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UI is Communication-Focuse­d Design

  • Oct 1, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • WunderLand Group's Conference Center at

Join us for another informative presentation, this one on the core principles of communication-focused design.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

6:00pm - 8:00pm (presentation begins at 6:30)


UI is Communication

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.

In this talk, Everett McKay presents the core principles of communication-focused design, shows how they apply to intuitive interactions and task flows, provides some communication-based design tools and techniques, and applies these principles and tools to several design makeovers. In the end, you will have a new perspective that will help you make better design decisions more quickly and confidently.

Bio:

Everett McKay (Twitter @UXDesignEdge) is Principal of UX Design Edge, a user experience design training and consulting company for mobile, web, and desktop applications based in Vermont. Everett's specialty is UX design training for software professionals who aren't experienced designers through onsite and public courses and workshops. His new book is UI is Communication: How to Design Intuitive, User Centered Interfaces by Focusing on Effective Communication, published by Morgan Kaufmann in June.

Previously, Everett was a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft Corporation on the Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows Server teams. While there, he was responsible for the writing of and consulting on the Windows User Experience Interaction Guidelines, and was also responsible for teaching their in-house introductory UI design course. Before joining Microsoft, Everett was a programmer, specializing in designing and developing Windows and Macintosh user interfaces.

Special offer:

Everett is offering his UX Design Essentials course in downtown Chicago on Sept 30 – Oct 2. Mention that you are a CIDD member for a 20% discount.

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  • Judi W.

    I have a PDF of the slide presentation from this event. Anyone who wants a copy should email me at [masked].

    October 8, 2013

  • Yvonne N.

    Very informative presentation. Yes, I did learn a new thing!

    October 2, 2013

  • Helena S.

    I enjoyed the presentation and happy I won his book. So far, the book is very informative and a great read.

    October 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Super great presentation and speaker. I left with many ideas on how to improve my product.

    October 1, 2013

  • Judi W.

    I am broadcasting live at http://ustre.am/Xpd1 for the #CIDD meetup group's 6:30pm presentation on UI is Communication-Focused Design.

    4 · October 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Uable to attend

    October 1, 2013

  • Christian

    Last minute scheduling conflict. Congrats to the person who gets my seat. Will there be slides or video posted somewhere?

    October 1, 2013

  • Daniel B.

    I had to cancel due to a scheduling conflict.

    September 30, 2013

  • Will H.

    I just had to cancel since I'll be out of town if anyone is looking for an open seat.

    September 30, 2013

  • Jeff P.

    Hi,

    There are quite a number of us on the wait list so this is obviously a popular and important session to many. Is it possible to record the presentation and distribute it to those of us who want to be there but aren't going to be able to?

    Thank you

    1 · September 28, 2013

  • Preetham N.

    Hi, I am a graduate student passionate about UX. I am eager to attend this event and meet new people.

    September 18, 2013

  • Preetham N.

    Hi, I am a graduate student passionate about UX. I am eager to attend this event and meet new people.

    September 18, 2013

  • Yvonne N.

    Hope I can attend (wait list)!

    September 8, 2013

  • Helena S.

    Looking forward to it

    August 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it possible to bring 1 guest? Thanks.

    1 · August 26, 2013

    • Amy W.

      Hey Kerstin - Yes, you can bring a guest but please just have them register with us. (They can sign in when they arrive, if that's easier). Thanks!

      August 27, 2013

  • Tami C.

    Will this presentation be good for overall learning on UI, or is it deep technically in the backend/programming aspect?

    August 22, 2013

    • Amy W.

      Hey Tami - This presentation won't be about backend programming.

      August 22, 2013

  • Gabriel C.

    I'm happy to glean some good UI tips!

    August 19, 2013

  • Marcio C.

    1

    August 19, 2013

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