[Local] IxDA DC Upcoming Events

6 Jun 2009 - 8:18am
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SemanticWill
2007

Greetings From the IxDA DC Local group. Here are our upcoming events.

Understanding Social Media, Accelerating Social Participation
RSVP: http://ixdadc.ning.com/events/understanding-social-media

Time: June 10, 2009 from 6pm to 7:45pm
Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Service Center

BEN SHNEIDERMAN is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science
and Founding Director (1983-2000) of the Human-Computer Interaction
Laboratory at the University of Maryland. Ben is the author of
"Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer
Interaction" (5th ed. March 2009) http://www.awl.com/DTUI/. His book
“Leonardo’s Laptop” (MIT Press, 2002) (http://mitpress.mit.edu/leonardoslaptop
) won the IEEE book award for Distinguished Literary Contribution.

JENNIFER PREECE, is Dean of The College of Information Studies and a
Professor at University of Maryland College Park . She researchers and
teaches courses about online communities, human-computer interaction
and usability. Jenny is the the author of "Online Communities:
Usability and Sociability"

Billions of people participate in online social activities. Some users
participate as readers of discussion boards, searchers of blog posts,
or viewers of photos. A fraction of users become contributors of user-
generated content by writing consumer product reviews, uploading
travel photos, or expressing political opinions. Some users move
beyond their individual efforts to become collaborators, forming
tightly connected groups with lively discussions whose outcome might
be a Wikipedia article or a carefully edited YouTube video. A small
fraction of users become leaders who participate in governance by
setting and upholding policies, repairing vandalized materials, or
mentoring novices.

This talk begins with motivations for disaster response participation
and then offers the Reader-to-Leader Framework with the goal of
helping researchers, designers, and managers to understand what
motivates technology-mediated social participation. Through improved
interface design and social support they could bring the benefits of
social media to important challenges, such as healthcare delivery, e-
commerce, business innovation, energy sustainability, and
international development.

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UXBook Club Washington, DC
RSVP: http://ixdadc.ning.com/events/ux-book-club-washington-dc-1

Time: July 15, 2009 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: NAVTEQ
1875 K St NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 20006

Book: Design is the Problem, Nathan Shedroff
http://www.rosenfeldmedia.com/books/sustainable-design/

~ will

"Where you innovate, how you innovate,
and what you innovate are design problems"

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