EVENT in Austin, TX: How User-Centered Design Drives Sustainability and Sustainable Living Idea Round-up

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Julie Lowe
2009

A 2009 World Usability Day Event: Designing for a Sustainable World

Event Details

Thursday, November 12th, 6:30-8:30pm

Tonic Coffeebar and Lounge

In the Artisan Apartments

8701 West Parmer Lane, Suite 2128

Austin, TX 78729

Map: http://bit.ly/TonicMap

RSVP: http://wud2009.eventbrite.com

How User-Centered Design Drives Sustainability

Focusing on usability and human-centered design results in sustainable
systems, products and services designed to match a to user's needs and
abilities to enhance their utilization, quality, and efficiency, thus
providing cost effective solutions and reducing the likelihood that they
will be rejected.

Austin UPA <http://austinupa.ning.com/> and AustinUX <http://austinux.org/>
are hosting a discussion on techniques and products that make sustainable
living happen - in the office, in education, and in the home.

Sustainable Living Idea Round-up

This is a chance for anyone and everyone to brag on their favorite tools,
share a tip or reveal a secret weapon that makes sustainable living a
reality. Anyone who is interested will have five minutes to show off a
product, service, tool or method that they think others would find useful.

If you're interested in reserving a spot, drop Julie note at
julieklowe[at]gmail[dot]com with the name of the tool or service you want to
talk about. We'll also open it up to the group during the meeting for
everyone to share.

Agenda

6:30-7:00 Arrival and networking

7:00-8:30 Discussion

Bonuses!

1. Cell phone drive for SafePlace <http://www.safeplace.org/> - Bring
your old cell phone(s) - working or not!

2. Book giveaway courtesy of O <http://oreilly.com/> 'Reilly

3. Drink specials available from Tonic Coffeebar and Lounge
<http://www.tonicloungeaustin.com/>

4. Complimentary light refreshments provided by Bestica UX Staffing
Group <http://www.bestica.com/>

Julie Lowe
Sentient Services

Market Research + User Experience + Information Design

An Inc. 5,000 company

Web | <http://www.sentientservices.com/> www.sentientservices.com
Blog | <http://www.awarenessiseverything.com/> Awareness is Everything

512.288.1706 x 103 (office)

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9 Nov 2009 - 7:57pm
Julie Lowe
2009

Just a friendly reminder about World Usability Day on Thursday, November
12th, 6:30pm at Tonic Coffeebar and Lounge. To further our discussion on
user-centered design and sustainable design, we are excited to announce the
following panelists for World Usability Day 2009.

John Umphress is the Conservation Program Specialist at the Austin Energy
Green Building Program. He has been active in environmental and public
policy for the past two decade and is particularly interested in the
advantages of building low-mass structures using panelized materials, while
relying on passive heating and cooling techniques.

Brian Lasseter, who in 2006 along with Jennifer, decided to become committed
to doing anything that they could do help our planet. This was not just
about fuzzy feel good "tree-hugging" actions - Jennifer and Brian are
engineers, and they saw these actions as a way to increase their personal
energy independence, spark local conversation, and hedge against future
utility and gasoline price increases. Jennifer and Brian realized that "not
being dependent on foreign oil" was not just a nice goal, but entirely
possible.

And, don't forget about the bonuses!

1. Cell phone drive for SafePlace - Bring your old cell phone(s) -
working or not!
2. Book giveaway courtesy of O'Reilly
3. Complimentary light refreshments provided by TBD
4. Drink specials available from Tonic Coffeebar and Lounge

Details and RSVP: http://wud2009.eventbrite.com

Julie Lowe
Sentient Services

Market Research + User Experience + Information Design

An Inc. 5,000 company

Web | www.sentientservices.com <http://www.sentientservices.com/>
Blog | Awareness <http://www.awarenessiseverything.com/> is Everything

512.288.1706 x 103 (office)

From: Julie Lowe [mailto:julie at sentientservices.com]
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2009 1:33 PM
To: 'discuss at ixda.org'
Subject: EVENT in Austin, TX: How User-Centered Design Drives Sustainability
and Sustainable Living Idea Round-up

A 2009 World Usability Day Event: Designing for a Sustainable World

Event Details

Thursday, November 12th, 6:30-8:30pm

Tonic Coffeebar and Lounge

In the Artisan Apartments

8701 West Parmer Lane, Suite 2128

Austin, TX 78729

Map: http://bit.ly/TonicMap

RSVP: http://wud2009.eventbrite.com

How User-Centered Design Drives Sustainability

Focusing on usability and human-centered design results in sustainable
systems, products and services designed to match a to user's needs and
abilities to enhance their utilization, quality, and efficiency, thus
providing cost effective solutions and reducing the likelihood that they
will be rejected.

Austin UPA <http://austinupa.ning.com/> and AustinUX <http://austinux.org/>
are hosting a discussion on techniques and products that make sustainable
living happen - in the office, in education, and in the home.

Sustainable Living Idea Round-up

This is a chance for anyone and everyone to brag on their favorite tools,
share a tip or reveal a secret weapon that makes sustainable living a
reality. Anyone who is interested will have five minutes to show off a
product, service, tool or method that they think others would find useful.

If you're interested in reserving a spot, drop Julie note at
julieklowe[at]gmail[dot]com with the name of the tool or service you want to
talk about. We'll also open it up to the group during the meeting for
everyone to share.

Agenda

6:30-7:00 Arrival and networking

7:00-8:30 Discussion

Bonuses!

1. Cell phone drive for SafePlace <http://www.safeplace.org/> - Bring
your old cell phone(s) - working or not!

2. Book giveaway courtesy of O <http://oreilly.com/> 'Reilly

3. Drink specials available from Tonic Coffeebar and Lounge
<http://www.tonicloungeaustin.com/>

4. Complimentary light refreshments provided by Bestica UX Staffing
Group <http://www.bestica.com/>

Julie Lowe
Sentient Services

Market Research + User Experience + Information Design

An Inc. 5,000 company

Web | www.sentientservices.com <http://www.sentientservices.com/>
Blog | Awareness <http://www.awarenessiseverything.com/> is Everything

512.288.1706 x 103 (office)

This electronic communication (including any attached document) may contain
privileged and/or confidential information. This communication is intended
only for the use of indicated e-mail addresses. If you are not an intended
recipient of this communication, please be advised that any disclosure,
dissemination, distribution, copying, or other use of this communication or
any attached document is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
communication in error, please notify the sender immediately by reply e-mail
and promptly destroy all electronic and printed copies of this communication
and any attached document.

All information contained within this email and any attached document
(including copy, creative, and processes) are the intellectual property of
Sentient Services, LP. Views expressed by the email sender are not
necessarily those of Sentient Services, LP; however, Sentient Services, LP
retains the right to all information contained within this email and any
attached document unless attributed to another source or rightful owner.

C 2009 Sentient Services, LP.

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