- Workshop: Participatory design
Participatory design is an approach to design strategy that brings customers into the heart of the design process. Also known as “co-creation”, “co-design”, or “cooperative design”. It encompasses techniques useful to both initial discovery and subsequent ideation phases of a project, where the end-users of a product, service, or experience take an active role in co-designing solutions for themselves. In this meetup, Andrew Keym will walk you through facilitating participatory design at your company.
- Workshop: Building engagement with UX activities
Sometimes getting people to communicate on a team can be challenging. In this meetup, Andrew Keym is going to show us a few activities we use to get people talking and energized when designing and building products. Hopefully you'll learn something new and also have some fun while doing it! Photo credit: Hal Gatewood Unsplash.com
- The Psychology of User Experience
This meetup will feature a talk by Miguel Molina and a working session by Sam Place both of NYC & Company (www.nycgo.com). NYC & Company is the official destination marketing organization (DMO) and convention and visitors bureau for the five boroughs of New York City. Snacks served at 6pm; discussion begins at 6:30.
- Designing for everybody
When people with varying abilities can use your digital product, it improves the experience for everyone. It's also good for business, and can help companies avoid legal setbacks. Join us at Dealertrack to join the discussion about accessibility in web design, including reasons for stakeholders to get behind you, and some key techniques to keep in mind. Snacks will be served at 6pm; discussion begins at 6:30.
- Good v Evil: Persuasion in UX Design
Join us as we talk about persuasive techniques in user experience design, including things that help users — and some of the so-called "dark patterns" seen in the UX design profession. Treats served at 6; Tricks begin at 6:30.
- The Evolving Automotive Experience
*NEW DATE* Due to the meetup falling on Yom Kippur, we're moving this meetup out a week. Sorry for any inconvenience this causes. You interact with your car in so many ways. Learn from our panel of speakers about the history and innovation behind the automotive experience. We're excited to welcome Constance Smith as a speaker for this meetup. Constance is an author, women’s rights advocate, inventor and Dealer Support Specialist at Dealertrack. Earlier in her career, she was recruited by General Motors for their GM Advanced Concepts Studio where she worked on early liquid crystal displays, the technology at the heart of computer monitors, designed instrument panels and helped solve the engineering challenge of installing airbags. Her contributions and innovations are still influencing GM cars today. Constance also wrote the book "Damsels in Design: Women Pioneers in the Automotive Industry, 1939–1959". Interest in Smith’s book has grown and she has even been approached by a number of production companies who want to work with her on a documentary film or TV movie recognizing the women and their contributions. You can find her book on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Damsels-Design-Pioneers-Automotive-1939-1959/dp/0764354353 To learn more about Constance, follow this link: https://www.coxautoinc.com/constance-smith/ Featuring Constance Smith Kota Yamaguchi Mike Mathis Come join us!
- Hiring Design & User Experience (UX) Pros
Andrew Keym, a Lead UX Architect at Cox Automotive, will be speaking about how he hires UX talent. As a hiring manager, he has reviewed 100s of resumes and portfolios throughout his career and has been part of hiring UX professionals at all levels. He will take us through what he looks for, his process and how to have an impact in your resume/portfolio and in the interview itself. Come join us!