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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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.

 

13 Nov 2013 - 8:41am
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

Business of Design, Thursday November 21

Pittsburgh's chapter of IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) is committed to advancing the quality and impact of design and in this spirit, the IDSA of Western PA along with the PTC, Tepper School of Business, The Carnegie Mellon School of Design and Maya design are proud to announce their next event event called the Business of design on Thursday, November 21 from  4:30-6:30PM at the Adamson Auditorium (7500 Wean Hall) at Carnegie Mellon University.

11 Nov 2013 - 1:08pm
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

November Coffee Shop Meetup

Join us for this month's coffee shop meetup at Starbucks in Oakland at 8:30am on Friday, August 22. 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.

 

29 Oct 2013 - 11:01am
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

Artsy Meet and Greet

Artsy is coming to Pittsburgh!
Artsy Meet & Greet

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
17 Oct 2013 - 7:25pm
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

IxDA Swag for the holidays!

If you haven't seen it, check out http://www.zazzle.com/ixdashop. You can pick up shirts, bags, hats and even clocks proudly donning the IxDA logo - perfect for your holiday gift needs!

[There's currently an October 15% off sale running that ends tomorrow!]

TeresaBrazen
2012

Road Trip! Cooper U's Interaction Design Training Heads East

In service of spreading design awareness and education, Cooper U is bringing its foundational training in

1 Oct 2013 - 11:56am
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

Register now for Midwest UX 2013 in Grand Rapids, MI

Midwest UX 2013 is happening in a few weeks on October 17-19 in Grand Rapids, MI. It will feature keynotes by Karl Fast, Christina Wodtke and Abby Covert, a panel on designing meaningful places with Herman Miller, Haworth and Steelcase, excursions all over Grand Rapids to see designed places in context and speakers from Microsoft, IDEO, The Understanding Group and more.

20 Sep 2013 - 10:34am
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

Design events in Pittsburgh next Thursday (no happy hour meetup)

Local IxDA members - We have decided to forgo our monthly meetup which would typically be held next Thursday (the last Thursday of the month) and instead to promote a few other awesome design events going on in Pittsburgh on the evening of September 26:

Refresh Pittsburgh is having their monthly meetup at the Left Field Meeting Space
http://www.refreshpittsburgh.org/

AIGA Pittsburgh is screening "Sign Painters"
http://www.showclix.com/event/3776574/listing

18 Sep 2013 - 12:31pm
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Bill Bernstein
2009

Nice & Dicey: Designers Discuss the Tricky Topics

Join IxDA Pittsburgh for this event, where we'll ask a panel of designers to discuss tricky, much-debated topics in interaction design. Our hosts, Bessemer Alliance, are graciously providing beverages and snacks.

10 Sep 2013 - 3:07pm
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

Special Access to UsabilityTools For IxDA Pittsburgh Members

UsabilityTools is a comprehensive solution for UX designers with tools for remote usability testing and conversion optimization. They would like to extend a special offer to members of IxDA Pittsburgh to try what they have to offer at a 25% discounted rate. To take advantage of this offer, visit http://usabilitytools.com/promo/ and use the promo code ixdapittsburgh.

5 Sep 2013 - 10:17am
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

Save the date, folks -- two weeks from today: Nice & Dicey: Designers Discuss the Tricky Topics

Some topics have us interaction designers chiming in perfect harmony. But then, there are thorny topics that no two designers can seem to agree on. On September 18th, we’ll focus on these disputed topics, with a discussion panel of four individuals… and YOU. What does that mean? Stay tuned… But first, save the date!

IxDA Pittsburgh invites you to:

Nice & Dicey: Designers Discuss the Tricky Topics
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
6:00pm - 8:30pm

15 Aug 2013 - 2:09pm
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Matt Schnauber
2010

August Coffee Shop Meetup - 21st Street Coffee and Tea, Strip District

Join us for this month's coffee shop meetup at 21st Street Coffee and Tea in The Strip before work (at 8:30am) on Thursday, August 22. 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.

 

12 Aug 2013 - 9:54am
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

Registration for Midwest UX 2013 is now open.

Register for Midwest UX 2013

Join us in rediscovering the role of place in design.

15 Jul 2013 - 10:18pm
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

The 2014 Interaction Awards are now open for submissions!

A select group of IxD thought leaders is getting ready to evaluate work from all over the world in the most prestigious awards in Interaction Design. The 2014 Interaction Awards is now open for submissions!

 

In its third year, the Interaction Awards recognize and celebrate examples of excellence in Interaction Design across domains, channels, environments and cultures. We’re excited to continue inspiring the global Interaction Design community to share, discuss and celebrate excellence

8 May 2013 - 11:37am
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

The Power of 10 :: Seed the next 10 years of IxDA

Since 2003, IxDA member support has been at the core of our exponential growth and development as a global organization. From the very first email discussion list to formalizing the organization's mission, operations, and governance, to local groups around the world, to programs and platforms where our community can meet and share ideas to advance the discipline of interaction design...YOU are the members who come together as a vibran