Design for Conversion / by Dan

Design for Conversion: The Mobile Edition - taking place on 11th of December in Amsterdam - looks like a great conference. Organised by Arjan Haring, it's described as "a mashup of persuasive design, principles of persuasion and evidence based marketing" and brings together user experience design, analytics and online marketing, with a 'persuasion' focus. For this edition, it centres on using mobile technology, including speakers from Nokia, Symbian and Sagem and a multidisciplinary team-based challenge based on a real persuasive design problem - as Arjan puts it, "Design for Conversion is not for the faint at heart as there is no escaping the interactive nature of the format." (I understand a card-deck version of the Design with Intent toolkit, not yet released, will be involved in the team challenges - it's great to be able to help out like this, and have a different kind of audience try it out). Some of the testimonials from speakers at previous editions, such as Eric Schaffer, Andrew Chak and BJ Fogg are especially complimentary about how refreshing the interactive format is.

All in all, Design for Conversion seems like a colourful, exciting, friendly and relatively intimate (150 people) event, and until 11th November there is a discounted early-bird registration fee. Thanks to Arjan for letting me know about this, and I hope it all works out well.

Next year's edition, taking place in New York, also sounds interesting, with Dan Goldstein among the speakers.