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Webinar: Discussion with Author Everette McKay - UI Is Communication

UXPA of Los Angeles

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

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UI is comAn Interview With Author Everette McKay — UI is Communication: How to Design Intuitive, User Centered Interfaces  by Focusing on Effective Communication

UXPALA is honored to be hosting an interview with Author of the book UI is Communication — Everette Mckay. We'll be interviewing McKay about his book and career in this 1-hour Wedinar. During the interview you'll be able to post or tweet in Questions for Mckay using the hashtag #UIComm.

What the talk will be about: A user interface is ultimately a conversation between users and technology, so well-designed user interfaces use the language of UI to communicate to users efficiently, naturally, and intuitively. Focusing on effective human communication removes much of the mystique, subjectiveness, and complexity from user interface design, and helps you make better design decisions with confidence—while spending much less time and money.

Tonight Micheal LaMarr - Co-Director of Programs for UXPALA will talk with Mckay about the core principles of communication-focused design. They'll also touch on other topics in Mckay's book such as process for designing UIs without an over reliance on user research, user testing, and unnecessary iteration. We hope to bring out Mckay's main topic — what it means for a UI to be intuitive, and how to take full advantage the design skills and knowledge that you already have.


About Everette McKay

Everetet MckayEverett McKay is Principal of UX Design Edge UX Design Edge helps software professionals create better user experiences through design training and consulting.

Everett is the author of UI Is Communication: How to design intuitive, user-centered interfaces by focusing on effective communication, published by Morgan Kaufmann in June 2013. This book explains user interface interaction and visual design using human communication-based principles and techniques, and is targeted at non-designers.

Everett also runs Ask a UX Expert, a fast, simple, cost-effective user experience design consulting service that answers your UX design questions for a low fixed cost.

Previously Everett was a program manager at Microsoft for nearly 10 years. He was on the Windows 7 and Windows Vista teams, and was responsible for managing, writing, and driving the Windows User Experience Interaction Guidelines. This role enabled Everett to develop expertise across a wide range of user experience specialties and act as an in-house consultant to help teams across the company do their best work. Before joining Microsoft, Everett was a software developer who specialized in GUI design and programming for Windows and Macintosh.

Everett holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from MIT.

Pick up your copy of McKay's book - UI is Communication from Amazon for the Kindle or Paperback. Or browse through McKay's presentation on Slideshare.

http://www.linkedin.com/in/everettmckay      @UXDesignEdge


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We're a group of technology professionals, UX designers, and user group leaders who want to help connect everyone. In addition the job fair, we’ll have career counseling, and resume workshops.
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UXPA of Los Angeles

The goal of our Los Angeles chapter of UXPA is to support user experience professional's in advancing their knowledge and use of usability best practices. To accomplish this, our chapter focus is on service and education. Through networking, publications, events and workshops, UXPALA strives to help you hone your skills and deepen your involvement in the UX community.
Our members are employed in a wide variety of disciplines, including product and service strategy, design, research, content and development. We are colleagues in pursuit of a common goal: better products and services, better working, and better living through usability.

UXPALA is a chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA). UXPA is an international association devoted to assisting new and established professionals in the user experience disciplines.

For more information about our chapter go to our meetup page http://www.meetup.com/UXPALA/
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