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Wayfinding: Real World Signage & Online Design

NYC Chapter of UPA

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

New York, NY

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Wayfinding: Real World Signage & Online Design

Think it’s important to know how to get around a website?  How about a hospital?  Find out how Sylvia Harris, a leading Information Design Strategist, was able to create a new vision for visitor information delivery at the New York area’s largest hospital. 

Sylvia will share her information design system and wayfinding masterplan to improve patient experience at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. She will discuss how designers of online navigation can benefit from an understanding of real world wayfinding practices.


Speaker:
Sylvia Harris, Information Design Strategist

Where:
277 Park Avenue (between 47th & 48th), Room 1701 (17th floor). (Get a Map of the Location)

When: Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Registration: 6:00pm to 6:30pm (refreshments served)
Presentation: 6:30pm to 8:00pm (includes Q&A)
Networking: 8:00pm to 8:30pm
Dinner: 8:30pm to whenever

Please note that dinner is an optional, post-event social activity and is not included in the event fee. It will be the responsibility of each individual who chooses to attend the dinner to pay for their own food, drink and any other expenses that may be associated with the dinner.


Cost:
See ticket prices at top of page (Pre-payment online required.)

Speaker Bio
: Sylvia Harris has devoted twenty-five years to the design and management of public-interest communications.

A leading advisor to New York City9s largest institutions, Sylvia conducts assessments and formulates communication strategies for branding and public information campaigns. She was the lead design strategist for the redesign of the 2000 National Census and recently developed information master plans for New York Presbyterian Hospital, the American Civil Liberties Union and Columbia University.

She is currently a member of the U.S. Postal Service Citizens9 Stamp Advisory Committee and is on the advisory committees of WNYC9s Studio 360, the Design Trust for Public Spaces and the AIGA9s Design for Democracy. She has also lectured around the world and written numerous articles on culture, design and diversity.

From 1990 through 2000 Sylvia was a design critic at the Yale University School of Art. She received her M.F.A. from Yale in 1980 and a B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1975.

For more information on Sylvia’s work, please visit her website at sylviaharris.com
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Refundable
until noon, Thursday, February 28th, 2008 (2nd day after the event) by sending a request to RSVP@nycupa.org .

Transferable
on or before noon Monday, February 25th, 2008 (day before the event) by sending a request to RSVP@nycupa.org. You must notify us, and get a confirmation, of this transfer or it will not be valid.

Members of our parent organization, the UPA (the Usability Professionals9 Association), need to join the NYC chapter to qualify for member rates.  We encourage everyone to join our parent organization, though you do not need to do so to become a member of our chapter. You can learn more about our NYC organization or learn about our parent organization .

Have questions about Wayfinding: Real World Signage & Online Design? Contact NYC Chapter of UPA

When & Where



JPMorgan Chase - Park Avenue
277 Park Avenue
17th floor -- Note: Between 47th & 48th on EAST side of Street
New York, NY 10017

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)


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NYC Chapter of UPA

We are the NYC chapter of the Usability Professionals Association.
Our website is http://www.nycupa.org
Our parent organization's website is www.upassoc.org

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