The Workshop Workshop

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You have attended workshops, you have seen them masterfully commanded by other people, and you really want to get a handle on doing this workshop thing yourself. This workshop is the workshop that will help you create and facilitate a workshop of your very own, in whatever workshop fashion you decide upon. Russ Unger, co-authors of the forthcoming book Designing the Conversation will help you identify the path unlocking the workshop achievement…

For Prospective Authors

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Question: Why publish with Rosenfeld Media? Answer: We help you write a better book. First rule of writing a book: Find the publisher that already reaches the same people that you want to reach. Rosenfeld Media was created to serve the user experience community.  Take a quick look at who writes for us and what they write about, and it’ll confirm our UX credentials. Rosenfeld Media’s publishing approach is designed to engage with th…

Survey book of the month, October 2011

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…he problem with context order effects is that although they undoubtedly exist, they are tricky and slippery. The authors tried various different experiments to try to pin them down, but failed: they certainly replicated some effects, but not others; they found effects that were larger than expected, and others that were smaller. They found no straightforward explanation for what might be going on. As the authors put it in their summing up of the…

HTML5 with Steve Faulkner

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…. As well as that, there is lot of what we call “implementor requirements”—these are requirements on authors, how to use particular features of HTML. That’s where I have a lot of interest, is defining the author requirements, because how authors use HTML affects the accessibility of HTML. If authors misuse the features—write the code incorrectly, don’t use the headings in the appropriate way, don’t mark up tables, us…

Our authors at SXSW 2010

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Heading to Austin in March? We’re hoping to as well. Three of our authors have proposals for panels at SXSW 2010, and you can help them get on the program by voting for their panels via SXSW’s panel picker: Marko Hurst: Site Search Analytics Nathan Shedroff: Made It So (Interface Makers in Movies) Nate Bolt: FAIL: When User Research Goes Horribly, Horribly Wrong Lou Rosenfeld: The Book is Dead. Long Live the Book! Please vote ea…

Delve: 3 authors and a discount (NYC, August 5-6)

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Rosenfeld Media is proud to be a sponsor of the first Delve:UI—two days of master classes that take place in Brooklyn, NY August 5-6. RM authors Todd Zaki Warfel, Anders Ramsay, and Lou Rosenfeld are on the program; other presenters include Josh Porter, Robert Hoekman, Jason Santa Maria, and RM board member Liz Danzico. Even better, the first 15 people who contact the Delve folks will receive a 20% discount off the event….

Our authors get around #2

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We’ve just updated our author events page, and it’s exciting to see where Rosenfeld Media’s authors will be appearing during the next six months. Destinations include Australia, China, Canada, New Zealand, and all over the USA. Here are just a few of the newly-added events: Kevin Brooks’ “Storytelling for User Experience Design” talk at UX Week 2008 in San Francisco Donna (Maurer) Spencer’s “Des…

An Interview with Service Design authors Andy Polaine and Lavrans Løvlie

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We’re thrilled to report that Service Design: From Insight to Implementation, went on sale just moments ago! Written by service design educator Andy Polaine, and Lavrans Løvlie and Ben Reason – both founding partners at live | work, Service Design is very much a practical book. But it also provides a Big Picture of service design, putting this emerging and increasingly critical field in perspective for designers of all stripes. We g…

So You Want to Write a UX Book

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We wouldn’t be here if we didn’t think UX was a dynamic field, with enough subject matter to fill many books. Maybe you want to write one of those books yourself, but you’re daunted by the prospect. Understandable; a book is a formidable undertaking, especially on top of a full-time job, family, and other obligations. It also might just be the best thing you’ve ever done. Ready to take the leap? Some veteran RM autho…

Looking ahead to 2010

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…the UX community, we really hope to create better opportunities for engagement between our books’ readers, authors, UX thought leaders, and, ultimately, Rosenfeld Media itself. This is easier said than done. We now realize that book blogs alone are insufficient, so we’ve been sharing our authors’ posts via Twitter as well as RSS. We’ve also worked with two of our authors to create Ning communities. We’re investig…