What we're about

A group focusing on interaction design issues for designers, developers, academics, researchers, no matter their level of experience. We’re not a professional organization in the traditional sense: we don’t care if you call yourself an interaction designer or not.

Our community also extends to our employers, our sponsors, and those who make products and services for us, as well as with us.

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IxDA Boston Re-Launch 2019


IxDA Boston is back! Come and join IxDA Boston (https://www.meetup.com/IxDA-Boston/) and members of the Greater Boston design community to celebrate our re-launch the Boston chapter of IxDA (http://ixda.org)! Enjoy refreshments and networking with your peers, as well as a thought-provoking speaker and discussion. Register for tickets at: https://ixda-boston-relaunch-2019.eventbrite.com Health-Centered Design Today it’s easier than ever to design highly usable experiences that degrade the health of the people who use them. Whether we work on consumer apps or enterprise software, the choices we make as designers directly affect the physical, mental, social, and professional health of our users. So how do we design for values that promote a culture of health? Beyond “design thinking,” how do we embed health-thinking into our products and design decisions? Our speaker, Jenka Gurfinkel, will look at the legacy of persuasive design philosophy that has led to our current, coercive technology present, and explore a vision for an alternate design future, including case studies and practical decision-making approaches for aligning design with values that promote long-term user and product health. Getting to the Event and Parking Driving is the most effective way to get to athenahealth in Watertown, there are two free parking garages accessible via School St. and Wooley Ave. The main entrance is on Wooley Ave (https://www.google.com/maps/place/School+St+%26+Wooley+Ave,+Watertown,+MA+02472/@42.3632605,-71.1696891,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89e378228de31ab5:0x1f7417a2b2883f5d!8m2!3d42.3632605!4d-71.1675026). in the center of the building. About Our Speaker As a UX Lead at athenahealth, Jenka Gurfinkel (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenkagurfinkel/) designs products to empower patients, support providers, and improve population health outcomes. She has previously designed customer experience solutions for some of the world’s largest brands and organizations, including Toyota, AARP, and Live Nation. Her work and writing have been featured in Wired, TechCrunch, The LA Times, WBEZ, iO9, and more. About Our Venue Sponsor athenahealth (https://www.athenahealth.com/about), inc. provides network-enabled services for healthcare and point-of-care mobile apps in the United States. athenahealth has a network of more than 160,000 providers and 110 million patients and offers a suite of services to manage medical records, revenue cycle, patient engagement, care coordination, and population health.

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