*IxDA NYC is pleased to present an interactive evening with Steve Portigal
*"Yes, My Iguana Loves to Cha-Cha: Improv, Creativity and Collaboration"*
Improv is not "stand-up comedy." It's a series of games with rules that
offer huge degrees of freedom within a set of constraints. In these games we
bring out a lot of basic, quickly understood and communicated rules of
culture that are implicit, not explicit.
As the User Experience Lead, you will be a core member of our User
Experience group, a unique and small team of highly talented wizards
responsible for the overall user experience and creative direction of
our products. The UX Lead is a unique interdisciplinary role that
bridges the gap between our Visual, Interaction, and Information
Design Leads. Therefore, you are expected to have and demonstrate
proficiency in each area.
With so much to get done, every member of the team is encouraged to
participate in all areas of the group.
Ever had a moment when you’re presenting your detailed design work and you
get an unenthusiastic "Is that it?" from your audience?
This can sometimes happen when a project has been in design development
without conceptual feedback or consensus-building. We often move forward
rapidly with our detailed design work due to time pressure. Sure, we
incorporate our assumptions about the users, their needs, the technology,
and the business.