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Internet User Experience 2009

Spotlighting methods for dramatically improving today's user experience

March 30 - April 2, 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA



About This Conference

Internet User Experience 2009 offers inspired and directional keynote presentations, multi-track interest sessions, and in-depth training on core topics for establishing and dramatically improving your web presence. Come to experience, learn, and grow.

This fifth annual conference brings you top industry speakers, practitioners, and authors to provide you with the most complete package of Internet user experience design training, case studies, and real-world examples ever assembled.

We cover most aspects of web site design and strategy, including user experience design, graphics, branding, marketing message, social networking, accessibility, effective web writing, and enhancements that drive customers to your site.

Reasons to Attend

  • Plan a web site for your company
  • Dramatically improve your current web sites
  • Reach your customers more effectively
  • Expand your awareness of what web sites can do for your business
  • Better synch your marketing staff with your web development staff
  • Hone your current skills
  • Train your staff
  • Shift into a career in this field
  • If you need these people, they will be here

Customer-Facing Web Sites

Customer facing web sites are still considered difficult to navigate and use, and they are still cutting out vast numbers of potential customers.

Learn how to improve and optimize your web presence so that you are not excluding current and potential customers.


The intranet, a private version of the internet, is often dedicated to securely sharing company or organization communications, information, procedures, and applications with its employees.

Learn why this valuable tool is often underutilized and how you can dramatically improve the situation for your company.


The value proposition is obvious, but the critical success lies in the design of the user experience.

Learn the basic tenants of mobile design from beginning to end.

See examples of how to organize and improve community information systems using mobile and Internet technology.

Consider how to leverage mobile and Internet technologies for your business needs.

IUE2009 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

  • UsableWorld Logo
    User Research. UX Design. Usability Evaluation. Training.
  • Usable Development Logo
    Web Consulting, Training, and Development Services.
  • UserCentric Logo
    If Technology doesn't work for doesn't work.
  • Manifest Digital Logo
    Be Here Now
  • Techsmith Logo
    The world's #1 provider of screen capture and screen recording software for the individual and professional user.

Silver Sponsors

  • Human Factors International Logo
    Usable. Experience. Design.
  • Pure Visibility Logo
    Pure Visibility, Inc. Own Page One.
  • SensoMotric Instruments Logo
    Eye & Gaze Tracking Systems
  • Axure Logo
    The leading tool for rapidly creating wireframes, prototypes and specifications for applications and web sites.

  • Vertabase Logo
    The Easiest Way to Manage Better

Professional and Academic Sponsors

Individual Sponsors

  • Tundra Interactive, Inc.
    User centred design and build for websites and e-commerce.

  • Circle D Design
    Creating useful, usable and compelling websites.

Know What Makes People Click

Why does someone decide to buy a product online or register at a website? Psychologists have known for years about the nonconscious forces that persuade people to take action. Dr. Susan Weinschenk, author of Neuro Web Design: What Makes Them Click, will demonstrate how research on persuasion and decision making may be effectively applied to the design of websites.

Photo of Susan WeinschenkNeuro Web Design Book Cover
Susan Weinschenk, Ph.D.
Chief of Technical Staff
Human Factors International

Online Branding & Optimization

You don't have to sacrifice pretty pictures for a top spot in search results, and you don't have to ignore the allure of the algorithms to enjoy a consistent tone of voice. A well-branded website can be search-engine friendly. Creativity and logic can co-exist. Linda Girard will tell you how.

Photo of Linda GirardLinda Girard
Cofounder & Visionary
Pure Visibility, Inc.

Lessons from Game Developers

For web sites, the user experience is quite important, but for games, the user experience is the most important element.

Taking examples from the development and user testing of games ranging from the light and fun to the intense, captivating, and award-winning survival box video game DeadSpace, EA Game Producer Rich Briggs and UX Director Lisa Mullinaux will to provide you with methods and techniques that may be effectively applied to your web presence.

Photo of Dead Space Video Game