After successful visits to UI9 and UI10, plus another trip to Kendall Square for a Forrester Boot Camp, I’m starting to get pretty familiar with the area. If you’re thinking of going to UI11 or any future UIConf put on by UIE, here are some recommendations for non-conference related activities: Read the rest of this entry »
I recently attended User Interface 10, the week-long conference put on by Jared Spool and the good people of User Interface Engineering. Although one of the more expensive conferences, it is one of the few fully focused on User Interface Design and is highly recommended for anyone in the field.
The highlight of the conference for me was the opportunity to meet and network with a ton of great people in the industry. Thanks to Kyle, Philly-area folks met up on Monday night for dinner and established some great connections for the rest of the week (and hopefully beyond!). It is invaluable to attend skill-specific conferences such as this one — networking with people who think about and do the same things you do on a daily basis is not always this easy to find.
As for the conference itself, it consisted of three full-day workshops and one day of 90-minute workshops. Attendees selected full-day workshops in advance and could pick from a variety of 90-minute sessions Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »