I am an active member of the following professional organizations.
Presentations and handouts
I will be presenting at the following upcoming conferences:
The following links are for my handouts from previous presentations:
- How Can We Best Sell Usability Collected ideas from the Usability Idea Market. (UPA 2004, Minneapolis, MN)
- Usabililty Requirements: Making Products Useful (PDF; STC 2004, Baltimore, MD)
- Where Does Usability Fit in the Development Life Cycle? Collected ideas from the Usability Idea Market. (PDF; STC 2004, Baltimore, MD)
- Changing Careers in Technical Communication: Configuration Management (Word; STC 2004, Baltimore, MD)
- Creating Effective User Surveys (PDF; STC Suncoast Chapter July 2003 Meeting, Tampa, FL)
- Usability Life Cycle Facilitated topic in "Idea Market: Dynamic Discussion About Ideas on Methodology, Data Gathering, Roles, and More" (Website with Word links; UPA 2003, Scottsdale, AZ)
- "Moving into the usability profession" from the Changing Careers in Technical Communication: Do you have what it takes? progression (Word; STC 2003, Dallas, TX)
- "What are usability requirements, and how do you gather them?" (Website; Facilitated topic in "Not Your Usual Panel Discussion: A Marketplace for Ideas," UPA 2002, Orlando, FL)
- Prototyping and Usability Testing with Visio with Whitney Quesenbery, Whitney Interactive Design (Microsoft® Word®; STC 2001, Chicago, IL)
Other volunteer involvement
I am the current manager of STC's Usability SIG. I am also working with other UPA members in Tampa to build the community of usability professionals as well as to share information and promote usability practices with local businesses. We eventually intend to form a UPA chapter.
I actively promote student awareness of technical communication as manager of STC's International Student Technical Communication Competition and as a presenter to student groups interested in technical communication.
If you are also interested in usability and technical communication, please check back for more information as it is available. If you are interested in learning more about any of these organizations or activities, please email me.