times when we discuss a user’s experience, we think about it in terms
of a user journey. Brian is going to present his journey and what made
him make a personal pivot towards user experience design from web
development. He will present some insights into his personal experiences
and reasons why he made that decision. He will discuss what he does as a
User Experience Designer today and open the discussion up to the
sponsors and how they work as well. Expect this to be stories of a
personal journey, turned into a discussion on how we can all “pivot”
WHERE Betterment, LLC 61 W. 23rd Street Fifth Floor New York, NY 10010
Refreshments will be served.
Free and open to everyone interested however tickets are required.
IMPORTANT!! Seating is limited. So you must have a ticket to attend. Please only RSVP if you know you can attend.
Cancellations: Please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org)
as soon as you know you cannot use your ticket. We'll release your seat
for one of your fellow practitioners and generate good IxD karma for
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER Brian
Durkin has been a web designer and web developer for almost 20 years
but has been focused on UX for the last 5 years. Brian has worked at
companies like People.com, Santa Barbara City College, LiveNation,
Nickelodeon, and Sotheby’s and has been through the agency world at
HLNY, Huge, Roundarch, and Foundry 9. Brian earned his Bachelor’s of
Fine Art at NYSCC School of Art and Design at Alfred University.
ABOUT OUR HOST Betterment
is the largest online financial adviser. They make sophisticated
investing available to anyone with an easy-to-use and intuitive user
ABOUT IxDA With
over 50,000 members and more than 150 local groups around the world,
the IxDA network actively focuses on interaction design issues for the
practitioner no matter his or her level of experience. IxDA is a novel
kind of “un-organization” and relies on its passionate members to help
serve the needs of the international Interaction Design community.
IxDA New York City local group is a vibrant community of people
interested in interaction design who meet monthly at face-to-face
events. Programming is created by a volunteer group of local leaders and
realized through the generosity of speakers, sponsors, and host