UIE Virtual Seminar Presentation
Length: 90 Minutes
Price: $149.00 (includes handout)
Would you like to have lifetime access to the most groundbreaking thinking in the world of Experience Design? Instead of traveling to a training course, you and your colleagues can hear the latest insights on the most important design topics right from your office.
Watching a UIE Virtual Seminar couldn't be simpler. You'll view the presentation in your web browser and listen to it with your computer speakers. (We've tested the seminar using Firefox and Internet Explorer on both Macs and PCs with great success.) All you'll need is a web browser equipped with the Macromedia Flash Player (version 6 or newer) and a connection to the Internet.
During the design process of a new product, or the redesign of an old one, the majority of time and effort is spent on wondering what users really need. Determining how to best satisfy those needs is often a recipe for countless arguments and endless meetings. Very frequently user requirements are not fully understood or are misconstrued from the get go. This leads to costly mistakes made throughout the entire design process and the hassle of a complete product revamp.
Paper prototyping is still one of our favorite tools for gaining quick design insights. By asking users to perform realistic tasks on a paper mock-up, design teams can uncover what facets of an interface work best for users to complete essential tasks, and which do not. All of this is accomplished even before implementation begins, saving countless hours and dollars.
Paper prototyping is one of the easiest, cheapest and fastest approaches you can use to design, test, and refine user interfaces. In this presentation, Carolyn will share some of her most important findings about paper prototyping, its techniques, and its effectiveness. You’ll learn:
Prior experience with usability testing is useful, but not required, as anyone can put paper prototyping techniques to use right away.
Carolyn Snyder is an internationally recognized usability consultant with 10 years of experience in usability and another 10 years of experience as a software engineer and project manager. Highly-sought after as a consultant at User Interface Engineering for 6 years, she started her own firm, Snyder Consulting, in 1999. Carolyn specializes in hands-on work with software and web site development teams.
Carolyn teaches and avidly writes about a wide variety of usability topics. Her book Paper Prototyping was published in 2003, and she is the co-author of Web Site Usability: A Designer’s Guide and E-Commerce User Experience. Carolyn received a BS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Chicago.