Thursday, May 24, 2007

Running a design process workshop at HCI Methods conference

Chi-Nederland, the Dutch SIGCHI chapter formerly known as SIGCHI.NL, will hold her annual conference on June 21 of this year, in Eindhoven. I will be there.

The conference website (Dutch only for now, except for the location page) now contains the program for the day and if you look carefully, you'll see that, as a side event, I will be hosting a workshop on design processes. It's called "I'll show you mine, if you show me yours" and can be seen as a shorter version of the workshop on sharing deliverables that Keith Instone, George Olsen, Lisa Chan and I organized at CHI 2002.

The rest of the program looks cool enough. It's not last year's The Web and Beyond that attracted 600 attendees, but it will do :-) Tjeerd Hoek, who now works with frogdesign but best known as a former Design Director at Microsoft (responsible for the "ribbon" in Excel if I'm not mistaken) is a good catch! And many sessions will be held in English, or so it seems, so people from France, Germany, Denmark and further away will enjoy it.

It's a bit of a shame there's an overlap with Adaptive Path's UX Intensive in Amsterdam; the conference might draw some budding Information Architects away that might be served better by Chiara Fox's full-day workshop on IA. By the way: my offer to help you arrange a 15% discount on UX Intensive still stands.

I guess it really is conference season...

Friday, May 04, 2007

EURO IA submission deadline approaching fast!

I'd like to remind the readers of this blog that the submission deadline for the Euro IA conference is May 15.

That's it. You know the drill. Check the website. Discover the theme is "Translating Information Architecture". Read that it will be in Barcelona. Check your calendar. Start writing your submission!