So I was just looking through my twitter feed and saw a public collaboration from a couple of local visual artists, one of which I know from his academic work, and I was thinking how great it is that he can share the fruit of his work with the community.
It got me wondering if there is anything that we as UX or Interaction Designers can do in the same way. It's obvious that most of what we do is not consumable in such a passive way as purely visual arts, but surely there is something we can do.
I'm so excited to announce that the IxDA Speaker Network is now live and those with interest in speaking at local events are able to submit their interest.
The goal of the speaker network is to not only allow groups with more access to speakers to share opportunities with other groups, but to give everyone a chance to speak on what is passionate to them. Many may not consider themselves speakers, but have great stories to tell, and we want to hear them.
Get hands on with gamestorming at this month’s IxDA Lansing meeting. We’ll be exploring an array of games by playing them ourselves. No experience is required, but we invite those who have gamestorming activities that they like or have wanted to try to bring them to add to those we’ll have in preparation for the evening.
IxDA Phoenix is currently looking for new local leadership to keep momentum for the group going. If you live in the area and are interested in, and have time for, becoming a local leader, please contact me or fill out the local group request form which can be found at ixda.org/local.
Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to pass this on to anyone who may be interested. Thanks a bunch!
Tonia M. Bartz - IxDA North American Local Group Regional Coordinator
If you're a local leader, and you've ever felt like you see the same people at every meeting, or you only see different people at every meeting and they've never heard of IxDA, or you're tired of running meetings but there's no-one to take over, this is for you.
If you attend local meetings, and you've ever felt like your local group doesn't meet enough, or the topics aren't relevant enough, or it's hard to find a job in town, or you don't know enough people, or you're the smartest person in the room all the time, or everything is always over your head, this is for you.
More details coming soon, but save the date. October 11, we'll be at Caroline Collective for a presentation and workshop on design critiques. We'll look at how to give them, how to receive them, and how to make grounded, objective critiques a part of your business's culture.
For more information, subscribe to the IxDA Houston local group: * http://www.ixda.org/local/houston-experience-design
Or, check the IxDA Houston website: * http://houstonexperiencedesign.wordpress.com/