More vacation photos

Photos from Canyon Falls near Baraga, MI

Lila and Eva posing on a rick in the river at Canyon Falls
Lila and Eva posing on a rick in the river at Canyon Falls.

On our drive to my parents’ house in the Keewenaw, we stopped at Canyon Falls and hiked into the woods for a little sight-seeing. Enjoy the photos!

IUE2009: Now what?

Whiteboard ideas cluster from IUE2009 conference
Whiteboard ideas cluster from IUE2009 conference. Click to view larger version.

Now comes the after-conference exhalation. (And I just attended! Imagine the organizers.)

My employer, Covenant Eyes, sent a small crew of people to the conferenceā€¦8 of us in all. For all but me, it was the first time at any UX conference, and I think we all learned quite a bit.

So now the question becomes, what did we learn from all these tutorials and sessions, what ideas will help us do better work, and how can we make sure to build these ideas into our daily work.

I understand that most of us will gather on Monday to start hashing out those questions, but in the meantime I thought I’d share my initial map of ideas, recently jotted onto my whiteboard. Click the photo for a larger, more readable version.

Concepts on the board:

  • Use Cases
  • Field Research
  • Personas & Persona Maps
  • Rapid Iterative Design, “Kleenex Tests”
  • Branding+Content+Search Engine Optimization
  • Social Web (Podcasts, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) But Be Real!

IUE2009: A few photos from the last day

I had a little break after Cora Bledsoe’s presentation, and took a few minutes outside. Just sharing a few photos.

The outside of the Martin Lawrence Building, where the conference was held.
The outside of the Morris Lawrence Building, where the conference was held.
Artwork outside the conference building. Click the image for a larger version.
Artwork outside the conference building. Click the image for a larger version.
A pair of geese by a pond outside the conference building. Click the image for a larger version.
A pair of geese by a pond outside the conference building. Click the image for a larger version.