[EVENT] Chicago IxDA - KIOSK, Designing for Self-Service in a Touch Economy - March 12, 2008

27 Feb 2008 - 12:59am
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Chicago IxDA4
2007

Greetings, fellow Chicagoans (and anyone who happens to be passing through
Chicago)!
I am happy to announce our sixth local gathering (is this our half-year
anniversary? I'll stop being a sap.) If you haven't been able to attend,
you should... Every month a different topic is presented, and we open up the
conversation for all to participate. The success of these events is easily
attributed not only to the gracious hosts who open their doors each month to
host and lead, but also to all of you for bringing your perspective and
sharing. There is a lot of good work going on in our community, so here's
your opportunity to see it for yourself.
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Topic: KIOSK, Designing for Self-Service in a Touch Economy

As touch, gesturing and presence continue to become the norm and businesses
seeks to connect with consumers in new and compelling ways, KIOSK or touch
screen interfaces offer us a new playground for creating compelling
experiences and markets. Large retail and hospitality businesses are
increasingly looking for ways to create differentiated on presence
experiences, even offering rewards for participation in the "touch"
economy. As designers and marketers, how do we "touch" these users, what's
ethical, how is designing for touch different, how do we dig into the many
"touch" contexts.

Topic Leaders & Host: Erik Klimczak & Marlon Smith, Clarity Consulting (
http://www.claritycon.com)

Clarity Consulting is a full-service software development and design agency
headquartered in Chicago. Clarity focuses on the retail and financial
services markets and the Windows development platform. With the launch of
its design practice in 2006, Clarity sought to bridge the "gaps" between
leading-edge technology, high-concept design, and usability by offering all
services under a single firm. Current clients include Crate & Barrel,
Wal-Mart, Microsoft and McDonald's.

Also of note, Clarity Consulting was the winner of Microsoft's Midwest
PhizzPop Design Challenge: http://designchallenge.phizzpop.com/chicago.aspx

When: Wednesday, March 12, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (pizza will be provided, how
can you say no?)

Location: 1 North Franklin, 34th Floor

RSVP: Please respond to this email (chicago-local(at)ixda.org) by March 11th
and we will send you a confirmation email with a contact phone number.

Spread the word!

Hope to see you there!

Janna DeVylder

Comments

7 Mar 2008 - 3:36am
Chicago IxDA4
2007

A friendly reminder... if you plan on attending the Chicago IxDA event about
Kiosks next Wednesday, please let us know by Tuesday, March 11th.

thanks!
janna
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On 2/26/08, Chicago IxDA <chicago-local at ixda.org> wrote:
>
> Greetings, fellow Chicagoans (and anyone who happens to be passing through
> Chicago)!
>
> I am happy to announce our sixth local gathering (is this our half-year
> anniversary? I'll stop being a sap.) If you haven't been able to attend,
> you should... Every month a different topic is presented, and we open up the
> conversation for all to participate. The success of these events is easily
> attributed not only to the gracious hosts who open their doors each month to
> host and lead, but also to all of you for bringing your perspective and
> sharing. There is a lot of good work going on in our community, so here's
> your opportunity to see it for yourself.
> ------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
> Topic: KIOSK, Designing for Self-Service in a Touch Economy
>
>
> As touch, gesturing and presence continue to become the norm and
> businesses seeks to connect with consumers in new and compelling ways, KIOSK
> or touch screen interfaces offer us a new playground for creating compelling
> experiences and markets. Large retail and hospitality businesses are
> increasingly looking for ways to create differentiated on presence
> experiences, even offering rewards for participation in the "touch"
> economy. As designers and marketers, how do we "touch" these users, what's
> ethical, how is designing for touch different, how do we dig into the many
> "touch" contexts.
>
>
> Topic Leaders & Host: Erik Klimczak & Marlon Smith, Clarity Consulting (
> http://www.claritycon.com)
>
>
> Clarity Consulting is a full-service software development and design
> agency headquartered in Chicago. Clarity focuses on the retail and financial
> services markets and the Windows development platform. With the launch of
> its design practice in 2006, Clarity sought to bridge the "gaps" between
> leading-edge technology, high-concept design, and usability by offering all
> services under a single firm. Current clients include Crate & Barrel,
> Wal-Mart, Microsoft and McDonald's.
>
>
> Also of note, Clarity Consulting was the winner of Microsoft's Midwest
> PhizzPop Design Challenge:
> http://designchallenge.phizzpop.com/chicago.aspx
>
>
> When: Wednesday, March 12, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (pizza will be provided, how
> can you say no?)
>
>
> Location: 1 North Franklin, 34th Floor
>
>
> RSVP: Please respond to this email (chicago-local(at)ixda.org) by March
> 11th and we will send you a confirmation email with a contact phone number.
>
>
> Spread the word!
>
> Hope to see you there!
>
>
> Janna DeVylder
>
>
>
>

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