Steve Portigal has a comprehensive report of 4 design oriented events he attended this fall on his blog. Here's a blurb,
I'll try to describe some of the things that struck me about the various events I was involved in. Of course, my friends and colleagues were organizers, presenters, and fellow attendees. It's possible I'll piss someone off with what I have to say, but I'll do my best to be gentle but direct.
It's very long. Skim, skip, or skip ahead, as you see fit.
The four conferences were:
Creative CanUX in Banff in September
About, With, and For (AWF) in Chicago in October
Designing for User eXperience (DUX) in San Francisco in November
Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC) in Seattle in November
Read the full report here.
Niti Bhan focuses on offering strategic insight for growth opportunities and revenue generation in the rapidly evolving interstitial space between design and business. Her 15 years of experience include employers such McCann Erickson Worldwide, Hewlett Packard India, The Second City and most recently, the Institute of Design. She is an engineer and an MBA whose most significant achievement in the field of design has been dropping out of two graduate design programs on two continents in two centuries - the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad and the Institute of Design, Chicago. Her areas of interest are business intelligence and trends, business strategy as well as creating a compelling user case for design as force for increasing value.