Join DesignHammer at Drupal GovCon 2015

July 21, 2015

Drupal GovCon 2015 logoWe are headed north to Bethesda, MD this week for Drupal GovCon, one of the nation’s premier Drupal events. Formerly Drupal Gov Days and Capital Camp, the rechristened conference is again hosted by the National Institutes of Health, this year July 22–24.

Sponsored by Drupal4Gov, Drupal GovCon unites, developers, designers, and users of the Drupal platform. Although targeted at government users, many business and nonprofit staff members will be among close to a thousand expected to join in the training, collaboration and business networking opportunities.

2014 was DesignHammer’s first year at the conference, and we were delighted to present two sessions on Drupal related topics. This year we will be presenting again, and hope you will attend one or both of our sessions.

One Wednesday at 2pm, learn how to Get It Right the First Time Through Cheap and Easy DIY Usability Testing.

At it’s most basic, usability is about insuring something, such as a website, works well. Without usability testing results, design and functionality decisions are based on opinion. Despite the understood importance, many organizations believe usability testing is too expensive and time consuming to fit their budget and schedule. We will show how usability tests can be performed both quickly and inexpensively using popular DIY usability techniques. We will cover both analog and online tools for user surveys, card sorting, tree testing, first click testing, and user testing. You don’t need a lot of participants either—many valuable tests may be performed with as few as five subjects.

On Friday at 2pm get ready for Website Redesign In Drupal: Are You Planning to Succeed or Succeeding to Fail? It All Starts With Your RFP.

Are you currently using, or considering Drupal? Whether you are looking to develop an organization's initial website or upgrade an existing one, managing a website development project can be a daunting task, especially if your organization lacks internal website design and development expertise. Drupal provides an extremely flexible platform, but determining an appropriate approach to best fit your organization's needs and budget often involves navigating the benefits and costs of different providers, approaches, and technologies.

DesignHammer is also a gold level sponsor of GovCon 2015. Stop by our table for some special swag for our blog readers. We are also sponsoring a square in the Drupal GovCon Scavenger Hunt with a MacBook Pro going to the winner! Stop by either of our sessions, or the DesignHammer table to get one square closer to winning.