Next NYC-UPA Event (Tues Mar 21): Mobile Phone Design

13 Mar 2006 - 12:04pm
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Joy Zigo
2005

NYC Usability Professionals Association presents:

Case Study on Mobile Phone Design
Speaker: Scott Weiss, Principal and Founder of Usable Products Company and
the author of “Handheld Usability” (John Wiley & Sons: 2002).
Sponsored by: Sachs Insights http://www.sachsinsights.com

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2006
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).

Scott Weiss, Principal and Founder of Usable Products Company, will present
a case study on the development of the Vodafone Simply mobile phone. In
2004, Vodafone, one of the world’s largest mobile phone carriers, embarked
on a project to design a phone specifically intended to be easier to use.
(http://shop.vodafone.co.uk/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewSimplyHomePage)

Usable Products Company was asked to help the Vodafone user experience team
and external vendors on this project. Scott Weiss will present a demo of
the final product and discuss the project’s key challenges and successes.

About Scott Weiss: Scott has worked in user centered design for 16 years,
having helped with the design of the Macintosh UI, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Outlook, and the Vodafone Simply handset. He worked in the
software industry for 7 years designing software and managing software
projects prior to forming Usable Products in 1996. Check out the Usable
Products Web site: http://www.usableproducts.com.

Cost: $10 for NYC-UPA members if pre-registered, $15 if not pre-registered;
$20 for non-members if pre-registered, $25 if not pre-registered;
$5 for full-time students if pre-registered, $10 if not pre-registered
(students please provide valid ID) All fees payable, by cash or check only,
at the door only.

RSVP: To save your space, email us at rsvp at nycupa.org. Please include
your name as well as your company name if you wish your company name to
appear on your receipt and badge.

For more information & to RSVP, visit our Web site:
http://www.nycupa.org/events.html

Thanks to our meeting sponsor: Sachs Insights. Visit them at
http://www.sachsinsights.com

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