Members of Pittsburgh IxDA, AIGA, IDSA and CMU's HCII program met Wednesday after work to socialize and enjoy specialty cocktails at Embury at the Strip District. The group sampled Martinis, Manhattans, Gimlets, smoky tasting cocktails and ones made with ginger and jalapeño. As we got to know one another, we chatted about our
companies, design in Pittsburgh, and what kind of events we can co-host in the future. Thanks to the folks at Embury for hosting - we appreciate the experience they've designed for their customers.
The IxDA Oresund local group is still in its infancy. I have some ideas and notes from the latest Interaction conference, on possible formats for the group. I would like to hear what you would prefer or desire for the group.
How often to have a meetup?
What kinds of meetups? Social meetups, presentations, demonstrations?
Share meetups between Copenhagen and Malmö?
If you are in Copenhagen, are you willing to travel to Malmö?
If you are in Malmö, are you willing to travel to Copenhagen?
We am looking to host an IDSA event focusing on Interaction Design and wondered if there were any IxDA members in the Minneapolis/St Paul area. The UPA and MNteractive groups have heavy local involvement but I would love the opportunity to collaborate with any local members to hear input and provide engaging speakers and events.
Any suggestions on how to best reach out to local IxDA'ers?
I am working on an event in San Francisco called "Forces for Good: Activism + Interaction"
This event will be in conjunction with Design Week SF and is centered around showcasing interaction/product/web/ work from folks who are using their design skills to convey a large socio-political message or to provoke positive social change. We want to have a eveneing event and then follow up with a weekend workshop of a multi-disciplinary collaborative design-a-thon.
Some great examples I know of are:
Personas. Do you use them? Are they useful or a waste of time? Our
April event will feature persona experts who will explain why, when,
and how personas can be used effectively in your interaction design
What do you do when you know you need personas, but you can't seem to
convince the client or stakeholders? Go rogue!
In the midst of a global conversation about change, many designers are
pondering their own impact in the world. How does our experience in software
interfaces, web sites, and physical products prepare us to address the
profound issues humanity is facing? These issues involve many complex
systems, systems too big to fit into the scope of any single company or
In early February, more than 450 interaction designers from around the world
converged in Vancouver to discuss, debate, and share a spectrum of topics
that are important to our community of practice. The Interaction 09 |
Vancouver conference featured three days of tactical workshops, smart
sessions filled with practical advice, and a fantastic collection of
Please join IxDA NYC as we recap this amazing conference experience during
an evening of short presentations and open discussion.