Developing a unified web site or intranet for a large, decentralized organization is the Holy Grail for many of today's Internet professionals. Interfaces so usable that ye needn't think is the nirvana of web design professionals.
Get started on the realization of these goals by attending a duo of workshops by IA icon Lou Rosenfeld (author of the Polar Bear book) and usability guru Steve Krug (author of "Don't Make Me Think"). Enterprise Information Architecture (Lou Rosenfeld) This day-long seminar will help you convert a disjointed collection of content silos into a unified, user-centered web site or intranet. Coverage includes a combination of design recommendations, governance advice, and research methods that work in the highly political and often nasty environment known as the enterprise. The day includes a balance of lecture, discussion, and group exercises.
* San Diego, CA (April 7)
* Boston, MA (May 12)
* Denver, CO (June 2)
Event URL: http://www.louisrosenfeld.com/presentations/seminars/eiaDon't Make Me Think: The Web Usability Workshop (Steve Krug) Expanding on the topics in his best-selling Web usability book, Steve's workshop will teach you how to recognize and solve the usability problems in your own site, and how to make low-cost/no-cost testing an everyday part of your company's design process. The day includes a live usability test and expert reviews of a number of websites using URLs submitted by attendeesperhaps even your own.
* San Diego, CA (April 8)
* Boston, MA (May 13)
* Denver, CO (June 3)
Event URL: http://www.sensible.com/workshops.html