Whether you’re new to the field or you’re a design industry professional, UX Brighton 2011 is a great opportunity to debate, cogitate and learn about User Experience through the lense of various disciplines stretching from anthropology to cross-channel design.
I'm starting a free, nonprofit coworking group called ++XX for women who do design / development /technical writing / social media / UX or whatever else. It's not a networking event... just a place to bring your laptop and work on projects and share skills. The first meeting is this Thursday. It's going to meet 4 times a month from 6pm-9pm on alternating Mondays and Thursdays (2 of those times at Metrix on Capitol Hill and 2 at Jigsaw Renaissance in the International District.)
I am in the middle of a project where we handle some personal information, such as users addresses. Obviously we don't want to display a users address to someone other than that user. Now I'm looking for ways to "obfuscate" the address in a way that makes it obvious to the right person that the address displayed is her address, but not for others.
I want to point your attention to our new conference on Mobile Experience Design & Usability ... called MobX (http://mobxcon.org).
Yeah, I know - Barcelona-Berlin is not exactly around the corner :) But hey: it's still Europe, right? We have invited super interesting speakers from Uganda, Australia, USA ... and they all come to join us in Berlin on Nov 18, 2011 (workshops on Nov 17) for an awesome one day high speed conference.
When it comes to to finding a job in the user experience industry, there's a lot of heartache. There are the confusing acronyms (IxD, UX, IA, etc.), and the job descriptions (like "wireframe") that mean different things to different people. How does a person transition into the field? Are you selling yourself short? How many years of experience do you need? And how much should these jobs pay?