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.
If you missed Interaction13 -- or want another taste of the region -- join us at Fluxible on September 14-15. Located just an hour's drive west of Toronto, in happenin' Kitchener-Waterloo.
Enjoy talks and workshops from some of the most knowledgeable folks in our field. Spend some serious hang-out time with Steve Portigal, Leah Buley, Teresa Brazen, Steve Baty, Josh Seiden, and 9 other amazing folks from the IxDA and UX communities.
So I was just looking through my twitter feed and saw a public collaboration from a couple of local visual artists, one of which I know from his academic work, and I was thinking how great it is that he can share the fruit of his work with the community.
It got me wondering if there is anything that we as UX or Interaction Designers can do in the same way. It's obvious that most of what we do is not consumable in such a passive way as purely visual arts, but surely there is something we can do.
I wanted to share an announcement from Dr. Liza Potts, the new Chair for SIGDOC, the ACM Special Interest Group for the Design of Communication. The board has a strong interest in expending the organization's profile in industry and gaining new membership and new vision.
I'm a designer/newbie, I've been taking courses here and there and feeling a little fragmented, in many areas but we'll just stick to UX here. So I'm thinking of entering either the User Experience Certificate program at NYU or the 12 week design course offered at General Assembly. Anyone have any experience with the quality of their curriculum or their instructors? How about job placement program? Any suggestion would help I woud like some input before plopping down the ransom they demand. Or could these classes be duplicated?