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Interaction 17 UX Sketching Event

As some of you know, the Interaction Design Association’s annual conference is taking place in New York City this year. It starts on Sunday the 5th, so we’re letting the conference attendees mingle with the locals at a UX sketching event, hosted by The Conversation Factory. Come by and improve your sketching skills and meet some UX professionals from all over the world!

WHERE
WeWork Chelsea
115 West 18th Street
Second Floor
New York, NY 10011
(Between 6th and 7th Avenues)
Map Link

WHEN
Sunday, February 5th 2017
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

To learn more and RSVP, visit the event website.

Interaction 17 Conference

Interaction design happens everywhere. As any thing becomes a surface for interaction, any where becomes a place where design happens. Interaction17 asks: how does environment shape interaction, and how should we, as designers, respond? Join us at IxDA’s 10th annual gathering, as 1,000 design leaders, professionals, and students converge for an active program of workshops, talks, and awards.

The theme of the conference is “Design in Context”. The conference team is hard at work making preparations, but you can order your tickets right now! The Interactions conference has never come to New York City before, so we expect the conference tickets to sell out quickly. We are looking forward to an awesome conference right in our hometown. We hope you can join us!

WHEN
Monday, February 6, 2017 – Wednesday, February 8, 2017

WHERE
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
Map

To get more details, visit the conference website. If you or your company are interested in sponsorship opportunities, visit the sponsorship page.

Register for the Conference: http://bit.ly/1XvmLM9

NYC UX Holiday Party 2016

It’s that most wonderful time of the year: The NYC UX Holiday Party!

Get ready to join the greater New York UX community as we kick off the holiday season. Last year, it was an amazing SOLD OUT event with over 270 attendees! So join us again this year and come share some UX stories over a drink or two, re-connect with old and make connections anew, perhaps find a new gig for the upcoming year but most of all enjoy some holiday cheer!

WHERE
Pivotal Labs
625 Avenue of the Americas
Second Floor
New York, NY 10011-2020
Map: Map Link

WHEN
Thursday, December 15th 2016
6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

PRICE
$15 (Hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine will be provided)

For students who wish to attend but cannot afford the ticket price, in the spirit of the holidays, a few attendees have offered to cover the cost for those that could not attend otherwise. Please send us an e-mail for more details. Note: Student tickets are now sold out.

RSVP Now: http://bit.ly/2eVKvYF

An Interactive Conversation on Embracing Our Power as UX/CX Leaders

Join us for part two of our ongoing conversation on how to effectively mentor and groom future UX leaders. We’ll discuss how UX/CX leaders can succeed in today’s economy and what skills are needed to succeed. Our featured speakers and the audience will share their experiences, lessons they’ve learned and strategies for success along with what not to do.

WHO THIS EVENT IS FOR
UX/CX mangers, executives and other UX professionals in leadership positions.

AGENDA
6:00 to 6:30 p.m. Registration, wine, beer and appetizers with an Irish twist
6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Panel discussion, followed by open audience participation
7:45 to 9:00 p.m. More wine and appetizers!

DATE
Wednesday, October 19 2016

TIME
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

LOCATION
Mastercard
114 5th Avenue
11th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Map Link

Refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by Mastercard.

RSVP Now: http://bit.ly/2dGFIZR

Story First: Crafting Products That Engage

While many of us seek out the newest and shiniest tools, methods, and processes to build more successful products and services, we often overlook one of the oldest, leanest, most effective tools out there: the structurally sound story. Whether you realize it or not in the moment, you experience everything as if it was a story. The better the story, the more likely you are to want to use a product, continue to use it, pay to use it, and recommend it to others. In this talk, you will see how taking a story first approach to product design and development will help you build more successful products and services that excite your customers, draw them in, incite them to action, and keep them engaged over time.

DATE
Wednesday, September 14th 2016

TIME
6:30PM – 8:30PM

LOCATION
WeWork Chelsea
115 West 18th Street
Second Floor
New York, NY 10011
(Between 6th and 7th Avenues)
Map Link

RSVP Now:
http://bit.ly/2bzM6lM

IxDA New York 2016 Summer Social

Join us for some summer fun on the roof of Moment’s building on Croby Street. It’s the perfect chance to relax and chat about all things UX on a lazy summer evening.

The event is open to everyone. Show up, enjoy some cold brews and food, and help us make the most of the last month of summer!

DATE
Thursday, August 18th 2016

TIME
6:30PM – 8:30PM

LOCATION
Moment
13 Crosby Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10013
Map Link

Food and drink will be provided. The event will be rescheduled on account of rain.

RSVP Now: http://bit.ly/2aT8q8w

Designing for the Present Future w/ Socratic Experience Design

How do you design what you design? What is the typical thought process you go through? Have you considered interrogating the way you think and how you make (design) decisions in order to make better ones?

Often as Designers (which includes you “strategists” and “creatives”) due to habit, external pressures and lack of resources we can often get to solution mode too quickly. Even with the best tools, strategy, UX and design thinking methods in mind, rapid solutioning before proper questioning can often lead to far less than ideal outcomes.

With technology, formats and problem spaces evolving daily a very old but often unconsidered form of thinking, questioning, needs consideration. How can the skill of inquiry be developed to help us solve bigger (design) problems in more inspiring ways? In this interactive talk we’ll discuss how the process of forming beautiful questions can help strengthen your design process, revitalize the artifacts you make, help you get a seat at “the grown-up table” in your organization and prepared you for a world of never ending design.

AGENDA
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Networking, refreshments and studio tours
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. Presentations
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Wrap-up and post-event networking

DATE
Thursday, August 11, 2016

TIME
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

LOCATION
Sapient
40 Fulton Street
Second Floor
New York, NY 10038
Map Link

RSVP Now:
http://bit.ly/2avN2py

Virtual Pioneers: An Exploration in Designing for the VR Frontier

Thousands across the world have touted virtual reality as “the next big thing”, and there’s no denying that much like wearables and the internet of things, the age of VR is upon us. But how does this affect us as designers? What skills should we be honing, what experts should we be looking to, and what, if anything, is considered the gold standard? When it comes to designing for VR, who in 2016 can really claim to be an expert? The truth is, we’re all pioneers, and virtual reality is the wild, wild west.

Join our panel of VR trailblazers as we dive into successes, failures, challenges, and lessons that we’ve experienced while experimenting with design in virtual reality. We’ll discuss everything from interface and environments to narrative and use cases for VR, and of course, how and where we got started when moving from 2D to 3D. It’s, quite literally, a whole new world.

AGENDA
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Networking and Refreshments
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Presentation
8:00 – 8:30 p.m. Wrap-up and Post-Event Networking

DATE
Thursday, July 21st 2016

TIME
6:30PM – 8:30PM

LOCATION
ustwo
26 Broadway
Floor 16
New York, NY, 10004
Map Link

RSVP Now: http://bit.ly/29UXOrT

UX Happy Hour at Cooper New York

You are invited to a hosted Designer Happy Hour at Cooper NYC! Enjoy some drinks and conversation, featuring California wine and cheese and an e-toast from Alan Cooper himself! All professionals in the design, tech and related fields are welcome, so bring your friends and we’ll make it a night to remember.

WHEN
Thursday, May 19, 2016
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE
Cooper New York
100 Wall Street
Suite 502
New York, NY 10005
Map

Admission is free.

RSVP Now: http://bit.ly/26yWnDu

The Interaction16 Redux, Presented by IxDA New York and Bloomberg

Join us for the Interaction16 Redux, a one-day conference in New York City featuring a selection of the best presentations from the IxDA international conference.

Every year, the interaction design community gathers in one place to stretch our minds, sharpen our skills and inspire each other. Every year numerous people are unable to attend and partake in this incredible opportunity – so we’re bringing the conference to you!

This free event is being sponsored by Bloomberg. If you’ve never experienced Bloomberg’s hospitality before, now’s your chance. Their generous support makes this event possible.

WHEN
Saturday, May 14, 2016
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

WHERE
Bloomberg L.P.
731 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Map

SCHEDULE
11:00 – 11:30 Check-in/Breakfast
11:30 – 11:45 Opening remarks
11:45 – 12:45 Opening Keynote: Learning From Live Systems by Josh Seiden
12:45 – 01:00 Coffee Break
01:00 – 01:30 Invisible Cities by Pablo Honey
01:30 – 02:00 Box Lunch
02:00 – 02:30 Shallow Interaction Patterns for Deeper Human Experiences by Kieran Evans and Jes Koepfler
02:30 – 03:30 Closing Keynote: Magical UX and the Internet of Things by Josh Clark
03:30 – 03:45 Closing remarks
03:45 – 05:00 Refreshments and Networking

RSVP Now: http://bit.ly/242LaZx