Designers have an ongoing desire to understand their audiences better. This is true even for designers who may lack deep expertise in user research theory or methods. How do we conduct user research in fast-paced environments, where project scope and budgets often don¹t seem allow much "real” research at all?
Dan and Jo will speak about how silos, hierarchies, and corporate jargon have created soulless environments in which people no longer speak with and learn from each other, but simply implement at a relentless pace to meet measures and growth targets. This reality is having drastically unhealthy effects on people, teams, businesses, and societies where people do not feel connected to a meaningful story. People are in effect sleepwalking.
On the evening of Thursday, Sept. 18th, Rob Keefer, Innovation Director
at POMIET, will share a lightweight information architecture (IA) tool
that will help maintain the conceptual integrity of a website throughout
The organizers of Cincnnati's first ProductCamp, held on Saturday,
September 27th, are seeking members of our IxDA community to
participate. This will be an all-day event with content created "by the
people, for the people". Participants suggest ideas to which they would
like to speak and the attendees vote on what topics they want to hear.
It's really a one-of-a-kind event and a great opportunity for those in
our region that dream, build, launch, or support any kind of