The organizers of Cincnnati's first ProductCamp, held on Saturday,
September 27th, are seeking members of our IxDA community to
participate. This will be an all-day event with content created "by the
people, for the people". Participants suggest ideas to which they would
like to speak and the attendees vote on what topics they want to hear.
It's really a one-of-a-kind event and a great opportunity for those in
our region that dream, build, launch, or support any kind of
Please join us for the official group kickoff event for the IxDA Miami, hosted at the SapientNitro office in Coconut Grove. We will be supplying food and beverages so please RSVP. More details coming soon!
Design Week Portland is around the corner! IxDA PDX is hosting a DWP workshop with the estimable Leo Frishberg onPresumptive Design.
This is a 5-hour (with snack breaks, we promise) hands-on workshop. Participants will work in small teams. We'll use the Presumptive Design techniques Leo teaches us to explore solutions to a surprise problem, and then test those solutions with real users.
Designing for gamification is all the rage these days, but have you stopped to consider the ethics of gamification? How should it be used? When should it be avoided? Can an activity be too addictive? What are our responsibilities as designers?
7pm—Socializing and refreshments 7:30-9:30pm—Program
The Architecture of Understanding
Presenter: Peter Morville, Semantic Studios
If we hope to move forward, the UX community must go deep. We’ve been seduced by surface at the expense of understanding. We think we’re designing software, Web sites, and experiences. But we’re not. We are agents of change.