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  • 02 Nov 2007 5:00 PM | Deleted user
    The UPA 2007 Salary Survey will close on November 15. If you haven't completed
    it, now's your chance! Every two years the UPA surveys user experience professionals to attain in-depth data about the development of the user experience field. The survey is anonymous and open to all user experience professionals, not just UPA members. A version of the report is freely
    available to all, and will be ready in approximately three months. Please help us by taking the survey. You can also read the 2005_upa_salary_survey.pdf 2005 salary survey report .
  • 25 Oct 2007 5:00 PM | Deleted user
    Refresh the Triangle ...
    is a community of designers and developers working to refresh the creative, technical, and professional culture of New Media endeavors in their areas. Promoting design, technology, usability, and standards.
  • 18 Oct 2007 5:00 PM | Deleted user

    Join UX professionals from around the Triangle area for an Interactionary (a live design competition), keynote speech, food, drink, and fun!
    Keynote Speaker:
    Anthony D. Hall, Ph.D.
    IBM Global Web Strategy and Enablement
    Interactionary
    Simply put, the Interactionary is a live team-based design competition. Teams are given a design problem and 10-20 minutes to design a solution to the problem. Teams then present their design to the audience, and the judges.

    Click here to join the competition

  • 11 Oct 2007 5:00 PM | Deleted user

    CED's annual tech conference is this Friday:

    CED’s Tech 2007 will explore the future of emerging and converging technologies that are reshaping today’s hottest industries. Now in its 17th year, Tech 2007 will focus on the latest cutting-edge markets and global opportunities in clean technologies, medical devices, new materials, nanotechnology and more, as well as telecom, internet, software and hardware.

    Also, regional gaming companies will be demonstrating their most recent wares at the Game Night reception, 5 - 7pm.

  • 05 Oct 2007 5:00 PM | Deleted user
    TriUPA sponsor Heather Hesketh (hesketh.com) is interviewed in the latest Carolina STC newsletter. Here's an excerpt:
    How did you get started in the user experience business?
    In 1995, businesses were asking “Web what?” and I was trying to change my career from technical writing to applied anthropology. So, it was user experience that brought me to the Web. From the beginning what excited me about the Web was its potential to transform business and communication. To be effective online requires balancing business goals, user needs, and technical feasibility. User experience brings to bear methodologies from applied anthropology, computer science/human factors, and marketing to strike this balance. It took ten years to evangelize this approach such that business would embrace it. For our part, we advocate the use of user centered design methodologies not through the message of “it’s the right thing to do” but through metrics and results.
    Read the full interview at the STC's site.
  • 02 Oct 2007 5:00 PM | Deleted user

    Rebekah Sedaca from Capstrat led a great discussion on using comics to communicate design at our last TriUPA local lunch. You can read about Rebekah's experience in her Boxes & Arrows article, "Comics: Not just for laughs!" If you're interested in trying to use comics in your work, Rebekah shared a list of useful resources you can check out:

  • 05 Jul 2007 5:00 PM | Deleted user
    Registration is open for BarCampRDU 2007!
    A Bar Camp is an unconference where people interested in a wide range of technologies come together to teach and learn. Unfamiliar with the un-conference format? Here's the idea in a nutshell. Rather than having scheduled speakers, everyone pitches sessions the morning of the BarCamp. Those sessions are put on a schedule, and lots of little groups form for intense group learning. Everyone is expected to teach, to talk, to participate. Yeah, its different from a regular conference - but it works!
    If you're interested, I would head over and sign-up soon, it looks like it could fill up fast. BarCampRDU 2007 will be August 4, 2007 at the Red Hat Offices, Raleigh, NC.
  • 06 Jun 2007 5:00 PM | Deleted user
    Triangle UPA now has a TriUPA Facebook Group! The group is open to members and non-members alike.
  • 29 May 2007 5:00 PM | Deleted user

    Thanks to everyone who came out and made the event a success!

    DCampSouth is this Saturday!

    Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    Date: June 2nd, 2006
    Place: School of Communication Arts, Raleigh, NC

    DCampSouth, the unconference for everyone interested in design and user experience, is this Saturday! I hope I'll see you at the School of Communication Arts in Raleigh this weekend, but first I wanted share a few interesting things about DCampSouth.

    • We're opening with a keynote by Thomas Vander Wal! We're very excited that Thomas has agree to kick things off for us.
    • DCamp is all about great discussions, and anyone can start one. We're going to invite everyone who attends to propose a session and add it to the schedule on Saturday morning. No PowerPoints are necessary, and you don't even have to prepare any material to propose a discussion.
    • DCampSouth is FREE!
    • There's lots more info on the DCampSouth wiki, so be sure to stop by and check it out. You can find a schedule for the day, proposed session ideas, directions and more... http://dcampsouth.pbwiki.com

      See you soon!

  • 24 May 2007 5:00 PM | Deleted user
    Congratulations to TriUPA member Rebekah Sedaca (Capstrat), on her recent article in Boxes and Arrows:Comics: Not just for laughs!Using comics is a novel means of communicating complex design concepts. There is has been a lot of talk about it recently, but it this medium only reserved for artists? Rebekah Sedaca decided to give it a try. It worked and she's outlined her process and tools that you may be able to use.

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