For those of you who are forced to think on a regular basis about making websites appeal to users, Advanced Common Sense offers a temporary reprieve.
Your users and your brain will thank you. Advanced Common Sense is a company whose founder -- and usability consultant -- Steve Krug offers two-day workshops designed to help you (the designer, graphic artist, vice president, engineer, analyst, business developer, sole proprietor, editor, writer, marketing manager, and maybe even information architect) -- better evaluate interface and design decisions in context. Essentially, he'll teach you to think like a usability expert.
Krug, author of Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, has taken his book on the round, offering Don't Make Me Think: The Workshop. During his two-day workshop, he offers helpful exercises in usability, reviews of participant's sites and lots of time for questions.
Under Krug's tutorial, you'll learn behaviors that contribute to good design and usability. Understanding how your user reads -- er, scans your site, and how they process information, will help you guide them toward the best choices and the information they want.
Krug wraps up his first workshop for the fall season in Chicago this week, but you can still catch him in Seattle on October 26 & 27 and in Washington, D.C. on November 16 & 17. Learn more about registration and Advanced Common Sense.
If you do go, let us know and tell us what you think, now that you'll be a smarty pants usability expert.