Have you ever wondered why UI design is so hard? The top challenge is to think about UI design the right way.
In this talk, Everett McKay (a programmer!) explains the UI design approach often used by programmers, exactly why such designs fail with users, and presents some practical techniques that programmers can use to design in a truly user-centered way.
Presentor: Everett McKay 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. He just finished writing UI is Communication: How to Design Intuitive, User Centered Interfaces by Focusing on Effective Communication to be 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.
Everett is offering his UX Design Essentials course at RTP on July 8 – 10. Mention that you are a Triangle .NET User Group member for a 15% discount: http://uxdesignessentialsnc.eventbrite.com/
5:30-6:00 - Welcome/Food
6:00-6:15 - Announcements
6:15-7:45 - Presentation
7:45-8:00 - Give-aways
A special thanks to July's main meeting sponsor!