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Mary Van Riper <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 14 May 2006 18:15:47 -0700
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Here's a reminder for our meeting of the BayCHI Usability Engineering BOF /
Bay Area UPA Chapter on Tuesday, May 16th. We also have 4 openings for the
lab tour prior to the meeting--if you are interested, send your RSVP to
Joanna Sim. See more details below.

We'll see you Tuesday!

Mary VanRiper, Emily Hebard, Kaaren Hanson

On 5/5/06, Mary Van Riper <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>  We are pleased to announce that *Emily Hebard* and *Joanna Sim* will be
> presenting at our *Tuesday, May 16th* meeting of the BayCHI Usability
> Engineering BOF / Bay Area UPA Chapter. They will present about their
> experience using the  *Morae Suite* in their user research activities.
> Snacks and socializing will begin at 7:00pm and our speakers will start at
> 7:30pm.  Our location will be at *Intuit - 2550 Garcia Ave, Building 5,
> Mountain View*. (See below for more information about the presentation,
> and a URL for directions to the meeting.)
> Additionally, Joanna Sim will provide an *Intuit* *Usability* *lab tour*prior to the meeting, for the first 20 people who
> *RSVP* to Joanna Sim. (See the end of this announcement for more
> information about the lab tour.)
> We hope to see you on Tuesday, May 16th!
> Mary VanRiper, Emily Hebard, Kaaren Hanson
> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> *Presentation Topic: Hello Morae, Farewell VHS!*
> Come learn about the benefits of using Morae, and learn how the different
> components of the Morae Suite can work together for your different research
> needs.
> In early 2005, Intuit started using Morae from Techsmith to support
> usability and customer experience lab activities. Joanna Sim and Emily
> Hebard are user researchers at Intuit who currently use Morae to support
> their research. They will present an introduction to Morae's capabilities
> and will demonstrate how to use Morae through an interactive demo video.
> They will also discuss how to avoid common pitfalls, techniques for
> troubleshooting, and best practices to seamlessly adopt Morae at your user
> research facility.
> The Morae Suite allows you to record high-quality digital video/audio of
> user research activities, automatically analyze data Morae captures (such as
> keystrokes, mouse clicks, window events), as well as create video clips for
> sharing and archiving.
> *Emily Hebard* is a user researcher in Intuit's QuickBooks group. Prior to
> working in the usability field, Emily taught courses designed to introduce
> professionals and students to new technologies, including TechSmith's
> Camtasia software and video editing software.
> *Joanna Sim* is a user researcher in Intuit's Customer Centered
> Development group. While Joanna was at the University of Toronto pursuing
> her bachelor's of applied science in Industrial Engineering, she developed a
> passion for human computer interaction is now pursuing her masters in Human
> Factors.
> *For directions to the meeting,*  see:
> - - - - - - - - - - - -
> *Intuit Usability Lab Tour:  6:30pm-7:15pm
> *[Limited to the first 20 people to RSVP to Joanna Sim]
> Intuit cares about their customers  it is really important that customers
> can use their products effectively, confidently and efficiently. Researchers
> at Intuit regularly interact with their customers to ensure that products
> are easy to use. To meet growing user research requirements, Intuit has
> built world-class usability labs as part of their Usability Center. Today,
> they bring in about 100 people a month for research and they range from
> Accountants, to small business owners, to everyday people who just need to
> do their taxes. Join Joanna Sim, User Researcher with Intuit's Customer
> Centered Development for a comprehensive tour of the usability center. Find
> out what has been done and what goes on behind the glass today that make
> their labs optimal for usability testing.
> The lab tour will be limited to the first 20 respondents. Please *RSVP to*
> *[log in to unmask] * <[log in to unmask]>to confirm your
> participation in the lab tour. An e-mail confirmation will be sent to you
> with further instructions for the tour.
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