corp.

Balancing your product’s user experience between ease of use, the ability to discover its capabilities and creating an overall positive response is a tall order, but when you get it right, the payback is worth the effort.

May 18, 2006

Usability Practitioners and Technical Communicators–Kindred Spirits?

A panel of four speakers discussing how usability and technical communication intersect, overlap, or occasionally have areas of contention

  • Mary Jane Northrop, Enlighten
  • Gina Tecos, Usability Engineer at Compuware Corporation
  • Laurie Kantner, Director of Client Services at Tec-Ed, Inc.
  • Timothy Keirnan, Jackson National Life Insurance

February 20-23, 2006

Internet User Experience 2006 conference

A conference spotlighting methods for dramatically improving today’s web site user experience.