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Wed, 9 Jan 2002 18:24:29 -0500
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First Boston Mini UPA Conference Announced

Conference Date: Friday, January 25, 2002

Location: The MathWorks, Natick, MA, USA

The Boston chapter of UPA (Usability Professionals' Association) is
presenting its first conference.  The conference will have half-day
presentations and tutorials.

The conference is being held in Natick, MA (20 miles west of Boston) at the
Mathworks.  For Boston area usability and HCI professionals it will be like
going to the annual UPA conference but all in one day and without air
travel.  The conference will enable participants to hear about usability
trends and best practice; and exchange ideas and network with their

    8:00 - 9:00 Registration and breakfast (courtesy of The MathWorks)
    9:00 - 1:00 Presentations and tutorials
    1:00 - 2:00 Lunch, courtesy of the MathWorks
    2:00 - 6:00 Presentations and tutorials
    6:00 - Beer and wine, courtesy of UPA Boston

    9:00 - 10:00
     o    Tom Tullis, HID group at Fidelity Investments
     o    "Lab vs. Remote Usability Testing"
    10:00 - 10:45
     o    Tony Brown, SoftPlex, Inc
     o    "Usability Risk Management"
    10:45 - 11:00 BREAK
    11:00 - 11:30
     o    Carol Peterson, The MathWorks
     o    "Privacy Issues on the Web"
    11:30 - 1:00
     o    Larry Constantine, Constantine and Lockwood
     o    "Rapid Task Modeling: Understanding User Tasks and Intentions
Using Index Cards"
    2:00 - 2:30
     o    Tom McCann,
     o    "What features are important for an e-commerce site?"
    2:30 - 3:15
     o    Saul Carliner, Bentley College
     o    "Lessons from the Field: Dos and Don'ts for Design Practice"
    3:15 - 3:30 BREAK
    3:30 - 4:30
     o    George Moromisato & Paul Boyd, Groove Networks
     o    "Human-Computer-Human Interaction Design - Guidelines for
Collaboration Software"
    4:30 - 6:00
     o    Jared Spool, UIE
     o    "Designing for Revenue: Using Research to Fulfill Business Goals"

(if you are interested in a particular tutorial, please pre-register ahead
of time - space is limited):

    10:00 - 1:00
     o    Elizabeth Rozensweig, Kodak and Joel Ziff
     o    "Collaboration Techniques"
    10:00 - 1:00
     o    Beth Loring and Mona Patel, AIR
     o    "Sticky situations in usability testing and lessons learned"
    2:00 - 5:00
     o    Chauncey Wilson, Bentley College and James McElroy,
     o    "User Interface Inspection Workshop"

Directions: The conference will be in the Apple Hill 2 building of the
MathWorks. For directions to the MathWorks go to

The cost: $75 for UPA members, $150 for non-UPA members (includes UPA

Registration:  E-mail [log in to unmask] for details. For more
information about the UPA organization, go to their Web site:

Pete McNally
netXperience Practice
CSC Consulting Group
275 Second Ave
Waltham, MA 02451 USA
+1 781.290.1507
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