I'm currently based in the Philippines / Hong Kong and am heading back to London (I'm British) in a few weeks when I've wrapped up work here. I should be here Monday 3rd June and I'd like to attend the next IxDA meeting in London to meet you guys and network.
My questions are about London: What's the work situation like there? And who are the best people to contact?
I currently work for a Fortune 500 company as a User Experience
Designer/Manager. I was brought in to help enhance the user experience
of certain applications both web and desktop. My problem is not many
people see the value of user experience. As with most public companies
they only care about the bottom line. UX is looked as an expense and not
an investment. I wanted to ask if anyone here had compelling data about
what Fortune 500 companies are spending on UX and the return on
investment they are seeing.
There are some new tools from Adobe coming together with the launch of CS5, which it takes place April 12. Flash Catalyst is one of them, which it seems to be a tool totally based on our community (interaction designers)
I was researching on new technology and media for RIA and found Live Mesh. I found that it seamlessly connects your data through Windows PC, Mac, Mobile Phone, and other devices. It is an interesting concept and would we not want all our work to be seamlessly, updated wherever we are on the go?
I am a print guy looking to educate himself further in digital design, user experience etc and am considering attend some days of the Nielsen Norman Group Usability Conference here in NYC (http://www.nngroup.com/events/new_york/agenda.html). Just wondered if anyone had feedback on their conferences--I am new to this, but they seem to be about the best group out there offering this sort of experience. They look great, but I am footing the bill so I thought I would ask around, thanks!