Join us Tuesday, Oct. 21 when Dr. Janet Six, principal of Lone Star Interaction Design, will talk with us about Using Interaction Design to Create Products That Your Customer Will Love.
Before the presentation, we’ll have food and drinks for you to enjoy while you network with other UX professionals.
High-tech products are supposed to make everyday life easier and more productive. However, we need to assess if this is really the case. Do bloated software and unwieldy hardware improve our lives or increase our stress levels? In this practical view of usability, we will first discuss poor software and hardware designs and how they affect the consumer and the businesses selling those products. Then we will explore how companies can realistically create easier-to-use products through interaction design. It is not necessary to abandon your current process. With some minor modifications, you can drastically improve the usability of your products. These modifications can be made within the technical, financial, and time constraints of your company.
545 E John Carpenter Freeway, #1700
Irving, TX 75062
5:45 - Food & drink / meet & greet
6:15 - Chapter business
6:30 - Presentation
$5 for anyone except students and those who have already paid their 2008 dues ($20)
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to [email protected].
Dr. Janet Six
Dr. Janet M. Six is the principal of Lone Star Interaction Design in Wylie, Texas. Her main interests are the design of easy-to-use products and information visualization. Her work has appeared in various academic journals and conference publications and IEEE Spectrum. She was the winner of the prestigious IEEE Dallas 2003 Outstanding Young Engineer Award. She is also the Managing Editor and Columnist for the Web magazine UXmatters, the premiere source of information and inspiration for UX professionals.
Official Website: http://dfw-upa.org
Added by conej on October 20, 2008