Search Analytics: Diagnosing What Ails Your Site

January 17, 2007

Louis Rosenfeld, Rosenfeld Media


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,

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.

Interview with Robert R. Johnson on Teaching Usable Software Design

Usability Education in the Copper Country: Teaching Usable Software Design at Michigan Tech

Timothy Keirnan spent part of his recent vacation to the Keweenaw Peninsula of upper Michigan talking with Professor Robert R. Johnson, Chair of the Humanities Department at Michigan Technological University. In this interview, Dr. Johnson talks about a National Science Foundation project to teach user-centered design to software engineering undergraduates.

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Interview with Paul Green on Usability-in-Driving

The following interview was recorded on April 19, 2005.

Dr. Paul Green hosted MIUPA’s December 2004 meeting at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. Besides describing UMTRI’s mission and projects, he took us upstairs to let us try the driving simulator. Tim Keirnan caught up with Dr. Green four months later to discuss more usability-in-driving issues, current projects at UMTRI, and the value of side-impact airbags in today’s new cars.

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