[EVENT] IxDA NYC – Tuesday March 31 – Marc Rettig - How to Change Complicated Stuff (e.g., the World)

14 Mar 2009 - 10:22am
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In the midst of a global conversation about change, many designers are
pondering their own impact in the world. How does our experience in software
interfaces, web sites, and physical products prepare us to address the
profound issues humanity is facing? These issues involve many complex
systems, systems too big to fit into the scope of any single company or
institution. Design methods are potent at large scale and scope, but what
does it take to be effective as a practitioner, as a team, as a company?
What is it like to actually achieve a meaningful, sustainable, positive
difference in life?

The event is free of charge and open to all interested parties. However, for
security reasons, only those on the guest list will be admitted. Please
bring photo ID.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2008
6:30 – 7:00pm Networking and light refreshments
7:00 – 8:00pm Presentation
8:00 – 8:30pm Networking and Conversation

1440 Broadway
(between Broadway and Avenue of the Americas)
19th Floor
New York, NY 10018

Map: http://tinyurl.com/crlcrf
A/C/E to 42nd St – Port Authority
1/2/3/7/N/Q/R/W to Times Sq – 42nd St
B/D/F/V to 42nd St – Bryant Park

Marc Rettig is a co-founder of Fit Associates, LLC. Fit’s intention is to
lead, nurture, connect and equip conscious organizations for the greatest
impact for the common good. Marc’s 26-year career has been guided by an
interest in people, systems, communication, anthropology and the power of
design. After a first career in software systems, he has spent more than a
decade as a designer of projects, interactions, products, services,
experiences, and transformations. He has taught both lecture and studio
courses at Carnegie Mellon’s Graduate School of Design (where he was the
2003 Nierenberg Distinguished Chair of Design) and the Institute of Design,
IIT in Chicago. Marc served as Chief Experience Officer of the pace-setting
user experience consultancy HannaHodge, where he was responsible for the
firm’s user-centered process, team culture, and research initiatives. He was
a Director of User Experience at Cambridge Technology Partners. Prior to
that he was a consultant with seeSpace, VP of Design for Digital Knowledge
Assets, and a Senior Architect in Andersen Consulting’s Advanced
Technologies Group. He frequently speaks and conducts hands-on workshops in
industry and academic settings around the world. Marc currently serves on
the advisory boards of UXNet, The Interaction Design Association, and
Rosenfeld Media, and is a Contributing Editor to Interactions magazine.

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IxDA NYC produces monthly face-to-face community events to gather
professionals who design interactive systems and products of all kinds: web,
desktop, enterprise, mobile, consumer electronics, digitally-enhanced
environments, and more. All interested parties are welcome! If you'd like
to learn more please email us: nyc-local at ixda.org.

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