Podcast for the 2010 UPA International Conference

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From May 24th to May 28th, the 2010 UPA International Conference is being held in Munich, Germany. This event brings together more than 700 usability professionals from all over the world. To give you an impression of the diverse range of speakers and topics, the UPA provides an audio podcast (What‘s a podcast?) accompanying the conference. Therein you will find interviews with various conference attendants and organizers, some of them recorded during the event, others before and after it.

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The audio podcast accompanying the 2010 UPA International Conference organized by the Usability Professionals' Association in Munich is brought to you by Content Crew (please note that the site is in German).

Episode 11 - Rolf Molich, DialogDesign (June 7, 2010)

Rolf Molich, co-inventor of the heuristic evaluation method (with Nielsen), has some strong opinions on the quality of the work of usability professionals. He talks about some popular usability myths, what he can back up with clear data. He tells Jens Jacobsen why he thinks we should question our own work from time to time.

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Episode 10 - Arne Kittler (June 2, 2010)

Arne Kittler, Fork Unstable Media, talked with Jens Jacobsen about the Amazonisation of e-commerce. Arne describes why designers choose just to copy Amazon and other successful brands—and what the drawbacks of this method are. You can also find Arne's presentation on Slideshare.

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Episode 9 - Angela Colter (June 1, 2010)

Angela Colter talked with Jens Jacobsen about readability and usability. Too often we focus on usability and forget that a web page also must be readable and understandable. She points out which automatic tools can help assessing this, and where their limitations are.

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Episode 8 - Thomas Geis (May 31, 2010)

Thomas Geis, CEO of ProContext Consulting, talked with Jens Jacobsen about CIF—the Common Industry Format for usability-related information. He explains what the CIF is, who uses it, and what benefit an international standard from ISO for usability professionals can have.

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Episode 7 - Martijn Klompenhouwer (May 28, 2010)

Martijn Klompenhouwer works as user experience consultant for the company User Intelligence in Amsterdam. He told Jens Jacobsen in this interview how web analytics can help preparing and validating usability tests. More on his presentation he held with his colleague Adam Cox can be found at: www.userintelligence.com

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Episode 6 - Jason Huang (May 28, 2010)

Jason Huang is founder and president of Tang Consulting (Shanghai). He is also president of UPA China. Jens Jacobsen talked with Jason about the expectations of users when they visit a website, with special focus on the language offered. They also spoke about the differences in the design between websites from China and from western countries.

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Episode 5 - Sarah Weise (May 27, 2010)

Sarah Weise is an associate with Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. Jens Jacobsen talked with her about Express Usability and what you can expect when all you've got are 40 hours. She developed a menu of usability engineering dishes from which you can choose to serve your client a rich, nourishing, and low cost meal—resp. usability consulting. You can also find Sarah's presentation on Slideshare.

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Episode 4 - Aaron Cheang (May 27, 2010)

Aaron Cheang is Lead User Experience Researcher on the Google Wave team. He talked with Jens Jacobsen about Disruptive Innovation and what this term means exactly—and where the problems are when you are designing a product that falls into this category. Aaron also shares some insights that he and his team gained when they designed and released Google Wave.

You can refer to the link to the MP3 file below, which you can also play directly. Or you can enable JavaScript and install the Flash-Plug-In to use the inline player on this website.

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Episode 3 - Jakob Biesterfeldt (May 26, 2010)

Jakob Biesterfeldt serves as co-chair of this year's event. As part of the organizing team, Jakob talks to Jens Jacobsen about some of the special activities within the program and about the organizers' focus on providing many networking possibilities for the participants.

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Episode 2 - Trent Mankelow (May 25, 2010)

Before the conference, Robert Skrobe spoke to Trent Mankelow via Skype. Trent serves as the UPA's Director of Marketing and Communications. In the interview, Trent talks about what conference attendees can expect from their stay in Munich in addition to the event itself.

You can refer to the link to the MP3 file below, which you can also play directly. Or you can enable JavaScript and install the Flash-Plug-In to use the inline player on this website.

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Episode 1 - Silvia Zimmermann (May 23, 2010)

In the first interview, Jens Jacobsen talks with Silvia Zimmermann, President of UPA International. She gives the basic facts about the upcoming conference and shares some insights about where the UPA as an international organization is heading to.

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Please also visit Flickr for photos from the conference. You find Jens' photos here: www.flickr.com/photos/benutzerfreund/

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