http://www.nngroup.com/events/san_francisco/agenda.html

I'm attending mobile user experience thu/fri

anyone else going? Can pop a few business cards to folks if not....

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CHAOS team here - we can get some stickers / SE lanyards / other swag out to you @colmcq, if you are interested. Let me know and I will get in touch re: shipping. –  Katey HW Sep 21 '11 at 14:16
    
Yeah, sounds like a plan. email colin///removespam///@liquidthinking.co.uk –  colmcq Sep 21 '11 at 14:19
    
Anyone else going to the conference? –  Katey HW Sep 21 '11 at 18:26
    
hows the Glasgow accent going? –  colmcq Sep 21 '11 at 20:19
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@katey W I got the stuff, thanks! –  colmcq Sep 23 '11 at 23:20
    
Remember to leave some feedback! –  Naoise Golden Jan 3 '12 at 17:58
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conference:

I attended mobile user experience 1 and 2 on Sept 29 and 30.

My expectations: to learn detailed mobile design guidelines and what academic research backed up those guidelines; psychological principles of mobile UX.

Verdict: While I learned some interesting new things, my general impression was that this was a very basic course, surprisingly so. The first seminar tended to veer into general usability which was incredibly frustrating and not appropriate. The second day was better but still covered common UX themes.

Who should attend this course: non UX staff who would like to know basic UX principles for mobile design

Who should not attend this course: Individuals with background and experience in UX

Incidental I got chatting to a couple of blokes next to me and went out to lunch with them. Turns out one was @phil from the forum; he never visits meta.

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I wonder what proportion of users do visit meta (ux or se generally). Anyone know? –  Roger Attrill Oct 1 '11 at 11:15
    
i dont know; I did not for many months because i wasn't ware of the purpose or value. Still not tbh apart from 'informal chat' aspect. –  colmcq Oct 2 '11 at 6:21
    
Most meta sites aren't particularly active. We're always looking for suggestions on how to increase awareness and usability of the metas. –  Katey HW Oct 11 '11 at 13:50
    
its not very prominent of the nav bar. Maybe try a different visual styling –  colmcq Oct 11 '11 at 21:21
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