This week is a doozy for user-centered design, research and related topics. In Chicago, DUX 2007 will be in full swing, while over in Boston Jared Spool's User Interface 12 will be heating up. I'll be flying out tomorrow as I'm keynoting the last day of UI 12 with a modified version of The Fuzzy Tail. In addition to speaking, I'll be doing the usual coverage on Twitter and if my Lemonbook cooperates, you can expect some live video from CM's beta cam.
UI 12 has a solid line up of speakers including folks such as:
Luke Wroblewski, Principal Designer, Yahoo! Inc.
Joshua Porter, Director of Web Development, User Interface Engineering
Christine Perfetti, Director, Business Planning & Strategy, User Interface Engineering
Gerry McGovern, Gerrymcgovern.com
Kim Goodwin, VP Design and General Manager, Cooper
Kevin Cheng, Senior Interaction Designer, Yahoo!
Scott Berkun, scottberkun.com
Larry Constantine, Chief Scientist, Constantine & Lockwood
Rolf Molich, Founder, DialogDesign
Cameron Moll, Principal Interaction Designer, LDS Church
Jared M. Spool, Founding Principal, User Interface Engineering
Oh and one more thing—if you ever get an invitation to speak at UI 12, I suggest you accept. Jared and his very capable team seem to realize how much effort goes into speaking between the travel and prep. I've never worked with such a responsive group of folks. They really make it a pleasure to do these kinds of things and certainly have their act together. Anyway, both events should be great. Hope to see you in Boston!