ProQuest Hosts Michigan Usability Professionals’ Association Workshop

ProQuest, an information and technology company, will host the Michigan Chapter of the International Usability Professional’s Association’s (MIUPA) “Start a UX Movement at Your Company” workshop at its Ann Arbor, Michigan headquarters on Wednesday, October 28. The workshop brings together a group of interface designers, usability engineers, information architects, students, and other information professionals to network and learn from Tec-Ed consultant and usability expert Brian Phelps. The session will showcase strategies and tactics for starting and fueling a user-centered movement inside an organization.

The workshop will help participants conquer a common corporate dilemma:  lower internal user experience standards for internal corporate systems than in external-facing systems.  Mr. Phelps will showcase strategies and tactics to help start and then maintain a user-centered movement inside organizations.  He has been designing and researching systems for more than 10 years, with eight years of experience in user-centered design techniques, including usability testing, heuristic evaluation, user interface design and development, field usability studies, and contextual inquiry. As a Tec-Ed consultant, Mr. Phelps has evaluated consumer-oriented wireless phone websites, an in-home wireless hardware product, Web-based educational systems, a volunteer organization’s website, e-commerce workflow, virtual desktops, a test authoring system, and alternative Web-based survey designs. His clients include Campbell-Ewald, McAfee, ETR Associates, VMware, Nextivity, McGraw-Hill, Seagate, Chrysler, IEEE, RightNow Technologies, The American Academy of Ophthalmology, and Monarch Teaching Technologies. Prior to joining Tec-Ed, Brian was a user experience researcher, designer, and evangelist at Pfizer, Inc. where he designed Web-based applications and acted as the user experience lead for more than 15 projects.

The “Start a UX Movement at Your Company” workshop will be held Wednesday, October 28, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM, at ProQuest’s Ann Arbor headquarters.  The session is $5 for Full-time Students (ID must be presented) $10 for MIUPA and MOCHI members $20 for all others.  All proceeds go to MIUPA.
 
For more information, visit http://miupa.org/

Seating is limited, so please RSVP at Upcoming.org to ensure entrance to this event. You can also send an RSVP to events@miupa.org

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