STC Alberta, with sponsorship from Innovatia, is pleased to offer exceptional member pricing for this hands-on workshop on Usability Testing. Brian Traynor, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Communication Studies at Mount Royal University has designed this workshop to get you thinking about ways that you can engage with your end-users and test your information products during the development life-cycle. You will be a test participant, moderator, and data analyst at different points in the day. The morning session will explore what goes into making good tasks for testing, common moderator mistakes, and identifying where data issues arise. In the afternoon, you will explore the types of metrics that can be gathered from test participants both during and after test sessions. You will participate in a hands-on card sort test and get a chance to see how the subsequent data might be used to support Information Architecture design options. The workshop will wrap up with a discussion on the application of various usability test methods in your own work environment.
Workshop feedback is also expected…after all, user feedback is the best way to improve!
Participants are expected to bring their own laptop or tablet computer (don’t forget your power cord). Handouts and electronic files will be shared during the workshop.
- Date: Friday, May 9, 2014.
- Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Location: Innovate Calgary (IC, formerly called CTI), 3553-31 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta (Map)
- Directions: IC is in the 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: Thank you to our sponsor, Innovatia, for allowing us to offer this 1-day workshop to our members at this phenomenal rate:
- STC members and students*: $150.
- Non- members: $250.
* STC student members and STC members who reside more than 50 km from Calgary are entitled to a $50 rebate. Please submit a request for rebate by emailing the Treasurer. If you are a student, send a scanned copy of your student card or proof of enrolment to the Treasurer.
Note: You do NOT need a PayPal account to register. PayPal gives you the option of paying by credit card.
Early registration rates are in effect until noon, April 28, 2014. After that date, rates will increase by $100.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
STC Alberta reserves the right to cancel this workshop at any time. If STC Alberta cancels the workshop, you will receive a full refund. In extenuating circumstances, registrations can be transferred to another registrant, provided that the registrant meets the same level of STC membership, for a $25 administration fee plus any fee difference, if applicable. Refunds are available (less a $75 processing fee) up to (noon) April 28, 2014 (closing date for early registration). No refund or credit is available if you cancel after April 28, 2014. STC Alberta does not grant refunds for no-shows. If you want to cancel or transfer a registration, please contact the Treasurer.
Note: For the provided lunch, if you have any dietary restrictions, email Programs@stc-alberta.org indicating how we may accommodate you requirements.
About the Presenter: Brian Traynor
Brian Traynor, Associate Professor in Information Design, teaches courses in Information Architecture, Usability, and Project and Content Management for the Faculty of Communication Studies at Mount Royal University. His research interests include user satisfaction measures and the attribution of blame by users. Brian has over 25 years industry experience centered on technology and education management. Brian is an active executive of the IEEE Professional Communication Society. He is also a Standards Council of Canada contributor to ISO/IEC Systems and Software Engineering documentation standards. (Back to Top)
Innovatia is a Knowledge Management company that is exceptional at what they do: connecting people to knowledge. Founded in 1999 with offices across North America and globally, Innovatia’s over 500 professionals deliver top quality solutions to their clients. Innovatia delivers knowledge management services in three areas: Learning Solutions, Documentation, and Technical Support. These solutions span the entire solution set from custom design and development through to delivery and support. Additionally, Innovatia offers a host of applications designed to help facilitate the management of your processes, your content, and your customer service. (Back to Top)