October 14, 2013 12:52 ET

Dr. Don Norman to Keynote ConveyUX 2014 Conference

Distinguished Leader in the Application of Human Centered Design to Give Keynote Address at the 2nd Annual Seattle-Based UX Conference

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Oct 14, 2013) - ConveyUX, a showcase for UX practitioners, today announced that Dr. Don Norman, a pioneer in the discipline of modern user experience, will serve as the keynote presenter at the second annual 2014 ConveyUX Conference. Produced by Blink Interactive, a Seattle-based user-experience research and design firm, ConveyUX will be taking place on February 5-7th 2014 at the Hyatt Olive 8 in Seattle. Leading off the event on Wednesday, February 5, Dr. Norman will be sharing his years of experience and signing copies of the new edition of his book The Design of Everyday Things.

The 2014 event will feature 40+ educational sessions over the three days. In addition to Dr. Norman, over thirty UX practitioners will be sharing their thoughts, tips, and techniques with you including Susan Weinschenk, Kelly Goto, Kel Smith, Sara Wachter-Boettcher, Steven Hoober, and Whitney Quesenbery . The event will be a combination of short talks, case studies, workshops, a project showcase, exhibition, networking, and social activities. The complete set of speakers and topics is available on the conference web site.

Registration for ConveyUX 2014 is currently open for just $995 individual ($895 group rate). Participants are invited to register at: Registration fees will increase by $200 on December 15.

"Software has become the lifeblood for so many facets of our lives and yet building the user experience all too often remains an afterthought. As companies like Apple have demonstrated, the best products start with the user's perspective in mind," said Dr. Don Norman, co-founder of the Nielsen Norman Group, an executive consulting firm that helps companies produce human-centered products and services. "ConveyUX is a unique conference as it brings together some of the brightest minds from across the UX landscape who for three days will challenge old assumptions and breathe new life into the practice of UX. I am truly honored to have been invited to give the keynote address to this dynamic group of professionals."

The ConveyUX conference is supported by many organizations. Participating in-person with exhibits will be UserZoom, adaQuest, and Sponsors include O'Reilly, ITR, HCDE, and WTIA. If you are interested in being a sponsor, contact Joe Welinske

About ConveyUX
ConveyUX is designed to bring a moderately priced educational, networking, and social event to both novice and advanced user experience practitioners. The focus is on user research and content strategy. The event is brought to you by Blink Interactive -- a UX research and design firm. Blink plans to offer this event each year in Seattle to highlight our great community of local practitioners as well as bringing experts from other parts of the world to the Pacific Northwest.

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