the very nature of what we do, UX professionals must be up-to-date on
new technologies and trends in order to shape products and services that
reach people in a world of technological and media flux. The transition
from desktop software to web sites/web apps and again to mobile phones
and tablets has been challenging enough. Now, with natural user
interfaces (NUI) on the cusp of popular acceptance and expanded
integration into digital and physical products, a whole new challenge is
before UI/UX practitioners. In fact, the UI of NUI is so unique that
present day UX tools, approaches, and thinking, may need a complete
overhaul. Rather than shy away from radical change, this is a pivotal
opportunity for UXers from various disciplines to come together and
explore this new, exciting world of human/machine interaction.
conversation is the launching point for the UXD community to develop
NUI best practices by examining where NUI is today, where it's headed,
what kinds of powerful tools it offers, and how we can harness it to
develop new archetypes for useful/desirable UX!
WHEN Thursday, April 18th 2013 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Networking and refreshments 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Presentation 8:00 - 8:30 p.m. Wrap-up and discussion
Refreshments will be served.
will need to show their ID to lobby security to get a building pass.
Once you have a pass, proceed to the first bank of elevators and up to
Spies & Assassin's office on the sixth floor.
The event is free and open to everyone interested however tickets are required.
IMPORTANT!! Seating is limited. So you must have a ticket to attend. Please only RSVP if you know you can attend.
Cancellations: Please email us (email@example.com)
as soon as you know you cannot use your ticket. We'll release your seat
for one of your fellow practitioners and generate good IxD karma for
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS Debra Benkler, Digital Creative Architect and co-founder, ScreenPlay InterActive Deb
is a practitioner of lean and logical UX focusing on best practices in
the broader context of CX (customer experience). Her repertoire includes
many years of agency work designing and creating branding, graphics,
and UI for projects including web sites, kiosks, and experiential
marketing systems, for clients including: Saks, L’Oreal, Coty, and the
Maryland Transit Administration. As co-founder of both the HUM•Ex (NUI)
project and NUI Central, she is researching and exploring UX
methodologies for NUI (natural user interface). Deb holds an MBA
(marketing), a BA in Art History, and most recently won a 2012 User
Ken Lonyai, Digital Innovation Strategist and co-founder, ScreenPlay InterActive Ken
is a 15+ year veteran of user centered interactive project development
including some of the industry's most unique experiential systems. His
skills span the on-line world and nearly every realm of human/computer
interface used by brands and retailers - mobile, interactive kiosks,
experiential displays, NUI (natural user interface) and more. Focused on
UX and increasingly on NUI (natural user interface), Ken is a UX/CX
evangelist to companies and brands and an NUI evangelist to the world!
He's a co-founder of the HUM•Ex (NUI) project, co-founder of NUI
Central, and a 2012 User Experience Award winner.
ABOUT OUR HOST AND REFRESHMENTS SPONSOR Kirshenbaum
bond senecal + partners (kbs+) is an integrated creative, advertising
and marketing agency that is shifting the industry paradigm from
innovation to invention. We are committed to inventing and creating the
highest value ideas for our clients and for ourselves. Our team of
passionate inventors and creative entrepreneurs is dedicated to doing
things that matter and making things that matter. Today kbs+ serves a
diverse roster of clients that includes American Express, BMW, FTSE,
HomeGoods, KAO Brands, PUMA, Rolls Royce and Vanguard. For more
information on kbs+, a member of the MDC Partners Network, please visit http://www.kbsp.com or follow us @kbsp_agency.