STC Houston - Dateline Houston - January/February 2006

Vol 45, Issue 3

January/February 2006

STC Houston - Dateline Houston - January/February 2006

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Upcoming Seminars

Event: Textual Bloopers and How to Avoid Them

Date and time
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Event Information:
Members (US$): 99 (your net fee may be different if you have a discount coupon)
Non-Members (US$): 149 (your net fee may be different if you have a discount coupon)
Seminar Level: All levels
Seminar Type: Web-telephone
Registration closes 24 hours before the event.

Description
This seminar covers common textual bloopers that occur in computer-based products and online services. We'll identify the most insidious types of bloopers, such as these:

  • Too much text
  • Speaking Geek
  • Inconsistent terminology
  • Inconsistent style
  • Clueless error messages

A short quiz will provide practice in recognizing these errors. We'll also discuss techniques to keep errors from occurring and discuss the importance of developing and adhering strictly to a project lexicon.

About the Panelist
President and principal consultant at UI Wizards, Inc., a product usability consulting firm, Jeff Johnson has worked in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) as a user-interface designer and implementer, engineer manager, usability tester, and researcher. He is the author of GUI Bloopers: Don'ts and Dos for Software Developers and Web Designers (2000) and Web Bloopers: 60 Common Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (2003).

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