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IxDA Sydney Meetup - Breaking into Interaction Design

As always, a great and stimulating line up. This month sees us concentrating on big data and a panel discussion of experts on how to break into the industry.

THE PRESENTATION: (Im)perfect Singularity, by Alvaro Marquez

Contrary to the common belief that big data offers clean readings on naked and objective truths, in actuality, big data is loaded with ideological biases, interested propositions and nuanced cultural context.

As designers, technologists and business leaders, what does it mean as we create products and services that increase, drive generation and feed from data in today’s society? What responsibilities do that carry?

In his talk, frog’s Alvaro Marquez will expose the subtle falsity of hoping to find meaning in numbers alone and shed some lights on the implicit violent paradox of transparency it creates. He will share some examples of companies that have successfully (and failed at) balancing the increasing exposure of personal information, protecting the need for privacy and juggling the fine line of pervasive global surveillance; and describe two indicative trends around the new realities that will shape the future of product and experience design.


Following that presentation, Alvaro joins a others for a panel discussion. 

Tweet us your questions with hashtag #IxDAPanel or via https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fMCTD5a6ErDDuNrdxmJvv1SLWD6R8ls4hAv8-VRSs_A/viewform . There will be a small reward for the best questions!

THE PANEL DISCUSSION: Advice for people starting out in Interaction Design

Alvaro Marquez

Currently based in Shanghai and spanning over 14 years of professional experience in the Design field, Alvaro is formally educated in Fine Arts and Digital Design, and has comprehensive expertise in running global projects for leading brands, successfully bringing to market meaningful products and experiences.


Jay Rogers

Jay's currently a Senior Designer at Atlassian and was IxDA Sydney's first local leader.  Back in the day, Jay moved into Interaction Design from Graphic Design and Web Design.  During his tours in management he reviewed hundreds of interaction design resumes and portfolios and is amazed that many designers don't design their portfolios.

Rebecca Martinez Ferreira

Rebecca builds UX teams for innovative businesses and start-ups. With more than 7 years management consulting experience, working with high growth businesses in Europe, she now purely focuses on strategic talent acquisition and candidate experience consulting here in Australia. 

Oliver Weidlich

Oliver's been involved with the local UX industry for nearly 15 years and has got many friends involved, some of who have now gone on to have UX companies of their own or head up UX teams.  He's been involved with related local groups like AIMIA's Mobile Industry Group, OZCHI, and international groups like Mobile Monday and Mobile HCI conf.

Attendees are welcome to continue their discussions after the meetup by visiting the upstairs lounge @ Bar 333, across the way from Atlassian.

As always, suggestions welcome by visiting the IxDA Sydney Suggestion Box

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  • Johanna

    I have a couple of new opportunities for Mid Level UX Designers with 2-3 years experience and a Senior UX Architect, great companies, established UX teams and varied/interesting projects of work.
    I'm also looking for a Visual Designer so if you're interested or know anyone that might be please contact me directly; [masked]
    Thank you and looking forward to seeing you all at the next meetup

    July 16, 2014

  • Johanna

    Please join our LinkedIn group for postings about UX/UI jobs, events, training courses and UX discussions:
    Mitchellake UX & CX Practitioners
    Happy long weekend everyone

    June 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    hey does anyone have Alvaro Marquez's slide deck?

    June 5, 2014

  • Johanna

    Senior UX Designer Opportunity, you must have full end to end experience working across complex projects, SaaS or ecommerce experience a plus but not necessary, Research, contextual enquiry, workshops, qual/quant a must. Start up style environment, wide variety of clients & projects.
    Email me at [masked] for further details

    May 29, 2014

  • Steph W.

    Does anyone know who I can contact in regards to helping out with the scouts website?

    May 26, 2014

    • Matt H.

      Hi Steph, we're meeting tomorrow night to start planning. Send me a message with your email if you'd like me to send you the invite :)

      May 26, 2014

    • Johanna

      Hi Matt, I have a junior UX designer who wants to get involved. Can you confirm your email address for me to pass on or shall I tell her to request you via Linkedin??

      May 26, 2014

  • Emma J.

    Hi All - Interested in any of the UX jobs I did a shout out on last night? Call Tina, Johanna, Zoe or me on 02 [masked] and arrange to come see us. As a reminder, we have 2 immediate UXD roles in San Fran (99Designs and Wikia), 1 UX Lead role in Melbourne, 1 Head of Experience Design in Ultimo, a number of mid level UXD roles in Sydney and several immediate UX and UI contract roles with immediate starts ($[masked] p/d).
    Speak soon :-)
    Emma

    2 · May 23, 2014

    • Steph W.

      I'm going to call you about the SF UX jobs. Thanks, Steph.

      1 · May 26, 2014

  • Johanna

    Any UI Developers with strong responsive experience looking or open to a new permanent position in an innovative & flexible working environment please email me: [masked]

    1 · May 23, 2014

  • Jenny H.

    I like Alvaro's talk! Helps put UX/ Interaction design into perspective

    1 · May 23, 2014

  • Lyssandro

    That was an amazing night, thank you guys! Shame I couldn't stay for drinks, see you next time for sure!

    May 23, 2014

  • Tung (.

    Sorry just got out from work and it seemed the door is locked already?

    May 22, 2014

    • Katja F.

      So sorry you couldn't get in. It's really important to get here as close to 6 as possible as the generous Atlassian crew do the lift shuttle thing until we kick off and then have to close the doors. Hope too see you next time.

      May 23, 2014

  • Mal J.

    great preso

    May 23, 2014

  • Katja F.

    Amazing talk by Alvaro Marquez and great panel discussion!

    4 · May 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for an informative night, guys!

    By the way, we're looking for an enthusiastic UI designer with great visual design skills at our rapidly growing startup Canva. If you're interested, more details here:

    http://about.canva.com/jobs/

    1 · May 23, 2014

    • Marco L.

      Hi Cameron, what is the best venue to get in touch with you to talk about Canva?

      May 23, 2014

  • Sarah

    Really enjoyed the talk by Alvaro. Thanks for putting on the event! See you next time

    May 23, 2014

  • Rebecca Martinez F.

    Really great talk from Alvaro.. Another great night. Thanks Katya, Vera & Joe!

    4 · May 23, 2014

  • Ben P.

    Loved Alvaro's talk and the panel chat...

    4 · May 23, 2014

  • Adriano

    Great (free!!) event guys! Thanks so much for organising and hosting, really appreciate it!

    1 · May 22, 2014

  • Phuong

    got stuck at work and couldn't make it : ( hope this event will be back again soon

    May 22, 2014

  • Matt

    Great session and line up!

    May 22, 2014

  • Norah

    Here! And my meet up app goes to crazy now!

    1 · May 22, 2014

    • Katja F.

      So does Joe O's pebbl...
      ;)

      May 22, 2014

  • Suzie H.

    Fabulous line up - great venue
    Cheers

    May 22, 2014

  • Emma J.

    Such fun! Great session!

    May 22, 2014

  • Suzie H.

    Check

    May 22, 2014

    • Emma J.

      Lovely to meet you Suzie, thanks for coming to find me.

      May 22, 2014

  • Noelene

    Here

    May 22, 2014

  • Daynah H.

    Here and checked in! Awesome.

    May 22, 2014

  • Cheryl

    Here

    May 22, 2014

  • Johanna

    Great talk....physical UX connecting technology and people without a computer present, technology with a personality - love it!

    1 · May 22, 2014

  • Haruko

    Great insights are given to all the attendees by Alvaro, thank you very much for the talk.

    May 22, 2014

  • Shruti

    Here

    May 22, 2014

  • Haneesha

    Check!!

    May 22, 2014

  • Katja F.

    Check check

    2 · May 22, 2014

  • John H.

    Verily I am present and unaccounted for

    May 22, 2014

  • Ming

    Check

    May 22, 2014

  • Matt H.

    Here?

    May 22, 2014

  • Suma

    Great talk by Alvaro!

    May 22, 2014

  • josephj

    Check

    May 22, 2014

  • Marco L.

    Amazing talk Alvaro!

    1 · May 22, 2014

  • Angela

    Made it

    May 22, 2014

  • Robert de W.

    Check!

    May 22, 2014

  • Jan J.

    Check

    May 22, 2014

  • Matt

    Check

    May 22, 2014

  • Alexandra B.

    Here!

    May 22, 2014

  • Yurii L.

    Here...

    May 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Present!

    May 22, 2014

  • alastair s.

    Check

    1 · May 22, 2014

  • Laleh

    Awesome as always, am here!

    May 22, 2014

  • Paulo B.

    I am in.

    May 22, 2014

  • Lyssandro

    Hey!

    May 22, 2014

  • Verawaty C.

    Awesome talk Alvaro!

    May 22, 2014

  • Mal J.

    Late bait, so glad I made it .

    May 22, 2014

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