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 Second International Conference
 on Usage-Centered Design
 18-22 October 2003 | Portsmouth, New Hampshire

A Conference on Usage-Centered, Task-Oriented, and
 Performance-Centered Design for Software and Web Applications

"Performance by Design"

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Usage-centered design, task-centered design, performance-centered design. Under these and other rubrics, the processes of software and Web design are being transformed. Bill Buxton, keynote speaker for 2003, has a name for such phenomenon: radical evolution, fundamental change by modest increments. The change is about enhancing creativity and productivity through systematic approaches that seek a better fit to the tasks that people perform.

forUSE 2003 is a unique conference devoted exclusively to the design of better software and Web-based tools that support efficient, effective, and satisfying performance. The program includes nearly 40 presenters from 7 countries. Covered topic threads include:

Here's what some of last year's participants said:

"Best conference I ever attended."
"I'm very excited about the information I've learned...It will be extremely helpful."
"Loved it. Gave me lots to think about."
"Lots of great people."
"Kudos on the CD, sessions, conference materials."
"I learned something from every session I attended. Great atmosphere and people!"

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Packed house enjoys keynote at forUSE 2002.

Packed house enjoys keynote at forUSE 2002. More pictures...

The conference will feature keynote speaker Bill Buxton of Principal at Buxton Design plus invited presentations by other leaders in usability and user interface design as well as a rich program of tutorials, seminars, and presentations.

In what promises to be an exciting and enlightening encounter, the eXtreme Programming team will face off against the Unified Process team in an innovative panel. "Between Extreme and Unified: Where are the Users and the User Interface?"

  • Ivar Jacobson, Jaczone
  • Jim Heuman, Rational
  • Ron Jeffries, Object Mentor
  • Jeff Patton, Tomax

Another lively exchange is guaranteed when two pioneers of usage-centered-design take opposing positions in the debate on "Patterns or Process: What Drives Usage-Centered Design?"

  • Larry Constantine, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Lucy Lockwood, Constantine & Lockwood Ltd

Plus sessions from leading professionals and organizations, including:

  • Karen Holtzblatt, InContext
  • Gary Macomber, HumanCentric Design
  • Thyra Rauch, IBM
  • and more...over 30 presenters from 6 countries!

Check out the full program, then be sure to be a part of the excitement. Register now before hotel rates increase! (The Conference hotel features free Wi-Fi Internet access.)

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