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August 08, 2006

Free Web Directions events in Melbourne (this Thursday) and Sydney

For those of you in Melbourne - don't forget our free event this Thursday evening featuring Ben Barren or http://gnoos.com.au talking about technical and business issues in the web x.0 world in Autralia, and me, talking about microformats.

And just announced today is our second free Sydney Event. It's an eclectic lineup, but I reckon it's going to be fascinating - Web app design, and the use of ethnographic research in designing for the web.

On August 31 we've got a diverse evening, with Emily Boyd of Remember the Milk speaking about the development of this very successful Australian web app, along with Stephen Cox of Intuity, who'll be talking us through the use of ethnographic research in the process of innovation and design.

Emily Boyd: Lessons learned from designing the interface of Remember The Milk

Emily will talk about creating rich AJAX interfaces for web-based applications, and her experiences designing popular task management web app Remember The Milk. Learn about the challenges of designing web interfaces that are simple yet powerful, and see concrete examples of ways that AJAX can be used to enhance the user experience.

Emily is an interface designer and developer. As well as Remember the Milk, she is also the founder of MatMice, a website which has been used by more than one million children worldwide to create their own web pages.

Stephen Cox: Corporate ethnography, what the hell is it and why would you care?

Stephen Cox looks at some of the ways he approaches ethnography in the corporate environment (with corporate timeframes) and how it helps in design, decision making and customer experience. Learn all about this fascinating approach to design research, which will be further examined by Kelly Goto at Web Directions in September.
Stephen started his working life as a pre-historian and anthropologist, making the move into web design in 1996 and later working in user-centred design for The Hiser Group. Stephen has since established his own consultancy, Intuity, and has now worked his way through two years of research into modern culture and the needs of users, with a particular focus on how interpretations of culture can help aid in the process of innovation and design.

If you work with the web, you'll be enthused, inspired, and informed by these knowledgeable and entertaining speakers. It's also a great opportunity to meet other interesting and talented people who work in your industry.

Web Directions will be providing finger food for the night, and there'll be a cash bar if you feel like a drink.

Most importantly, you'll also have the chance to win a ticket to the Web Directions Conference later this year in Sydney, valued at $850, as well as places at our exclusive breakfast with web guru Molly Holzschlag.

Best of all, the event is free, but places are limited, so please RSVP to info@webdirections.org.

Details

What: Web Directions presents Emily Boyd of RTM and Stephen Cox of Intuity

When: 6.00pm for 6.30pm Thursday August 31 2006

Where: Hotel CBD, Jam Bar, Level 4, 52 King Street, Sydney

Cost: Free, but please RSVP info@webdirections.org

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