UXPA Norfolk Workshops - coming Spring 2017!
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UXPA Norfolk Workshops - coming Spring 2017!

UXPA Norfolk Workshops - coming Spring 2017!

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Important note: Our December workshops have been postponed! Save the Date for Spring 2017 Workshops! Tickets will go on sale in 2017.

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Card Sorting in User Experience Research - Chally Meeker

Bad Information Architecture can sink your site’s usability like a house of cards. Luckily there are techniques that can help prevent this. Card Sorting is an exercise that Designers can do to help organize the site’s content, and establish a hierarchy of information. Join me for an introduction to Card Sorting, and some tips on how to apply it to your next project.

Chally is a UX Designer for Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS). He leads the user research efforts for internal IT projects at the company. Chally has led the effort to build the UX strategy at NNS, and has defined the roadmap for the program. He has been a Certified Usability Analyst (CUA) since 2015, and has 10+ years building enterprise solutions for company intranets.

Putting Content First: Bridging the gap between Product, Design, and Content - Erin Walsh

Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a wireframe, mock, or prototype with the ubiquitous “lorem ipsum dolor…” scrawled on the page. Lorem ipsum isn’t bad. What is alarming is how late into design phase - and even development - I often had it in my UX design docs for the first 14 years of my career. People come to your site or app because they want to easily find some piece of information and do something with it. This content is a key component to the user experience, well beyond just good grammar. Why wait to include what will ultimately inspire and motivate them to act until you’re really for development? By taking a content-first approach you can ensure the experience you design will be useful and meaningful from launch.This interactive, hands-on workshop will cover how to integrate content-first thinking into the analysis and design phases of the user experience design process for a fictional client redesign.Walking out of this workshop you’ll have examples in hand that you can use to help with your own design work. Lorem ipsum isn’t going anywhere, but hopefully its stay in your design docs will be shortened.

Over the past 20 years, Erin has had her hands in nearly every part of web development. In 2006 she hung up her programmer hat to focus on user experience. Currently, she is a Web Experience Architect at Anthem, Inc., where her responsibilities include helping to define the design strategy for our Medicaid digital experiences. She has degrees in Psychology (B.S.) and Interactive and New Communication Technologies (M.A.) from Florida State University.

Web Accessibility Standards - Alex Proaps

Accessibility means that individuals with a range of cognitive and physical limitations have access to products, devices, services, or environments. Alex will discuss how we can create products that are usable for all by meeting accessibility standards such as Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) - a standard published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Alex will outline some common accessibility violations and guide you through some specific activities to practice designing websites to accomodate those with impaired vision, hearing, mobility, or cognitive capabilities.

Alex is a design psychologist. She studies the ways in which human abilities and limitations (perception, decision making, memory, and physiology) impact our relationships with technology. Prior to consulting, Alex worked as a human factors engineer for the Navy and for ODU’s research foundation. She also teaches college courses in psychology at ODU. She is passionate about bridging the gap between academia and industry and advocates for human-centered design practices at every stage of a system's life cycle. Alex has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Psychology. You can reach out to her on Twitter @alexproaps.

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This is a great opportunity to meet talented professionals in the area who work in the field of User Experience and to help support the local tech community. Want to sponsor the event? Your logo will be attached to our event page and in all membership correspondences for the event. Contact uxpanorfolk@gmail.com with your logo and register as a sponsor. You may also contact us directly if you would like to provide swag for the raffle for the event.

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