We live with machines all around us. The fabric of our cities is made up of connected nodes that track weather, traffic, and commerce. These machines send us messages, tell us what to wear, show us entertainment, and monitor our behaviour. Our physical world is networked and made of code, and we usually don't even notice it. This is the programmable world, a world we now live in where everything is new media.
In case you missed the last post - tonight is our portfolio show for the Humber College Web development program. If you are interested in seeing the work of some very talented people drop on by! Starts at 6 and is at the ING Direct Cafe at Yonge and Shuter.
We are having our annual student portfolio show on May 22nd. So if you are interested in seeing some student work - please drop in. If you are hiring or are looking for interns - you might like what you see!
Startup Weekend Toronto is coming soon - Sep 24-26! We need Toronto's local UI/UX professionals to come out and join the teams building products and startups over a weekend (and hopefully continuing from there).
Please register soon as tickets are selling out quickly.
IxDA Toronto is planning another Speed Mentoring event for September 20th, after a very successful night last year. If you're interested in taking part, please contact @jeffkraemer on Twitter or email jeff.kraemer at Gmail.
FYI to Toronto IxDA: ToRCHI is presenting a 1-day professional development course on June 17, 2010:
"Mobile User Interface Design" by Aaron Marcus, President, AM+A
Details and registration: www.torchi.org
This course presents the latest best practices and trends in user- interface design for phones, PDAs, navigation devices, and other mobile devices. Topics include: - Critique of visual examples of latest products and services - Design theories of Jones/Marsden (mobile interaction design)
This role is for an IA who can demonstrate proven ability to design
for complex, transactional web experiences. The team is a very tight
group that works collaboratively on huge financial properties. It's
a unique opportunity to experience designing for such a huge
The other great advantage this provides is that you'll be working
within an org that has a mature and deeply invested stake in UX
adoption. No fighting for UX integration here! UX leads the design
from inception. Seriously!
The role is going to require hands-on work designing wires, specs,