UPA MN Chapter's Feb 13 Event -- The Best of the dux07 Conference

6 Feb 2008 - 9:29am
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Doug Anderson
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Subject: [UPA-MN Announce] Feb 13 Event -- The Best of the dux07 Conference

Wednesday, February 13, 2008
UPA-MN
The Best of the dux07 Conference
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NOTE: Due to our usual Thursday date landing on Valentines Day, the
meeting day for our February event has moved to Wednesday, February
13.

Please join us Wednesday, February 13 for the first of several UX
topics to be offered by UPA-MN in 2008.

dux07, conference on designing for user experience, offered the casual
and hard-core user experience designer plenty of innovative case
studies from which to forge new territory in User Experience design.
>From larger-than-life robots to fantastic visualizations, from
practical aspects of defining "simplicity" to religious practice
enabled by mobile technologies, the conference offered a cornucopia of
inspired experience designs. Many of the thought leaders on user
experience were in attendance, and their particular takes on UX are
worth considering.

Suzanne Currie will lead our talk and will begin with a description of
the conference theme, social media and networks, followed by a survey
of some of the most interesting talks, among them:
* SpiderCrab and the emergent object: designing for the twenty-first
century
* Experientializing home appliances to empower the aging population
for autonomous living
* Shared moments: opportunities for mobile phones in religious
participation
* Tree-Map arrival information: creating a dynamic visualization of
presence

You will have an opportunity to break into small groups, choose one of
the case studies, and discuss the role that usability and UCD play in
the UX solution.

As UPA MN moves into 2008, we will consider how usability and user-
centered design fit into the total user experience. Please join us for
the first of several UX topics to be offered by UPA MN in 2008.

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Send RSVP by February 7 : rsvp at upamn.org
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Meeting Details:
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Date/Time: Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
Place: USBank
Address: 2751 Shepard Road, St. Paul, MN 55116
[Driving directions described below or click the link]
http://www.upamn.org/directions/usbankstpaul.shtml

Hosts:
UPA Minnesota Chapter
Topic:
The Best of the dux07 Conference

Agenda
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* 6:00 pm Arrival, networking and food
* 6:30 pm Brief business meeting
* 7:00 pm Presentation- Suzanne Currie
* 8:00 pm Adjourn

About Our Speaker
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Suzanne Currie is an anthropologist by training, and practices design
research including ethnographic fieldwork to identify product concepts
that offer a good match to real-world human activities. Suzanne is a
design researcher and interaction designer. She designed GPS consumer
products for boats and cars for three years in New Zealand prior to
moving to Minneapolis to join Medtronic. Prior to living in New
Zealand, Suzanne worked for The Hiser Group in Melbourne, Australia.

Event Cost & Registration
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* Non-members: $10
* Professional Members: Free with your 2008 membership
* Student Members: Free with 2008 membership

Directions for US Bank, RiverBank Business Center:
Address: 2751 Shepard Road, St. Paul, MN 55116
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Driving Directions:
>From the East or Northeast:
1. Take I-35E South then take the MN-5/West 7TH ST exit- exit number
103B
2. Turn RIGHT onto FORT RD/MN-5/W 7TH ST
3. Turn LEFT onto MONTREAL AVE
4. Then turn RIGHT onto ELWAY ST
5. Turn RIGHT onto SHEPARD RD. US Bank is right next to the Buca
restaurant
6. Enter the building at the main entrance on the East side (not the
side with the big awning)
7. You'll need to check-in and be escorted to the meeting room.
>From the Southeast:
1. Take I-35E North to SHEPARD RD.
2. Go LEFT on SHEPARD RD. to US Bank building on the right (approx. 2
miles)
3. Take the driveway in and look for the main entrance with Visitor
Parking (does not have a big awning)
>From the West or Southwest:
1. Take I-494 South/East (towards the airport)
2. Merge onto MN-5 East toward MAIN TERM./ST PAUL VIA 7TH
3. Take the NORFOLK AVE exit
4. Turn RIGHT onto DAVERN ST/DAVERN AVE
5. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto SHEPARD RD
6. US Bank is right next to the Buca restaurant
7. Enter the building at the main entrance on the East side (not the
side with the big awning)
8. You'll need to check-in and be escorted to the meeting room.
>From the Northwest:
1. I-394 East to 94 East
2. I-94 East to 35W South
3. I-35W South to 62 East
4. HWY 62 East to HWY. 5 North/East (St. Paul Exit)
5. HWY 5. to SHEPARD RD. (1st exit)
6. Stay to your right going up the exit and turn LEFT onto SHEPARD RD.
at the traffic lights.
7. Riverbank Business Center will be on your left. (US Bank is right
next to the Buca restaurant.) Take the driveway in and look for the
main entrance with Visitor Parking (does not have a big awning)
8. You'll need to check-in and be escorted to the meeting room.

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