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Let’s Talk About Inclusion

Of course we want to be inclusive…but where to start? There’s accessibility, language, digital inclusion, global, cultural, and socio-economic differences. Learn how to broaden your research to include more voices in the stories you collect. And how to use those stories in a conscious act of innovation.

Join IxDA NYC and NYC UXPA as we introduce some of our best research tips, some of the people we’ve met, and stories that changed our product. Then, you’ll explore ideas for how to make your own work more inclusive. You’ll leave inspired to be an inclusion superhero and delight all your users.

What you will learn
– Ways to think about inclusion
– Ideas for increasing the diversity of your research participants
– Examples of how insights from inclusive research can expand and improve your product vision

DATE
Thursday, November 9th 2017

TIME
6:00PM – 9:00PM

LOCATION
HBO
1100 6th Avenue
New York, NY, 10036
(Map)

Refreshments will be served.

RSVP Now: http://bit.ly/2yP9N5y
Enter code “WUD2017_IxDA” at checkout to get the IxDA price of $15 (Select the “IxDA Members” option)

Conversations in Artificial Intelligence

From autonomous cars and predictive search recommendations to voice-powered assistants like Alexa and Siri, artificial intelligence is poised to dramatically change the way we design products, services and experiences. While still in its infancy, digital product professionals are clamoring to get up to speed on where AI is now, and how they can design for the near future with AI in mind.

How does the design and development process change? What best practices should I be following? What are the biggest pitfalls to avoid? Hear from three perspectives — user experience, design strategy and technology — as our diverse panel of professionals share project stories, personal experiences and tips that illustrate how to meaningfully incorporate AI in your work.

DATE
Thursday, October 5th, 2017

TIME
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Networking and refreshments
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Presentation and Q&A
8:00 – 8:30 p.m. Wrap-up and post-event networking

LOCATION
Smart Design
601 W. 26th Street (at 11th Avenue)
18th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Map Link

The event is free. Refreshments will be served.

RSVP Now: http://bit.ly/2h5m3Ut

The Actual-Reality UX of Museum Spaces

Museum organizations are no strangers to the challenges UX Practitioners are now facing in the worlds of virtual and augmented realities. For centuries, museologists in the art world have adopted wide-ranging approaches to displaying visual content and metadata within different environmental contexts and constraints.

The decisions that architects, artists and museums have made to tell stories and communicate information in physical spaces contain lessons we can all learn from, especially as the fields of Information Architecture and User Experience Design exit the safe confines of a browser-based world.

We’ll take journey through the history of museums, while looking at their evolution, and examples of successes, failures and the affects of the ties the bind environments and information.

DATE 
Thursday, September 21st 2017

TIME
6:30PM – 8:30PM

LOCATION
SAP Next-Gen
10 Hudson Yards
48th Floor
New York 10001
Map Link

Refreshments will be served.

RSVP Now: http://bit.ly/2w735FU

IxDA New York 2017 Summer Social

Join us for drinks and conversation at Perka’s scenic rooftop space in downtown Manhattan. It’s the perfect chance to catch up with old friends 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 17th 2017

TIME
6:00PM – 9:00PM

LOCATION
Perka
131 Varick Street
11th Floor (The Penthouse)
New York, NY 10013
Map Link

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

RSVP: http://bit.ly/2h7wcmL

Design Operations: Amplifying the Value of Design

Design Operations or DesignOps is a growing practice inside the field of Design Management. As organizations are maturing their design practice, they are realizing the same things that other parts of their organizations have–that we need to design our operations so that we can scale our strengths and maintain and even amplify the value of our teams. In this talk, Dave Malouf will highlight the key areas for designing your Design Ops and how doing so will help make a big difference in the value your design teams can provide your organizations and your customers.

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

DATE
Tuesday, June 27th 2017

TIME
6:30PM – 8:30PM

LOCATION
DigitalOcean
101 Ave of Americas
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10013
Map Link

Refreshments will be served.

RSVP: http://bit.ly/2rZWY5n

The Big Apple Redux, Presented by IxDA New York and Bloomberg

Please join us for the Big Apple Redux, a free one-day conference from 11 AM – 5 PM with keynote speakers Jared Spool and Amber Case. Breakfast, lunch and evening refreshments will be served.

This year, the interaction design community gathered to share ideas, sharpen skills and inspire one another in Portland, Vancouver and New York City. Numerous people were unable to attend and partake in these incredible opportunities—so we’re bringing the conferences to you. For Big Apple Redux, we’re featuring a selection of the best presentations from Interaction 17, IA Summit and UX Immersion: Interactions.

Please note that seating is limited. All guests must register in advance in order to attend. No walk-ins will be permitted.

WHEN
Saturday, May 13, 2017
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

SCHEDULE
11:00 – 11:30 Check-In and Refreshments
11:30 – 11:45 Opening Remarks
11:45 – 12:45 Opening Keynote: Unintuitive and Insecure: Fixing the Failures of Authentication UX by Jared Spool (from UX Immersion: Interactions)
12:45 – 13:30 Designing to Combat Misinformation by Chelsey Delaney (from Interaction 17)
13:30 – 14:00 Box Lunch
14:00 – 14:45 Data Futures: Exploring the Everyday Consequences of Increasing
Access to our Personal Data by Daniel Goddemeyer and Dr. Dominikus Baur (from Interaction17)
14:45 – 15:45 Closing Keynote: Designing Calm Technology by Amber Case (from IA Summit)
15:45 – 16:00 Closing Remarks
16:00 – 17:00 Refreshments and Networking, Bloomberg UX Lab Tours

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

Prototypes: Choosing the Right Tools and Workflow

All UX designers have at one time or another struggled to communicate a concept, describe an interaction, or get feedback from a user on a new feature or design. Team members are working remotely now more than ever, thus the ability to communicate clear ideas and accurately describing interactions has become more critical. Sometimes, wireframes or mockups are not enough; you need a prototype.

That’s the reason why prototyping tools have become so important in our way of discussing/exchanging/ brainstorming with our stakeholders, designers and developers.

So what prototyping tools should you use and integrate into your workflows? During this month’s event, we will review the pros and cons of different existing prototyping tools, put them to the test using a consistent set of examples and share advice and resources so you can develop your own prototyping skills.

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

DATE
Thursday, April 20th 2017

TIME
6:30PM – 8:30PM

LOCATION
FCB
100 West 33rd Street
Sixth Floor
New York, New York 10013
Map Link

RSVP Now: http://bit.ly/2oF9Snj

Blind Spot: Illuminating the Hidden Value in Business

Are you tired of constantly looking for new tricks to keep users coming back time after time? Are you the type of person who would prefer to truly engage users, rather than demanding or buying their loyalty? Are you looking for a better way to understand how user interactions with companies can translate into meaningful experiences? If so, this event is for you. Join us for a conversation with the authors of Blind Spot and their 7-step guide to innovating and measuring successful user relationships over time.

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

DATE
Thursday, March 23rd 2017

TIME
6:30PM – 8:30PM

LOCATION
FCB
100 West 33rd Street
Sixth Floor
New York, New York 10013
Map Link

Refreshments will be served.

RSVP Now: http://bit.ly/2mgEc3W

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