Apr 2, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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For April we are glad to welcome Russ Unger back to San Diego for our first UX Speaker Series with the NewSchool of Architecture + Design. Russ will be sharing his very entertaining talk, From Muppets to Mastery - Core User Experience Design Principles from Mr. Jim Henson. You must register for this event on Eventbrite.
About the talk:
Jim Henson started working as a puppeteer in 1954, a fair 40-50 years before many of us even considered User Experience as a career. He did, however, take it upon himself to apply many of the core principles that UX Designers are falling love with today (or are at least using as part of our everyday lives). Hang out for a quick dive into the life of Jim Henson, with a view into his work from the perspective of how it pertains to what it is we’re doing today, that promises to even leave Waldorf and Statler happy.
About Russ Unger:
Though a native Chicagoan, Russ Unger is no stranger to the San Diego UX community. He was the keynote speaker of the UX Speakeasy Conference and served as an adviser for Sketchcamp San Diego. Russ is an Experience Design Director for GE Capital Americas where he leads teams and projects in design and research. He is co-author of the book A Project Guide to UX Design, Designing the Conversation, and Speaker Camp for New Riders (Voices That Matter). Russ is also working on a book on guerrilla design and research methods that is due out well, sometime. Russ is co-founder of ChicagoCamps, which hosts low-cost, high-value technology events in the Chicago area, and he is also on the Advisory Board for the Department of Web Design and Development at Harrington College of Design. Russ has 2 daughters who both draw better than he does and are currently beginning to surpass his limited abilities in coding.
About our host: Media Design School of Digital Arts at NSAD
This meetup marks the beginning of what we hope to be a long partnership with with the Media Design School of Digital Arts at San Diego's NewSchool of Architecture + Design. NSAD and UX Speakeasy have a shared dedication to education and community.
NSAD’s four core professional disciplines of architecture, construction management, digital media arts, and design build on fundamental principles that seek to advance the cause of design through a balanced approach between art and science, theory and practice, and a curriculum that furthers the acquisition of knowledge through a contemporary hands-on philosophy.