ANNOUNCE: Interface & Document Design

Subject: ANNOUNCE: Interface & Document Design
From: Rob Punselie <punselie -at- TUTORNET -dot- NL>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 00:36:00 +0200


International Conference:

Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
One-day Symposium, Thursday May 28th, 1998
Workshops, Friday May 29th, 1998

In most companies Interface Design is 'R&D' and Document Design is
'Service'. As a consequence Interface Design (ID) and Document Design (DD)
solutions often don't match, although they address the same user. For
companies the difference between ID & DD usually creates organisationalb
problems. For the user it creates problems in understanding the software.

The ID & DD conference focuses on the relationship there should be between
the two disciplines. Interface designers, online help designers or document
designers from leading companies and universities will share their point of



(including on line registration)
9:45 - 10.00 Opening

10:00 - 10:45 : 'Interaction Design & Document Design'
Professor dr. Don Bouwhuis, IPO, Centre for Research on User-System
Interaction, The Netherlands.

Theme I: Online help, wizards, guides and documentation
10:45 - 11:30
'Designing Help and Assistance into the User Interface'
Jose Arcellana*, Apple Computer, USA
Kevin Knabe *, Apple Computer, USA
11:30 - 12:30 'Help Yourself: Designing Help to Fit Software Users and
Their Work'
Ir. Tjeerd S. Hoek*, Microsoft USA
Leah Kaufman*, Microsoft USA

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

Theme II: The user interface of large technical documents
14:00 - 14:45 'Navigation in large help systems'
Steve Wexler*, Wextech USA
15:00 - 15:45 'Developing embedded web applications: Lessons learned from
InfoDjini data-browser'
Jonathan Arnowitz, Informaat, The Netherlands

Theme III: User interface and document design for specific target groups.
16:00 - 16:45 Supportive documentation for older people
Dr. Patricia Wright*, Distinguished Senior Research Fellow, Cardiff
University (UK)
17:00 - 17:45 User-interface design for the elderly
Professor dr. Herman Bouma, IPO, The Netherlands

17.45 - 18.30 Reception


Thursday, May 28th, Pre-conference workshop
8:00 - 9:30
Steve Wexler
'Overview HTML Help'
(including follow up workshop Thursday by Delado BV)

Friday, May 29th, Workshops, Parallel sessions
10:00 - 12:30 Morning Programme
Delado BV
Follow up of workshop HTML Help by Wexler

Kevin Knabe & Jose Arcellana
'Reverse Engineering a User Interface: Designing Assistive Alternatives'

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 16:30 Afternoon programme
Tjeerd Hoek & Leah Kaufman
Merging Help and Application: Making Help More Functional and the
Application More Helpful

Patricia Wright
Document location and style for various populations


Mrs Carla L.A. Scheurs
Eindhoven University of Technology
University Congress Office
PO Box 513
NL-5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands
T +31 40 2474849
F +31 40 2458195
E apply_iddd -at- stic -dot- nl

President STIC

Studiekring voor Technische Informatie en Communicatie
Dutch Society for Technical Information and Communication
T + 31 40 2756819 F + 31 40

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