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Learning Tree Introduces New Course – Practical User Interface Design and Prototyping

RESTON, VA (January 20, 2011)
Learning Tree International (NASDAQ NGM: LTRE) has announced the introduction of a new course entitled Practical User Interface Design and Prototyping. This three-day course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to design and generate effective user interfaces to address end-user needs. Our expert instructors will teach attendees how to apply proven user interface design practices to gather requirements, reduce user input errors, and provide intuitive navigation pathways through complex applications to ensure usability.

Hands-on exercises provide attendees with practical experience designing user interfaces. Exercises and demonstrations include:

  • Generating an electronic prototype of an interface
  • Increasing speed and reducing errors to improve end-user productivity
  • Adding useful help and error messages
  • Creating navigation controls
  • Incorporating search capabilities
  • Adjusting for visual difficulties to increase accessibility
  • Providing customization support

"Interface design is critical to winning competitive advantage," explained Jennifer Urick, Vice President of Product Development for Learning Tree International. "To be effective, software application designs must not only support the required functionality, but also fully engage users. The proven design practices taught in this course will be highly beneficial to anyone involved in interface design and development."

Attendees have three ways to attend this course:

1. Learning Tree will begin presenting Practical User Interface Design and Prototyping at its Education Centers in the U.S. and Canada in January 2011.

The current schedule includes the following:

  • Washington, DC (Rockville, MD) — January 26-28
  • Toronto, ON — February 9-11
  • Washington, DC (Reston, VA) — March 9-11
  • New York, NY — April 13-15

This schedule is subject to change.

2. This course can also be attended via Learning Tree AnyWare™—our live, online instructor-led training delivery solution that allows participants to join this course from their home or office.

3.Practical User Interface Design and Prototyping can also be delivered on site at a client facility as a private, customized event.

For further information and the latest course dates and locations, call 1-888-THE-TREE (1-888-843-8733) or visit

Practical User Interface Design and Prototyping is valuable for anyone involved in developing user interfaces. Specifically, user interface designers, system developers, programmers, testers and analysts will benefit from taking this course. A general knowledge of software development is preferred but not required.

Practical User Interface Design and Prototyping augments existing Learning Tree courses, including the following:

About Learning Tree International

Learning Tree International is a leading global provider of highly effective, hands-on training to information technology professionals and managers. Since 1974, over 65,000 organizations have relied on Learning Tree to enhance the professional skills of more than 2.1 million employees. Learning Tree develops, markets and delivers a broad, proprietary library of instructor-led courses focused on web development; IT security; project management; operating systems; databases; networking; software development; and leadership, management and business skills. Courses are presented globally at Learning Tree Education Centers, on-site at client facilities, and can be attended via Learning Tree AnyWare™, the Company’s proprietary technology that connects participants via the web to the actual classroom, from their workplace or home. For more information about our products and services, call 1-888-THE-TREE (1-888-843-8733), visit, follow @LearningTree on Twitter or visit Learning Tree International's Facebook fan page.

Contact Information

Max Shevitz
Learning Tree International
Phone: (703) 925-5590

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