In bed with Martin and Mike and Emily and Stephen…

Tomorrow night, Mike Walsh is chatting with Martin Dalgleish at CBD in the city.

MARTIN DALGLEISH, CEO Convergent Media, PBL will be our guest speaker joining Mike Walsh on the couch on the 30th August at the CBD Hotel.
Reporting directly to the CEO of PBL, Martin is accountable for maximising PBL’s position in convergent and new media platforms. He achieves this through working with the stable of PBL investments in New Media, as well as assesses new market opportunities and emergent technologies. More here.

Be there or be a polygon with four equal sides and four equal angles. Or perhaps its a square in the form of a number multiplied by itself. Neither make sense.

Thursday night Maxine Sherrin tells me that WebDirections are playing host to Emily Boyd of Remember the Milk and Stephen Cox of Intuity.

Emily will talk about creating rich AJAX interfaces for web-based applications, and her experiences designing popular task management web app Remember The Milk. Learn about the challenges of designing web interfaces that are simple yet powerful, and see concrete examples of ways that AJAX can be used to enhance the user experience.

Emily is an interface designer and developer. As well as Remember the Milk, she is also the founder of MatMice, a website which has been used by more than one million children worldwide to create their own web pages.

Stephen Cox: Corporate ethnography, what the hell is it and why would you care?
Stephen Cox looks at some of the ways he approaches ethnography in the corporate environment (with corporate timeframes) and how it helps in design, decision making and customer experience. Learn all about this fascinating approach to design research, which will be further examined by Kelly Goto at Web Directions in September.

Stephen started his working life as a pre-historian and anthropologist, making the move into web design in 1996 and later working in user-centred design for The Hiser Group. Stephen has since established his own consultancy, Intuity, and has now worked his way through two years of research into modern culture and the needs of users, with a particular focus on how interpretations of culture can help aid in the process of innovation and design. More here.

I can’t make it to the WebDirections one, got Italian classes. But have fun!

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