[Event Recap] Chicago IxDA October event - Sustainable Interaction Design

10 Oct 2008 - 4:23pm
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Thanks everybody for a great, lively discussion. Attached are the slides
Frank Gruger used during his presentation. Below you will also find links to
external sources which were discussed.

We would like to thank Orbitz <http://eco.orbitz.com>for providing us
space, food and drinks for the meeting.

As a reminder, we will be hosting a discussion entitled Social to Mobile:
Importing big web-based dashboards onto little mobile devices at Motorola's
downtown office (233 N. Michigan Ave) on Wed Nov 12th. More information will
be provided as we get closer to the event.
Items of interest from Wednesday's discussion:

Event stream:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ixda-chicago-local-event <goog_1223669632151>

Chicago Sustainable Business Alliance(see Upcoming Events):

Photography of Christopher Jordan (see "Running the Numbers" and
"Intolerable Beauty")
Fascinating approach to information visualization as art, often to make
statements about sustainability:

CHI 2009 Workshop
Defining the Role of HCI in the Challenges of Sustainability

*** Call for Participation ***

Global climatic change and other current environmental challenges have
created an urgent need for innovation and solutions to address these
problems. While the HCI community has a wide set of techniques for
ensuring that interactive technologies meet the needs of present day
users, less is known about how to measure and design for a positive
impact on future generations. This workshop seeks to channel the
community's knowledge and expertise regarding user practice, design,
development, and evaluation to expose and define directions for
sustainable interaction design and development.

About the Workshop:

This one-day workshop will include brief introductions, breakout
sessions, and group discussion surrounding the following focus
-What are the challenges for sustainable design and development
and how can HCI help address them?
-How can sustainability be taken into account in various aspects
of HCI practice, including requirements gathering, design,
prototyping, development, and evaluation?
-How can we define success in sustainable interaction design, and
how can designs or systems be critiqued, evaluated, measured, or
otherwise assessed for sustainability?

Position Papers:

We welcome submissions from authors who are interested in and/or
currently working in the area of sustainable interaction design.
Position papers should describe your work on the topic, ideas for how
HCI can inform sustainability, or ideas about HCI challenges to
Please email submissions of 1500 words or fewer in PDF format by
October 24th to elainemayhuang at gmail.com.

At least one author of accepted papers must register for the workshop
and at least one day of the conference. More information on the
workshop can be found at:



Elaine Huang - Motorola Labs
Eli Blevis - Indiana University
Jennifer Mankoff - Carnegie Mellon University
Lisa Nathan - University of Washington
Bill Tomlinson - University of California Irvine


The following are companies that have submitted job postings with their
IDEO is looking to hire visual, junior and senior level interaction
designers for their Chicago office. See the website for more information and
to apply:


Gettin' our Moto back! Come join the "World's Largest Startup" as Motorola's
Mobile Devices business launches a new future for mobile products and
services in 2009. The Consumer Experience Design team (CXD) is searching for
passionate designers to help pull the company towards our inevitable future
of highly connected, social experiences. Our ambition to make Motorola a
recognized leader in digital design is bolstered by our technologies which
provide us with a palette for creating richer, more cinematic experiences
that are adaptable to a world of diverse users. You'll be joining one of the
largest design organizations in the world, with offices in the US, UK,
Singapore, India, China, Korea and Brazil, but one that still feels like
family. We believe in ourselves, our future and our heritage in Motorola. We
believe we can do anything. We believe in the power of networks. We believe
we can make a difference. In eveything we do, we employ an iterative,
user-centered design approach in order to optimize business strategies,
build our brand develop rich experiences and ensure usability. Available
Positions Include: We have a variety of design positions available in our
North American studios. For detailed position descriptions and to apply
online, visit www.MotorolaCareers.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
Creative Director for Interactive Media Team - Chicago, IL (Job ID: 71260)
Experience Planner - Chicago, IL (Job ID: 82311) Industrial Designer -
Chicago, IL (Job ID: 75877) Industrial Designer - Plantation, FL (Job ID:
71685) Senior Interaction Designer - Chicago, IL (Job ID: 81510, 78368,
75184, 79334) Senior Interaction Designer - Sunnyvale, CA (Job ID: 82310)
For More Information: www.motorolacareers.com Or, more directly, visit the
following page to search by Job ID code:
http://www.motorolacareers.com/jobsearch_frames2.cfm?cntry=USA&w=search If
you apply for a position, please be sure to include website/link to your
portfolio or work samples. You may contact Mike Wood directly as well:
mjwood at gmail.com
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