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.
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.