[EVENT] NYC - Wed April 22 - Kim Goodwin "Designing a Unified Experience: Bringing Interaction, Visual, and Industrial Design Together"

8 Apr 2009 - 1:09am
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Please join us in welcoming
respected practitioner, educator, speaker, and author

"Designing a Unified Experience: Bringing Interaction, Visual, and
Industrial Design Together"

Interaction design, visual design, and industrial design are distinct
disciplines for good reason: Each excels in different ways. Interaction
designers must be good at imagining structure and flow, which requires
strong analytical skills and a high degree of rigor, especially for complex
systems. Visual designers and industrial designers are masters of visual and
physical usability but are also masters of emotion: They know how to evoke
caution, attract attention, and instill desire for a product at first
glance. Users have just one experience of a product, though. All three
aspects of the design must work in concert, or the product will fail to
satisfy. Integration of the three disciplines is a central theme of Kim’s
new book, Designing for the Digital Age.

Wednesday evening, April 22, 2009
6:30 - 7:00 Refreshments and networking
7:00 - 8:00 Presentation
8:00 - 8:30 Open discussion

The event is free of charge

(Midtown Manhattan: details will be emailed)

Kim Goodwin is vice-president, design and general manager at Cooper, where
she both leads an integrated practice of interaction, visual, and industrial
designers and has led the development of the acclaimed Cooper U design
curriculum. Kim knows the design world from multiple angles; she started as
an in-house and freelance designer and spent several years as an in-house
creative director before joining Cooper eleven years ago. Kim has led
projects involving a tremendous range of design problems, including web
sites, complex analytical and enterprise applications, phones, medical
devices, services, and even organizations. Her clients and employers have
included everything from one-man startups to the world’s largest companies,
as well as universities and government agencies. This range of experience
and a passion for teaching have led to Kim’s popularity as an author and as
a speaker at conferences and companies around the world.

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Hope to see you there!
The IxDA NYC local leaders

The New York City chapter of the Usability Professionals' Association (UPA)
is hosting guest speaker Ben Shneiderman on Tuesday, April 21 (
http://nycupa.org). Mark your calendars now to see both of these leading
speakers back-to-back!

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