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User-Centered Design for Software Development Leaders

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Ann Arbor District Library - Westgate Branch

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2503 Jackson Ave (in the Westgate Shopping Center)

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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Stout Systems is pleased to announce the next in a series of free educational workshops for Software Development Leaders.



User-Centered Design is a broad discipline.

  • How can you introduce it into your software development practice?
  • Where should you start?
  • Are there any best practices that you can leverage?
  • What in the heck is user-centered design in the first place?



During this session, Stout’s most experienced software development managers will:

  • Define what User-Centered Design is, and what it is NOT.
  • Discuss the many different disciplines involved in proper User-Centered Design (User Interface Design, Information Architecture, Information Design (IxD), Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors/Ergonomics, etc.) and the work that is involved in each discipline.
  • Discuss how you introduce User-Centered Design into existing projects (hint: it is highly dependent on the maturity of the project and where it is currently at in its’ product lifecycle).
  • Wrap-up by discussing Best Practices, Worst Practices, and the errors that are most commonly made in implementing User-Centered Design.



Attendees will walk away with:

  • An understanding of the various approaches that professionals can utilize when designing or fixing a user interface.
  • A good sense of which issues they would benefit from hiring a professional to help resolve.



This session is geared towards the “Accidental or Reluctant Software Development Manager”—someone who has been thrust into the role of managing a development team due to their domain expertise and/or technical acumen, but often against their wishes and with no formal training in the unique challenges of that role. These workshops have been designed to be both educational and enlightening, and to provoke thoughtful peer discussion that will help attendees improve their effectiveness in managing software teams and projects.


“We are always looking for ways to give back to the technical community, and to the loyal customer base that has been the key to our success for 20+ years,” said the company’s President, Peg Bogema. “Software development is one of the most rapidly changing of all professions. Our team has gained a wealth of experience and learned a multitude of valuable -- and sometimes difficult -- lessons during our 20-year history of developing and implementing software projects for our clients. We felt that we could provide a significant value to our constituents if we offered them the opportunity to share in these lessons and learn from our most experienced technologists and managers.”

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Ann Arbor District Library - Westgate Branch

West Side Program Room

2503 Jackson Ave (in the Westgate Shopping Center)

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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