In Boston for the DIS conference (August 1st to 4th)

I will be in Boston for the DIS (Designing Interactive Systems) conference from the 1st to the 4th of August. The DIS conference alternates yearly with the DUX (Designing User Experiences) conference. They really need better acronyms than ones that remind me of “diss” and “ducks”.

I do need to take it seriously enough to get my poster prepared. I will be presenting something on our Rapid User Mental Mapping methodology. Specifically how to do rapid information architecture prototyping using the methodology.

I have not prepared a poster since graduate school so this should be quiite interesting. Look forward to some quality time at Kinko’s!

BayCHI Panel on Rich Internet Applications (Aug 10, Palo Alto)

For the past few months, we have been doing some work with Rich Internet Applications (read Jon’s blog to learn about more about our experience with RIA’s. I am personally convinced that RIA’s are here to stay. Among other things, working on the design of such systems is such a pleasure after the ridiculous hoops and jumps one has to go through in building a decent web app UI in HTML. I am curious as to why this issue is not being discussed more in the CHI community. Not finding a good talk or panel on the topic, I decided to organize one.

If you are in the Bay Area, come by to Parc, Palo Alto on August 10th for a panel I am chairing: Reading the technology tea-leaves: Is a Rich Internet Application in your future?

Panelists are Mike Sundermeyer from Macromedia, David Temkin from Laszlo Systems (replacing Sarah Allen), and Jim Hobart from Classic Sys. Watch out for more panelist announcement! I will be chairing the panel.

We have another panelist! Someone from Oddpost (recently acquired by Yahoo) will be participating in the panel to talk about their RIA approach.

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