[Event Reminder] IxDA New York: Innovation Made Physical: Bodystorming with Dennis Schleicher, Sat. Aug. 7th
31 Jul 2010 - 4:57pm
Innovation Made Physical: Bodystorming with Dennis Schleicher IxDA NYC is pleased to present two bodystorming
workshops with Dennis Schleicher. Bodystorming is a participatory method
for demonstrating or developing ideas in a physical setting. This
method offers a new way to uncover richer, more textured insights about a
problem space that were unlikely to be discovered otherwise. Team
members will explore ideas and interactions physically, using props such
as maps or photos to give a sense of place.
Bodystorming is a process that goes beyond brainstorming by giving
an idea a physical form and acting it out in different contexts. The
process is designed to uncover how the relationships between people,
locations and things affect ideas in ways that written scenarios cannot.
It enables rapid iteration of ideas and relationships through a dynamic
process of acting and evaluating. The process reveals how people
interact with services, products and each other on a physical, emotional
and intuitive level. You can learn more about bodystorming at Dennis' website or his blog.
This event is intended for anyone interested in exploring new creative
techniques for developing better ideas and better solutions. Come
explore with us!
Register Now:http://ixda-nyc-bodystorming.eventbrite.comWHEN Saturday, August 7th 2010 WHERE Workshop 1: 9am - 11am Central Park Workshop 2: 1pm - 3pm Prospect Park or McCarren Park PRICE $15 per workshop $25 for both workshops
Each workshop is limited to 30 people. Be sure to wear loose clothing for the event.
IMPORTANT!! Participant slots are limited. So you must have a ticket to attend. Please only RSVP if you know you can attend. Cancellations: Please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org)
as soon as you know you cannot use your ticket. We'll release your seat
for one of your fellow practitioners and generate good IxD karma for
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER Dennis Schleicher is
Director, User Experience Architecture at Sears Holdings in Chicago
where he builds the teams that build the online brands for Sears
Holdings Corporation, mainly Sears.com and Kmart.com. He has worked with
American Public University Systems, Ford, Chrysler, General Motors,
United States Air Force, Microsoft, Comcast, Dominos, White Castle,
Bosch, and Numara.
Dennis uses his background in business and industrial anthropology
to design interactive products to support the way people communicate and
interact in their everyday and working lives. He is actively involved
with the Information Architecture Institute, the ASIST Special Interest
Group of Information Architecture, Overlap, and the Interaction Design
ABOUT IxDA IxDA’s mission is to improve the
human condition by advancing the discipline of Interaction Design. To do
this, we foster a community of people that choose to come together to
support this intention. IxDA relies on individual initiative,
contribution, sharing and self-organization as the primary means for us
to achieve our goals. IxDA comprises over 10,000 members, and many meet
at events like this one in over 80 locations worldwide. If you or your
friends are based in the suburbs or further from New York, you can find
contact information for other local groups on the ixda.org site.