I was looking over the NN/g Events Agenda thinking about what sold out and what hasn’t. Especailly curious to me was that IA 1 sold out, IA 2 did not, but web design 1 didn’t, and wed design 2 did. At first I figured that san francisco has more experienced designer than IA’s. But then looking at the agneda for each of these, I noticed the sold outs looked more pragmatic and applicable.
“Web design” is chronlogical in project time, and 1 focused on discovery. You know, the part everyone rushes through in real life? While WD 2 focuses on the hard core making part: interaction design, IA, prototyping and so on.
Meanwhile IA was organized along beginner-advanced. So I’m guessing the sign ups were people who just wanted enough to do their job, and fergetabout the theory and advanced skills.
Of course this is merely me pondering. But why does one course do well over another?