Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Going to the UIE Web App Summit

The UIE Web App Summit is a 4 day event in Newport Beach starting this Sunday. I'll be attending Robert Hoekman's full day workshop "Web App Anatomy: Effective Interaction Design within Frameworks." I checked out Robert's 1 hour session at SXSW and liked what he had to say, so I'm really looking forward to a full day of learning from him. Here's the workshop description:

One of the hardest parts of any web application design project is the starting point. Making the jump from a high-level understanding of the application’s goals to the fine-grain detail necessary for the application’s design can be a brutal experience. After all, how do you know if you've captured all the essential elements or if you're leaving something crucial out?

That’s why we’ve asked Robert Hoekman, author of the bestselling books, Designing the Obvious and Designing the Moment, to talk about his nifty process for helping teams get started faster, whether they’re building a new application from scratch or enhancing an existing design. In his process, he’s put together a set of frameworks and principles aimed to jumpstart and focus the team’s design efforts.

In this new full-day seminar, you’ll learn to think about your application anatomically—to break it into essential subsystems that interact to make it fully functional. You’ll use frameworks—compiled sets of interaction design patterns—to form your design’s starting point. You’ll see how a complete set of frameworks can ensure the team includes all the important details you’ll need for important usage scenarios and creating enjoyable user experiences. Robert will also demonstrate how you’ll use his concrete set of interaction design principles to quickly resolve the hundreds of important decisions that will crop up during your design process. Robert has created a proven list of guiding principles with a record of empowering teams to reach new levels of excellence.

Check out the other full day workshops from Luke Wroblewski from Yahoo!, Dan Brown from Eight Shapes and more.

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