We're kicking it off with this great event put on by the folks at
Involution Studios and Pivotal Labs, and sponsored by O'Reilly Media,
which we think is right up your alley. We
also have new local leaders to introduce who have been working on some
ideas for the coming months. Come check it out, meet us, and discuss
what it means to design for this coming wave of emerging technology.
Join us for the 2013 User Experience Awards as we recognize great work in the user experience field. Doors open at 5:30pm for the pre-event reception with refreshments. The event will announce and showcase the winners’ work and features an
expert panelist discussion about the contest submissions and the jurors’
decision-making process. The theme of the discussion is "What Makes
The most important step in designing a user interface for a desktop or Web-based application is to design a coherent, task-focused conceptual model. Unfortunately, this step is often skipped in software development. The result is incoherent, arbitrary, overly complex applications that expose irrelevant concepts to users. This talk explains what conceptual models are, why they are valuable, and how to create them. It is based on the presenters' recent book: Conceptual Models: Core to Good Design (Morgan & Claypool, 2011).
On Monday 27 May 2013 IxDA Nederland organizes the 25th edition of Design by Fire Café. Design by Fire Café is an informal gathering for (interaction) designers. This edition will take place at the Louis Hartlooper Complex in Utrecht.