User Experience Professionals Association of DC

The Washington DC Chapter of the
User Experience Professionals Association  

 

FREE Usability Knowledge-Sharing Event

  • 11 Dec 2010
  • 10:00 AM - 3:59 PM
  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center
Usability Knowledge-Sharing Camp
 
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Date and time:
 
Saturday, December 11, 2010
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This is a free event. Please come by whenever you can and stay as long as you like. Food will be provided.
 
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Location:
 
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center
4805 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
 
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Description:
 
The UPA's Usability Body of Knowledge (BoK - http://www.usabilityprofessionals.org/upa_projects/body_of_knowledge/bok.html) project is the subject of a day-long interactive session. The Body of Knowledge can become a valuable Web resource for usability and design, but only with your help!
 
At this event, you will get the inside story on the UPA's initiative to create a living reference for the usability profession, and participate in making it happen. The Usability BoK needs your help to edit and review existing information topics, create new entries, contribute your favorite useful links, and help design a usability reference site for the future. These things are easier and more fun when we do it together, and we all learn new things at the same time. The UPA DC Metro Chapter of UPA invites you to help move the Usability BoK forward. Together, in just a few hours we can make 20-30 really useful topics available to usability practitioners world-wide! We all benefit.
 
We provide the space and the food. You provide your good ideas, experience, and camaraderie. You don't have to be an "expert" in any particular aspect of usability (although that's good, too!) – bring your enthusiasm and interests, and we'll work together to make things happen. Please bring your laptop computer if you have one.
 
If you attended our previous session this past January, please come to this one as well. We'll be building on that work and the other additions to the BoK since.
 
The day will include:
• An overview of the Usability BoK project, the topics, and the current web site - http://www.usabilitybok.org/• Identifying what areas you are most interested in, and what experience you can share
• Small group activities focused on your interests, such as:
- contribute/review valuable web references
- final editing and publishing current "draft" topics
- focus on a single larger topic area, to draft its related sub-topics
- feedback and refining the design for the future Usability BoK web site
 
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Cost:
Free
 
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Directions to the Program:
 
The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center is located at 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814. The Center is in the two-story County office building on the plaza level of the Metropolitan complex, above a County parking garage.
 
By Car:
The entrance to the parking garage is marked with a large blue Bethesda Center parking sign. Parking is available in the garage - $.75 per hour short-term (3 hours or less), $.50 per hour for over 3 hours. If you are coming south on Old Georgetown Road (from the Beltway use exit 36), turn right on Woodmont Avenue and the parking entrance is almost immediately on your left (second driveway).
If you are coming south on Wisconsin Avenue/Rockville Pike, turn right onto Woodmont Avenue, go south for approximately one mile, cross Old Georgetown Road, and the parking garage entrance is the second driveway on your left. If you are coming north on Wisconsin or west on Rt. 410, take Old Georgetown Road north, turn left at the second traffic light (Woodmont Ave.) and the garage entrance will be on your left (it's the second driveway). Take the elevators from the
parking garage to the plaza level (P). The building is located at the center of the plaza. County and American flags and a sign bearing the County seal mark the entrance to the building.
 
By Metro, Bus or on Foot:
The building is located across the street from the Bethesda Metro station. From the Bethesda Metro Station, take the escalator from the bus bay to the plaza level, turn left, walk past the clock tower and across to the Metropolitan plaza using the pedestrian bridge. If you are walking from any other location, the Center's street entrance is at 4605 Edgemoor Lane (corner of Old Georgetown and Edgemoor) and is marked with County and American flags. Take the elevator to level 2 for meeting rooms.
 
Contact the events coordinator for events-related issues - Carol Smith (773) 218-6568 or carol@mw-research.com
 
UPA DC Metro maintains a code of professional ethics to encourage the free expression of ideas and assure the security of our members and guests. We reserve the right to exclude or remove any individual and to limit meeting attendance if necessary.
 
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