We're hosting an event in a couple weeks bringing together some of Seattle's many interesting Web thinkers for a series of short talks followed by a panel discussion.
Lee Lefever of Commoncraft, the Troubadour of Web 2.0, will reprise his well-received Refresh Seattle talk, "Your Online Community Is a Party Waiting to Happen," in which all the ingredients, including some you might not have thought about, come together.
Paul Ingram of Ingramlabs, creator of To-Don't and other unannounced web applications (don't even ask, I'm under Friend-D-A), will hold forth on "Inventrepreneurship," his concept on how to make ideas real, and how to make real ideas into working businesses.
Emma Rose of the University of Washington will share some of her experience simultaneously researching two important Web frontiers--in-context use of mobile phones in developing countries--in "Design Ethnography: The Art of 'Deep Hanging Out'."
Finally, the Johnny Carson of web optimization--ZAAZ's own Jason Carmel, will explain the "Effective Use of Kittens: Site Optimization and User Experience." Jason's side project, Wish Radar, is a shining example of the usability benefits of ongoing site optimization.
The event is free and open to all UXer's, designers, user researchers, HCI geeks, usability fans, and cat-lovers. Dogmatists, prepare for an allergic reaction!
- August 14th, 5:30-8:30pm.
- ZAAZ Headquarters, 414 Olive Way, Seattle 98101, 5th Floor
- The event is free, but space is limited! Please RSVP to me, so we can get a sense of how many to expect and plan properly.