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The NYS Forum
Web & Accessibility Workgroup Presents:

Design Studio

September 10 & 11, 2015
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
(8:30 am Check-In)
The NYS Forum
24 Aviation Road Suite 206, Albany, NY

Webinar will NOT be available for this event

Presentation Overview

The web is ever changing. Designing for the web in a user-centric way, while adhering to ever growing requirements, is even more difficult. Design Studio is a process that brings together public relations, designers, developers, and content experts. Their goal is to follow this fast paced, but structured ideation session to design a project look and feel in a collaborative and fun way. This working session is perfect for those who are responsible for developing or designing new web applications or websites, public information offices and front line content editors. The Design Studio process has many affinities with Lean and Agile approaches.

NOTE: These are hands-on, group activity workshop sessions. You will be learning and doing in small groups of 4-5. It is one workshop distributed across two days. The Friday session builds on the Thursday session. You should plan to attend both half-days. There is no webinar option for this workshop as it requires in-person activity and participation.

EVEN MORE IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have attended presentations that Jeff and/or Courtney have done for us in the past, you know how good they are. If you haven't, well now you know, and now's your chance.


Jeffrey Herb, a Network Administrator turned User Experience/Interaction Designer, works for the New York State Department of Information Technology Services. For the last five years he has been stationed at the Department of Labor as part of its User Experience team. During this time he helped many application and website content editors create engaging and user-centric web sites and applications with the goal of helping the citizens of New York discover many different programs for those looking for work, obtaining statistical data, and filing for unemployment insurance. Currently he is working for the Department of Taxation and Finance as a member of the User Interface and Support team.

Courtney Jordan, Web Designer/Developer, ITS TED Cluster, is a graduate from the State University at Cobleskill in 2009 with a Bachelor in Technology in Electronic Marketing and Publishing. Courtney has a graphic design, typography, front-end designer, and developer background. After college, Courtney freelanced her skills, working to expand her knowledge within current web trends. In 2011, she began employment as a front-end designer within the Department of Labor and now presently works for the Department of Transportation. She has held many successful Design Studios for various projects such as Ride Safe NY http://ridesafeny.com and the Career Center Locator https://labor.ny.gov/career-center-locator.

Who can attend?

  • All NY State, City and Local government staff
  • The NYS Forum IT Corporate Roundtable members


Anyone involved with the web - content owners, public information officers, project managers, designers - are encourage to attend.

Pre-Register by September 8, 2015

  • Workshop size will be limited to 50 participants
  • Pre-Registration is preferred.

Cancellation Policy:
Registration indicates your intent to attend. If you register and your schedule changes making you UNABLE to attend, please contact us so that we can open the session to other interested participants. Contact Rebecca Buchner at (518) 438-7414.

This event has reached capacity.