On November 5th & 6th I’ll be giving a workshop and talk at the User Interface 12 Conference in Cambridge, MA.
The folks at User Interface Engineering (UIE) have yet again put together a very comprehensive event that covers interaction design, information architecture, visual design, usability, innovation, and more.
If you’re interested in attending, drop me a note and I’ll send you a conference discount code that saves you money on registration and gets you a free 30GB video iPod.
Here's a summary of the workshop I'll be giving at User Interface 12:
Site Seeing: Communicating Successfully with Visual Design
Your site's visual presentation has a much greater impact than just making your site "pretty." It helps to organize information for your users, provides an emotional impact, and directs your audience to the important elements they’ll use to achieve their goals. When users interact with your site, they are relying on its visual presentation to tell them what the design has to offer and how they can make use of it. As a result, the more emphasis you place on communicating visually, the easier it is for people to understand and use your interface designs.
Through a series of presentations, interactive discussions, and hands-on exercises, Luke will teach you the core visual design principles that will help your site succeed. If you want the opportunity to look at your site's visual design from a completely new perspective, this seminar is the perfect choice.
And a summary of the talk I'll be giving at User Interface 12:
Best Practices for Form Design
In the world of Web applications, forms bridge the gap between people, their information, and your product or service. From registration forms that welcome new customers to checkout forms that finalize e-commerce transactions, Web forms frequently broker crucial online interactions.
In this session, Luke will walk you through the considerations and best practices of Web form design culled from international usability testing, eye-tracking studies, and over ten years of designing Web applications. He’ll outline how the interaction and visual design of Web forms can make the difference between acquiring a customer and completing a transaction or not.
Hope to see some of you there.