When it comes to to finding a job in the user experience industry, there's a lot of heartache. There are the confusing acronyms (IxD, UX, IA, etc.), and the job descriptions (like "wireframe") that mean different things to different people. How does a person transition into the field? Are you selling yourself short? How many years of experience do you need? And how much should these jobs pay?
Hi! we want to build a game that helps people learn from each other as they
explore how to build collaborative and resilient futures. On Sunday
August 28 we're hosting a prototype sprint to explore these ideas and
we'd like you to help us out. We're looking for educational and social
futurists, game designers, developers and interaction designers who are
interested in collaborating on game concepts that will make it easier to
shape our lives and learn from each other.
Dmitry Zak, User Experience Team Manager for Digital Products & Services at NBC Universal, had a proven track record for creating user-friendly experiences and products within his company. Last year, a project was proposed which was the most ambitious yet: improving the user interface for CNBC’s complex video publishing system. While legal constraints don’t allow him to disclose deep metrics, he will share the project’s process, which began with the motivation to improve users’ quality of life.
Let's brunch together! Since Jeff Parks and I will be in Baltimore the weekend of 22-24 April for Rush (the band, Friday night) and the game (O's v. Yanks, Saturday night), we thought, "hey, let's get together & brunch on Saturday with some UXers in the area!"
Thus was UX Brunch Baltimore (#UXBrunchBalto on the Twitterz) born.
So, who's in? Who can arrange a place for us around 11:00 a.m.? Probably 15 folks? In walking distance perhaps from Aliceanna Street (between Fells Point & the Harbor)? Or a cab ride?
What a great conference! Fabulous lineup, great volunteers, and hospitable city.
This event proves the power of IxDA local groups as well as the benefit of partnering with other orgs. Oh, and also that not all design is done in NYC or Cupertino. ;)