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June 2009

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2009 Conference – Bringing Usability to Life
(Portland, OR) - Whether people are interacting with consumer electronics, medical equipment, factory floor production lines, websites, retail stores, customer support or the architectural spaces which they inhabit every day, usability and user experience reactivation share in the common goal of making it better.

Of Interest:

UX London - Inspirational Learning for User Experience Designers, presented by ClearLeft
(June 15-17) UX London is a unique three-day event combining inspirational talks with in-depth workshops presented by some of the industry’s biggest names. Whether you’re beginning your career, or a seasoned professional, UX London is your chance to add core skills, absorb strategic thinking, and learn advanced techniques from pioneers in the field. by Michel Gabriel, Université Paul Verlaine Metz

URL: http://uxlondon.com/

Chapter Events

NEOUPA (Northeast Ohio):
Designing for small spaces w/Dan Young
(June 17) – Dan Young, the founder and principal of DXY Solutions, a Cleveland-based mobile technology firm, will be discussing important elements to consider when designing for handheld computers and mobile software.
Register at: http://www.neoupa.org

New Hampshire UPA:
Design Facilitation and Collaborative Design - Mini Workshop w/Sarah Bloomer
(June 24) - For our June 2009 meeting, we are very excited to have Sarah Bloomer with us to lead a workshop on collaborative and co-design. Collaborative and co-design design yields new ideas by engaging different knowledge, outlooks, goals and perspectives. It can also speed up design. Collaborative design can be done with customers, stakeholders, designers and developers. The trick is how to keep a team focused and engaged. Facilitating design is a skill with some simple rules of thumb that Sarah will share with us through a hands on workshop.
RSVP at: info@nhupa.org

TriUPA (North Carolina):
Sketching for Interaction Design w/David Malouf (Full-Day Workshop)
(June 24) - "Sketching for Interaction Design" is a 1-day seminar and workshop created to teach people what sketching really is all about, why it is powerful and how you can bring it into your daily practice as a User Experience Professional. In this class you'll learn how the great organizations of design and innovation use sketching in their daily practice. You will also gain practice in sketching and see why it is a distinctive tool from prototyping geared more towards idea generation than for testing and communication. It is both a tool for personal use, and a tool for group collaboration.
Register at: https://triupa.clubexpress.com/

United Kingdom UPA:
Annual Careers Event
(June 25) - The annual UK UPA Careers Event will take place on Thursday, 25th June 2009 at LBI on Brick Lane from 6.30pm. The event is for all those working in or otherwise interested in User Experience. It is an informal and relaxed event, offering the opportunity for you to network, seek talented practitioners, meet those soon to graduate or find a new role...there will be many opportunities to hear from different perspectives and get to know your peers.

Contact Us

Send your feedback, news and event notices to upamonthly2009 (at) usabilityprofessionals.org

Thanks for reading!

Yours,
Robert Skrobe
Editor - UPA Monthly

About UPA Monthly

The UPA Monthly is sent to all UPA members during the first week of the month. The newsletter usually includes announcements, chapter events, and links to articles on usability and the user experience.

Contributors

The following individuals donate their time and effort to make the UPA Monthly possible:

Pauline de Robert (UK Chapter), French Translations
Michele Visciola (UPA Italia), Italian Translations
Silvia Zimmermann (Swiss Chapter), German Translations
Alberto Lacalle (Spanish Chapter), Spanish Translations
Adriana Betiol (Brazil Chapter), Portuguese
Tadashi Kobayashi (HCD-Net), Japanese Translations
Ali Berkman, Turkish Translations
Daniel Novichkov (UPA Russia), Russian Translations
Daniel Szuc (UPA China-Hong Kong), Former Editor and Contributor

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