18
Apr

Speaker Spotlight: Keith Anderson (Who Do You Think You Are?)

Okay, Big Designers, Keith Anderson is one groovy cat.  Keith is a 15-year veteran of the Technical Communication Wars. He has served with honor on many industrial fronts including healthcare, banking, telecommunication, retail, and IT consulting. He is also the first person his family calls when they have computer problems. Keith’s shady past forced him to...
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13
Apr

The 4-1-1 on Big Design Giveaways

Did you know that Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 launches on May 28, which is the Saturday of the Big Design Conference)?  Here is the cool news: our friends at Adobe are giving a full version of it away at the conference.  You are going to want to visit their booth at the conference, too. The deluxe version can be...
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5
Apr

Register Before May, Chance to Win Axure!

Axure Giveaway If you register early for the Big Design Conference, you get a chance to win the latest version of Axure RP, a tool for creating wireframes, prototypes and specifications. See more details at www.axure.com. We will be drawing a name at the end of April.   You choose the version you want–Mac and PC.  You choose...
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2
Apr

Speaker Spotlight: Adam Polansky (Stack It, Split It, Spread It)

Adam Polansky is the Manager of the Information Architecture team at Travelocity He has over 25 years experience in media development for such companies as Dr Pepper, Radio City Entertainment, American Express, Sabre, Corporate Express, and Texas Instruments. A regularly invited speaker at several conferences; his published works include contributing to the book “Usability Success...
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24
Mar

Register Early, Chance to Win an iPad

If you register early for the Big Design Conference, we are going to put your name into a drawing to win 1 of 4 swanky new iPads. Yes, those odds are much better than the lotto!!!  Plus, you are probably coming to the conference, anyway. We plan to give away one of these cool tools at...
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24
Mar

Big (D)esign 2010 Opens a UX Bookstore

Start saving your money!!!  The Big (D)esign Conference 2010 will have a large bookstore, which complete your UX Book Club selections for the rest of the year. Fanboys and Fangirls unite…..we are also going to ask several of authors to sign their books. You’ll find the hottest books, too.  We asked the authors (Bill Scott, Susan...
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23
Mar

Big (D)esign Workshops During The Year

After last year’s Big (D)esign Conference, we sent out a survey.  You told us that you wanted some workshops throughout the year.  Last August, we started a quarterly training series for you.   We have had three workshops with more to come. We have used all the money collected from these workshops to go straight back...
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22
Mar

What To Expect at Big Design 2010

To give you an idea of the caliber of presentations to expect.  I wanted to show off the opening plenary from Norm Cox from last year.  It was called ”Confessions of a Design Therapist”.  Norm gave this presentation to a packed house in the theater at SMU’s Hughes-Trigg Student Center. Norm always teaches me something new, whenever I...
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15
Mar

Big (D)esign 2010 — Meet the Organizers

Big (D)esign Conference 2010 planning continues.  To give you some insight into the organizers. let’s meet the team: Brian Sullivan (@BrianKSullivan) Ryan Plesko (@plesko) BJ Allen (@bjallen) Lara Becker (@lara_becker) Joshua Bright Jeremy Johnson (@jeremyjohnson) Keith Anderson (@suredoc) Follow their tweets for the latest insider information on Big (D)esign 2010.
1
Jun

A Big Thanks and Things to Come!

First, I’d like to thank everyone again for coming out for the first Big (D)esign Conference! Thank you to all of our great speakers and wonderful sponsors and exhibitors! Thank you to the team that I had the pleasure of working with (Brian’s post about the team here) to get this bad boy going –...
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28
May

Get Ready! Tomorrow is a Big (D)esign Day!

Wow! The Big (D)esign Conference is tomorrow! We’re working hard to ensure that this is the best, most interesting, most enjoyable one-day User Experience conference around. Here are some details that might prove helpful to you on Saturday: Directions The conference is taking place at the Hughes-Trigg Student Center at Southern Methodist University. You can...
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