2121 P Street NW
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 20037

Adaptive Path will be heading back to Washington D.C. with more sessions and more speakers than ever, including special keynote speakers Steven Johnson, Michael Bierut, and Jeff Veen.

We're developing all new curriculum for this year's User Experience Week. And we're presenting sessions in two tracks that will offer practitioner skills development as well as product management strategy and business value methods.

Agenda Preview
Day 1, Monday, August 14
Sessions run from 9 am to 5 pm

Day One will offer practical case studies and stories from the "trenches." You will learn how a variety of real-life enterprise website design challenges were resolved. The Management track will feature discussions and methods on product strategy and business value.

Monday sessions include:

* Opening Session: Jesse James Garrett and Steven Johnson
* Get Your Content Under Control
* Business Objects Meta-Data Case Study
* Wachovia Accessibility Case Study
* Government Case Study
* Product Strategy
* Design & Product Development
* Creating Tangible Value with Design
* Closing Plenary: "Design Leadership" Panel hosted by Janice Fraser

Day 2, Tuesday, August 15
Sessions run from 9 am to 5 pm

Day 2 will focus on interaction design skills and the management track will offer sessions addressing strategies for innovation.

Tuesday sessions include:

* Morning Plenary with Peter Merholz and Michael Bierut
* What is Interaction Design?
* Elements, Laws & Attributes of Interaction Design
* Documentation & Deliverables
* Documentation Panel Discussion
* Innovation Model
* Research Analysis & Synthesis
* Service Design
* Closing Plenary: "Wisdom from the Grad Schools" Panel hosted by Peter Merholz

Day 3, Wednesday, August 16
Sessions run from 9 am to 5 pm

Day 3 will dig into field research and offer insights into new challenges presented by the new generation of web applications.

Wednesday sessions include:
* Morning Plenary with Lane Becker and Jeffrey Veen "Designing the Next Generation of Web Applications"
* Cross-Cultural Research and Design
* Research Case Studies
* Field Research Methods
* Design for the Next Generation of Communication (e.g., RSS, Blogs, Wikis)
* Design for Community
* Mobile Communication Design
* Closing Plenary: "Next Generation Web Apps" Panel, hosted by Jeffrey Veen

Day 4, Thursday, August 17
Sessions run from 9 am to 1 pm, plus an afternoon field trip

Day 4, a half-day of sessions, is about opening minds and collecting lessons from non-traditional sources. And since mistakes tend to teach us our most memorable lessons, we thought we'd open Adaptive Path's box of mistakes and share what's inside. The day will conclude with a field trip in the afternoon.

Thursday sessions include:
* Opening Session Guest Speaker
* Communicating Concepts through Comics
* Information Visualization
* Closing Plenary: "Learning from Adaptive Path's Mistakes" Panel, hosted by Lane Becker
And of course, UX Week will provide lots of opportunity to network with an international group of user experience professionals.

Official Website: http://www.adaptivepath.com/events/2006/aug/

Added by dansaffer on April 10, 2006



DC in August? Ack! pretty hot...


I'm not a big fan of it either, but the hotel is nice and there are some really interesting museums for field trips.


And just who are these "spectacular guest speakers" you say? A partial listing includes Steven Johnson, Michael Bierut, Jeffrey Veen, Shelley Evenson, Jared Spool, Nate Bolt, and Dan Brown...For the latest updates, visit: http://www.adaptivepath.com/events/2006/aug/


Coming from Dallas, I suspect the D.C. heat might actually be a relief.


This conference was great last year - really looking forward to it!