Conferences and other events
On-Line Learning 2002 and Performance Support 2002 - September 23-25, Anaheim, CA
Check out www.onlinelearning conference.com for updates on the OLL/PS 2002 Conference.
Performance Centered Design Competition 2002
This year's Performance Centered Design Competition will be administered by Gary Dickelman, editor of EPSScentral. The competition will showcase creative software that best represents the principles of electronic performance support and performance centered design in two categories: PCD Outcomes (end-user/performer support solutions) and Innovative PCD Tools and Techniques (for developing performance-centered systems and functions).
Deadline for submissions is postmark June 3rd, 2002. Winners will be notified on or before August 1st and recognized at the Online Learning 2002 Excellence in E-Learning Banquet (September 23-25, 2002, Anaheim, CA)
Book and Web Site for Usage Centered Design
I have to share a very valuable web site and book advertisement.
Go to: http://www.foruse.com/
Among other things, you'll find out all about Essential Use Cases, an analytical technique for systems design that I think is highly effective. The site is run by Lucy Lockwood and Larry Constantine. I first saw Lucy speak on this topic at PS '98 and it was the hit of the conference for me. I came out buzzing with ideas.
You'll find lots of stuff at the web site including articles to read and an ad for their book: Software for Use: A Practical Guide to the Models and Methods of Usage-Centered Design.
While focused on software design, I think the notion of essential use cases has wider application to process reengineering and such. So... what are you waiting for, check it out!