IxDA Pittsburgh

Message to the group

IxDA is an organization devoted to serving the Interaction Design community in Pittsburgh through activities and discussions that facilitate growth, understanding, and development of the profession. IxDA pittsburgh is a chapter of the international Interaction Design Association.

Our events include speakers, panels and workshops and are held pretty much bi-monthly.. Rather than meeting on a specific day or week, we remain flexible, scheduling events to meet the availability of speakers, hosts, and organizers. Some of the previous hosts of our events are listed in the Local links section. We also meet informally on a monthly basis for alternating happy hour/coffee shop meetups in different locations around the city. These provide a way for members to meet other local designers, talk about trends in the industry, and share projects, problems and ideas.

Our members include anyone who is interested in facilitating positive and engaging experiences for people. Our practitioners are interaction designers, industrial designers, visual designers, product designers, developers, game designers, roboticists - you name it. To become a member, all you have to do is create an account on IxDA.org, subscribe to our mailing lists to learn about events and show up. We try to keep all of our events totally free. You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on twitter @IxDAPGH. Please join us!

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12 Jun 2014 - 9:17am
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Matt Schnauber
2010

June Coffee Shop Meetup

Join us for this month's coffee shop meetup at Coffee Tree Roaster in Bakery Square at 8:30am on Thursday, June 26.

23 May 2014 - 11:08am
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

Interaction 14 Redux Happy Hour

Miss Interaction 14 in Amsterdam? Join for happy hour as we watch and discuss the best talks and for a special presentation by local students who had their work featured at the conference.

Where: Rhiza Labs,
5850 Ellsworth Ave #200 Pittsburgh, PA 15232

When: Thursday, June 5, 6-8pm

We hope to see you there!


25 Apr 2014 - 10:34am
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Matt Schnauber
2010

IxDA Pittsburgh April Happy Hour - Apr 30

Join us for this month's Happy Hour meetup at Sienna Mercato. Take the opportunity to meet other local designers, talk about trends in the industry and share projects, problems and ideas. Look for the IxDA Pittsburgh sign.

 

4 Apr 2014 - 11:04am
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Cheryl Templeton
2011

CHI this month in Toronto

Hi, Just wondering if anyone else is attending CHI and is interested in meeting up! I'll be there Monday-Thursday.

Cheryl

18 Mar 2014 - 8:31am
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

Designers Wanted at Startup Weekend March 28-30

Pittsburgh designers - check out Startup Weekend on March 28-30. There's a 20% discount for designers with the code SWPGHDESIGN at registration.

Startup Weekend is business idea competition in which teams have 54 hours to create a business model, design, prototype, code, validate, and pitch their product ideas. (You don't need to have an idea yourself to participate.) Designers are definitely in demand at this event! Details can be found at pgh.startupweekend.org.

 

17 Mar 2014 - 10:42am
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Matt Schnauber
2010

March Coffee Shop Meetup

Join us for this month's coffee shop meetup at Espresso A Mano in Lawrenceville at 8:00am on Thursday, March 27.

17 Feb 2014 - 9:38pm
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ian.dejesus
2010

IxDA Pittsburgh February Happy Hour - Feb. 27

Join us for this month's Happy Hour meetup at Harvard and Highland. Take the opportunity to meet other local designers, talk about trends in the industry and share projects, problems and ideas. Look for the IxDA Pittsburgh sign.

 

Thursday, February 27

6:00 PM

17 Feb 2014 - 12:03pm
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Ashley Blankette
2012
28 Jan 2014 - 9:03am
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Jack L. Moffett
2005

Former Pittsburgher looking for remote, freelance opportunities

Involution Studio's Columbus office is closing. Erik Dahl, who I first met at one of our IxDA Pittsburgh events, is looking for UX/IA/IxD freelance/contract work to fill in as he figures out what his next endeavor should be. You may know Erik as the founder of Midwest UX or one of the hosts of the podcast The Digital Life. He has most recently been retweeted for http://www.uxaxioms.com. You can contact him here: http://about.me/eadahl

28 Jan 2014 - 8:14am
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

Lessons from Pseudoscience: How to avoid becoming the Jenny McCarthy of usability - tonight

Just a reminder that Anthony Levin-Decanini's talk will be held tonight at Chatham University at 6pm.

For more details:http://www.ixda.org/node/37091

 

The event will be held in Sanger Hall, which is on the first floor of Coolidge Hall. See the map here:
http://www.chatham.edu/about/pdf/campusmap.pdf

We hope to see you there!

7 Jan 2014 - 9:39pm
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ian.dejesus
2010

Lessons from Pseudoscience: How to avoid becoming the Jenny McCarthy of usability

Presented by: Anthony Levin-Decanini, UX Lead at Retrofit

7 Jan 2014 - 9:38pm
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ian.dejesus
2010

Lessons from Pseudoscience: How to avoid becoming the Jenny McCarthy of usability

Presented by: Anthony Levin-Decanini, UX Lead at Retrofit

6 Jan 2014 - 9:18pm
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ian.dejesus
2010

January Coffee Shop Meetup

Join us for this month's coffee shop meetup at Big Dog Cafe in the South Side at 8:30am on Tuesday, January 14.

Take the opportunity to meet other local designers, talk about trends in the industry and share projects, problems and ideas. It's a great opportunity to network, learn about job openings in Pittsburgh and for students to get acquainted with local professionals. Look for the IxDA Pittsburgh sign.

11 Dec 2013 - 10:53am
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

[IxDA Pittsburgh] Holiday Happy Hour - Thursday, Dec. 19

Celebrate and be merry with fellow Pittsburgh designers at Cioppino on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6pm.

We'll also be swapping ideas for gifts with great user experiences and include them in our IxDA Pittsburgh-sanctioned Gift Guide.  

19 Nov 2013 - 12:32pm
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

[IxDA Pittsburgh] Reminder! November Coffee Shop Meetup

Just a reminder that this month's coffee shop meetup will be held this Friday, August 22 at  Starbucks in Oakland at 8:30am. Take the opportunity to meet other local designers, talk about trends in the industry and share projects, problems and ideas. It's a great opportunity to network, learn about job openings in Pittsburgh and for students to get acquainted with local professionals. Look for the IxDA Pittsburgh sign.