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 Nov 2012 - 10:04am
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

Reminder - [IxDA Pittsburgh] Panel Discussion - UX Within an Organization - this Thursday!

Hi everyone. Just a reminder that our panel discussion around being a member of a UX team within a broader organization will be held this Thursday, November 15th!

A handful of local designers will take questions and reflect on their roles. How does UX gain a foothold, or create a new type of spark, within an organization? How might a lone designer start to grow into a UX group? Generously hosted by Confluence, at 600 River Avenue on the North Shore.

2 Nov 2012 - 9:50am
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

[IxDA Pittsburgh] Panel Discussion: UX Within an Organization - Rescheduled

We've rescheduled the panel discussion AND added an additional panelist to the lineup!

Join IxDA Pittsburgh for a discussion panel on being a UX practitioner within a larger organization on Thursday, November 15. A handful of local designers will take questions and reflect on their roles. How does UX gain a foothold, or create a new type of spark, within an organization? How might a lone designer start to grow into a UX group? Generously hosted by Confluence, at 600 River Avenue on the North Shore.

Panelists will include:

2 Nov 2012 - 8:19am
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

IxDA Pittsburgh members to speak/lead a workshop at Interaction 13 in Toronto

If you're lucky enough to make it to Interaction 13 in Toronto, be sure to check out the local members who will be representing IxDA Pittsburgh.

Join Jack Moffett's workshop: Creating production-ready CSS
http://interaction13.ixda.org/program/#session-WK9

Also, check out Matt Powers' talk (under the newly created "Robotics" category): Smart and Beautiful: Designing Robots and Intelligent Machines
http://interaction13.ixda.org/program/#session-88A

1 Nov 2012 - 7:53am
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

Rhiza is hiring an Interaction Designer/Front End Developer

Rhiza is looking for an interaction designer in Pittsburgh. A spin-off of MAYA Design, Rhiza is strongly rooted in user-centered design.

It's a small company, so this person will be integral to the development of Rhiza's new flagship product (so new, it's not even on their website yet...). The position requires a combination of UI implementation (e.g. strong CSS chops and the will to use them) and UX research and design.

29 Oct 2012 - 4:05pm
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

Tonight's Panel Discussion is Postponed

Local group members -In response to concerns about the impending weather, the organizing committee has decided to cancel tonight's Panel Discussion and reschedule to make sure that all who would like to attend are able to. We apologize for the short notice and for any inconvenience that this might cause - we'll send out a rescheduled event notification ASAP. We're looking forward to the discussion, so look out for an updated event in the near future!

25 Oct 2012 - 6:10am
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

Reminder: [IxDA Pittsburgh] Panel Discussion: UX Within an Organization

IxDA will hold its next event, a discussion panel on being a UX practitioner within a larger organization, next Monday at 6:30pm at Confluence. Please join Gary Minnaert (User Experience Architect at Confluence), Maria Emerson (User Experience Director at Intermedix), Ian DeJesus (Interaction Designer at Viz I General Dynamics C4 Systems), and Anna Abovyan (User Experience Designer at M*Modal) as they take questions and reflect on their roles. The panel will be moderated by Ryan Cummings (eCommerce Product Manager at Dick's Sporting Goods).

23 Oct 2012 - 8:08am
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

Google is hiring an interaction designer in Pittsburgh!

It's the moment we've all been waiting for...Google is hiring an interaction designer in the Pittsburgh office! See the following link for a job description or to apply:

http://www.google.com/about/jobs/locations/pittsburgh/engineering/ux/interaction-designer-pittsburgh.html.

23 Oct 2012 - 7:46am
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

[IxDA Pittsburgh] Panel Discussion: UX Within an Organization

Join IxDA Pittsburgh for a discussion panel on being a UX practitioner within a larger organization. A handful of local designers will take questions and reflect on their roles. How does UX gain a foothold, or create a new type of spark, in an engineering-focused environment? How might a lone designer start to grow into a UX group? Generously hosted
by Confluence, at 600 River Avenue on the North Shore.

Monday, October 29, 2012
6:30pm - 7:00pm: networking
7:00pm - 8:30pm: panel discussion
Hosted by Confluence, (600 River Avenue on the North Shore)

26 Sep 2012 - 6:39am
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

Free UIE Conference recordings for download - expiring soon!

We have free access to to UI16, The UX & Design Conference Audio and Video Recordings till Tuesday, Sept.25. Details at http://www.uie.com/events/uiconf/2012/giveaway/. Download today!
25 Sep 2012 - 8:25pm
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

UPMC's Technology Development Center (TDC) Open House this Thursday

UPMC's TDC is looking for designers! They are hosting an open house this Thursday, September 27, 5:30pm-8:30pm in the TDC's offices on the second floor of Bakery Square. Sign up here - http://qeasttrial.us2.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3xsZWxQYrpUOkh7

 

 

24 Sep 2012 - 8:28am
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

Local Members to participate in Interaction 13 awards judging

4 local IxDA members will participating in the 2013 Interaction awards judging. Bill Bernstein and Chris Connors, both of Daedalus, and Josh Line of UPMC Health Plan will participate as peer reviewers. Mark Rettig of Fit Associates serves as this year's jury chair. We thank these folks for representing Pittsburgh and helping to make the awards a success!

21 Sep 2012 - 9:58pm
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

2013 Interaction Awards: Call for Peer Reviewers

The 2013 Interaction Awards is calling for nominations for peer reviewers from the IxDA local leaders! Peer reviewers will conduct remote evaluation of entries in the beginning of October and can expect to each rate around 10 entries.  The highest-scoring entries will determine the shortlist moving on to the final judging session in New York.

21 Sep 2012 - 8:25am
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

[IxDA Pittsburgh] Happy Hour Meetup: This month we'll join the Pittsburgh Usability group's happy hour at Mario's Eastside Saloon on Thursday, September 27

IxDA Pittsburgh members - come socialize with members of the new Pittsburgh Usability group at MARIO'S Eastside Saloon on Walnut Street in Shadyside after work on Thursday, September 27. Take the opportunity to meet other local designers, talk about trends in the industry, and share projects, problems and ideas.

6 Sep 2012 - 12:41pm
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bwzimmerman
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Viz Needs Designers!

GDC4S|Viz is looking experienced UXers to join our Information Design team in the Southside. Get dirty taming the complexities of massive systems with interdisciplinary hordes of highly creative individuals, just shouting distance from Big Dog Coffee, OTB Bicycle Cafe, and Quaintly Historic East Carson Street!

21 Aug 2012 - 5:37pm
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

Teaching position in the design program at Edinboro

Edinboro University has an immediate need for an adjunct or a contract full time position teaching new media in their design program. The new media classes are back-to-back on Mondays and Wednesdays to enable commuting from Pittsburgh.