NYC IxDA Event: Design Studio with Josh Seiden & Ted Booth, October 25th.

4 Oct 2007 - 5:38pm
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Hi NYC IxDers,
IxDA NYC is proud to launch our Design Studio Series. The first session
of the series will be an intensive design session held in a studio
setting. We supply a real-world design problem, a studio, and the design
mentors; you bring the design chops!
Please join us to:
- Interact with peers and share ideas on best practices, methods, and
strategy in a design studio setting.
- Interact with mentors with 20+ years of design experience, up close
and personal.
- Be part of a group who are passionately practicing Interaction Design
and who are pushing the field forward.
When: October 25th, 2007, 6pm - 9pm.
Where: Details provided upon RSVP (e-mail nyc-rsvp at
<> ).
*Pizza and drinks will be served, and donations will be appreciated.

More about the event:
If you feel like you're dealing with the same design problems
day-to-day, come meet a new challenge! In the first session of our
Design Studio series, we will pose a design problem for you to tackle in
small groups. Our mentors will be available to talk shop, provide
guidance, and help you get unstuck.
During the session, you'll pick up techniques that you can bring back to
work. At the end of the session, each group will present their solution
and get a brief critique of the design thinking that went into it. With
your permission, we will make some work available on line, or even offer
your work for implementation on a not-for-profit basis.

You don't have a write a book to become an interaction design rock star;
there are other ways! Come show off your skills and learn a few new ones
from our experts. And most of all, come have some fun doing what you
love with people who are just as passionate as you!

Are you up for the challenge? To sign up for this free session, send us
an email at nyc-rsvp at < at> . Include
in the RSVP a brief introduction of yourself (less than 100 words). This
will help us put people in groups more effectively and to tell our
mentors ahead of time who they will be working with.

Do it now! Space is limited.
About our Mentors
Joshua Seiden, Design Manager, Liquidnet , Inc.

Joshua Seiden manages the design group at Liquidnet (USA), an electronic
brokerage firm serving institutional equity traders. Previously, he was
the founder and President of 36 Partners, a NYC interaction design and
user experience consulting firm. In the 1990's, Josh served on the
leadership team at Cooper Interaction Design. He has designed digital
products in a broad range of industries and for a wide variety of
audiences. In doing so, he has had the opportunity to mentor, work with,
and learn from many talented interaction designers. Josh sits on the
Board of Directors of the Interaction Design Association, a professional
organization that promotes the field of interaction design.

Ted Booth, Interaction Design Director, Smart Design
Ted leads interaction design in the New York office of Smart Design. His
team focuses on designing new interactions for a wide range of consumer
products and services. Interaction designers at Smart work closely with
industrial designers, design researchers, mechanical engineers and
electrical engineers to create enjoyable and satisfying consumer
Prior to joining Smart, Ted led interaction design at Motorola
Enterprise Mobility (formerly Symbol Technologies) working on a wide
range of mobile computers, RFID devices, remote management software
services, and desktop and mobile software applications. Before that, he
was an interaction design consultant working with clients including
Autodesk, Gucci, Johnson & Johnson, HP, Microsoft, and Palm. During this
time, Ted was the Interaction Design Director at Method, a consulting
firm specializing in brand identity, web design, and product user
interface. He began his design career as an interaction designer at
MetaDesign in San Francisco. He holds a Masters of Design from Illinois
Institute of Technology.
Again, please e-mail nyc-rsvp at And as always, if you are
interested in getting involved with the NYC IxDA, please e-mail us at
nyc at <>

See you soon!
Liya zheng

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