For those in the SF Bay Area, a Thursday seminar on UX at the former Xerox PARC, now just PARC. See below. -- Bob ___________________________________________________________ Bob Jacobson, Ph.D. Bluefire Consulting Cell: +1-650-670-9082 Technology Trends & Meanings Emall: [log in to unmask] Founder and Lead Author, Corante╣s │Total Experience▓ Blog http://corante.com/totalexperience/ ____________________________________________________________ PARC Forum: Thursday September 9, 2004 at 4:00 PM George E. Pake Auditorium, Palo Alto, CA "Delivering User Experience" by Dr. Steve Cousins This forum is OPEN to the public. ABSTRACT: User Experience is a much broader notion than User Interface, encompassing traditional human-computer interaction, but also systems issues. At one extreme, an autonomic system could provide a great user experience by avoiding the user interface altogether. At another extreme, the ergonomics of a physical device can make or break a user experience. In this talk, I will give some case studies of research projects that significantly impact the user experience, and talk about what it takes to get such research out into the world. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Dr. Steve Cousins is the senior manager of the User Experience Research (USER) group at IBM's Almaden research center in San Jose. He came to Almaden from PARC, where he managed the Advanced Systems Development lab and worked on delivering PARC's innovation to Xerox and the world. Steve received his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University, working on user interfaces for digital libraries. While at Stanford, he consulted at Interval Research. Before moving to the west coast, Steve did research in medical informatics at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also received his BS and MS in Computer Science. ABOUT PARC FORUM: Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) is located at 3333 Coyote Hill Road in Palo Alto, California. A road map and driving directions are available at http://www.parc.com/company/directions.html. The George Pake Auditorium is to the left of the main entrance, near the upper parking lot; follow the signs. For more information about the PARC Forum, see http://www.parc.com/forum.