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Using scenarios to drive design – Steve Calde, Principal Consultant, Cooper & Elizabeth Bacon, Senior Human Factors Engineer, St. Jude Medical

Date: October 21, 2006
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Steve Calde, Principal Consultant, Cooper & Elizabeth Bacon, Senior Human Factors Engineer, St. Jude Medical — 

Learn techniques for creating meaningful and effective persona-based scenarios and how to prevent scenarios from becoming a tool of evil in your organization.

Former Cooper design teammates Elizabeth Bacon and Steve Calde reveal the power of scenarios as a requirements definition tool, a conceptual and detailed design tool, and a communication tool.

About the speakers
Steve Calde is a Principal Design Consultant at Cooper, where he’s been helping to make the digital world a safer place for users since 1998. Steve has worked on scores of design projects in diverse domains such as golf course irrigation, IT administration, online radio, enterprise resource management, intravenous medication delivery, telecommunications, and more. Steve also teaches Cooper’s Interaction Design Practicum and Communicating courses. In a previous life, Steve was a technical writer for Rational Systems and GW Associates (semiconductor factory automation).

Elizabeth Bacon, M.A., is a senior interaction designer at St. Jude Medical. She received her “post-grad” education in interaction design at Cooper, where she worked for three inspiring years designing interactive systems and helping refine methodology and practice. She has worked for the past four years at St. Jude Medical, where she is a founding member of the New Product Planning team, designing solutions for implantable medical devices that satisfy and delight customers. She also is an active member of the Interaction Design Association, and is the IxDA Liaison/Member-at-Large of CHIFOO. Above all, she is passionate about improving the world through the practice of interaction design and sharing perspectives with fellow practitioners.

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