Many thanks to Don Levan (Vanguard Custom Software) for coming out and presenting to the group!
Don presented to a packed house (28 people) on the impact of successful user interfaces, working within the constraints of human psychology and physiology – and optimizing workflows and tools for humans (as opposed to developers ). Drawing liberally from Edward Tufte, Alan Cooper and Donald Norman for background material, Don laid out some excellent groundwork for building the right software tools for the job that are easy to learn and efficient to use.
This is a topic he’ll be presenting at the 2010 FileMaker DevCon (in San Diego in August), so it was great to get a preview of the material.
Here are some photos from the meeting. Tried out my new cell phone’s camera…it is what it is.
Just a final reminder, folks: meeting tonight at 6 PM. See details here.
Ustream session will be posted here:
As posted here, we’ll be meeting tonight at 6 PM. Jason Mundok, David Hollander and Alan Deffenderfer will be discussing what they learned at DevCon, in a roundtable discussion format. Not a meeting to miss if you didn’t make it to DevCon.
As with the July meeting, we’ll stream to uStream:
We hope you can join us, in person or otherwise.
Greetings FileMaker Enthusiasts,
Our next Philadelphia FileMaker User Group meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday evening, June 30th 2009 at 6:00 PM.
The meeting will be held at the IT Solutions Fort Washington Office:
+ 414 Commerce Dr., Suite 150, Fort Washington, PA 19034
+ Google Map: http://tinyurl.com/37mhhh
Please RSVP here if you are planning to attend this meeting:
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Thanks to Jason Mundok for presenting Tuesday night! He did a great job walking through real-world, production examples of dynamic reporting and script triggers in FileMaker 10 before a group of 16 souls.
We were originally planning a Design Critique for June along the lines of our Critique last fall, but I think I’m going to push that back to July. There’s a great presenter in the pipeline that we’re trying to set up and hopefully will have with us in June – this is partly in response to those of you who asked for presentations on accounting package integration, and partly because, well, he’s a fantastic speaker. More when I can confirm it.
Just a reminder that for those of you who’re just a bit too far to attend in person:
FMPug has been posting selected presentation content on the FMPug site, available for FMPug members. You can access it here:
Ernest Koe’s ProofGroup presentation is up at this URL, as well as Jess Barnum’s presentation, both filmed at the Orlando FL FMPug chapter. Kudos to Andy for putting this together.
Note that you need to join FMPug to access most of the content, but you can see a free 12 minute video introduction by Jesse to get a sense of how it all lays out.
If I haven’t harped on it enough, online videos aren’t the only reason to join FMPug. Here’s a grid of benefits:
A virtual membership will get you into the FMPug site and its benefits; a portion of a Chapter membership goes to support us at PFUG (since we’re a local FMPug chapter), plus eligibility for FMPug member giveaways at meetings (like tonight’s, for example).
These fine folks meet about 4 times a year at the Manayunk Brewing Company in Manayunk; their next meeting is January 31st.
I mention it because this is fresh off Macworld, and they may discuss things of interest to FileMaker folks – you may even get some first hand reflections from visiting the FMI booth.
I’m going to drop by, and hope you will too.