Is it worth tackling usability issues when the opportunities for change are limited? Mary Cook, usability project manager at the University of Virginia, provides examples of “band-aid” usability fixes and explains how they can help, even in small ways.
So far, we’ve announced two keynotes and three workshops. But I know what you’ve really been waiting for is this announcement right here. edUi 2017 Schedule Is Live » What’s Next? We still have one more keynote slot to announce and our Google DevFest topics will be announced later this summer. So stay tuned! Register Now » Early bird tickets are $550 Early bird deadline: July 31
A digital-rights activist and prolific writer of both nonfiction and science-fiction, Cory Doctorow’s edUi keynote will focus on the ways schools, archives, libraries and public institutions stand to be harmed by “dark patterns” and “bad business models”.
Registration is officially open and we just can’t contain our excitement any longer! We have a great line-up of workshops, not to mention tons of fantastic speakers and sessions, networking opportunities, and local Charlottesville food that will make your tummy happy. Make sure to join us for an amazing 2017 conference! Register Now » Early Bird Tickets: $550 Standard Tickets: $675 With a ticket to edUi 2017, you’ll get: Two full days of amazing UI and UX content by world-class speakers A half-day post-conference workshop A fun opening night reception to kick off the conference and socialize with other awesome conference-goers Plenty of opportunities to network with fellow web professionals in higher ed, libraries, and museums Breakfasts by a local bakery Lunch at a local restaurant on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall Early Bird Deadline Be sure to register by July 31, 2017, to get the early bird price of $550. Standard tickets will be $675 after the deadline. Half-Day Workshops A half-day workshop is included in your ticket (the hard part will be selecting just one!). Now is your chance to build your own SVG animations with Sarah Drasner, get the most out of your analytics with Nick DeNardis, or createContinue reading»
We all want websites that are accessible and usable. But as students and other audiences rely on digital tools to navigate more and more of their experiences with our institutions, we also need to consider whether our websites and apps are inclusive, compassionate, and fair.
The edUi 2017 Call for Proposals is officially closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal! What’s Next? The Program Team will begin reviewing proposals immediately. Decisions will be communicated to applicants by April 17th. Our final workshop will be announced the week of March 27, 2017 Registration will open April 3, 2017 Full conference schedule will be published May 1, 2017
It’s that magical time of year again, the time when we reach out and formally ask you to join us in making the next edUi conference a hit! We’re sure you’ve done some amazing work in your field and that others would love to hear about it. Consider sharing what you’ve learned, what you’ve accomplished, or what you’re tackling right now with your peers at edUi September 25-27 in Charlottesville. Submit a proposal for a talk, mini-workshop, expert panel, public square discussion, or half-day workshop. Everyone who submits a proposal gets a 10% discount on their registration. We’ll email this code to you before registration opens. Accepted speakers will receive a complimentary registration. Call For Proposals is Closed Proposal deadline: March 22 Session Types Talk Drop some knowledge on your fellow attendees. Just you, a projector, a screen and 30-45 minutes of mind-blowing knowledge bombs. Concluding with a mic drop is optional. (1-2 speakers) Mini Workshop Put on your safety goggles because you and your fellow attendees are going to roll up your sleeves and get dirty with some interactive exercises. You’ll have 90 minutes to dive deep into the “how to” of your topic of choice. (1-2 speakers) Expert Panel AssembleContinue reading»
Save the Date! September 25-27, 2017 edUi will return to Charlottesville, Virginia and we’re thrilled to announce Sara Wachter-Boettcher will be joining us!
Hope Voelkel of local editorial design agency Journey Group discusses the importance of preparing thoughtful online content that is consistent with your brand.
As UX designers, we need to understand the context of use along with the person who’s using the thing we’re designing. A key element is the way we map users’ mental models to the content and the interaction objects we afford them.