Posts Tagged ‘agile courses’

Cross-Platform Mobile Apps and Agile UX at Jurmala Conference

Friday, May 9th, 2014

CROSS-PLATFORM MOBILE APPS

We’re currently working on a course, aimed at non-developers, for building cross-platform mobile apps using HTML5, JavaScript, JQuery Mobile and Adobe’s PhoneGap Build. It will answer questions such as whether this is the right approach for you and tie together some of the myriad threads you need to pick up to get started and to understand the benefits as well as the drawbacks.

Having done a lot of the groundwork already means we are also in a position to offer mobile app development using the above tools – primarily for Android and iOS (phones and tablets) but also Windows Phone if required. If you’d like to see examples of what we’ve done so far, or of these tools in practical use, just visit the Google Play or Apple App stores and search for ‘syntagm’. Alternatively, see our apps web page at www.syntagm.co.uk/apps.htm

These are entertainment apps, but of course the principles can be applied to purely commercial requirements as well.

AGILE UX AT JURMALA CONFERENCE

Our two-day Persona-Driven Design workshop plus the half-day Agile UX & UCD course that we’ve just presented at the CHI conference in Toronto both feature in the programme of the second DevConFu conference in Jurmala, Latvia (near the capital, Riga). See www.devconfu.eu for further details and booking (look for sessions by William Hudson). The Persona-Driven Design workshop on 26/27 May precedes the conference which starts on the 28th.  Jurmala is a sea-side resort and hopefully the sea will be a little more welcoming than it was for the first conference in November!

Guerrilla UCD Winter Sale – All webinars 75% off until 31-Dec-2013

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

With the completion of recording for 2013, we are offering a substantial 75% discount on downloadable videos and slides until the end of the year. Most webinars are now €13 / £11 / $17 while all 16 in the series will cost only €162 / £137 / $212 with our 5-for-the-price-of-4 discount.

Use the “+ all” button at the bottom of the webinar basket to easily order the whole series and then choose your billing currency. Videos are in WMV format; slides are one-per-page PDFs.

The full series is listed below. Several of the Agile & Lean UCD webinars (13-15) include persona stories – see www.personastories.com for my ACM Interactions article on this topic.

1. Guerrilla UCD Boot Camp
2. Visual Design for Usability
3. Navigation & Menu Design
4. Designing for SEO & Accessibility
5. Human Error, Messages & Feedback
6. Usability Evaluation
7. User-Centred IA with Card Sorting
8. Dynamic Web Pages: Effective Use of Ajax
9. Writing Effective Web & Intranet Content
10. Designing for Advanced Users
11. Persuasion, Trust and Seduction
12. Making the Case for UCD in Agile
13. Integrating UCD & Agile
14. Agile UX: Users, Personas & Design Maps
15. Agile UX: Use Cases, Stories & Scenarios
16. Agile UX: Conceptual Models

Guerrilla UCD 2013 – Lower cost, better value

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Guerrilla UCD for 2013 – Lower cost, better value

We’re kicking off our 2013 season of 16 x 90-minute Guerrilla UCD webinars with a free one-hour overview on 21st March. It starts at 16:30 London time but, like all of the webinars, you can take part from anywhere in the world and if you miss it, download a recording and slides.

To register for the free overview, either visit GotoWebinar or add it to your basket at the GuerrillaUCD web site (there is a short checkout process but nothing to pay if that is the only thing you add).

The really exciting news is that this year, all webinars are 20% cheaper, plus you get immediate access to last year’s recordings and slides (as well as this year’s live webinar, recording and slides as they become available).

The full list of webinars is:

Getting Started

0. Free One-Hour Overview

1. Guerrilla UCD Boot Camp

Strategy Webinars

2. Visual Design for Usability

3. Navigation & Menu Design

4. Designing for SEO & Accessibility

5. Human Error, Messages & Feedback

6. Usability Evaluation

Tactics Webinars

7. User-Centred IA with Card Sorting

8. Dynamic Web Pages: Effective Use of Ajax

9. Writing Effective Web & Intranet Content

10. Designing for Advanced Users

11. Persuasion, Trust and Seduction

Lean & Agile Webinars

12. Making the Case for UCD in Agile

13. Integrating UCD & Agile

14. Agile UX: Users, Personas & Design Maps

15. Agile UX: Use Cases, Stories & Scenarios

16. Agile UX: Conceptual Models

 

Autumn Courses in Agile, UX & UCD Launched

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Our first UxFest London in February was a great success. It included four courses, two from William Hudson and two by O’Reilly author James Kalbach.

For the Autumn, we have kept the two most popular of the February courses and added two brand new, thought-provoking, but relevant days: Agile Requirements (William Hudson) and Alignment Diagrams (James Kalbach). As before, there are special discounts for every three places booked (3 x 1 day, 1 x 3 days and other permutations) or for booking all four days. (Note that the ‘UxFest Complete’ price already includes the 3-for-2 discount.)

See http://www.syntagm.co.uk/design/schedule.shtml for further details and online booking.

UxFest London, 7-10 February 2011: Four Days of UX, IA and UCD

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

The four days cover an range of important topics for getting the most out of your web or intranet projects: 

  • Dynamic User Experience: Ajax Design & Usability – how to use the greater interactivity offered by Ajax and DHTML to improve (rather than damage) user experience. Topics include an overview of Ajax from a non-technical perspective and its implications for usability and accessibility.
  • Agile UX & UCD – doing user experience and user-centred design within an Agile environment. How Agile differs from traditional waterfall methods and the strategies needed to make users the centre of attention. Participants do not need previous Agile experience although some familiarity with UX and UCD/usability is assumed.
  • Designing Web Navigation – principles and elements of navigation, including a simple-but-effective technique called cores and paths. Participants will learn about transitional volatility, the scent of information (amongst other topics) and how to create a unified navigation system.
  • Faceted Search & Beyond – faceted analysis, implementing facets and understanding the user interface design requirements of facets with hands-on exercises. Advanced topics include faceted navigation design with SEO, selecting multiple values, grouping and more.

Early bird rates run until 7 January and there are substantial discounts for booking three or more places. We also have a very special price for booking all four days.

I have presented the first two courses many times, including at international conferences. The dynamic user experience course has been part of the Nielsen-Norman Group Usability Week seminars. James Kalbach will be presenting the web navigation and faceted search courses. He is the author of O’Reilly’s Designing Web Navigation and is a well-respected speaker.

Visit our web site for full details and to book online.