Two Courses on Product Usability

Subject: Two Courses on Product Usability
From: "Jared M. Spool/User Interface Engineering (508)975-4343" <SPOOL -at- NEU -dot- EDU>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 1995 21:44:42 -0500

Announcing two courses presented by User Interface Engineering:

Product Usability: Survival Techniques
November 16, 1995: Stouffers Hotel, Bedford, Massachusetts
December 5, 1995: Cobb Conference Center, Atlanta, Georgia *

Techniques For Complex Applications
November 17, 1995: Stouffers Hotel, Bedford, Massachusetts
December 6, 1995: Cobb Conference Center, Atlanta, Georgia *

(* Atlanta Courses are Co-Sponsored by United Systems, Inc.)

Two Courses That Direct Your Team To Better Software Development

User Interface Engineering presents two courses that will put
your software development team on the road to building better
applications. While breaking the old speed limit. You'll learn
shortcuts, how to avoid hazards and ways to shortening learning
curves. And you'll get directions from consultants who have
perfected these techniques while working on dozens of products.

Product Usability: Survival Techniques

Developing applications in today's business environment is
very difficult. Organizations are looking to produce more
usable products with the same constrained resources: no
more time, no more money, no more people!

This course teaches your team how to produce a more usable
product without any more time, money or people. You and
your team will learn how to build a full working prototype
without writing any code. You will learn how to evaluate
that prototype with real users. And you will learn how to
do this in just a few hours, not days, with materials and
equipment you already have.

Course Topics:

Designing For Usability
Paper Mockups
Basic Design Principles
Usability Evaluations

Each participant will receive Penny Bauersfeld's Software
By Design: Creating People Friendly Software.

Techniques For Complex Applications

Today's graphical user interfaces employ a variety of
solutions to help users learn and use complex applications
more effectively. This practial course presents a wealth of
insights from our independent research and consulting
practice about these solutions and how they can work for

You'll see numerous implementations from Microsoft, Lotus,
and other leading software developers. You'll learn how to
choose, design, and refine the types of solutions that will
help your application's users learn and work more
productively. Exercises give you a chance to practice some
of the techniques discussed in the course.

Course Topics:

Concepts for Developers
Processes for Complex Applications
GUI Tricks of the '90's:
Cue Cards, Toolbars, Tabbed Dialogs and other tricks
Choosing the Right Technique for the Job

Each participant will receive Brenda Laurel's The Art Of
Human-Computer Interface Design.

Each course is $320 (US). Register for both days for only
$590 (US), a $50 (US) savings.

*********** Discount For Internet Users ************
Mention you saw this message on the internet and you
will receive a $15.00 discount on your registration
for each course.

100% Guaranteed

If you are not completely satisfied, your money will be
refunded. We are very confident that these courses will
exceed your expectations.

For a detailed brochure and registration information, contact:

User Interface Engineering
800 Turnpike Street, Suite #101
North Andover, Ma 01845
(508) 975-4343
fax: (508) 975-5353

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