Wow, there are a lot of great user experience events happening in Canada.
Damn, I missed the VanUE with Andrew Crow (no relation) from Adaptive Path. The event was last night. Ben and the VanUE team are doing some “awesome” things in Vancouver. Andrew’s talk was title Awesomeness. Bummed I missed it.
As designers, we find ourselves in a position to inspire, celebrate and create value. The opportunities and challenges we face are new and exciting. The tools we have at our disposal are powerful and abundant. The communities we’ve forged and the ideas that flow openly are all indicators of a shift in our industry. We’ll discuss examples of all this and how we can continue to push forward.
Fortunately, there are other UX events happening around the country. Including:
Are you interested in the future trends of digital design? Do you want to expand your Expression knowledge? On October 4, 2007 the Expression Around the Clock event will provide designers with an opportunity to celebrate the relationship between user experience and design. You will learn about design, about Microsoft's design products and why designers are an essential element of Microsoft's plan for the future. In Toronto, we're extremely luck to have Bill Buxton and Jon Lax speaking about the changing role of design.
This intermediate-to-advanced workshop series examines the four key elements that contribute to a successful interactive experience: Design Strategy, Design Research, Interaction Design and Information Architecture. Workshops are led by Adaptive Path’s team of experts, including: Dan Saffer, Chiara Fox, Brandon Schauer and Todd Wilkens.
The annual Canadian User Experience workshop is coming to Banff November 25-27. CanUX brings together industry leaders, hands-on activities, and working design and technology professionals, but it's not your typical conference. It’s small (limited to 70 participants), it’s in a beautiful retreat-like setting at the world-renowned Banff Centre, and the program is designed to encourage creativity, exploration and group participation alongside hands-on UX learning.
This year our speakers include Lou Rosenfeld, David Armano, Brad Nemer, Kes and Sue Sampanthar, Derek Featherstone, Gene Smith and Jess McMullin. The Banff Leadership Arts Ensemble will also join us to share their extraordinary blend of leadership and creativity development (their sessions have been a highlight of previous years).
Topics this year include the strategic value of user experience, innovation beyond brainstorming, creativity, teamwork and leadership, accessible user experience design, tagging, rapid facilitation, and reframing situations to make true innovation possible.
Early registration has been extended through September 28. The all-inclusive registration includes two nights of accommodation, meals, and the conference fee for only $699+GST for a single, $599+GST for double accommodation. After September 28, costs are $899 and $799, so register soon to secure your spot.
Details and registration at www.canux2007.com