One week after our next book club (https://www.meetup.com/uxmelbourne-IxDA/events/236495625/) on Steve Portigal's Doorbells, Danger and Dead Batteries (http://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/user-research-war-stories/), we’re thrilled that the author will be joining us live via a video link-up to discuss the group’s experiences, topics and questions that came up at the previous week’s book club (https://www.meetup.com/uxmelbourne-IxDA/events/236495625/).
This is a special breakfast event, held between 8am and 9am at General Assembly in the CBD.
Steve Portigal is the author of Interviewing Users (http://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/interviewing-users/) and founder of Portigal Consulting (http://www.portigal.com), a San Francisco firm that helps clients to discover and act on new insights about themselves and their customers. In the past 15 years, Steve has interviewed hundreds of people, including families eating breakfast, hotel maintenance staff, architects, rock musicians, home-automation enthusiasts, credit-default swap traders, and radiologists.
He’s an accomplished presenter who speaks about culture, innovation, and design at companies and conferences across the globe.
Steve also hosts the podcast Dollars to Donuts (http://www.portigal.com/podcast/) where he talks with the people who lead user research in their organisations.
Steve’s latest book, Doorbells, Danger, and Dead Batteries (http://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/user-research-war-stories/) examines the bizarre, comic, tragic, and generally astonishing experiences that researchers have out in the field.
Find Out More About Steve Portigal and the Book
You can read lots more more about the book at the Rosenfeld website: http://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/user-research-war-stories/
You can listen to Gerry Gaffney interview Steve about the book in a great interview on the User Experience Podcast:
Steve recently joined UX Mastery (http://uxmastery.com) for an online Ask the UXperts session. You can read the full transcript here:
I’m in! How do I RSVP?
To join, simply RSVP here and come along on the morning. If you can’t make it, please reverse your RSVP early so there is room for someone else.
Do I Need to Have Attended the Previous Week’s Book Club (https://www.meetup.com/uxmelbourne-IxDA/events/236495625/)?
No. But do come to both if you can - at the previous week’s book club we’ll be discussing questions, topics and experiences that we’d like to discuss with Steve Portigal at this Breakfast Book Club.
30% Special Discount for UX Melbourne
The publishers, Rosenfeld Media have kindly provided UX Melbourne with a discount - just quote UXMELB when ordering online! So for about $20AUD, you can download the e-book and start reading today:
What Happens at this Book Club
8.00am – Welcoming coffee
8.10am – We link up live with Steve Portigal via video
9.00am – Book club ends