dConstruct Workshops | June 14, 2007

Just a quick heads-up to let everybody know that dConstruct workshop tickets are now on sale. We’ve got some great sessions planned, all with a user experience or information architecture theme. And the best news is, if you book a seat at any one of these workshops, you’ll automatically get free entrance to the dConstruct conference. As this event usually sells out in a couple of days, this is the very best way to be guaranteed a place.

On Wednesday we have Leisa Reichelt doing a workshop on, er workshops. More specifically, Leisa will be looking at various hands on techniques IA and UX professionals can use to capture ideas and communicate with clients. I had a lot of fun during Leisa’s “Design Consequences” session at BarCamp London, so expect lots of scribbling on sticky notes, sketching interfaces and generally getting your hands dirty.

For the more developer minded, we have a full day workshop with Mr Microformats himself, Tantek Celik. Along with his trusty sidekick, Jeremy Keith, this dynamic due will be taking you on a whirlwind tour of the most exciting thing to happen with semantic mark-up since death of the <font> tag. So get your text editors at the ready, and be prepared for a day of geeky fun.

Thursday sees Thomas Vander Wal, tagmeister extraordinaire, run a session on how to build the social web through tagging. The man who put the “folk” in folksonomy will look at the social and managerial issues behind tagging, and help you design your own tagging strategy. This session will be perfect for anybody dealing with large collections of data, like museums, galleries or even online pet stores. Just don’t mention dogging.

Lastly, we have Peter Merholz, one of the “big guns” from Adaptive Path, running a workshop on experience design. Peter will be drawing from his years of experience as a consultant to explain how to analyse problems and develop solutions. This is already looking like a very popular workshop and one we recommend doing in conjunction with Leisa’s workshop.

Place on these workshops is limited, and already selling out fast. So if you want to learn from some of the best people in the industry, I recommend you go check them out.

Posted at June 14, 2007 12:53 PM


RobMcM said on June 15, 2007 9:13 AM

Are there group discounts Andy? I wouldn’t mind getting my bosses along!

Andy Budd said on June 15, 2007 5:51 PM

Fraid not dude

RobMcM said on June 15, 2007 8:52 PM

Worth a shot, now do I come or do I send the powers that be?

Respiro Media said on June 16, 2007 1:11 PM

This year I can’t be there and I am very sorry for not hearing Leisa Reichelt speaking about “Collaboration, Creativity & Consensus in User Experience Design”. I hope that in 2008 I’ll be part of dConstruct, too. I presume you’ll have a great time there… :)

Zoltan Sebestyen

sheds said on June 23, 2007 1:21 AM

I hope i can get time to go….