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Bentley University Presents User Experience Boot Camp for Information Design Professionals

February 18, 2009

WALTHAM, Mass. - The Design and Usability Center (DUC) at Bentley University will host a User Experience Boot Camp for software and hardware engineers, industrial designers, and user experience specialists on March 9 – 13, 2009. This year the Camp will focus on developing green technology designed for the everyday consumer to closely monitor home energy consumption. The week-long program is designed to build participants' knowledge of user-centered design and usability testing through hands-on workshops, interactive discussion sessions, and expert presentations.

Topics include user experience as strategic advantage; elements of the user experience; user research and definition; design implementation; and process improvements and success metrics. Participants will also have the opportunity to conduct or observe a real usability test in Bentley’s state-of-the-art Design and Usability Center.

Created in 2001, the Boot Camp and Bentley’s Masters program in Human Factors in Information Design showcase the university's commitment to exploring and improving the intersection of business strategy, user experience and product design. Several of the country's leading authorities on user experience will present at this one-of-a-kind program, including:

  • William Gribbons, PhD, director of the Human Factors in Information Design program and senior consultant to the Design and Usability, Bentley University
  • Bill Albert, director, Design and Usability Center, Bentley University
  • Colin Hynes, director of Usability, Staples


The cost of the program is $4,750, not including hotel and travel accommodations. Individuals registering before February 19 will pay $3,925. Corporate discounts are available for groups of three of more. Enrollment is limited to 24 participants.

For more information and a registration form, please visit the Bentley University Usability Boot Camp website at

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit

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