Prototyping is one of the biggest topics on the minds of today's user experience professionals and one of the most powerful tools we have to improve user experience
Memphis, TN (PRWEB) March 18, 2009
Evantage Consulting, a Minneapolis-based leader in cross-discipline consulting, will present a prototyping workshop and seminar for user experience professionals at the 2009 IA Summit.
"Prototyping is one of the biggest topics on the minds of today's user experience professionals and one of the most powerful tools we have to improve user experience," explains Fred Beecher, Senior User Experience Consultant and Business Analyst at Evantage. "But it's only effective if you use the right prototyping method at the right point in your design process."
In the seminar, Integrating Effective Prototyping into Your Design Process, Fred will cover the factors that influence the effectiveness of various prototyping methodologies as well as the level of effort required in order to get useful feedback. Attendees will also learn how to permanently integrate prototyping into their design and development process in a way that is effective for their organization.
In the pre-conference workshop, Prototyping Rich Interactivity in Axure, attendees will gain the skills necessary to prototype rich Internet applications (RIAs) with Axure RP Pro. Axure is a rapid prototyping tool that allows user experience practitioners to wireframe, document, prototype, and test a wide range of interactions. Fred Beecher will be co-teaching this workshop with Lori Baker, a Senior User Experience Consultant at Evantage. Fred and Lori will introduce attendees to the interactive elements of Axure and guide them through exercises designed to give them practice using those elements.
About the Instructors
Fred Beecher is a Senior User Experience Consultant and Business Analyst at Evantage Consulting. He has worked in the User Experience industry since 1998 and has been using Axure since 2005. In 2007, Fred developed two Axure training courses, Basic & Advanced Prototyping in Axure RP, making Evantage Consulting the official training partner of Axure Inc.
Lori Baker, Senior User Experience Consultant at Evantage Consulting has worked in the User Experience industry since 2002 and is passionate about the benefits of prototyping and testing throughout the design phase. Lori has been using Axure since 2006 to prototype a diverse array of systems, from simple content sites to complex, embedded Web 2.0 content management systems.
About Evantage Consulting
Evantage Consulting solves complex, cross-disciplinary problems creatively to help business leaders realize breakthrough results. By leveraging specialized expertise and a full spectrum of business and end user data, Evantage helps transform their clients' products and services to align business objectives with customers' needs. Evantage specializes in user experience and analytics, integrated web strategy, business performance consulting and innovations in health care.
Founded in 1999, Evantage Consulting is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. For more information, visit http://www.evantageconsulting.com. Evantage Consulting is also proud to be a two-time winner of the Minneapolis-St.Paul Business Journal's Great Places to Work.
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