What a great conference! Fabulous lineup, great volunteers, and hospitable city.
This event proves the power of IxDA local groups as well as the benefit of partnering with other orgs. Oh, and also that not all design is done in NYC or Cupertino. ;)
On Monday, March 28th, join
us at The Network Hub for a lively discussion about the Interaction11
experience. The event starts at 6:00pm. We'll have a series of reviews/insights/reactions/inspirations from those that were in attendance and leave plenty of time for inquiry from those that were unable to attend.
If you are trying to create a new local chapter in Europe, you might want to join the IxDA European Leader Network, which is the platform we are using in Europe to share information among the local leaders. There you will find information on how to start, legal issues, how to spread the word and more.
A few months ago I was looking for a local design consultancy in Japan,
and had trouble finding one. I thought it would have been great if
design and UX-related information is organized geographically. I came up
with UXmap.com and began providing local UX information about
consultancies, labs, vendors, conferences, education, associations,
events, and jobs. I can see how it supports needs of both design and UX
people as well as their stakeholders. What do you think? Is there a need for this?
I am delighted to announce that Chris Rider has stepped up to be the new coordinator for our local face-to-face IxDA group! Chris has been an IxDA Los Angeles volunteer for the past year and now he is ready to take the reins to lead and coordinate our local group.
Over 80 people attended our April event, "Creating Extraordinary Experiences: How planning inspires greatness" held at Critical Mass' (CM) Chicago location. A full recording of the event can be viewed at: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/6347010