[EVENT] Chicago IxDA, Pecha Kucha-Style - Wednesday, July 9th

26 Jun 2008 - 11:49pm
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Chicago IxDA4
2007

Hello fellow Chicagoans,

Please join us on Wednesday, July 9th for our next Chicago IxDA gathering!
This time we're turning the mic over to several members of the local
community to espouse all things interaction design, under the caveat that
they do it within six minutes and 40 seconds each (20 slides, 20 seconds
each).
What will we see? A wonderful mystery to unfold, join us!

Topic: We don't know! It's Chicago IxDA, Pecha Kucha-style!
Hosted By: Arc Worldwide

When: Wednesday, July 9th

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM (doors open at 6 if you want to come and hang out)

Address: 35 W. Wacker, 25th floor
Arc will be serving pizza, too!

Please RSVP by filling out this form:
http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=pKwbS7NpPcWnbcgwWPHc1dQ&email=true
We need to give names to the front desk, so please RSVP by Tuesday, July
8th. You will get a confirmation message after filling out the RSVP form
with the contact phone number.

Come and get to know your community! There's no easier way to network!

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9 Jul 2008 - 9:25am
Daniil Vinokur
2008

Would it be possible to still RSVP even though the form is now closed?

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11 Jul 2008 - 4:47pm
Chicago IxDA4
2007

Chicago IxDAs first Pecha Kucha went great. We have received a lot of great
feedback from folks on the format. Thanks again to the speakers for
volunteering to be the Guinea pigs.

As mentioned at the event, Interactions '09 will have a lightning round that
you could present your ideas.

As always, if we are looking for organizations to volunteer a space. Send us
a message if you are interested. If you have an interesting topic you would
like to present, send us a line as well.

Finally, during registration we ask folks to submit any job opening they
have. Here is what we have heard:

__________________
Arc worldwide is looking for a freelance experience planner with strong
information architecture skills. Two month contract. Contact janna devylder
at janna.devylder at arcww.com.

___________________
Come join us and help define the future of travel worldwide! The
Information Architecture group at Orbitz is a small, but diverse,
tight knit, group of talented individuals who have a unique role in
driving innovation at Orbitz. We partner with technology, visual
design, product management, and the business to deliver user centered
and business driving results. If you are interested in designing for
one of the largest public facing software products this side of
Silicon Valley, give us a call!

Full time IA / ID / UXD position in Chicago

Job title: Information Architect
Location: Chicago, IL
Company: Orbitz Worldwide
Job type: Full time

Orbitz Worldwide is looking for experienced Information Architects,
Interaction Designers, Interface Designers or related User Experience
Design professionals who are interested in staff or contract
employment opportunities.

An Information Architect at Orbitz Worldwide will work closely with
multi-disciplinary teams in planning, designing, defining, testing and
advancing the user experience for a wide range of web-based travel
booking, management and marketing products. Information Architects at
Orbitz Worldwide will work in a highly collaborative environment to
ensure that Orbitz Worldwide's user experience reflects industry best
practices, is highly usable, adheres to internal standards, utilizes
advanced interface concepts, and is in alignment with Orbitz
Worldwide's business goals.

An Information Architect at Orbitz Worldwide will have excellent
communication, presentation, interpersonal, project management and
teamwork skills. They must also be organized, detail oriented,
self-motivated and adaptable.

All qualified candidates:

1) Will be able to demonstrate direct involvement in the definition
and design of complex, dynamic, Web sites or applications.
2) Must have samples of common artifacts such as wireframes, site
maps, process flows, schematics, functional specifications, etc.
Samples can be digital or paper-based.
3) Direct experience in usability processes a plus.
4) Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and teamwork
skills.
5) Must be highly proficient with Visio, Word, Excel and Windows.

Qualified contractor candidates:

1) Must be based in Chicago area. Relocation is not an option for
contract work.
2) Will work and attend meetings on site at downtown location. Amount
of time spent on site is negotiable.

Qualified candidates interested in being considered for full time
staff or contract employment should forward their resumes to:
frank.gruger at orbitz.com

______________

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 12:49 AM, Chicago IxDA <chicago-local at ixda.org>
wrote:

> Hello fellow Chicagoans,
>
>
> Please join us on Wednesday, July 9th for our next Chicago IxDA
> gathering!
> This time we're turning the mic over to several members of the local
> community to espouse all things interaction design, under the caveat that
> they do it within six minutes and 40 seconds each (20 slides, 20 seconds
> each).
> What will we see? A wonderful mystery to unfold, join us!
>
> Topic: We don't know! It's Chicago IxDA, Pecha Kucha-style!
> Hosted By: Arc Worldwide
>
> When: Wednesday, July 9th
>
> Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM (doors open at 6 if you want to come and hang out)
>
> Address: 35 W. Wacker, 25th floor
> Arc will be serving pizza, too!
>
> Please RSVP by filling out this form:
>
> http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=pKwbS7NpPcWnbcgwWPHc1dQ&email=true
> We need to give names to the front desk, so please RSVP by Tuesday, July
> 8th. You will get a confirmation message after filling out the RSVP form
> with the contact phone number.
>
> Come and get to know your community! There's no easier way to network!
>
_______________________
What we need:

User Experience professionals, both contract and full-time, with a passion
for understanding people and designing fabulous experiences for them via the
Web and mobile. We're seeking the brightest, next generation of interaction
design and usability talent who want to push user experiences beyond the
expected. Our new User Experience professionals will define information
architecture, interaction diagrams and page-level wireframes that push
interaction boundaries.

What you'll need:

An understanding of business and brand strategies and a demonstrated
commitment to activating those strategies through innovative user
experiences. An acute understanding of people's wants, needs, expectations,
and current behaviors/processes. The ability to develop personas, scenarios,
and stories to use as design tools for the team. Also crucial: Visio and/or
Adobe skills; 2-10 years experience applying iterative, user centered
research and design principles to designing; an understanding of front-end
and back-end technologies; and excellent client service, presentation and
team skills.

www.designkitchen.com

___________________________
Senior User Researcher, HSBC User Centered Design Team
Senior User Researchers will sharpen the focus on customers throughout the
conceptual and product life cycle by leading field research and conceptual
design, guiding iterative design by incorporating users into our design
cycles, and evaluating our success and planning for the future after
offering release.

Senior UI Designer, HSBC User Centered Design Team
This position is for a Senior User Interface Designer (UI Designer). As a
member of the UCD team, you will use research and design skills to discover,
understand, promote and visually communicate the goals of the end user while
balancing the needs of the business and brand. You will participate in many
aspects of feature design, including: gathering and communicating design
data via task flow analysis and user scenarios; and proposing new user
interaction design to meet business requirements for the best possible user
experience.

The Senior UI Designer will partner with User Researchers and Web Production
Engineers and will ultimately deliver and communicate the results to
business stakeholders. Schedule and manage the entire visual design
throughout the project lifecycle and oversee any UI Designer assigned to the
project. You will hold a larger role in evangelizing and marketing the UI
team's services.

Manager User Research, HSBC User Centered Design Team
Lead the vision, outreach and project execution efforts of the User Research
or Interface Design teams. Promote and support the goals of the end user by
consulting with business unit, channel, design and development teams to
provide estimates, project plans and resources to support eCommerce and
staff-facing application projects.

Manage UCD staff activities and professional development to provide the
highest level of informed service to the development of interactive products
and services. Set the human factors and creative direction for all products
and services ensuring a unified sense of quality, optimal user experience
and appropriate aesthetic.

Interested in a job with HSBC's Global User Centered Design Team? Please
contact Denise Heffron for more information about these opportunities
e-mail: denise.heffron at us.hsbc.com or call Denise at 312.752.7806

________________________________

Cheers,
Nick

11 Jul 2008 - 4:47pm
Chicago IxDA4
2007

Chicago IxDAs first Pecha Kucha went great. We have received a lot of great
feedback from folks on the format. Thanks again to the speakers for
volunteering to be the Guinea pigs.

As mentioned at the event, Interactions '09 will have a lightning round that
you could present your ideas.

As always, if we are looking for organizations to volunteer a space. Send us
a message if you are interested. If you have an interesting topic you would
like to present, send us a line as well.

Finally, during registration we ask folks to submit any job opening they
have. Here is what we have heard:

__________________
Arc worldwide is looking for a freelance experience planner with strong
information architecture skills. Two month contract. Contact janna devylder
at janna.devylder at arcww.com.

___________________
Come join us and help define the future of travel worldwide! The
Information Architecture group at Orbitz is a small, but diverse,
tight knit, group of talented individuals who have a unique role in
driving innovation at Orbitz. We partner with technology, visual
design, product management, and the business to deliver user centered
and business driving results. If you are interested in designing for
one of the largest public facing software products this side of
Silicon Valley, give us a call!

Full time IA / ID / UXD position in Chicago

Job title: Information Architect
Location: Chicago, IL
Company: Orbitz Worldwide
Job type: Full time

Orbitz Worldwide is looking for experienced Information Architects,
Interaction Designers, Interface Designers or related User Experience
Design professionals who are interested in staff or contract
employment opportunities.

An Information Architect at Orbitz Worldwide will work closely with
multi-disciplinary teams in planning, designing, defining, testing and
advancing the user experience for a wide range of web-based travel
booking, management and marketing products. Information Architects at
Orbitz Worldwide will work in a highly collaborative environment to
ensure that Orbitz Worldwide's user experience reflects industry best
practices, is highly usable, adheres to internal standards, utilizes
advanced interface concepts, and is in alignment with Orbitz
Worldwide's business goals.

An Information Architect at Orbitz Worldwide will have excellent
communication, presentation, interpersonal, project management and
teamwork skills. They must also be organized, detail oriented,
self-motivated and adaptable.

All qualified candidates:

1) Will be able to demonstrate direct involvement in the definition
and design of complex, dynamic, Web sites or applications.
2) Must have samples of common artifacts such as wireframes, site
maps, process flows, schematics, functional specifications, etc.
Samples can be digital or paper-based.
3) Direct experience in usability processes a plus.
4) Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and teamwork
skills.
5) Must be highly proficient with Visio, Word, Excel and Windows.

Qualified contractor candidates:

1) Must be based in Chicago area. Relocation is not an option for
contract work.
2) Will work and attend meetings on site at downtown location. Amount
of time spent on site is negotiable.

Qualified candidates interested in being considered for full time
staff or contract employment should forward their resumes to:
frank.gruger at orbitz.com

______________

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 12:49 AM, Chicago IxDA <chicago-local at ixda.org>
wrote:

> Hello fellow Chicagoans,
>
>
> Please join us on Wednesday, July 9th for our next Chicago IxDA
> gathering!
> This time we're turning the mic over to several members of the local
> community to espouse all things interaction design, under the caveat that
> they do it within six minutes and 40 seconds each (20 slides, 20 seconds
> each).
> What will we see? A wonderful mystery to unfold, join us!
>
> Topic: We don't know! It's Chicago IxDA, Pecha Kucha-style!
> Hosted By: Arc Worldwide
>
> When: Wednesday, July 9th
>
> Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM (doors open at 6 if you want to come and hang out)
>
> Address: 35 W. Wacker, 25th floor
> Arc will be serving pizza, too!
>
> Please RSVP by filling out this form:
>
> http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=pKwbS7NpPcWnbcgwWPHc1dQ&email=true
> We need to give names to the front desk, so please RSVP by Tuesday, July
> 8th. You will get a confirmation message after filling out the RSVP form
> with the contact phone number.
>
> Come and get to know your community! There's no easier way to network!
>
_______________________
What we need:

User Experience professionals, both contract and full-time, with a passion
for understanding people and designing fabulous experiences for them via the
Web and mobile. We're seeking the brightest, next generation of interaction
design and usability talent who want to push user experiences beyond the
expected. Our new User Experience professionals will define information
architecture, interaction diagrams and page-level wireframes that push
interaction boundaries.

What you'll need:

An understanding of business and brand strategies and a demonstrated
commitment to activating those strategies through innovative user
experiences. An acute understanding of people's wants, needs, expectations,
and current behaviors/processes. The ability to develop personas, scenarios,
and stories to use as design tools for the team. Also crucial: Visio and/or
Adobe skills; 2-10 years experience applying iterative, user centered
research and design principles to designing; an understanding of front-end
and back-end technologies; and excellent client service, presentation and
team skills.

www.designkitchen.com

___________________________
Senior User Researcher, HSBC User Centered Design Team
Senior User Researchers will sharpen the focus on customers throughout the
conceptual and product life cycle by leading field research and conceptual
design, guiding iterative design by incorporating users into our design
cycles, and evaluating our success and planning for the future after
offering release.

Senior UI Designer, HSBC User Centered Design Team
This position is for a Senior User Interface Designer (UI Designer). As a
member of the UCD team, you will use research and design skills to discover,
understand, promote and visually communicate the goals of the end user while
balancing the needs of the business and brand. You will participate in many
aspects of feature design, including: gathering and communicating design
data via task flow analysis and user scenarios; and proposing new user
interaction design to meet business requirements for the best possible user
experience.

The Senior UI Designer will partner with User Researchers and Web Production
Engineers and will ultimately deliver and communicate the results to
business stakeholders. Schedule and manage the entire visual design
throughout the project lifecycle and oversee any UI Designer assigned to the
project. You will hold a larger role in evangelizing and marketing the UI
team's services.

Manager User Research, HSBC User Centered Design Team
Lead the vision, outreach and project execution efforts of the User Research
or Interface Design teams. Promote and support the goals of the end user by
consulting with business unit, channel, design and development teams to
provide estimates, project plans and resources to support eCommerce and
staff-facing application projects.

Manage UCD staff activities and professional development to provide the
highest level of informed service to the development of interactive products
and services. Set the human factors and creative direction for all products
and services ensuring a unified sense of quality, optimal user experience
and appropriate aesthetic.

Interested in a job with HSBC's Global User Centered Design Team? Please
contact Denise Heffron for more information about these opportunities
e-mail: denise.heffron at us.hsbc.com or call Denise at 312.752.7806

________________________________

Cheers,
Nick

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