- Designing Social Robots with Teens
Designing social robots with teens: A participatory approach to human-centered design In the UX field that privileges understanding users and their needs, how do we carefully, ethically, and meaningfully engage people in our research? Focusing on her current research on social robots to support teen stress, Dr. Rose shares a participatory approach for human-entered design. Over the past three years, our team has worked closely with teens in the wild to understand their perspectives and needs for a social robot that is being designed to better understand and address teen stress, a growing and challenging problem. In this talk, she’ll provide an overview of the emergence of social robots, the issues involved with working with teens, and the joys and challenges of researching and designing in the wild. She’ll conclude with a set of participatory research principles that continues to guide the teams work. This talk will appeal to both design and research practitioners in UX who are interested in considering new approaches for designing technology products in socially complex spaces. During this interactive talk, you will: • Learn about methods for exploring and understanding people’s lives including, ecological momentary assessment. • Consider ethical ways to engage populations in design, including participatory design and community-based approaches to research. • Explore considerations for designing meaningful interactions with social robots. Speaker: Emma J. Rose, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington of Tacoma with an adjunct appointment in Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. Her research focuses on the design of technology in support of a broader concern about social justice and inclusive design. Her current research project is a participatory project with teens to design a social robot to address teen stress. She is passionate about introducing human-centered design to the next generation to diversify the methods and results of design work. Her other research projects include investigating the practice of user experience and how practitioners make rhetorical appeals, centering overlooked populations in design work, and the pedagogy of UX. Prior to her academic career, she spent over a decade working as a user experience consultant. Agenda 6:00 - 6:30 Check-in and networking 6:30 - 6:45 Announcements and logistics for the group 6:45 - 7:45 Presentation and Q&A 8:00 - Everyone out and doors locked The nominal fee through WePay helps us to plan seating and food and beverage. We're looking forward to hosting you at REI Headquarters for the Greater Seattle UX meetup. NOTE: This is the HQ in Kent. We will start the program promptly at 6:30. Please arrive by that time. Joe Welinske[masked] This meetup is produced by ConveyUX. Some notes on directions and finding the building/room on campus: • The room/building is REI Smith Commons (street address is 6602 S 228th St, Kent, WA 98032), map can be found here: https://goo.gl/maps/odKN7gvcoiLfJhMv8 • Parking in the large parking area in the NW corner of the campus, off 64th Ave S. There are no parking restrictions aside from existing signage designating vanpool spots etc. • Walk East through the parking lot to the REI Smith Commons building, which is at the center of campus. • Use the entrance on the West side of the building, just off the winding path from the parking lot.
- Using Data Science to Quantify User Journeys
The ticket price is $5. You must sign up through EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greater-seattle-ux-november-2018-tickets-52878721680 Speaker: Sam Zaiss is fascinated by others’ stories. He’s spent the past 10 years as a UX Researcher at Microsoft supporting products for developers, advertisers, and data scientists, all the while building an in-depth understanding of his customers. As Data Science began to emerge as a field of study, Sam was determined to not miss out on this emerging storytelling technique, so he enrolled in UC Berkeley’s Master of Information and Data Science Program. Today, Sam leads a team of UX-focused Data Scientists, who are tasked with representing the quantitative perspective of the customer journey, in close partnership with their UX Research counterparts. Topic description: Ask a UX Researcher how to bring product usage data into the research mix, and the word triangulation will probably come up in the conversation. With triangulation, you can add more weight to qualitative findings by counting how many times a particular issue occurred in production. It can help you persuade your audience, but it also relegates the quant perspective to a supporting role, often as isolated insights not connected to the broader Data Science efforts at understanding the customer. When it comes to user journeys, how can you approach qual and quant on an even playing field, to paint a holistic picture of the customer story? In this talk, Sam will share a framework that his UX Data Science team has used to successfully investigate user journeys quantitatively, all while maintaining a strong partnership with their UX Research counterparts. He’ll also include tips to overcome the lexicon barrier between UX and Data Science, so you can pursue these same partnerships in your org, even if your Data Science team isn’t UX-focused, or has never worked with a UX team before. Agenda 6:00 - 6:30 Check-in and networking 6:30 - 6:45 Announcements and logistics for the group 6:45 - 7:45 Presentation and Q&A 8:00 - Everyone out and doors locked The nominal fee through EventBrite helps us to plan seating and food and beverage. The EventBrite list will be used as the registered attendee list. We're looking forward to hosting you at Concur for the Greater Seattle UX meetup. Please us the FRONT entrance on 108th (it’s the carousel doors). Other doors will be locked. We will start the program promptly at 6:30. Please arrive by that time. The outside doors will be locked after that. Joe Welinske[masked] This meetup is produced by ConveyUX.
- Designing enterprise interfaces with the expert user in mind
We're looking forward to hosting you at Concur this evening for the Greater Seattle UX meetup. Please us the FRONT entrance on 108th (it’s the carousel doors). Other doors will be locked. We will start the program promptly at 6:30. Please arrive by that time. The outside doors will be locked after that. Concur is graciously providing light snacks and beverages. Joe Welinske [masked] Topic description: Consumer users and enterprise users are two very different animals, with different needs and different expectations. Not all of the rules of consumer grade design apply when you’re designing enterprise products. Patterns that delight consumer-grade users can frustrate and discourage professionals. Come learn some of the nuance of professional-grade design, based on real-world examples collected by the Isilon User Experience team over the past two years as they created a brand new, enterprise-class product for Dell EMC customers. Speaker: Cami “Kams” Thorum is the UX Producer for the Isilon Engineering division of Dell EMC. Much like a movie producer, her job is to do whatever it takes to make UX happen. She leads a team of five developers in Seattle, providing full-stack UX services to her division from research to visual design. Her background is in Economics, Data Science, and Technology Commercialization. Agenda 6:00 - 6:30 Check-in and networking 6:30 - 6:45 Announcements and logistics for the group 6:45 - 7:45 Presentation and Q&A 8:00 everyone out and doors locked This meetup is supported by Blink.
- Code Writers Workshop
Hi Everyone! The highly regarded Code Writers Workshop is taking place in Seattle on Oct 14th at Impact Hub. The Code Writers Workshop is a special event series that takes developers beyond the code to focus on the skills and insights that make up a great career and life. We’ve created a special offer for Greater Seattle UX that includes 5 FREE passes on a first come, first served basis. Once those are used up, we’ll update the code to be good for 20% off. Please use the code seattleux Check out the lineup of speakers and schedule in what is sure to be an unforgettable day. Hope to see you there! www.codewritersworkshop.com
- UX TV Show - Episode Taping
RSVP here: https://generalassemb.ly/education/expose-ux-live-taping-with-seattle-ux-experts/seattle/28369 Be part of the studio audience in Seattle! Expose UX is touring North America taping episodes in 25 cities. On Thursday, September 1st, join for their Seattle stop at General Assembly! (https://generalassemb.ly/education/expose-ux-live-taping-with-seattle-ux-experts/seattle/28369) Watch as local startups give a 30-second pitch, 2-minute demo, and receive feedback from a panel of user experience experts. After all the startups have presented, the experts will choose the winner for the Expose UX Prize Bundle! • See some of the hottest startups in Seattle pitch and demo • Learn by watching the experts' advice • Join the excitement as the experts choose who wins the Prize Bundle Get your picture with Expose UX Host Richard Brevig and meet the experts and startups. Socialize with new friends while enjoying popcorn and drinks provided by General Assembly. Admission is on a first come, first served basis starting at 6:00pm. A ticket does not guarantee entry if capacity is reached. Come on time! Event Schedule 6:00 pm - Doors open, popcorn and soda by General Assembly 7:00 pm - Episode filming 8:00 pm - Networking User Experience Experts Ona Anicello is a Senior User Researcher for Microsoft’s Cloud & Enterprise, where she leads research efforts for new cloud computing products. For the last 15 years, she's worked in a variety of UX leadership and management roles including Vice President of Mobile UX Research at JP Morgan Chase, and Director of UX Research for the Apollo Group. She owned and operated Fifth Element Usability for three years, and also started BEAN, an international social networking nonprofit. Andy Fitzgerald has spent the better part of a decade massaging truculent bits of information into difficult digital spaces. He has worked with clients in transportation, retail, media, government, and education for firms like frog design and Deloitte Digital and has given talks and workshops all over the world. Andy writes and speaks regularly about negotiating the intersection of information design and understanding. Adonis Acuario is a UX Research Manager at Amazon. Previously, he was a UX Research VP at JPMorgan Chase, and a UX Researcher at Microsoft. He holds a Master’s of Science in Human Centered Design & Engineering from the University of Washington. Apply to present your product. (http://exposeux.com/get-on-expose-ux/apply/?city=9)
- User Experience: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
What good and bad examples of UX/UI come to mind of apps, websites, or other technologies you've used? We're bringing in the pros to discuss their thoughts on the subject in an effort to do more of what we love and to stop doing what we don't.
- SEARS Retail Hackathon: $20k in prizes
Developers, students, entrepreneurs, and startups: win $20K plus additional prizes and spend a weekend validating your ideas and impressing the top minds in retail. Sears challenges you to innovate in retail around mobile, social, and content. Build your idea, meet potential cofounders, and win cash prizes. You retain your intellectual property and the rights to your code. Take the challenge, and register to begin your entrepreneurial journey today. Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sears-retail-hackathon-startup-dev-20k-partnership-opportunities-registration-11947783141
- GSUX Professional Series- Usability Lab Workshop
We are running a pilot for a workshop that we'd like to offer more often over the next year. We'd like 10-20 of you to join us, to help us walk through an initial workshop experience, and provide feedback into what would be most useful to you! During our July Meetup we're offering a small-group workshop in our usability labs, to give current professionals the opportunity to experience the Morae usability software in an interactive and hands-on session. Our goal is to have each attendee walk through 2-3 tasks in a lab setting, while using the Morae software to record and take notes. We're aiming to also share some best practices & preferences from a couple of our experienced UX researchers, on note-taking, capturing findings and successful moderation. We'll provide a dinner of sub sandwiches- with some chips and beverages as well. Hope a few of you can make it! Marcy
- GSUX Student Series- Getting the Job
Every other month Greater Seattle UX will be hosting events geared toward students- we'll focus these Meetups on topics that may be interesting to folks who are preparing to start a career in UX research, design, IA, HCI or other related fields. Our first Student Series Meetup will focus on skills & information to help new graduates land their first job. Topics for this Meetup will include: • 30-min Q&A with industry professionals • Resume review • Interview skills & mock interviewing sessions • Tips for standing out during the interview process We'll have light snacks and beverages available. If there are any other related topics you'd like to see included for this Meetup, please feel free to suggest! We will be running a Professional Series every other month as well, geared toward current industry professionals with chances to hear in-depth topics, get hands-on lab experience and more. Check out our calendar as it gets filled for this year!