IxDA NYC Presents: "Designing Microinteractions"

Peter March
2009
Event date: 
July 18, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Smart Design
601 West 26th Street
New York, NY
United States
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Event description: 


"The details are not the details. They make the design.” — Charles Eames

The difference between a good product and a great one are its details: the microinteractions that make up the small moments inside and around features. How do you turn on mute on your phone? How do you know you have a new email message? How can you change a setting? All these little moments—which are typically not on any feature list and often ignored—can change a product from one that is tolerated to one that’s beloved. This talk provides a new way of thinking about designing digital products: as a series of microinteractions that are essential to bringing personality and delight to applications and devices. We'll delve into the structure of microinteractions—Triggers, Rules, Feedback, and Loops—and talk about why you should: Bring The Data Forward, Don't Start From Zero, Use What is Often Overlooked, and Long Loops.

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AGENDA

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

WHEN
Thursday, July 18th 2013
6:30pm - 8:30pm

WHERE

Smart Design
601 West 26th Street
18th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Map: http://bit.ly/10cVKd1

PRICE
Free


Please check in at reception in the lobby and they'll send you up to the 18th Floor. The nearest subway stop is off the C/E line at 23rd Street. Exit the station north to 26th Street. Allow 15 minutes to walk west to 11th Ave and the West Side Highway.

Refreshments will be served.

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 (nyc.ixda@gmail.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 all involved!

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
The son of a plumber and a psychologist, Dan Saffer feels the interaction design he does is a little bit of both. Since 1995, he’s designed everything from websites to consumer electronics to robots. He feels that design isn’t only about problem solving, but about creating a better, more humane, future. At Smart Design, Dan is one of the directors of the interaction design practice, leading and advising teams to create new interaction paradigms across a wide range of products, spanning both digital and physical. Dan’s insightful, thoughtful approach to design has been captured in the 3 books he’s written—Designing for Interaction, Designing Gestural Interfaces, and Designing Devices—which are required reading for any student of interaction design. Dan has worked with a wide variety of clients, from Fortune 500 giants such as Microsoft and Time Warner to startups like AnyBots. He speaks and teaches workshops on design around the world. He has a Masters of Design in Interaction Design from Carnegie Mellon University. On Twitter, he's @odannyboy

ABOUT OUR VENUE AND REFRESHMENTS SPONSOR
Smart Design is an award-winning innovation consulting firm with studios in New York, San Francisco and Barcelona. Founded in 1980, we work with companies of all sizes and across diverse industries to create human-centered design solutions that delight customers and help companies achieve their business goals. The products, services, experiences and innovation strategies we design drive business and make a meaningful difference in how people live, learn, work and play. To learn more, join us on Twitter @SmartDesign and visit us at smartdesignworldwide.com.

ABOUT IxDA
IxDA’s mission is to improve the human condition by advancing the discipline of Interaction Design. To do this, we foster a community of people that choose to come together to support this intention. IxDA relies on individual initiative, contribution, sharing and self-organization as the primary means for us to achieve our goals. IxDA comprises over 10,000 members, and many meet at events like this one in over 80 locations worldwide. If you or your friends are based in the suburbs or further from New York, you can find contact information for other local groups on the ixda.org site.

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