IxDA Boston Event September 24th: Designing for Life: A Lecture and Design Workshop.

19 Aug 2009 - 4:57pm
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Boston IxDA

Let's face it: The world is a pretty complicated place. As designers, we
play an increasingly important role in how that complicated world is shaped,
understood, and experienced by millions of individuals every day. The
software interfaces, web sites, physical products, and intangible services
we create have a huge impact on the way people live their lives. How does
this prepare us to address the profound issues humanity is facing?

IxDA Boston and Roundarch <http://www.roundarch.com/> are proud to welcome
distinguished interaction designer and former CMU and IIT professor Marc
Rettig as the first half of a two-part event addressing these issues and
more. In the August event, Marc will talk about his experience in changing
the way he and his firm define the success of their work: from “ship
something people like,” to “establish a measurable improvement in quality of
life.” This means applying research and design methods to the social
contexts of daily life, and to the social contexts in which products and
services are created. It means working with complex, inter-related systems
that are larger than the scope of any single organization. It means finding
ways to understand the world beyond mechanistic, entity-relationship kinds
of approaches. It means attention to human relationships and quality of
communication become threads in the project plan, peer to design and
development. And it means embarking on a deeply personal journey.

Please join us as we explore the ways that designers can create a
meaningful, sustainable, positive difference in life. Note that there
is a *limit
of 40 attendees for this event, you must RSVP* and there is a cover charge
of $10. Food will be provided courtesy of Mad*Pow <http://www.madpow.com/>

Where: Involution Studios<http://www.involutionstudios.com/#/contact/boston>,
Arlington, MA
When: 6:30 on the 24th of September 2009
*:* http://tinyurl.com/naswkz*
IxDA Boston organisers: Lisa, Harlan, Jesse & Pauric
local site: http://www.bostonixda.org
Feed: http://boston-ixda.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default


20 Aug 2009 - 6:56am

Wow, very awesome topic and speaker, way to go IxDA Boston. I'm
really looking forward to this. See you there!

Jason Robb


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