• Brenda Laurel, in conversation with Jessica Outlaw

    ATTENDEES MUST RSVP on EventBrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brenda-laurel-in-conversation-with-jessica-outlaw-design-human-centered-research-metoo-and-the-tickets-48391634682) — IxDA Portland is honored to host Brenda Laurel in conversation with local VR and Design Research spitfire, Jessica Outlaw. Join us to learn from these two leaders in our field, and contribute to the broader conversations examining challenges of implementation, bias, institutional resistance, and the process of creation. Light refreshments and snacks will be served. Swamp coolers may stay at home, as our hosts at the Wacom Experience Center will be rocking the a/c! 5:00-6:30pm: Check-in, snack, mingle, check-out the interactive gallery of Interaction18 award winners 6:30pm: Presentation 7:30pm: More mingling, Q&A with speakers General Admission tickets are $6 when you use the discount code MEETUP in checkout on Eventbrite. If you are participating in the #AbolishICE protests, we want to thank you! Please @ us on Twitter or send us an email with a picture of yourself serving a shift at one of the Portland locations—and we'll send you a discount-code for a complimentary ticket. We also have discount codes available to honor our US Veterans, active duty service members, spouses of active duty service members, and students. If you are unable to afford a ticket because of financial hardship, please just reach-out: we want you there, too!

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  • Film Screening: Design Disruptors

    Wacom

    Ignore the douchey "D" word in the title, and join friends + colleagues for snax, camaraderie, and a screening of this most excellent documentary featuring some of today's most prescient leaders: John Maeda — Automattic, KPCB, RISDi, MIT Jason Mayden — Accel Partners, Nike Julie Zhuo — Facebook Evan Sharp — Pinterest It's not available for streaming, and our friends at Wacom worked hard to secure the rights to present this for us—so let's storm their castle, enjoy the company, and get inspired! https://youtu.be/W4AViRgrgkU More info is available, here (https://nvite.com/DesignDisruptors/dw89qq?linkId=36195965).

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  • The UX Tipping Point w/ Jared Spool

    Wacom

    Hey, folks! Please RSVP via Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jared-spool-beyond-the-ux-tipping-point-tickets-32317330004)! ++++ The event has sold-out. Please feel free to join the waitlist on Eventbrite, and if a ticket is made available, you'll be notified. Because of Fire Marshall venue capacity limits, we will not be able to accept walk-ins. ++++ IxDA Portland is delighted to welcome Jared Spool to the Pacific Northwest, to present his UX Tipping Point talk. Doors open at 6pm for drinks, snacks, catching-up with friends, and checking-out Wacom's swanky new "Experience Center" in the Pearl District. Jared's talk will then span ~45min, with time after for Q&A. We'll also be raffling-off books, and offering a discount code for UIE's upcoming Portland workshop series! ——— The UX Tipping Point For the longest time, making a great experience for the user was a business-strategy luxury item. A great product only had to work and ship. A great experience was a nice-to-have, not a requirement. Times have changed. The cost of delivering a product is no longer a barrier to entry. Quality is no longer a differentiator. What’s left? The user’s experience. Every part of the organization must be infused with an understanding of great design. Your organization has to cross the UX Tipping Point. You must increase everyone’s exposure to users, communicate a solid experience vision, and install a culture of continual learning. With that, design will become your organization’s competitive advantage. Jared will show you and your team: • Which path organizations take to become design-infused • How a centralized UX team is a stepping stone to a more UX capable organization • Why the market needs to demand a better experience before it will matter • What your organization will need to do to cross the UX Tipping Point ———— Jared M. Spool is a co-founder of Center Centre and the founder of UIE. In 2016, with Dr. Leslie Jensen-Inman, he opened Center Centre, a new design school in Chattanooga, TN to create the next generation of industry-ready UX Designers. They created a revolutionary approach to vocational training, infusing Jared’s decades of UX experience with Leslie’s mastery of experience-based learning methodologies. You’ll also find him as the conference chair and keynote speaker at the annual UI Conference and UX Immersion Conference, and he manages to squeeze in a fair amount of writing time. He is author of the book, Web Usability: A Designer’s Guide and co-author of Web Anatomy: Interaction Design Frameworks that Work. You’ll find his writing at uie.com. You can also follow his adventures on the Twitters at @jmspool, where he tweets daily about UX design, design strategy, design education, and the wondrous customer service habits of the airline industry.

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  • World IA Day 2017

    NedSpace

    Hey hey, IxDA! We're partnering with the IA Institute, to host this year's World IA Day in Portland! We'll be live-streaming talks from Seattle and San Francisco, host a raffle, and enjoy plenty of warm & fizzy drinks, snacks, and great company! ——— 2017 THEME: INFORMATION STRATEGY AND STRUCTURE In today’s world, organizations are required to rethink how to architect and manage information to maintain a competitive and organizational edge. Many are embracing strategies that are more flexible, moving away from isolated systems and departmental silos. These organizations recognize the need for information to be structured so that it is clear, usable, findable and understandable. But, the need for information strategy and structure extends beyond the enterprise. Whether information is architected to inform algorithms, to bring awareness to important societal challenges, or to clearly communicate available resources to help those in need; information strategy and structure plays an important role in our everyday lives. Agenda Noon · Gather, network, pastries, coffee, and more coffee! 12:30pm – 2:05pm · Presenters, livestreaming from Seattle— Lunch pls bring, or venture across the way to New Seasons — 2:55pm – 3:40pm · Presenters, livestreaming from San Francisco 3:40pm Raffle giveaways! (including books from O’Reilly and free licenses to Axure, Sketch, and proto.io!) LIVE FROM SEATTLE: 12:30pm – 1:30pm Leslie Owens – Enterprise Perspectives on Information Architecture In her role as Executive Director of MIT CISR (Center for Information Systems Research), Leslie works closely with CIOs at large global companies. In this keynote, she will examine the priorities and choices that senior leaders face today, and how those decisions may influence a firm’s information strategy. Drawing on insights from research at MIT CISR, Leslie will explore the tension that information architects experience as they try to structure information within a firm that is undergoing digital transformation. 1:35pm – 2:05pm Nick Sweers – Personalized Help: Using IA to Create a Unique Support ExperienceNick will detail how his team, together with Expedia’s Global Learning Organization (GLO), re-engineered a bland, boring help site into a state-of-the-art support experience for Expedia’s hotel partners worldwide. LIVE FROM SAN FRANCISCO: 2:55pm – 3:40pm Jorge Arango – Leaving Our Mark Look around you. You are surrounded by physical environments — buildings, cities — that have endured the test of time. They play a large role in your ability to be effective in the world. Digital environments, on the other hand, are among our shortest-lived artifacts: they quickly become outdated as technology evolves. And in many ways, they are taking over from physical environments as the contexts in which much we spend much of our time. Information architects can and should design that stand the test of time too. In this closing keynote, we will look at information architecture as a discipline in the broader context of design for purpose, and how as an information architect you can leave a mark that endures. 3:40pm – 4pm Raffle & Giveaways! http://www.2017.worldiaday.org/

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  • Let Us Know What You Think!

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    Hello, Portland IxDA folks! https://ixdapdx.typeform.com/to/Kwj7NB We created a survey to capture more feedback online, from what we were able to capture in-person at our last event. If you did NOT participate in the "Gallery Of The Possible" event November 17th, please let us know what kind of programming you'd like to see in 2017, at the survey above. THANK YOU!!!

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  • PDX IxDA Reboot: Co-Create A Gallery Of The Possible!

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    It’s a new year, and… wait a minute--it’s almost ANOTHER new year! Where have we all been? Hey, hey, IxDA Portland, it’s been too long! Time for a REBOOT! Please join us in our first IxDA Portland quest: design the year ahead! We’ll provide light snacks, tasty beverages, and walls filled with ideas for programs we hope you'll, love in the months to come. We'll ask you to whip out the old sticky notes, markers, and brain power to make these ideas better and add your own to the mix. Come, co-curate the future together, connect with old friends and new colleagues in Jama's swanky SW offices, and have a jolly ‘ol Thursday evening with us! Your new IxDA Portland co-chairs, Nina Alter and Eva Miller

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