Jesse James Garrett is coming to Amsterdam

User Expe­ri­ence guru Jesse James Gar­rett will give a full day sem­i­nar on user expe­ri­ence design on Novem­ber 7 of this year. The entrance fee is a bit steep, but I’m sure it’ll be worth it. Accord­ing to Peter Boers­ma, the event is a must for IA’s and UX design­ers, so it’s hard to resist going!

Blurb from the Adap­tive Path site:

Using Jesse James Garrett’s renowned “Ele­ments of User Expe­ri­ence” and “Nine Pil­lars of Suc­cess­ful Web Teams” mod­els, you’ll learn how to design web­sites & prod­ucts that meet your users’ and your organization’s needs through apply­ing user-cen­tered design prin­ci­ples.
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This year the first Euro­pean Infor­ma­tion Archi­tec­ture Sum­mit will be held in Brus­sels, Bel­gium on Octo­ber 15–16. I’ll be there to present a poster togeth­er with Almar van der Krogt on an inter­est­ing nav­i­ga­tion con­cept we devel­oped for a large mar­ket­ing web­site. If you’re an IA, or are involved in the struc­tur­ing of infor­ma­tion for online media, then this is def­i­nite­ly the event for you!

Update: added the tag ‘Euro IA Sum­mit 2005’

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A few quick notes:

Flock is a new ‘social’ brows­er that is sup­posed to play nice with all kinds of cool ser­vices such as Flickr and (Via Peter.)

Pock­et­Mod is a great Flash tool allow­ing you to cre­ate your own cus­tom paper organ­is­er on one A4. My Mole­sk­ine cahiers final­ly have some com­pe­ti­tion! (Via Bart.)

Ben Ham­mer­s­ley has a new web site. Sup­pos­ed­ly he’s also cut his hair. Luck­i­ly he’s still wear­ing his kilt, writ­ing books and talk­ing about blog­ging, pod­cast­ing and all that social soft­ware jazz. (Via Tom Coates.)

iTunes 5 dumpt Brushed Metal

Voor Mac insid­ers only — een hilar­isch stuk op Dar­ing Fire­ball over Apple’s keuze voor wéér een andere look voor hun nieuw­ste ver­sie van iTunes.

Brushed Met­al: Cal­cu­la­tor? I’m out of iTunes and you tell me I’ve still got Cal­cu­la­tor? When is the Spe­cial Event sched­uled for the next ver­sion of Cal­cu­la­tor? Oh, that’s right, there is none, because no one gives a shit about Cal­cu­la­tor.”
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Comment spam hits Leapfroglog

It had to hap­pen soon­er or lat­er: com­ment spam­mers have found their way to this blog. The last post was hit with four com­ments adver­tis­ing all kinds of non­sense. I’ve delet­ed them, and am forced to turn on Blog­gers word ver­i­fi­ca­tion fea­ture. Now you’ll have to go through one more step when post­ing a com­ment. Hope­ful­ly it won’t put you off com­ment­ing here too much.

Damn spam­mers.

Chris Heathcote @ Design Engaged 2005

Chris Heath­cote will be at Design Engaged 2005 in Berlin. I saw his excel­lent talk on tan­gi­ble com­put­ing at Reboot 7. His being in Berlin this year is rea­son enough to go. The rest of the line up looks good too.

In Novem­ber, I’ll be at the Design Engaged con­fer­ence, prob­a­bly talk­ing about per­son­al­i­sa­tion, craft and pro-am
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