by Lynn Miller on June 4, 2009
Autodesk is happy to be participating in the Usability Professionals' Association 2009 International Conference, Bringing Usability to Life. This year’s theme is particularly interesting to us since so many Autodesk products are used to design the objects that affect our lives daily – from the buildings we work in and the systems that supply them, to the cars we drive, and even the computer games we play.
We have nine different sessions this year, so there should be something for everyone.
Chauncey Wilson will be presenting his paper, The Art of Style Guides: Process, Politics, and Public Relations, as well as appearing on the panel: Heuristic Evaluation: Use and Abuse. Both of these have valuable insights for those fairly new to the field. For novices and experts alike, Chauncey is also on the panel, The Difficult Quest for a Formal Usability Body of Knowledge. This panel will debate the purpose and future of the UPA Body of Knowledge project.
On the agile development front, Lynn Miller will be presenting Traits of Successful Agile UX Designers, and facilitating the workshop Best Practices of UCD in Agile. Desirée Sy is presenting Coherent Agile User-Centered Design: Create a Big Picture in 2-week Chunks, a must-see for all designers on agile teams.
Autodesk also has three case studies in the program. Teresa Bleser and James McElroy will present Infusing UCD into Product Development While Driving Organizational Change. Rebecca Richkus and Gregg Stanley will describe the useful methods they found for working together in Design Partners: a Tale of UX and Subject Matter Experts Designing Together. And last, but not least, Erin Bradner and Melissa Dawe will share real-world lessons learned conducting a usability benchmark on a large, complex software application in their talk: Parts of the SUM: A Case Study of Usability Benchmarking Using the SUM Metric.
Drop by a session and say Hello!