We’re closing the books on edUi. We’ve had a fantastic ten years, putting on what I and the edUi team hope was a series of really stellar events for all of you. A lot has changed for institutions of learning and the user experience field in general since we held our first conference in 2009. When we got started, many of our institutions had never heard of UX and a lot of our early talks could be boiled down to “you are not your user.” But over the years we saw more and more requests for higher level, more advanced topics from our attendees. That told us a few things. First, it told us we were succeeding in helping web professionals in colleges, universities, libraries, and museums build their skills and add tools to their tool kits. Second, it made it clear that a lot of the same people were returning year after year to edUi and looking to us to help them continue to grow and flourish in their careers. Third, it showed that a group of loyal attendees had formed a really amazing, supportive community around the conference. And that community is what I and the whole edUiContinue reading»
edUi 2018 speaker and guest blogger Zack Bryant discusses moving beyond “good” design to “moral” design, and why designers should take a higher level of accountability for the outcomes of our work.
At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Libraries, our two-person content management team defines content as information in a usable form. The form web content takes can vary from text or data to images or video. Whatever content looks like, its purpose is to convey meaning and give context to users about our library, its resources, and its services. Content starts a conversation with your users: it should provide them with the information they’re seeking or open a door for them to contact you. The darker side of this conversation occurs when a user can’t easily find what they’re looking for and leaves your site, never to return. Either way, this is where content strategy comes into play. Putting content online requires care and maintenance, whether it’s a policy document, contact form, research guide, or anything in between. Being responsible for content is a long-term relationship that gives you the chance to keep the conversation going even when everything changes. Good content strategy makes it easier to keep that relationship healthy, even without limitless resources. Our web content reflects the same level of service a user would receive if they visited one of our libraries in person—orContinue reading»
Love edUi but don’t have time to attend all three days? Drop in for just a day or attend just our keynotes. Single Day Monday – $350 Opening Keynote: Fireside Chat With Margot Shetterly Half-day of conference sessions Half-day workshop (Design Sprints, Progressive Web Apps, Stakeholder Management) Opening Night Reception – Sponsored by Beacon Technologies Single Day Tuesday – $350 Full-day of conference sessions Keynote by Jeremy Keith – The Way of the Web Live Storytelling and Live Band Karaoke – Sponsored by Hannon Hill Half Day Wednesday – $175 Half-day of conference sessions Closing Keynote by Baratunde Thurston – Digital Storytelling Doesn’t Have to Be Boring and Sucky. It Can Be Fun! Keynotes Only – $100 Opening Keynote: Fireside Chat With Margot Shetterly Keynote by Jeremy Keith – The Way of the Web Closing Keynote by Baratunde Thurston – Digital Storytelling Doesn’t Have to Be Boring and Sucky. It Can Be Fun! Register Now » Please note, discount codes only apply to full conference registrations, not single day or keynote only tickets.
Born from a KJ sort, edUi got its start back in 2009. Conference co-director Trey Mitchell takes a look back at 10 years of a conference that is not entirely unlike the “Van Halen of web conferences.”
edUi speaker and guest blogger Madeline Grdina discusses distrust in social media and technology, and how higher education may see similar shifts.
At edUi, we really value experiences that help you not just meet your fellow conference goers, but really get to know them on a personal (not just professional) level. So, we put a lot of time into planning our extracurricular conference activities.
Baratunde Thurston, futurist comedian, bestselling author, and cultural critic, will present the keynote Digital Storytelling Doesn’t Have To Be Boring And Sucky. It Can Be Fun! at edUi 2018. We wanted to get to know him a little better, so we asked him a few questions.
For our 10th anniversary we’re bringing back our popular true-stories-told-live event, this time with the theme “Test Your Metal (Mettle).” Tell us a story about strength, flexibility, the testing of resolve — or about that one time you tried out for a heavy metal band, or when you had that metal plate installed in your cranium. Anything to do with “mettle” or “metal” in any sense of the word is fair game.
Chris Love, web developer and president of web consulting company Love2Dev, will present the workshop Making the Progressive Web App Your Stakeholders Want at edUi 2018. We wanted to get to know him a little better, so we asked him a few questions.