On Monday, January 21, 2013 at the IHOP Restaurant in Santa Clara, the STC Silicon Valley chapter hosted Jeff Johnson, Principal Consultant at UI Wizards who presented “Designing What to Design: A Task-Focused Conceptual Model.”
Also announced were Silicon Valley chapter winners of the Touchstone Awards. Gillian Flato won for “Preparing Files for RoboHelp and Publishing to RoboHelp Server.” Ealasaid Haas won for “Adaptive Discovery User Guide.” Nathaniel Lim won for “How to Become a Wood Badge Staff Member.” Marjorie Lynch-Freshner won for “Learn to Use Ant in the DITA Open Toolkit.”
Many talked about the upcoming TC Camp on Saturday January 26, 2013 at Silicon Valley Cloud Center, 222 Caspian Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94089-1014.
The next STC Silicon Valley chapter meeting will be on Monday February 18, 2013 at Harry’s Hofbrau 1909 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063 (650) 366-3733. Linda Urban will present “Topic-based Authoring: Why Bother?”
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On October 27, 2011 at the Redwood City Chevy’s, the STC Silicon Valley chapter hosted UI Wizard’s Jeff Johnson presentation “Designing With the Mind in Mind: The Psychological Basis for UI Design Rules.” Johnson compressed thirty years of user interface research into one accessible book. Aim for consistency, give informative feedback, prevent errors and allow for undoing them. By understanding the way humans perceive and process information, you can design an interface that does not require training. As a matter of fact, if your company’s product or service requires “pro-human” designers or corporate training classes, you are vulnerable to competition that offers easier solutions. I recommend hearing what Johnson has to say and reading his books, including the “GUI Bloopers 2.0″ book. Several of his books are also now available in Chinese.
Please join us on November 17, 2011 for the November SVC meeting; to be held at the Santa Clara IHOP, located at 4200 Great America Parkway in Santa Clara. The meeting starts at 6 PM. The topic is a panel discussion about what people learned at the STC Summit held last summer in Sacramento.
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