Check out the upcoming World Usability Day events in Michigan and Ohio.
Michigan State University’s Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting (UARC) is hosting the 11th annual Michigan World Usability Day Conference on November 12, 2015. In the morning, recognized experts from industry and government will discuss real-world projects where they’ve incorporated UX/UCD best practices and user research to create effective, engaging user experiences and technologies. There will also be an open house at UARC and tours of the lab in the afternoon. Continue reading “World Usability Day – Events in Michigan and Ohio on November 12”
You’re invited to Ignite UX Michigan 2015, an evening of twelve short talks on user experience topics in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, September 15. Now in its third year, Ignite UX Michigan gives local speakers a chance to share their knowledge. The event is free, registration is not required, and it is a great opportunity to learn and to mingle with other local UX professionals and students.
Ignite UX Michigan will be at Live in Ann Arbor, located on 1st and Huron Streets. The event will open at 6:30pm for networking, and then talks will begin at 7:00pm. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served, and there will be a cash bar.
Beginning with the February 2016 issue of Technical Communication, the cover of the journal will be a juried space for graphic artists. Each issue will offer the opportunity for a theme-related submission of diagrams, drawings, collages, infographics, cartoons, comic strips, or brief graphic narratives. The theme for the cover of the February 2016 issue is “The Future of Technical Communication.”
For this inaugural effort, please submit your work as a high-resolution (300 dpi) jpg file by 1 October 2015, to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief explanation (100-200 words) of how your work addresses the theme. Submissions will be anonymously reviewed, and a jury of peers will select each issue’s cover. Honorable mentions will be published inside the journal.
The 62nd annual Technical Communication Summit took place in Columbus, Ohio from June 21 – 24.
This year’s Summit was another great experience with educational sessions and networking.
A new event this year was Speed Networking. This event gave registrants the opportunity to meet several attendees in a short amount of time. Participants rotated throughout several tables in the one-hour session and gave an overview to introduce themselves. This event gave each participant a chance to meet others who you may not have had the opportunity to meet at the Summit. For those who were interested in making a further connection there were other networking events to follow-up.
In addition to the wealth of educational sessions another great feature of the Summit is the Expo Hall. This is a chance to get product demos and ask questions with experts from several software vendors who can provide specific solutions for your company.
The Southeastern Michigan chapter had a great time at the Summit.
by Thomas Glennan, Immediate Past President and Nominations Chairman
All current members should have received an email with a link to the online ballot (should be from electionbuddy Elections). It has a link to the ballot where you can vote for officers: President=Pat Martz or abstain; Vice President=Sharon McDonnell or abstain; Secretary=Alison Phillips or abstain; Treasurer=Maryann Bowen or abstain. Also you can write in a nominee for the nominations committee and make suggestions for future programs, etc.
Elections are open now through Monday, June 8. If you are a chapter member and have not received the email yet, contact Tom Glennan.