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30 September, 2009

Join us:


UPA Boston invites you to its September monthly meeting on Wed, September 30th at EnerNOC’s Headquarters in downtown Boston. Michael Ledoux, EnerNOC User Interface Lead, will present“Designing Dashboards”. He will also give tours of EnerNOC’s command center where dashboards play a critical role in reducing energy consumption, and monitoring capacity to make energy available to grid operators and utilities on demand. More details below. Please join us!

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Abstract:

Dashboards are fast becoming ubiquitous through-out all types of informational interactions. Over the past couple of years Michael and the UI team at EnerNOC have spent much time developing dashboards for the Energy industry which has necessitated in-depth exposure to many
design techniques and considerations for a successful user-experience.

In this presentation Michael will discuss:

  • Different types of dashboards for various user environments
  • Common design mistakes as exhibited from various examples
  • Good design practices as they relate to Human Factors
  • Examples of good design layouts & frameworks
  • Choosing the right type of display media for your dashboard

**Drawing for a Free Balsamiq License!**
Drop your business card in a drawing at the September meeting, and you may be the lucky winner of a free Balsamiq license, courtesy of Valerie Liberty at Balsamiq.


Where:
EnerNOC Headquarters
101 Federal Street, 11th floor, Suite 1100
Boston, MA 02110

When:
Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
6:00-7:00pm Networking & 2 tours (1st Tour at 6:20pm / 2nd Tour at 6:40pm)
7:00-9:00pm Presentation and discussion, Q&A, wrap-up

Michael Ledoux, User Interface Lead:
Michael Ledoux has over 20 years of UI development experience as a programmer, information architect and as a UX designer. He has worked for IBM, BMC Software, Varian Semiconductor, Aclara Software (formerly Nexus Energy Software) and is currently the UX lead at EnerNOC, which is a company that helps organizations use energy more efficiently and utilities deliver clean, cost-effective and reliable energy solutions. Michael is an active UPA member and also has a MS in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University.

 

About EnerNOC:
EnerNOC (Energy Network Operations Center) is staffed 24/7/365 and remotely manages and reduces electricity consumption across an international network of customer sites. Their energy management technology helps customers use energy more intelligently, pay less for it, and generate cash flow that benefits their bottom line. Their system meets the needs of utilities/grid operators by delivering energy, and maintaining real-time balances between supply and demand. EnerNOC’s 3 main energy management solutions include:

  • Demand Response: where facilities get paid for reducing energy usage during peak demand, while utility customers get access to clean, reliable capacity
  • Energy Efficiency: EnerNoc’s monitoring-based commissioning solution helps customerscustomers uncover significant energy savings, often without the need to invest significant capital,leading to reductions in both energy cost and emissions.
  • Energy Procurement: In deregulated markets, EnerNOC’s energy procurement helps customers navigate complex energy markets to buy energy more cost-effectively.

Check them out on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgFSUwwZdpo&feature=related

Parking Downtown:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=%22Parking%22+101+Federal+Street+Boston+MA&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=29.496064,35.683594&ie=UTF8&ll=42.354849,-71.05442&spn=0.006565,0.013754&z=16

Public Transportation:
Red Line, Silver Line, or Commuter Rail: to South Station stop.

  1. Head northwest on Summer St toward Atlantic Ave / downtown shopping area – away from Children’s Museum and Fort Point Channel.
  2. Turn right at High Street
  3. Turn left at Federal Street

Contact:
Michael Ledoux [humanfactor@gmail.com]

Eventbrite

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