Design psychology, Design culture, and UI trends!

  • September 18, 2014 · 6:00 PM

1. Design Psychology (6:35 - 7:00)

by Amy Bucher | @amybphd |  LinkedIn

This talk will provide an overview of a motivational theory called Self Determination Theory that helps us understand what drives the user to take action. We'll specifically discuss how this theory can be applied to the design of a web product, using best practices from the video gaming and health and wellness industries.

About Amy. Amy earned her PhD in Psychology at the University of Michigan and currently works as Associate Director of Behavioral Science for Johnson & Johnson. She focuses professionally on crafting online and offline experiences that help users change their behaviors for happier and healthier lives. 




2. UI Trends  (7:05 - 7:30)

by Adam Conrad | @adam_conradLinkedIn

Rapid prototyping can increase the speed of your team's feature development, but did you know it could be slowing down your site? In this talk we'll be investigating some common UI trends and their performance impacts on page rendering, as well as easy alternatives to make your site look great while also drastically improving site performance.

About Adam. Adam is the lead UX developer at CoachUp, a marketplace for private sports coaching. Prior to CoachUp, Adam was the VP of Product at Starstreet and developer with Vistaprint and Microsoft.  




3. Design Culture (7:35 - 8:00)

by Josh Rubenoff | @joshRubenoff | LinkedIn

Great products aren’t designed in a vacuum — they occur within an organization built to facilitate and support that creativity. 

You can try to improve your organization’s processes to enable great design, but what about your culture? How can you begin to understand the ways in which competing impulses from yourself and your team influence your work? Josh will walk you through a framework for categorizing these impulses, and show you how to make them work together to enable great products.

About Josh. Josh works with teams to design mobile and Web products that tackle important problems. He spends a lot of time thinking about organizational culture, empathy, systems thinking, and creative synthesis. 




Show Schedule

6:00 - 6:30: Pizza

6:30 - 6:35: UX Opener by Akshat

6:35 - 7:00: Design Psychology

7:05 - 7:30: UI Trends

7:35 - 8:00: Design Culture

8:00+ Beantown Pub (Downstairs)




Why are you charging $1? 

We're looking for an accurate count for food and people have suggested charging $1. They mentioned that it would get us a pretty accurate headcount and cover some costs at the same time. Let us know if you have another suggestion!

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  • Adam C.

    Hey everyone,

    Thanks again so much for dropping by and checking out the wonderful presentations! Here's my slide deck for those interested in some practical tips to improving performance in your UX decisions: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1YEcnljjaa-Shj1NUdKpgIR-B7FeE9s2LkHzNpyUlumQ/edit?usp=sharing

    2 · September 19

  • Amy B.

    Thank you all for a great night last night! I'm sorry I had to leave before the pub--the combo of a red-eye flight home and a hot dinner waiting for me at home were too much. My slides are available here: http://www.slideshare.net/amyb24/amy-bucher-motivate-your-user-boston-ux-meetup-9182014

    Thanks again!

    2 · September 19

  • Akshat P.

    A thank you to all our wonderful speakers for some really great talks! I know attendees would appreciate a link to your slides in the comments section as well.

    2 · September 19

  • A former member
    A former member

    So this is super embarrassing, but that's not my Twitter username in the event description! I actually can't log into that account, since it's tied to my old work address. My real username is @joshsj.

    It was a pleasure speaking and meeting everyone tonight!

    —Josh

    2 · September 19

    • Akshat P.

      Josh, I'm sorry for that one.

      1 · September 19

  • Philip S.

    Terrific blend of three important aspects of UX: psychology, organization, and technology. Very well balanced. Excellent speakers.

    2 · September 18

  • Steven T.

    For participating speakers, we will be streaming to our youtube channel. I understand that it's not ideal, but for those considering crashing: do this instead and then join us for drinks after?

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGJt9s_J9aTXiibqOogvtOw

    Thanks, looking forward to seeing everyone!

    4 · September 16

    • Steven T.

      We're having trouble with the stream on Amy's talk, unfortunately. I'm very sorry for the inconvenience. For the next two talks we'll be sure to fix these issues.

      September 18

    • Steven T.

      September 18

  • Adoniram

    If there's *any* chance someone is going to drop out, lmk - I'm a definite if there's a spot.

    September 18

    • Laurel M.

      I'm opting to stream, so I'll be dropping out in a minute!

      September 18

  • Akshat P.

    Hi all, if you don't plan to attend, it would be great if you would be able to unrsvp yourself asap so others have a chance to attend. We'll be printing out name badges for this event and I'm looking for zero drop outs!

    3 · September 14

    • Ali R.

      Is this open for negotiation?

      September 17

    • Ali R.

      <insert smiley face for added emotional context>

      September 18

  • dani d.

    if anyone wants to chat about ui/ux before the next meetup: [masked]. is there a better way for those of us that don't have tickets to connect?

    September 17

    • Steven T.

      We'll be having drinks right after at Beantown Pub downstairs around 8pm, so you'll definitely have a chance!

      September 17

  • Jen

    Can we just crash this event? Is it necessary to register if it's full? :-)

    1 · September 15

  • Alan C.

    just wondering - is there a reason I'm unable to join even though the meetup isn't full? This is the 2nd time it's happened. Would love to come.

    September 14

  • Richard L.

    Yes please do!

    September 14

  • Apollo C.

    So yeah, I'm just going to show up.

    3 · September 11

  • Richard L.

    Steven! Let me join!

    September 11

  • HC

    interested. any chance to increase the size of the capacity?

    September 10

    • Steven T.

      Unfortunately we cannot fit that many people comfortably in this location. Sorry HC!

      September 10

  • Susan

    Let me know if a space opens up as well. Thanks!

    1 · September 6

  • Terri L.

    Turns out I can no longer attend--do you know if the meet up with be recorded or if anyone will be taking notes? I'd love to hear a summary of what was presented!

    1 · September 6

    • Terri L.

      Steven--is just changing my RSVP enough to open the spot for someone else?

      September 6

    • Steven T.

      Yes Terri, that should automatically put select someone from the wait list. That'd be perfect. Thank you!

      September 6

  • Nina V.

    Please let me know if a spot opens up!

    2 · August 29

    • Terri L.

      Nina--a work trip just came up and I won't be able to attend--do you know if I can transfer my res to you?

      September 6

  • Taylor H.

    I like the $1 charge. Far too many meetups have people say they're going to come, but don't, leading to wasted food, etc.

    2 · July 23

  • Anthony T.

    I'm having some trouble registering. It says I've already have but I don't see myself on the RSVP list. Can you confirm my registration went through? Thanks!

    May 18, 2014

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