Oz-IA/2008 - Pre-Conference Workshops

We have the following workshops scheduled for the Thursday 18th and Friday 19th preceding the conference proper, and are competitively priced: the half day workshops are $300 each (inc GST), or $240 to conference attendees, and the full day workshop is $550 (inc GST), or $440 to conference attendees.

Thursday 18th September

Designing the Search Experience
Rebecca Rodgers
Half Day Workshop
Thursday 18th September, 8.30am-12.30pm
Poor search is one of the greatest sources of user frustration with websites and intranets. Worse yet, the inadequacies of search may be consigning these sites as a whole to failure. If users can’t find information when they need it, will they even come to the site?
Research methods for Information Architecture
Patrick Kennedy
Half Day Workshop
Thursday 18th September, 1.30pm-5.30pm
Learn the fundamentals of “design research” from the perspective of IA, including hands-on activities based around key techniques for understanding users and their needs.
Accessible forms with WCAG 2.0
Roger Hudson
Half Day Workshop
Thursday 18th September, 8.30am-12.30pm
When it comes to forms, WCAG 2.0 offers considerable accessibility benefits. This workshop will outline how to make WCAG 2.0 compliant forms that are more accessible and usable for everyone.
Styling WCAG 2.0 accessible forms with CSS
Russ Weakley
Half Day Workshop
Thursday 18th September, 1.30pm-5.30pm
Forms are possibly the hardest aspect of page layouts to style. This workshop will outline how to take WCAG 2.0 compliant forms and lay them out them using CSS.
Eye Tracking: Actionable lessons for improved website design
James Breeze
Half Day Workshop
Thursday 18th September, 1.30pm-5.30pm
A hands-on and highly practical workshop examining how Eye Tracking provides insights and learnings which can improve your website designs.

Friday 19th September

IA: Theory & practice
Donna Spencer
Full Day Workshop
Friday 19th September, 8.30am-5.30pm
This full day workshop will provide you with a thorough overview and understanding of information architecture theory & practice.
Interaction Design Studio
Shane Morris
Half Day Workshop
Friday 19th September, 8.30am-12.30pm
Half your skills as an interaction designer come from books, the other half from practice. In established design disciplines, the ‘studio’ is where designers hone their skills, rationale and intuition. Most people working in Interaction Design haven’t had the benefit of being able to explore design outside of ‘real’ work projects – hence this mini ”Interaction Design Studio”.
Rapid Prototyping in Flash
Philip Fierlinger
Half Day Workshop
Friday 19th September, 1.30pm-5.30pm
Learn how to use Flash to quickly prototype, evaluate, and iterate design concepts to more efficiently evolve good ideas. See a wide range of different prototypes created for major global brands as well as innovative startups. No Flash experience necessary!


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Program Schedule is online

The program schedule is now online. Don’t worry, we have a couple suprises planned to de-stress the packed schedule.

Student rates!

We’re offering special rates for full time students, for the conference and for the workshops.


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