NYC-UPA 9/25 Event: Playfulness in Interaction Design

12 Sep 2007 - 2:44pm
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Joy Zigo
2005

NYC Usability Professionals Association presents:

>>Playfulness in Interaction Design

Some of the best examples of user experience are those that have elements of
playfulness. What is meant by playful? How can user experience designers
introduce the concept of play in their solutions? This talk will look at
examples from Apple, Yahoo!, Digg and more to examine what makes an
interface playful and how that leads to a successful experience for users.

>>Speaker: Kevin Kearney, Experience Director, Avenue A | Razorfish

Kevin Kearney has over 7 years of experience in internet strategy and
user-centered design. He has developed a wide range of successful interface
solutions including rich media experiences, transactional and e-commerce
sites, as well as web applications and kiosks.

Working with a wide variety of organizations, from startups to Fortune 500
companies, Kevin's clients have included Ford Motor Company, Ann Taylor,
Charles Schwab, Condé Nast, XM Radio, The New York Times and CNN. He is also
a frequent speaker who has presented to a number of
professional organizations in the user experience field.

Speaker: Kevin Kearney, Experience Director, Avenue A | Razorfish.

Date: Tuesday, Sep 25, 2007

Arrival: 6:00pm (Please arrive by 6:00 with picture ID for
security process)

(refreshments served)

Presentation: 6:30pm to 8:00pm (includes Q&A)

Networking: 8:00pm to 8:30pm

Dinner at a nearby restaurant: 8:30pm to whenever
(participants pay for their own dinner)

Location: Avenue A | Razorfish offices, 1440 Broadway (between 40th
& 41st), 19th Floor, New York, NY

Cost: NYC-UPA members: $10

Non-members: $20

Non-members with 1 year membership in NYC-UPA: $25

Full-time students: $5 (students please provide valid
ID)

RSVP: NO EMAIL RSVPs ACCEPTED FOR THIS EVENT.
Online registration is required.

Please purchase a guaranteed ticket at the event
registration site:
http://nycupa20070925.eventbrite.com/

Prepayment is refundable until noon Sept 27, 2007 by
sending a request to RSVP at nycupa.org.

In addition, your ticket is transferable on or before
Sept 25, 2007 by sending a request to RSVP at nycupa.org. You must notify us of
this transfer.

No NYC-UPA membership fees will be accepted at the
door but memberships can be purchased on the event registration Web site.

Seats are limited and reservations are first come,
first served. We advise you to register early as previous events have sold
out and we had to turn people away.

For more information, visit the event web site:

http://nycupa20070925.eventbrite.com/

................................................................................................

Our Mission

The NYC chapter of the Usability Professionals' Association (UPA) seeks to
gather members of the marketing, design, technology and research communities
who share a common vision: creating websites, applications, and projects
that are compelling, intuitive and customer driven. By bringing together
professionals from different industries and disciplines and sharing our
collective experiences, the NYC UPA hopes to create a forum for learning and
professional growth in the New York City metropolitan (and tri-state) area.

Share the Word

PLEASE FORWARD this email to colleagues, clients, and friends to spread the
news about our organization. Send us any names and emails you would like
added to our mailing list at list at nycupa.org

Newsletter Information

To subscribe to the NYC UPA announcements list, email list at nycupa.org
with "subscribe" in the subject. You will receive a few emails per
month with announcements related to NYC UPA events and official
business. To unsubscribe, email list at nycupa.org with "unsubscribe" in
the subject. We do not disclose our emailing list to third parties.

For more information about the Usability Professionals Association
(NYC Chapter), go to http://www.nycupa.org/.

_________________________________________________________________
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18 Sep 2007 - 3:45pm
Joy Zigo
2005

NYC Usability Professionals Association presents:

Playfulness in Interaction Design

Some of the best examples of user experience are those that have elements of
playfulness. What is meant by playful? How can user experience designers
introduce the concept of play in their solutions? This talk will look at
examples from Apple, Yahoo!, Digg and more to examine what makes an
interface playful and how that leads to a successful experience for users.

Kevin Kearney, Experience Director, Avenue A | Razorfish

Kevin Kearney has over 7 years of experience in internet strategy and
user-centered design. He has developed a wide range of successful interface
solutions including rich media experiences, transactional and e-commerce
sites, as well as web applications and kiosks.

Working with a wide variety of organizations, from startups to Fortune 500
companies, Kevin’s clients have included Ford Motor Company, Ann Taylor,
Charles Schwab, Condé Nast, XM Radio, The New York Times and CNN. He is also
a frequent speaker who has presented to a number of professional
organizations in the user experience field.

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Speaker: Kevin Kearney, Experience Director, Avenue A | Razorfish.

Date: Tuesday, Sep 25, 2007

Registration: 6:00pm (refreshments served)

Please arrive by 6 or 6:15 to allow time to get
through security.

Photo ID required by security to enter building. It
must match the name on the registration list.

Presentation: 6:30pm to 8:00pm (includes Q&A)

Networking: 8:00pm to 8:30pm

Dinner at a nearby restaurant: 8:30pm to whenever
(participants pay for their own dinner)

Location: Avenue A | Razorfish offices, 1440 Broadway (between 40th
& 41st), 19th Floor, New York, NY

Cost: NYC-UPA members: $10

Non-members: $20

Non-members with 1 year membership: $25

Full-time students: $5 (students please provide
valid ID)

RSVP: NO EMAIL RSVPs ACCEPTED FOR THIS EVENT.

Please purchase a guaranteed ticket at the event registration site:
http://nycupa20070925.eventbrite.com/

Prepayment is refundable until noon Sept 27, 2007 by sending a request to
RSVP at nycupa.org.

In addition, your ticket is transferable on or before Sept 25, 2007 by
sending a request to RSVP at nycupa.org. You must notify us of this transfer.

No NYC-UPA memberships will be accepted at the door but they can be
purchased on the event registration Web site.

Seats are limited and reservations are first come, first served. We advise
you to register early as previous events have sold out and we had to turn
people away.

For more information, visit Web site: http://nycupa20070925.eventbrite.com/

.................................................................................................

Our Mission

The NYC chapter of the Usability Professionals' Association (UPA) seeks to
gather members of the marketing, design, technology and research communities
who share a common vision: creating websites, applications, and projects
that are compelling, intuitive and customer driven. By bringing together
professionals from different industries and disciplines and sharing our
collective experiences, the NYC UPA hopes to create a forum for learning and
professional growth in the New York City metropolitan (and tri-state) area.

Share the Word

PLEASE FORWARD this email to colleagues, clients, and friends to spread the
news about our organization. Send us any names and emails you would like
added to our mailing list at list at nycupa.org

Newsletter Information

To subscribe to the NYC UPA announcements list, email list at nycupa.org with
"subscribe" in the subject. You will receive a few emails per month with
announcements related to NYC UPA events and official business. To
unsubscribe, email list at nycupa.org with "unsubscribe" in the subject. We do
not disclose our emailing list to third parties.

For more information about the Usability Professionals Association (NYC
Chapter), go to http://www.nycupa.org/

_________________________________________________________________
A place for moms to take a break!
http://www.reallivemoms.com?ocid=TXT_TAGHM&loc=us

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