In addition to my incredible learning experiences with Rosenfeld Media, I have been engaged with one of the world’s leading publishers in the Human-Computer Interaction space, Morgan Kaufmann.

I’m thrilled to announce that we will be putting the names of all participants registered for our Follow the UX Leader workshops into a draw to win one of two books, donated by Morgan Kaufmann.

In the Information Architecture training course, Stop Searching. Start Finding. two lucky winners will receive a copy of “Keeping Found Things Found” by William Jones.

Tools and technologies help so that we spend less time with burdensome and error prone actions of information management (such as filing). We then have more time to make creative, intelligent use of the information at hand in order to get things done.

The result for us as individuals is better use of our resources of time, money, energy and attention. The results for organizations are better employee productivity and better team work in the near term, and more knowledgeable employees in the long term.

This book provides a comprehensive overview of PIM, which refers to both the practice and the study of the activities people perform in order to acquire, organize, maintain, and retrieve information for everyday use.

In the Writing for the Web course, Creating Web Content that Clicks! we will be drawing for one of two copies of Ginny Redish’s book “Letting Go of the Words – Writing Web Content that Works”.

Listen to a discussion I lead with author Ginny Redish on her book from a previous i.a. podcast

On the web, whether on the job or at home, we usually want to grab information and use it quickly. We go to the web to get answers to questions or to complete tasks – to gather information, reading only what we need. We are all too busy to read much on the web.

This book helps you write successfully for web users. It offers strategy, process, and tactics for creating or revising content for the web. It helps you plan, organize, write, design, and test web content that will make web users come back again and again to your site.

And in our last workshop for October on User Experience, People before Pixels two students will walk away with a copy of “Designing with the End in Mind” authored by Jeff Johnson.

Early user interface (UI) practitioners were trained in cognitive psychology, from which UI design rules were based. But as the field evolves, designers enter the field from many disciplines. Practitioners today have enough experience in UI design that they have been exposed to design rules, but it is essential that they understand the psychology behind the rules in order to effectively apply them.

In Designing with the Mind in Mind, Jeff Johnson, author of the best selling GUI Bloopers, provides designers with just enough background in perceptual and cognitive psychology that UI design guidelines make intuitive sense rather than being just a list of rules to follow.

Many thanks to Morgan Kaufmann for their generosity and for continuing to educate all fields about the importance of designing for people – first and foremost!