If you're looking for an excuse to travel to either Chicago or Amsterdam this November, a seminar at User Experience 2008 is a good excuse to do so.
On November 2 in Chicago and November 16 in Amsterdam, Raluca Budiu, a User Experience Specialist with Nielsen Norman Group, presents Research Update 2008 with a focus on user experience for Web 2.0.By incorporating facets of human factors, usability, psychology and computer-supported collaborative work, attendees will learn how use it all to improve their site’s usability. Badiu will help registrants learn to apply relevant research findings to better design and test websites, intranets and practical software applications for real-world use.
In addition, attendees will learn:
* The latest, handpicked research in the field, which can help you keep your career current
* New methods and twists on old methods that you can adapt to improve everyday work in your own projects
* Insights into new UI techniques and usability findings that will keep you ahead of the curve
* How to turn academic theory into actionable and profitable business improvements
With more than 40 articles to discuss, this full day tutorial will cover Web 2.0, security, usability, search and mobile issues, -- more than enough for designers, usability practitioners and other usability professionals with some experience in the field who want to keep up with the latest research advances.
In addition, User Experience 2008 offers a plethora of other design-related seminars. Registrants can pay by the day or all at once. More information about the conference agenda and fees is available here: http://www.nngroup.com/events/