What we're about

The goal of this Meetup is to connect the Usability Professionals from Aachen and surroundings with each other. We are offering regular events with hosted talks and workshops, focused on Usability, User Experience / UI Design, and User Research.

All talks will be held in English unless otherwise noted.

If you are (or aspiring to become) a Usability Professional from Aachen and surroundings, please join us and help shape our local community!

We also have a Slack channel. Join it via the following URL: https://tinyurl.com/usability-ac

Upcoming events (3)

User Experience of Data – Visualizing Data for Actionable Insights

Generali Deutschland Informatik Services GmbH

Using data is like following a treasure map. You follow it wherever it leads to find the X and dig up the treasure hidden below the surface. As a cooperation between the Aachen Usability Meetup and the Aachen Data & AI Meetup we’ll be talking about the user experience of data. We’ve invited four experts in this field to present their perspectives to uncovering the treasure trove of information buried in the data. Over the course of the evening, we’ll learn about how they produce insights from data and how you can apply these approaches yourselves. ===== COOPERATION ===== We are organizing this event in cooperation with Aachen Data & AI Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/Aachen-Data-AI-Meetup/events/264605887/). ===== DETAILS ===== René Stoffels-Fuchs, BI Frontend Architect at Generali IT, will give us a look into the proven and robust standards they apply to reporting, making it easy for everyone in the room to focus on what’s important. Brightlands Smart Services Campus Prof Kay Schröder will drill deeper into visualization beyond two dimensions, while Ji-Seung Shin, master student at the chair for Process and Data Science, RWTH, will add the dimension of time to the mix, talking about animated visualisations. Last but not least, Dipl. Ing. Nicole Reinhold, senior service designer at Cocomore AG will show us the value of transforming data into stories. Following the presentations, the speakers will discuss the advantages and disadvantages to their approaches in different use cases. Should you wish, you’ll have the opportunity to join the discussion with your own experiences, insights and questions. As always, the evening will be rounded out with networking over snacks and drinks. We’d like to thank Generali IT for generously sponsoring the meetup. Further supporters are also AC.E (https://ac-e.org/) and digitalHUB Aachen (https://aachen.digital). ===== AGENDA (still work in progress) ===== 18:00 Welcome + Introduction 18:15 - 18:40 Perspective 1: Shortest path from seeing to understanding - benefits of strict standards in presenting data – René Stoffels-Fuchs BI Frontend Architect Generali D. Informatik Services GmbH, Aachen 18:40 - 19:05 Perspective 2: Real time insights with animated visualizations, illustrated on example of Process Mining – Ji-Seung Shin Master Student at the Chair for Process and Data Science RWTH Aachen University 19:05 - 19:35 – Pause – 19:35 - 20:00 Perspective 3: Understanding your customer with data storytelling: ethnographical research synthesised in tangible CEM-Personae – Dipl. Ing. Nicole Reinhold Senior Service Designer Cocomore AG, Cologne 20:00 - 20:25 Perspective 4: Immersive analytics - visualization beyond two dimensional displays (working title) – Prof. Kay Schröder Head of Data Visualization Brightlands Smart Services Campus, Heerlen 20:25 - 20:50 Discussion: Battle of the viz – which solutions work best for different use cases? – All speakers Starting from 20:50 Networking, drinks and snacks

UX-Stammtisch (Oktober)

The bar Cantona

Would you like to have a friendly conversation with like-minded people? The UX-Stammtisch is an informal group meeting without a lecture. It regularly takes place on alternating weekday evenings in Aachen. You will have the opportunity to socialize in a relaxed atmosphere, to exchange experiences, and discuss UX news. Participation is free (you only pay what you order). Please sign up via the Meetup so we can make sure we have enough room. Whether UX newcomer or professional, we look forward to seeing you!

UX-Stammtisch (November)

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Would you like to have a friendly conversation with like-minded people? The UX-Stammtisch is an informal group meeting without a lecture. It regularly takes place on alternating weekday evenings in Aachen. You will have the opportunity to socialize in a relaxed atmosphere, to exchange experiences, and discuss UX news. Participation is free (you only pay what you order). Please sign up via the Meetup so we can make sure we have enough room. Whether UX newcomer or professional, we look forward to seeing you!

Past events (25)

UX-Stammtisch (September)

The bar Cantona

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