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In this panel discussion, three experts, actively involved in UX, will be sharing their views on what UX is all about and how technical communicators can benefit from understanding the user experience complexities.
- Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013
- Time: 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
- Location: Innovate Calgary (IC, formerly called CTI), 3553-31 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta (Map)
- Directions: IC is in University Research Park just north of the University of Calgary
- Transit: From Brentwood LRT station, walk across the parking lot to IC
- Parking: Free visitor parking is available in front of the building
- Cost: STC Alberta Members, Affiliate Members: $15. Non-Members: $20
- Registration: Please register by email to: email@example.com and provide the following information:
- Phone number
- Member status (STC Alberta member; STC Alberta student member; Affiliate member and name of organization; Non- member).
Cash payment is due at the door. (Note: Walk-ins are welcome, however, there may be standing room only, so registering is recommended.)
- Contact: Ruth Maryniuk, Program Manager
Meet our UX experts…
Brian Traynor is an Associate Professor in the Information Design program in the Faculty of Communication Studies at Mount Royal University. He has taught courses in Information Architecture, Usability, and Project and Content Management. Brian has research interests in user satisfaction measures and the attribution of blame by users. Brian has over 25 years industry experience centered on technology and education management.
- User Advocacy → User Experience
- TC activities/methods overlapping with those of Usability/UX.
- Content Strategy and why it is becoming increasingly important in UX.
Having worked in local government and telecommunications, Murray started his career as an engineer. Although it involved a combination of technical work and creativity, on both the business and people side, he felt engineering still wasn’t quite the right fit. After transitioning into IT systems and web-related roles, he soon became more focused on User Experience work.
- The highs and lows of practicing UX design and all that comes between
- An overview of UX-related disciplines
- Commonly-found tools in the UX superhero utility belt
- Ways that UX can be involved in delivering products and services
Richard considers himself to be something of an “accidental” tech writer, having approached the field through a long, circuitous path after graduating with a psychology degree from the University of Western Ontario. Until recently, he was the user experience designer for the software department of an oil and gas services company. Prior to that, he was a member of their documentation team, producing end-user documentation. He has been a volunteer with the STC Alberta chapter for several years.
- A brief history lesson – how I got to where I am now
- An overview of UX where I work(ed) – what I did and why I did it
- Common ground – what makes technical writing and UX similar
- Not-so-common ground – what other skills and tools are involved in UX