You and members of your organization are invited to participate in a
live satellite downlink titled:
User Interface Strategies '96: Quality Usability Engineering
Wednesday, December 13, 1995
11am - 5pm Eastern (US time zone)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Three leaders in the field present their
perspectives on why the user interface is a central focus for
expanding applications of computers in business, education,
the home, etc. They offer their visions and suggest exciting
opportunities for the next decade's developments.
Demonstrations, new software tools, guiding principles,
emerging theories, and future scenarios will be presented.
Please see additional details about this course on the
World Wide Web at http://www.glue.umd.edu/itv/.
BENEFITS: After completing this course, you will:
- Understand how new user interface technologies and scientific
breakthroughs will improve your work
- Learn design techniques for appealing and successful web sites
vs. one that ends up on the list of the 10 worst
- Learn how to improve interface quality while decreasing the
cost and time of software development
- Learn about methodologies and tools to develop systems with
effective user interfaces
INTENDED AUDIENCE: User interface designers, programmers,
software engineers, interface evaluators, managers in the
computing and communications fields, technical writers, human
factors specialists, trainers, marketing personnel.
SCHEDULE: One live, 6-hour broadcast. All times in Eastern US time
11:00 - 12:00 Lecture 1: User Interface Update
Presented by Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland
- Evaluate user interface design, internet web sites and the
National Information Infrastructure
- Discuss low cost webtop computers, competing windowing system
(Windows 95, OS/2 Warp, Macintosh), direct manipulation vs.
agentry, speech recognition, and novel pointing devices
- Demonstrate visualization methods such as starfields, dynamic
queries and lifelines for personal histories
12:00 - 12:30 30 minute break
12:30 - 1:25 Lecture 2: Designing and Evaluating Effective Web Sites
Presented by Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland
- Discuss basic principles of interface design as applied to websites
as impact of screen size, transmission time, cognitive load, and
- Demonstrate the difference between an appealing successful site and
one that winds up on the list of ten worst
- Learn page layout, use of graphics, structural design, navigation
methods and landmarks
1:25 - 1:35 10 minute break
1:35 - 2:30 Lecture 3 Designing Software for Usability: The
Cognetics Design Methodology
Presented by Charles B. Kreitzberg, President Cognetics Corp.
- Discuss early stages of high concept formation, task analysis,
key-screen design, and usability testing
- Learn how to decrease the cost and time of software development
and how to increase return on investment by using six stages of
development; 1. Product Concept, 2. Project Planning, 3. Design
Concepts, 4. Iterative Design Refinement, 5. Implementation and
2:30 - 3:00 30 minute break
3:00 - 3:55 Lecture 4: Software Engineering Strategies for
User Interface Design
Presented by Ed Yourdon, Yourdon, Inc.
- Learn about strategies and tools to develop systems with good
user interfaces and a well-engineered architecture for today's
GUI-based applications and the next-generation of user interfaces
- Discuss interface design and how to avoid a software engineering
3:55 - 4:05 10 minute break
4:05 - 5:00 Discussion: Panel discussion with all three speakers
- Phoned-in and faxed questions from the viewing
Ben Shneiderman is Head of the Human-Computer Interaction
Laboratory, Professor of Computer Science, and Member of the
Institute for Systems Research all at the University of
Maryland, College Park. He is the author of Designing the
User Interface, 2nd Edition and Software Psychology, and the
co-author of the hyperbook/disk Hypertext Hands-On!.
Dr. Shneiderman is editor of the Ablex Publishers series
on Human-Computer Interaction, on the editorial board of
6 journals, the author of 180 technical papers, and the creator
of the Hyperties hypertext system. His lectures and consultancies
have included Apple, AT&T, IBM, Library of Congress, NASA,
NCR, and NEC.
Charles B. Kreitzberg, Ph.D. is founder and President of Cognetics
Corp., which since 1982 developed and applied usability engineering
methods to software products. His award-winning work, which
synthesizes, computer technology with human cognition, includes
designs of automated teller machines, multimedia CD-ROM's,
on-line systems, software re-engineering, hypertext, training,
and interactive television. Dr. Kreitzberg has been an international
consultant and lecturer for AT&T, Aetna, Ameritech, Citibank,
Chase Manhattan Bank, Dow Jones, the Library of Congress,
Harvard, Princeton, etc. Cognetics Corporation's Design
Methodology was developed to provide interactive designers,
software engineers and project managers with a structure to
plan and manage product development efforts, ensuring that
highly usable software is produced.
Edward Yourdon is a software engineering consultant, and is
widely known as the developer of the "Yourdon method" of
structured systems analysis and design, as well as the co-developer
of the Coad/Yourdon method of object-oriented analysis and design.
He is also the editor of three software journals - American
Programmer, Guerrilla Programmer, and Application. Mr. Yourdon
has worked in the computer industry for 30 years, including
positions with DEC and General Electric. In 1974, Mr. Yourdon
founded his own consulting firm, Yourdon Inc., to provide
educational, publishing, and consulting services in state-of-the-art
software engineering technology. Ed Yourdon is the author of
over 200 technical articles; he has also written 20 computer books,
including a novel on computer crime and a book for the general
public entitled Nations At Risk. His most recent books are
Mainstream Objects (1995), Object-Oriented Systems Development
(1994), and Decline and Fall of the American Programmer (1992).
This symposium will be broadcast live through out North America
via unscrambled C Band and Ku Band satellite from the University
of Maryland Instructional Television System (ITV) and on the
National Technological University (NTU) Network.
Access to satellite dish is necessary. In order to
arrange a satellite down link, contact your organization's training
office or a college/university near you.
Your organization might be a member of the NTU or the ITV network.
A list of NTU and ITV sites is included at the end of this post.
*If you live in the Baltimore or Washington DC Metropolitan area
you can come to College Park and be a member of our studio
audience please send an e-mail request for details about how to
become part of the studio audience. E-mail i...@eng.umd.edu
The down link site license for this course is $1,600; this includes
permission to videotape. If you cannot watch the broadcast live or
make a videotape, ITV will make a videotape for you at the cost of
$1,800. All videotape purchases are restricted for internal use by your
organization. Send check, money order, or purchase order
(made out to the University of Maryland) along with the attached
Professional Development Assistant (UIS '96),
University of Maryland, Instructional Television System (ITV),
2104 Engineering Classroom Building,
College Park, MD 20742.
On the check or purchase order please write UIS '96.
To process your live satellite downlink registration, we ask that
you register by December 6, 1994. When we receive payment,
we will send the technical information and one set of notes that
can be reproduced to accommodate the number of viewers
at your location. For more information, please call
(301) 405-4905 or FAX (301) 314-9639. e-mail i...@eng.umd.edu
Street Address: _______________________________
State: _______ Zip: ___________________________
__ Live downlink $1,600
__ video tape $1,800
The list of ITV sites in the Washington DC/Baltimore area are;
University of Maryland College Park (studio audience)
Bureau of the Census
Department of Defense, Ft. Meade/FANX
Defense Mapping (DMA)
Naval Research Lab
Social Security Admn.
General Accounting Office
For more details on attending this broadcast in the
Maryland/DC Virginia area
Call ITV Marketing at 301-405-4905.
FAX: (301) 314-9639
Or e-mail i...@eng.umd.edu
Your organization can join the ITV Network. Send e-mail for details
*If you are an employee or member of the following
organizations/universities, you are member of the
NTU Network and your organization has the capability to
receive this broadcast. Contact your NTU Site Coordinator
for more information. If you need their name and phone
number, call ITV Marketing at 301-405-4905.
Or e-mail i...@eng.umd.edu
When you send e-mail please tell us the name and location of
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Alliance for Higher Education
Allied Signal Aerospace Company
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Analog Devices, Inc.
Applied Research Laboratory
Argonne National Laboratory
Armco Steel Co., L.P.
Army Research Laboratory
AT & T
AT & T Global Information Solutions
Boeing Defense and Space Group
Burle Industries Inc.
Colorado Memory Systems
Computing Devices International
datotek, An AT & T Company
David Sarnoff Research Center
Deere & Company
Detroit Diesel Corporation
Digital Communications Associates, Inc.
Digital Equipment Corporation
Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman Kodak Company
EG & G Rocky Flats
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
Electronic Data Systems Corporation
Ericsson GE Mobile Communications
Evans & Sutherland
Extended Systems, Inc.
GBCS Education & Training
General Electric Company
General Instrument Corporation
Glenayre Electronics Corporation
GM Saginaw Steering
Grass Valley Group
Hughes Missile Systems Company
Integrated Device Technology, Inc.
Internal Revenue Service
John Deere Dubuque Works
K & L Microwave
Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory
Lake Shore, Inc.
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Lexmark International, Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Loral Federal Systems Company
Loral Space Information Systems Company
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Magnavox Electro-Optical Systems Company
Magnavox Electronic Systems Company
Mason & Hanger
McDonnell Douglas Aerospace-East
Metrum Information Storage
Michigan Information Technology Network, Inc.
Micron Technology, Inc.
Middle Georgia Technology Development Center
Milliken & Company
The MITRE Corporation
Naval Air Development Center
Naval Air Engineering Center
Naval Air Systems Command
Naval Air Warfare Center
Naval Research Laboratory
Naval Surface Warfare Center
National Semiconductor Corporation
Noise Cancellation Technologies
Occidental Chemical Corporation
PSE & G Nuclear Training Center
Rockwell International Corporation
Sandia National Laboratories
Santa Barbara Research Center
Schuller International, Inc.
Siemens Medical Systems, Inc.
Symbios Logic, Inc.
Texas Instruments, Inc.
The Travelers Insurance Company
U.S. West Advanced Technologies, Inc.
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Air Force Academy
U.S. Bureau of Mines
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Mine Safety & Health Admistration
US Signal Corporation
Westinghouse Electronic Corporation
Zenith Data Systems
Arizona State University
Colorado State University
The George Washington University
Georgia Institute of Technology
GMI Engineering & Management Institute
Illinois Institute of Technology
Iowa State University
Kansas State University
Michigan State University
Michigan Technological University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New Mexico State University
North Carolina State University
Oklahoma State University
Old Dominion University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Southern Methodist University
The University of Alabama
University of Alaska at Fairbanks
The University of Arizona
University of California at Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Delaware
University of Florida
University of Idaho
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Kentucky
The University of Maryland College Park
University of Massachusets at Amherst
The University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Missouri-Rolla
The University of New Mexico
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin-Madison
If you need help contacting the Satellite Coordinator at these
universities, call ITV Marketing at 301-405-4905.
Or e-mail i...@eng.umd.edu
*Unfortunately, this course is only available by satellite throughout
the North American Continent. For other areas of the world, a
videotape will be available.