5/15 Event: Identify Learning Styles, Create Profiles to Devel Persuasive Site

14 May 2007 - 10:27am
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Joy Zigo
2005

NYC Usability Professionals Association presents:

Identify Learning Styles and Create Profiles to Develop a Persuasive Website

Come find out how to use user experience research to make a website more
than just “usable” – make it “persuasive.” This presentation will focus on
techniques you can adopt to identify different learning styles of your
target users and ways to adapt your site to match these different
interaction styles for increased conversion.

Speaker: Todd Follansbee of Web Marketing Resources
Howard Kaplan of Future Now, Inc.
Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Registration: 6:00pm (refreshments served)
Presentation: 6:30pm to 8:00pm (includes Q&A)
Networking: 8:00pm to 8:30pm
Dinner at a nearby restaurant: 8:30pm to whenever
(participants pay for their own dinner)

Location: Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
Laura Parsons Pratt Conference Center
281 Park Avenue South (at 22nd Street)
New York, NY 10010

Cost: NYC-UPA members: $10 pre-registered, $15 not
pre-registered

Non-members: $20 pre-registered, $25 not
pre-registered (see below for membership form so you can join at the
meeting)

Full-time students: $5 pre-registered, $10 not
pre-registered (students please provide valid ID)

All fees payable, by cash or check only, at the door
only.

RSVP:
Reserve your space by sending an email to rsvp at nycupa.org with the subject
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Include your name, your company name (if applicable), the event name and
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Deadline:
There is a $5 additional charge if you do NOT pre-register by 5:00pm the day
BEFORE the event; this applies to NYC-UPA members, non-members members and
students equally.

About the presentation:

Come find out how to use user experience research to make a website more
than just “usable” – make it “persuasive.” This presentation will focus on
techniques you can adopt to identify different learning styles of your
target users and ways to adapt your site to match these different
interaction styles for increased conversion.

The presentation will use video clips from lab interviews to show how to
“read” a respondent’s style as well as offer tools you can use to test
clients yourself. It will include some insight into how to read body
language as well as how to interpret their on-screen behaviors.

The benefit is more reliable user testing and improved recommendations to
increase the conversion rates for client websites.

Our speakers will explain how they use these techniques to guide website
development across industries, with notable results.

For more information, visit our Web site: http://www.nycupa.org/events.html
(info not up as of 5/8/07 but check back later or write to rsvp at nycupa.org).

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Join at the registration table. The $10 discount applies immediately.

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Internship

A Masters student from the University of Twente in the Netherlands is
seeking a research internship for 5-6 months starting sometime this summer,
ideally in usability testing and/or interface assessments. As part of his
degree he needs to conduct a project that involves either a practical or
theoretical problem for which no standard method is currently available.

Some suggested topic areas include:
- assessing the accessibility of websites for people with a visual
impairment,
- assessing the ‘usability’ of websites,
- which requirements does our (or our client's) website need to meet to be
trusted?
- which Web 2.0 elements are most important to make a website successful?
- researching the user friendliness of a website by conducting a user study,
- mapping out a municipal council’s interactive policy-making process,
- how do we make sure users will find the appropriate information in our
help or FAQ section?

For further information, please contact him at Johannes.deBoer at lehannes.nl
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Our Mission

The NYC chapter of the Usability Professionals' Association (UPA) seeks to
gather members of the marketing, design, technology and research communities
who share a common vision: creating websites, applications, and projects
that are compelling, intuitive and customer driven. By bringing together
professionals from different industries and disciplines and sharing our
collective experiences, the NYC UPA hopes to create a forum for learning and
professional growth in the New York City metropolitan (and tri-state) area.

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