IA Design & Usability: Steven Heitman, Information Architect, User Experience Designer, Project/Product Manager,  Usability Expert


Information Architect Specialist / User Experience Designer


Updates

Specific to my career path, as it relates to being a professional design practitioner and information architect, user experience designer, user researcher, project/product manager, and usability tester—I did these updates in:

Information Architecture (IA), user experience design (UXD), mobile user experience, navigation systems design, interaction design, user interface design, user research, Internet design and technology, intranet information architecture, rapid prototyping, paper prototyping, Adobe Creative Suite (design premium), computer/Web programming, Dreamweaver, HTML5, CSS3, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Web usability, and usability testing.


Updates

Updates.pdf


Harvard University, Harvard i-Lab

Reviewed online video; Increasing Your Creative Capacity.

Creativity is one of the most essential and vital attributes for being a successful entrepreneur. But how exactly does one increase their ability to think and act creatively?

In this session, award winning educator and artist Art Sherwyn will walk through the creative process and illustrate methods for training the intellect how to gain passage into the world of creative thought; within this world will lie the tools for creative problem solving and invention with focus on using these techniques to drive innovation within your own venture.

Art will also share the unique alignment the arts have with the human side of entrepreneurship and connection to the stability and longevity of your venture and quality of life. This workshop will provide very practical information which is easily adaptable. It is designed to be highly participatory and hands-on.

http://i-lab.harvard.edu


Stanford University

Reviewed online video; cutting edge research within the human-computer interaction (HCI) field.


Ongoing Professional Development

BayCHI was founded in 1989 by people who knew each other through SIGCHI and wanted to create a local technical community of HCI professionals. Don Patterson, co-founder and membership chair, describes BayCHI’s start:
At CHI+GI 1987, Kate Ehrlich of the Greater Boston SIGCHI (the first local ACM SIGCHI Chapter) sparked Sue Koopman’s imagination with her stories about the great things happening at the local Boston SIGCHI. With all the computer-related activity in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sue figured we should be able to establish a vital local CHI community as Kate and others had done in Boston.
BayCHI
BayCHI meetings and workshops
PARC
PARC events
Hire Smart by Intuit and LinkedIn; workshops

Location

PARC (Palo Alto Research Center)
George E. Pake Auditorium
3333 Coyote Hill Road
Palo Alto, CA


BayCHI Meetings


At BayCHI meeting PARC.



At BayCHI meeting PARC.



At BayCHI meeting PARC.



At BayCHI meeting PARC.


Learning new things about user research, information architecture, user experience design, interaction design, mobile device design, interface design, game design, project/product management, computer/Web programming, and usability testing all the time; lectures and hands-on experience workshops.


CCSF Computer/Web Programming Courses (1 Semester)

CS 111A, Intro. to Programming: Java Programming

Introduction to computer programming and problem solving. No prior programming experience required. Course concepts include: problem solving techniques, algorithms, program design, control structures, methods, arrays and use of the Java programming language. C-ID COMP 112; UC/CSU.

Due to time constraints, I was not able to complete this course. However, I read the textbook at home, and I studied it diligently. I learned so much from just studying on my own, including the additional work with other Professors.

Craig Persiko’s Links for Programmers


CCSF Computer/Web Programming Courses (1 Semester)

CNIT 132, Intermediate HTML, HTML5 & CSS3

Use of HTML [HTML5] to publish information on the World Wide Web, including the use of color, images, tables, and frames. Cascading Style Sheets [CSS3] are used to standardize the appearance of information within a page and across pages in a site. Introduction to scripting languages, Dynamic HTML, forms and CGI. Introduction to secure data transfer. Discussion of privacy, copyright, and accessibility issues. Hand code Web pages using HTML and XHTML and publish with FTP; CSU.

Textbooks and links:

Basics of Web Design: HTML5 & CSS3, 2/E
Web Development & Design Foundations with HTML5, 7/E
CNIT Computer Networking & Information Technology

Web Standards, HTML5, CSS3 & Accessibility

http://www.w3.org
http://www.webstandards.org
http://www.w3.org/WAI
http://www.section508.gov
http://www.w3.org/TR/html5
http://www.w3.org/standards/techs/css#w3c_all
http://webprofessionals.org
http://www.csszengarden.com
http://www.mezzoblue.com
http://www.mezzoblue.com/zengarden/book/links



Steven Heitman, Sr. Information Architect (IA) Specialist, User Experience Designer, Project/Product Manager

Steven Heitman
Information Architect
User Experience Designer
Manager


Café Venetia is where we go for coffee, tea, chocolate sweets, cocktails, and Italian pastries (very yummy!), after BayCHI meetings in Palo Alto, California, near Stanford University. We like to further discuss the ideas and concepts we learned at BayCHI meetings, including:

How it applies to user research, information architecture, interaction design, user experience design, design, game design, exhibit design, signage design, interface design, drafting and sketching, user flows, wire frame mockups, mapping and diagramming, computer/Web programming, HTML5, CSS3, mobile device design, human-computer interaction, user-centered design, textbooks from well-known authors, project/product management, and usability testing.


At BayCHI meeting PARC.



visit cafe


Café VenetIA
Stanford University


AcademyX Computer/Web Programming Courses
HTML5 & CSS3

HTML5 & CSS3 Certificate
HTML Fundamentals Certificate
HTML Advanced Certificate
CSS Fundamentals Certificate
CSS Advanced Certificate
JavaScript for Non-Programmers Certificate
Ajax Fundamentals Certificate
Dreamweaver Fundamentals Certificate
Dreamweaver Intermediate Certificate
AcademyX expert computer training
Ruven Hannah, professor, technical training


Additional Computer/Web Programming Education

Reading books on computer/Web programming


Textbooks:

Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 Classroom in a Book
Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5 Developing Mobile jQuery, HTML5 & CSS3
Visual Quickstart Guide: Dreamweaver CS5
Aptana RadRails: An IDE for Rails Development
Dynamic Web Programming
Visual Quickstart Guide: HTML5 & CSS3
Visual Quickstart Guide: CSS, DHTML & Ajax
Visual Quickstart Guide: HTML, XHTML & CSS
Visual Quickstart Guide: Styling Web Pages with CSS
Visual Quickstart Guide: JavaScript
O’Reilly: CSS The Definitive Guide
O’Reilly: HTML & XHTML The Definitive Guide
O’Reilly: JavaScript The Definitive Guide
O’Reilly: Learning PHP, MySQL, & JavaScript
Microsoft: Visio 2010
Using Microsoft Visio 2010


Softwares:

Adobe Creative Suite (design premium) 5 & 5.5 (softwares) 2011
OmniGraffle (software) 2011
MS Office (software) 2011
MS Visio (software) 2011


Experience Workshops Usability Week NN/g

Information Architecture 1: Structuring, Organizing Web-Based Info
Information Architecture 2: Navigation Design
Usability in Practice: 3-Day Intensive Camp
Fundamental Guidelines for Web Usability


Learning by doing experience workshops...wire frame mockups; mapping and diagramming.


Experience workshops are a great way to enhance IA/UXD skills.

Other Topics Included

Interaction Design
Mobile User Experience 1 & 2
Designing Complex Applications & Websites 1, 2 & 3
Intranet Information Architecture 1 & 2


Education—Credentials—
Professional Qualifications

University Accreditation

Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC-ACSCU)

Curricula



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Steven Heitman
IA Design & Usability
Information Architect
User Experience Designer
Project Manager