[Event Reminder] IxDA New York: Innovation Made Physical: Bodystorming with Dennis Schleicher, Sat. Aug. 7th

31 Jul 2010 - 4:57pm
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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.com   WHEN
Saturday, August 7th 2010
Workshop 1: 9am - 11am Central Park
Workshop 2: 1pm - 3pm Prospect Park or McCarren Park
$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 (nyc.ixda@gmail.com) 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 all involved!

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 Association (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.

  Register Now: http://ixda-nyc-bodystorming.eventbrite.com

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