PLUG: User Experience Managers and Executives Speak
21 Jan 2008 - 8:16pm
Richard I. Anderson
I'll soon be offering a unique and exciting course via UCSC Extension
in Silicon Valley entitled, "User Experience Managers and Executives
Speak." The course is scheduled to meet 7 consecutive Wednesday
evenings from 13 February through 26 March, 2008.
"How do user experience managers and executives achieve success? What
are their strategies? How do they approach the multitude of
organizational challenges they face? What approaches do they
recommend or avoid?
Receive answers to these questions from a wide range of user
experience managers and executives from fields such as financial
services, consumer electronics, health services, internet services,
enterprise software, telecommunications, design services, and
insurance, and who are or have been in such roles in companies of a
wide range of sizes and at different stages of 'user experience
maturity.' Ask your own questions of the weekly special guests
(usually two guests each evening), share your answers, and begin to
formulate or make adjustments to your own strategies and approaches.
Among the many guests slated to appear:
* Irene Au, Director User Experience at Google;
* Secil Watson, SVP Internet Channel Strategy at Wells Fargo;
* Klaus Kaasguard, VP Customer Insights at Yahoo!;
* Jeremy Ashley, VP Applications User Experience at Oracle;
* Jim Leftwich, Chief Experience Officer at SeeqPod;
* Mark Plakias, VP Strategy & Design at France Telecom Orange Labs.
This course is intended for those who presently are, or may in the
future become, a user experience manager or executive. The course is
also intended for other types of managers and executives who (will)
work with user experience managers and executives and/or can impact
how user experience is addressed and positioned in their companies."
Please pass on this information to any of your friends, colleagues,
managers, ... in the San Francisco Bay Area who you think might want
to take advantage of this special offering.
The enrollment fee is only $495 through January 30; $550 after that
date. You can register via the UCSC Extension website