[Accessibleweb] fyi > Free one-day Microsoft UX conference in Seattle area, November 8, 2007 (see #5 for accessibility presentation)

M. Zoe Holbrooks zoeholbr at u.washington.edu
Fri Nov 2 15:59:08 PDT 2007

On November 8, 2007 Microsoft is hosting a one-day UX conference as part of
the World Usability Day (www.worldusabilityday.org)

Leading Microsoft UX professionals will discuss challenges of doing UX in a
technology-driven company and best UX practices.

The event will take place at Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA, USA.

Registration is free.

Register now to attend on-site at

Remote participation will be possible via online conference. Details of
on-line participation will be available and posted here next week.

Conference program:

1. Dennis Wixon (Research Manager, MS Games) and August de los Reyes (Sr. UX
Designer) Making Emotions Work for You: Revolutionizing the theory and
practice of Emotional Design.

2. Donna Flynn (Research Manager, MS Mobile and Embedded Devices) Impactful
Ethnography: Integrating deep insights across company divisions.

3. Monty Hammontree (UX Director, MS Developer Division) Data Modeling and
Conceptual Sketching in the Development Process.

4. Everett McKay (Sr. Program Manager, MSWindows) New interaction guidelines
for Windows applications -- the Windows Vista User Experience Guidelines.

5. Cynthia Shelly (Sr. Program Manager, MS Windows), Annuska Perkins (Sr.
Accessibility Strategist, MS Windows), and Tira Cohene (User Researcher, MS
Windows) Creating usable interfaces for people with disabilities (including
us all as we age and lose visual and aural acuity and dexterity!)

6. Andrew Kirby (Director, National Health Service Common UI Project, UK)
Learnings from the Healthcare Industry: Trends, challenges and directions for
best principles across this frontier.

7. Arnie Lund (UX Director, MS IT) and Mary Czerwinski (Research Area
Manager, MS Research) Beyond functionality: What we know about human
attention and retention capabilities

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