Reminder: NYC IxDA Event *This Thursday*: Christine Perfetti, UIE

11 Jul 2006 - 9:21am
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Nasir Barday

--Reminder: NYC IxDA Event *This Thursday*--
--RSVP required to attend--

What Makes a Design Seem Intuitive?
Presented by Christine Perfetti, User Interface Engineering (UIE)
Thursday, July 13th, 2006, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Social hour hosted by UIE at a nearby restaurant: 9:00pm - ?

Everyone wants an "intuitive" interface: the users, the designers, and
the content publishers. But building them is hard. User Interface
Engineering's recent research has given insight into why it's hard and
how to get past major obstacles.

In this talk, UIE's Christine Perfetti will show:
- How to teach users concepts without their even realizing it
- How some designers have managed to make simple concepts complex
- Examples of popular web sites that have made complex topics intuitive

*About Christine and UIE*
As one of the most requested instructors at User Interface
Engineering, Christine has worked with dozens of companies on their
toughest web design problems. With her extensive knowledge of human
factors, task design, user recruitment, and usability testing
practices, Christine has been a top-rated presenter at CHI 2001- 2005,
the UIE Research Forums, Intranets 2001, and STC regional conferences.
She has also taught Human Factors at the Tufts University Gordon
Institute for Engineering Management.

When: Thursday, July 13th, 2006, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Post-talk social hour at a restaurant around the corner, with
appetizers compliments of UIE

SoHo, near (but not quite at) the Apple Store
(details to be provided after you RSVP)

Free (If you'd like to donate to IxDA to help grow the organization so
we can have more great events, you may do so at

We have about 20 spaces left for this event, and they are going
quickly. To secure your space, please RSVP to <nyc at> with
your name and email address. If you are bringing guests, please send
us each guest's name and email address, so that we can email them as

For more information about IxDA, or if you are interested in getting
involved, please contact us at <nyc at> or visit our web site

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