Hi, I'm looking for universities with mature UX on the "business" side (instead of academic side), which will probably be in IT or in Libraries. So far, I found one:
University of Michigan Library Information Technology: User Experience Department http://www.lib.umich.edu/mobile-technology/user-experience-department "Our efforts are focused on interface design (interaction design & visual design), user research, assessment (usability, web use statistics analysis), content strategy, and web accessibility".
Cincinnati Design Week and IxDA Cincinnati are partnering to bring you an awesome workshop on Collaborative Brainstorming for Better UX. It's on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Contemporary Arts Center starting at 7:00 om. It will be a 2 hour hands-on exploration into techniques and methods lead by Jessica Ivins (see the full description below) .
I'd like to share a workshop my collegue, Brian Cugelman is running on persuasive psychology for interactive design. During this two-day workshop, Brian offers a blend of scientific principles, concrete examples, and practical exercises to quickly guide you through an effective framework for designing more engaging user interfaces.
While I was at an internship over the summer, a client recommended that I start seeking contract work while I finish up my MFA. (as opposed to my previous plan of taking a bunch of internships to learn different skills.. I'm told more than one internship can make it look like you didn't learn anything or your skills aren't up to par for a real position)
I have an exciting event that I would like to share. September 6-8th a two part workshop will be conducted for Mobile Movie Making and a segment on Designing an App for the Mobile Movie Making segment focusing on community.