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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23 Jan 2012 - 1:17pm
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

[IxDA Pittsburgh] January Coffee Shop Meetup: Make Your Mark Artspace & Coffeehouse

Event date: January 26, 2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am

7 Jan 2012 - 2:04pm
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

AIGA's justAjar Design + Press Lecture at LaRoche College on Wednesday

 

On Wednesday, January 11 AIGA Pittsburgh will host the justAjar Design + Press Lecture at LaRoche College

kimax2
2008

Interaction Design Practicum in San Francisco March 6-9, 2012

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 available at http://www.cooper.com/#training:interaction_design

kimax2
2008

Visual Interface Design in San Francisco February 6-7, 2012

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.

kimax2
2008

Interaction Design Practicum in San Francisco January 31-February 3, 2012

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 available at http://www.cooper.com/#training:interaction_design
Register online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/e/215136

13 Dec 2011 - 1:02am
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Jack L. Moffett
2005

Working with Developers Survey

Hello members of IxDA Pittsburgh,

I'm working on a presentation for an event coming up in early 2012. I'll be talking about working with developers (for fun and profit). To that end, I've put together a survey, trying to get an idea about how integrated the average designer is with their development team. It's only 22 questions, most of which are multiple choice. Please take the time to fill it out. I'll share the results in my presentation, as well as on DesignAday.

9 Dec 2011 - 11:13am
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gjhead
2007

JOB! Freelance User Experience Expert

Smith Brothers Agency is an independent, highly creative and collaborative marketing company committed to delivering inspiring ideas for courageous CPG clients – those committed to driving dramatic business growth. We service our national clients from offices in Pittsburgh and San Francisco and look for team mates who are entrepreneurial in their work ethic – self-starters who “own” their areas of responsibility and execute flawlessly – even under aggressive timelines.

4 Dec 2011 - 9:30pm
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

[IxDA Pittsburgh] Holiday Meetup - Tomorrow night!

This is just a reminder that IxDA Pittsburgh will celebrate the holidays tomorrow night with a happy hour at the Elbow Room on Walnut Street in Shadyside at 6pm. Look for the IxDA Pittsburgh sign. We look forward to seeing you there!

10 Nov 2011 - 11:00am
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Matt Schnauber
2010

Open Call for Speakers

IxDA Pittsburgh is seeking members to present at some of our future events. If you have a great presentation that you want to share locally, let us know. We're interested in what you have to say!

26 Oct 2011 - 1:58pm
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Matt Schnauber
2010

5 Days left for Early Bird tickets to Interaction 12 in Dublin!

Early bird ticket prices end on October 31. Before to get yours in the next 5 days to get more than 10% off normal ticket prices.

http://interaction12.ixda.org/register/

Full program of over 50 talks plus workshops just announced, with great presenters like Jon Kolko and Dan Saffer joining our keynotes Genevieve Bell, Luke Willams, Jonas Lowgren, Amber Case and Fabien Hemmert. It's going to be 4 days of non-stop inspiration in a great location - so don't miss it, register now!

 

25 Oct 2011 - 6:30am
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Raelynn OLeary
2008

[IxDA Pittsburgh] October Coffee Shop Meetup: Commonplace Coffee - this Thursday!

Just a reminder that this month's coffee shop meetup is at 8am this Thursday (the 27th) at Commonplace Coffee in Squirrel Hill. Hope to see you there!

21 Sep 2011 - 3:32pm
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Anthony Levin-D...
2009

Recruiting services for user research & usability testing participants

Are there any recruiting services in Pittsburgh that you really love? I'm new in town and I'm trying to familiarize myself with local options.

Googling has turned up this list, but I don't know anything about any of them:

Focus Center
http://www.fcpresearch.com/Services.php

Campos Inc.
http://www.campos.com/Recruitment.asp

Direct Feedback
http://www.dfresearch.com/

Jason Spector
2009

Looking for a passionate UX Designer and Visual Designer to help create the next great healthcare experience

The Technology Development Center (TDC) at UPMC is seeking a talented and passionate Interaction/User Experience Designer and Interactive Visual Designer to help transform healthcare into a usable, pleasant and engaging experience.

25 May 2011 - 12:49pm
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elliottw
2010

Looking for a web design freelancer in the pittsburgh area

Hey folks,

I'm looking for someone who has a lot of availability right now for a month long (probably longer) project developing a concept for educational software. I would like someone who has experience making pixel perfect mockups (no coding needed), and user research experience.