The second of three talks in a monthly series on practical user experience
design will be offered at 6:30pm on Thursday, October 14th, 2010 at
Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.
The first and last talks
in the series are about collecting intelligence and sharing the
vision. The middle talk is a case study that bridges these themes.
All three talks are being given by leading practitioners who are
experienced in serving large and small business clients.
In the second talk, which is scheduled for Thursday, October 14th, Marc
Wendell will present a case study based on "Showcase," a new product
from Elsevier. He will describe how user feedback influenced the design
of the site, and how technical, business, and time constraints affected
the chosen design. He will also provide insights into the documentation
process that was used to keep the team on track.
Marc Wendell is
a product manager at Elsevier, and remains an honorary member of their
global user-centered design team. He has been heavily involved in user
understanding, usability testing, interaction design, and content
strategy for Showcase, which enables universities and other research
institutes to publicly communicate the output of their research across
a wide cross section of scientific disciplines.
The Interaction Design Association works
to improve the human condition by advancing the discipline of
interaction design. The IxDA Northern New Jersey local group meets
monthly to foster a local community of professionals and students who
seek to improve their understanding and skills in interaction design
and related user experience disciplines.
highest priority is excellent, liberal education in a changing world.
Its programs prepare individuals for significant contributions to
society by promoting intellectual rigor and an ethos of curiosity and
achievement in an intentionally intimate community of learning.