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Trent Mankelow

Trent Mankelow is the co-founder and CEO of Optimal Usability, New Zealand's leading usability consultancy company. He has been the director of Branding and Marketing for the Usability Professionals' Association since January 2008.

In March 2008 our past president, Paul Sherman, suggested that the Usability Professionals' Association set up a program that offered useful discounts for UPA members. He figured that discounts would be beneficial for you and for the organizations trying to reach out to you.

The program was officially launched in December last year with five vendors. This has since grown to 16, offering discounts on everything from events and conferences, services and lab hire, to software tools and books. Over 100 of you have already taken advantage of the discounts.

As a UPA member you can get:

  • 20% discount on all Adaptive Path events
  • $89 USD discount on the Axure RP Pro 5 software for creating wireframes, prototypes and specifications for applications and web sites
  • 10% discount on Usability Testing & Eye Tracking services and facility rental from Catalyst Group
  • 10% discount on a variety of eye tracking services and analysis software from Ergoneers
  • 10% discount on IVP's usability and eye tracking labs
  • 10% discount on a variety of eye tracking services and analysis software from Mangold International
  • 20% discount on the TechSmith Morae software bundle for conducting usability testing
  • 25% discount on the Optimal Sort software for online card sorting
  • 20% discount on all Rosenfeld Media books and webinars
  • 10% discount on all Usability Lab services
  • Various discounts on UIE events
  • 10% discount on a UserZoom yearly subscription
  • $100 AUD discount on the 2009 UX Australia conference from August 26 - 28
  • 25% discount on any level of WebSort.net subscription for web-based card sorting
  • 50% discount on the PDF version of Selling Usability: User Experience Infiltration Tactics

If you haven't had a look already, we encourage you to go to http://usabilityprofessionals.org/about_upa/membership/discounts.html for full details of the claims process for each benefit.

We only offer discounts that have tangible benefits to our members, so hopefully you'll find something of use!

We'd love to get your feedback on what you think of the program and what we could be doing better. Please email us at marketing2009@usabilityprofessionals.org.


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