Usability Week Sydney 2009


Usability Week 2009 takes you beyond the typical conference experience, offering a three-day usability camp, a three-day intensive session on interaction design, and several specialized, day-long tutorials on core usability topics.

Come for as few or as many days as you want. Our conferences are both broad and deep, and most sessions are designed to accommodate people with different levels of usability experience, from novice to expert.

Usability in Practice: 3-Day Intensive Camp:

  • Usability in Practice
    In this fun, intense, and challenging camp, you’ll get four-days’ worth of tutorial knowledge in a three-day session. This intensive camp teaches how to conduct hands-on user testing, and turn findings into real designs.

Three-Day Immersion:

  • Interaction Design 101 with Bruce “Tog” Tognazzini
    Spend three days with Bruce “Tog” Tognazzini, world-renowned user-interface guru, designer, and writer, as he distills 30 years of experience with human-computer interaction (HCI) into straightforward principles, processes, and techniques that guarantee successful designs.

Specialized Full-Day Tutorials:

  • Fundamental Guidelines for Web Usability
    Which of the 2,307 documented Web-usability guidelines are most important? This tutorial focuses on the top guidelines for your website, including essential user behaviors, pivotal guidelines, information foraging, navigation and search options, and content usability.
  • Application Usability 1: Page-Level Building Blocks for Feature Design
    Learn the user experience implications of the basic design components — buttons, scrolling, notification dialogs, windows, and more — used to build any application, including both standard controls that users expect and novel interface components designed for specific interactions.
  • Application Usability 2: Dialogue and Workflow Design
    Day two moves beyond the UI components and addresses the question of how users dialogue with an application. Learn to apply and combine components to create more effective application flows. Real-world examples illustrate these principles in action.
  • Intranet Usability 1
    An intranet’s success hinges on usability. Learn the essential features of well-designed intranets, along with key usability guidelines and testing tips. You’ll also get a rare peek at what other companies are doing with their intranets.
  • Intranet Usability 2
    Washington, D.C. and San Francisco only
    Day two covers intranet branding and promotion, as well as detailed issues in intranet design, such as search, navigation, personalization, employee directories, HR information, and forms. Includes real-world case studies and essential guidelines.
  • Information Architecture 1
    After the strategic plan, information architecture is the single most important element driving website success. You’ll learn the whys, whats, and hows of developing a useful, usable, and extensible information structures that save time and money.
  • Information Architecture 2
    Navigation debates often devolve into office politics or the technology flavor of the week. This seminar cuts through the distractions and teaches real user behaviors — the beacon that will lead you to website and intranet success.
  • Websites That Sell: The Role of Motivational Psychology in Website Design
    Is your website achieving its full potential? Join Bruce “Tog” Tognazzini, our world-renowned user interface design guru, to learn techniques that will increase sales, keep users on your site, and improve user experience for e-commerce, nonprofits and intranets.
  • Writing for the Web 1
    Rewriting text according to our “Writing for the Web” guidelines often doubles the usability of a website or intranet, and drastically increases success at communicating key messages. Learn how to avoid old-school writing memes that cost your website visitors, page views, and sales.
  • Writing for the Web 2
    Attracting and retaining people’s attention is more difficult than ever before. This course will give you practical techniques on how to capture your audience’s attention by using one of most powerful tools online — words.
  • Email Newsletter Usability
    San Francisco only
    Studies of more than 100 email newsletters show how spam, subscription maintenance, content selection, subject lines, and other key issues impact an email newsletter’s success.
  • Mobile Usability
    Creating a satisfactory user-experience for a small device is tremendously different from designing for the personal computer. Our multinational study reveals the latest platform-independent issues and findings for users of handheld devices.
  • Research Update 2009
    Cutting-edge knowledge results in superior real-world design. We’ve sifted through mountains of data and eliminated everything but the most relevant points — this is the most time- and cost-effective way to keep up with vital findings about user behavior.

Pay only for the days you need. The more days you attend, the deeper the discount. Early bird rates save even more, so sign up early!

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