IxDA Columbus (Central Ohio)

Message to the group

IxDA Columbus strives to connect the local interaction, user experience, usability, and design professionals to content, events, and most importantly, each other.

We welcome and encourage membership that extends outside of the Columbus area as well -- Cleveland, Cincinnati, Youngstown, Toledo and beyond. Membership is free (of course) and open to anyone with an interest. Community members are encouraged to post forum discussions, cross-post blog entries or articles, or suggest meetups and events. We are make every attempt to post regional, national, and international events for IxDA, IA, UPA, and related organizations. If you know of something that belongs on our events calendar, we want you to contribute! 

You can keep up with the latest IxDA Columbus activities by following us on twitter: @ixdacolumbus

2011 Regularly Scheduled Monthly Events:


  • 1st Friday - Chat & Pancake Breakfast
  • 3rd Wednesday - Happy Hour
  • towards the end of the month - Interaction After Hours speakers series and studio tours
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Visual Interface Design in San Francisco August 15-16, 2011

Attend this two day workshop to learn how to design for engagement and deliver more desirable products. Register for this session to learn about a wide range of visual design topics including how to use research and personas to guide visual choices, identifying experience attributes to drive engagement, and how visual properties can clarify interaction and information.
Additional information: http://www.cooper.com/#training:visual_interface_design
Online registration: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/e/181252


Interaction Design Practicum in San Francisco August 9-12, 2011

Learn about personas and goal-directed design from the people who invented them! Register for this four day intensive, hands-on workshop to learn about developing a deep understanding of your users and concrete product concepts to create great customer experiences.
Additional information: http://www.cooper.com/#training:interaction_design
Online registration: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/e/180970


Design Collaboration & Communication in San Francisco, July 25-26, 2011

Register for this 2-day class to explore techniques for collaborating effectively and for communicating design among team members and stakeholders throughout the project and product lifecycle. Find out more at http://www.cooper.com/#training:communicating_design.


Midwest UX Conference

I think everybody in the IxDA Columbus group already knows about this - and is actively making it happen - but just in case someone new joins. And for folks in the region (Cleveland, Cincy).

April 9-10 is the big event - Midwest UX conference.

See you there!

6 Dec 2010 - 1:33pm
Erik Dahl

UX Book Club Columbus

UX Book Club Columbus has set up it's reading schedule for the first half of 2011. If you are interested in reading and discussing UX related books check out their page on the uxbookclub.org wiki: http://uxbookclub.org/doku.php?id=columbus We'll be posting the bookclub meetings events, and you can also follow their twitter feed for updates: @uxbookclubCMH

27 Jul 2010 - 1:06am
Denise Philipsen

"Speed Dating" Style Mini-Mentorship Program

Crazy idea: Would anyone be interested in doing short-term mentoring for very specific domains?

For example: If I'm an interaction designer with little-to-no experience in moderating/conducting usability testing, I might seek out those in the community who are knowledgeable and can offer advice and tips to help get up to speed.  Likewise, I could "mini-mentor" a student who is looking to understand how to better their design critique skills for the real world. 

1 May 2010 - 7:01am
6 years ago
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Transition from Ning

Hi - I left a note on Ning, seemed to make sense to start a thread here, too.

Is there anything I can do to help in the transition to this new place for the group?

Small, simple things are best. I am not that smart. (^: