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Top 20 Usability Methods for Sites & Apps

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Saturday, July 21, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

Plano, TX

Top 20 Usability Methods for Sites & Apps

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Event Details

Learn how to significantly improve your website or app by watching people use it.  In this day-long session, I'll teach you different usability methods and techniques.  I will explain a method, then you will do it.  This is a fast-paced, interactive workshop.  You will walk away with proven methods to make your work better.

The day will include...

  • An overview of 20 scrappy, smart usability methods you can use right away
  • Ways to groups the different methods together to get even better results
  • Time for you to practice what you have learned on real sites and apps
  • Networking time with your fellow attendees (meet a friend, a client, or future employer)
  • Loads of time to answer your burning questions about usability testing and the different methods

Who should attend?

Anyone involved in designing a website or app, which includes designers, developers, marketers, writers, editors, project managers,start-ups, and VPs can all benefit from this workshop. Whether you have already done (or intend to do) usability testing, this workshop will be very valuable.  

Some of the topics covered...

  • Why you want to do usability testing (or justifying usability to your boss and your...self)
  • The number of usability participants you need
  • The difference between formative and summative usability
  • Five methods to gather user feedback before showing anything
  • Five methods to get user feedback before doing any tasks or scenarios
  • Ten methods to get information during a usability test
  • Five methods to get user feedback after a usability test
  • Review of some no-cost, low-cost usability testing tools
  • And much, much more

Location:
We will be at the very cool, hip, and happening incubator at the ATT Foundry & Gravity Center in Plano Texas.  It is located near the highway with plenty of eateries to choose at lunch time. 
 
The Gravity Center
2900 West Plano Parkway
Plano, Texas 75075

Tentative Schedule:
  • 830AM:   Doors open
  • 900AM:   General Introduction
  • 1000AM: Five Things to Do Before Showing Anything (First Five Methods)
  • 1100AM: Five Things to Do When People First See Your Site or App (Next Five Methods)
  • 1200PM: Lunch
  • 100PM:   Ten Ways to Get Info When People Use Your Site or App (10 Cool Methods)
  • 300PM:   Break 
  • 330PM:   Five Things to Do After People Use Your Site or App (Last Five Methods)
  • 400PM:   No-cost/Low-Cost Tools
  • 430PM:   Go home
Cost:
  • $100 per person
  • $75 per person (for groups of six or more -- bring some friends!)
  • $60 per student

    NOTE: All money is going to support the Texas Ballers Youth Basketball Team, as they compete in nationals.

Your Instructor

Brian Sullivan is the President of DFW-UPA, Usability Principal at the Sabre Human Factors Center, Co-Founder of the Big Design Conference, and Founder of Big Design Workshops.  Brian has spoke at SxSW Interactive 2012, Big Design Conference 2009-2012, and UPA Boston 2011.  Brian has publsihed over 200 articles on the Big Design site.  He wrote the cover article for UX Magazine called "Design Like DaVinci" in 2011.


Brian has been involved in the IT industry for over 20 years.  Brian has held numerous positions including Content Management, Training Development, QA, Customer Support, and Usability.  Brian has worked in the retail, banking, medical, financial, and travel industries.  Brian holds an MA in English Literature, MBA in Management Information Systems, and CUA from Human Factors International.  


He lives in Texas with his wife (Susan), son (Sean), and their cat (Junior, who agrees to let them live in her house).

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Gravity Centre
2900 W Plano Pkwy
Plano, TX 75075

Saturday, July 21, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)


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