Interaction11 Preview - Jan 20, 6:30pm

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Event date: 
January 20, 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
IxDA-DC
Event description: 

Can't make it to the Interaction11 conference in February? Here's your chance to see three presentations from the conference, right here at home:

ACCESSIBILITY IS NOT A CHECKLIST
Jimmy Chandler

Jimmy Chandler will demonstrate 10 methods in 20 minutes for improved accessibility that all interaction designers can use right away. These tips will help you enhance the user experience for those without disabilities, including those using mobile devices.

At the end of this session, you will understand how to include people with disabilities in usability studies, what the most important principles of accessibility are, how to look out for the biggest pitfalls, and where to go and what to do next.


BEAUTIFUL INTERACTIONS: CODIFYING AESTHETICS IN INTERACTION DESIGN
Callie Neylan

In established design fields -- i.e., architecture, graphic design, and industrial design -- much has been written about what makes design under these classifications beautiful. 

What of the relatively new field of interaction design, the beauty of which is not generally confined to the visual? What are the design elements that make an interaction beautiful and to what human senses do they appeal?  I will define what makes an interaction beautiful and propose a theoretical framework for codifying design elements in interaction design.


LEANING BACK WITH NPR: HOW WE CREATED A RELAXING EXPERIENCE FOR THE IPAD
Scott Stroud

When Steve Jobs first demonstrated the iPad, he was seated, lounging in a leather armchair. Our challenge at NPR was to design an app that fulfilled the promise of a lean-back experience on a transformational new platform.

What you'll learn:
• How to fight back the zombies that are your conventional design patterns
• How to satisfy multiple user goals (sifting, seeing, reading, listening) without sacrifice
• How to limit trade-offs and kill the fear of an impossible deadline
• How to work like a start-up inside an established organization
• How to reflect the core of what your product offers directly in its facial features
• How innovating on new platforms can influence legacy products

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Georgetown Law Center is a short walk from either the Union Station or Judiciary Square stops on Metro's Red line, and the Union Station loop Circulator bus stops right next to the Georgetown Law Center. 

Entrance is on the 2nd Street side of the building.  A guard at this entrance will have a list of people who have RSVP'd for the event. * Please bring a picture ID. You must RSVP to be admitted. *

RSVP: http://ixdadc.ning.com/events/interaction11-preview

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