• Cognitive Immersion

    Taipei Economic and Cultural Office

    Register on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspire-the-next-series-6-cognitive-immersion-registration-29735027267 Today’s User Experience Design has come to a new era when every computational system has intelligence, and there are no longer boundaries between different interfaces and platforms. The next generation user experience is not just simply connect A.I. to devices, but to create “Cognitive Immersion”, which is a new UX design that creates deeper engagement with artificial intelligence, and conversational immersive interfaces, including virtual reality, augmented reality, internet of things, and robotics. At December. 9 Inspire The NEXT Series event: Cognitive Immersion, AEDA invites experts from MIT, IBM, IDEO, and venture capital (with investment in Magic Leap) to discuss the future of immersive design with artificial intelligence. We bring in perspectives from individuals in businesses and academics to drive discussions on cognitive immersion.

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  • NYC UX Holiday Party 2015 (Register Through Eventbrite)

    It’s that most wonderful time of the year for the IxDA NYC UX Holiday Party!!! You must RSVP on the Eventbrite page to attend: https://t.co/pwDYL0m0Yl Get ready to join the greater New York UX community as we kick off the holiday season. Last year, it was an amazing SOLD OUT event with over 250 attendees! So join us again this year and come share some UX stories over a drink or two, re-connect with old and make connections anew, perhaps find a new gig for the upcoming year but most of all enjoy some holiday cheer! PRICE $15 (Hors d’oeuvres from Food 360, beer and wine will be provided) RSVP Now: https://t.co/pwDYL0m0Yl The event is open to everyone, but you must purchase a ticket to attend on Eventbrite: https://t.co/pwDYL0m0Yl IMPORTANT!! Space is limited. Please only RSVP if you know you can attend.

  • Suggested Event: 5th Annual UX Awards (paid event)

    Parsons The New School for Design, Theresa Lang Student Center, Arnhold Hall,

    Do you think you know what makes outstanding UX, or are you interested in finding out? The 2015 UXies is a day-long UX mini-conference and evening Awards event. Daytime offers 25 fast-paced talks from all 2015 winners, judges, advisory board members and key supporters, followed by an evening champagne reception, the UXies Awards where the winners are revealed and their projects are showcased, and a post-Awards celebration. You can attend both day and evening, or just one part. It's the last days for extra-discounted early tickets for the 5th Annual UX Awards (http://uxawards.org/)! NYC UX Acrobatics is a partner this year in both the daytime conference and evening UXies, which is returning to NY on November 16! Buy your discounted tickets using code "UXACROBATICS" by visiting uxawards.org (http://uxawards.org/) to get 15% off on all tickets. You can use and share our special code "UXACROBATICS" at uxawards.org (http://uxawards.org/) to get 15% off on all tickets for the November 16 min-conference or the evening event. This year's UXies features 25 daytime talks and case studies from winners and judges, plus 17 winning project showcases from around the world in the evening. Come to get inspired, meet senior UX folks and learn! *Please note: this is not a free meetup event. You need to buy tickets at UXAwards.org (http://uxawards.org/) to attend!

  • Suggested Event: NYC Uncubed (paid event)

    Metropolitan Pavilion

    NYC Uncubed (http://nyc.uncubed.com/uxacrobatics) - a creative, full-day gathering of hiring companies & top designers, engineers, programmers, & PMs - returns on Nov. 3. >>> 25% discount tickets with code UXACROBATICS * You must buy tickets at http://nyc.uncubed.com/uxacrobatics to attend event. Meet the teams behind hiring companies like: BuzzFeed, Vimeo, FanDuel, WeWork, SeatGeek, Meetup, Rent the Runway, Jet.com, Aol, Shutterstock, Conductor, Yodle, & many, many more. Plus cutting-edge tech talks from: Teresa Dietrich, CTO of Namely (former SVP of Tech Ops & Security, WebMD)John McKinney, CTO of Aol.com (former Head of Interactive, VICE Media)Ruby Anaya, Dir. of Product Management (former Product Manager, Yahoo! & Aol)Mike Hanrahan, CTO of Jet.com (former Project Director, Quidsi - sold to Amazon) Consider yourself at the top of your profession? Skip the lines, skip the recruiters, and speak one-on-one with Founders & C-level execs over top shelf drinks in our private Executive Lounge. Access to The Executive Lounge is by invitation only, and exclusively for ticketed NYC Uncubed attendees. >>>>>> 25% discount tickets with code UXACROBATICS *Please note: Prices DOUBLE on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 11:59PM EDT

  • Suggested: Creating Effective Minimum Viable Products - Full Day NYC Workshop

    *** NOTE: This a paid event, for more info and registration visit EventBrite here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-effective-minimum-viable-products-full-day-nyc-workshop-tickets-17260665114) *** Minimum Viable Product Workshop on July 16th Melissa Perri is running a one day MVP workshop on July 16th in NYC (https://mvpworkshopnyc.eventbrite.com/) called Creating Effective MVPs for Agile Teams. This workshop sold out last month in London with Product Managers, UX Designers, and developers from Thoughtworks, InXmail, London Transportation, Ocado, and other companies in attendance. A few team tickets are available - buy 4 tickets and the 5th person is free! Bring the whole product team! There's only 20 tickets total available. About the workshop: Teams who implement Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) correctly learn more about customers, waste less time, and deliver usable solutions faster. Unfortunately, MVPs are wildly misunderstood today. In this workshop, you'll learn that an MVP is not just a version one, but a series of experiments that help you learn about your customers. Great for Agile Teams, Product Managers, UX designers, developers, stakeholders and team leads from any size company. *** NOTE: This a paid event, for more info and registration visit EventBrite here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-effective-minimum-viable-products-full-day-nyc-workshop-tickets-17260665114) ***

  • NYC Uncubed 2015

    Metropolitan Pavilion

    NYC UX Acrobatics, has been invited to NYC Uncubed ! Register @ http://nyc.uncubed.com/uxacrobatics + save 20% w/ discount code: UXACROBATICS Here's what you can expect: NYC Uncubed (http://nyc.uncubed.com/uxacrobatics) is the city's most exciting recruiting event/tech conference for designers, developers, and business pros returning this Spring (exclusive discount below). Only 500 open-registration tickets available. Reserve your spot ASAP before the application process begins! Featuring the teams behind big names like BuzzFeed, Rent the Runway, Behance (Adobe), Bounce Exchange, AppNexus, and more. Also featuring fast-growing companies like Sols (re-inventing the orthotic insole with 3D printing technology), Gracious Eloise (digitizing the hand-written note), Makespace (simplifying the storage process with a digital cloud), and TheTake (discovering products & places from your favorite films). Additionally, Skills Classes with Founders, CTOs, UX Leads, VPEs + more (2015 Lineup to come). Past Uncubed interactions have included biergartens, live art, arcade games, coffee bars, and CEO dunk tanks (new surprises to come this Spring). Register @ http://nyc.uncubed.com/uxacrobatics + save 20% w/ discount code: UXACROBATICS

  • Make stuff that works - pop-up conference

    The W LOFT

    Register on Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-stuff-that-works-tickets-16592989077 Event Details A pop-up conference organized by Netlife Research (http://netliferesearch.com/english) - a UX and web design company from Norway. Learn to make web stuff that works. Followed by amazing party. It's FREE! Confirmed talks: WTF Wearables?! Lisa Kindred Everyone loves to use the phrase wearable tech–& to talk about how many billions there are to be made–but if wearables are so great, why do they all suck? Author & fashion tech strategist Liza Kindred takes a look at the missteps so far & proposes a new way that finally goes beyond strapping a screen on your wrist–or throwing a sensor in a bracelet. CONVERSION FOR INFORMATION SITES Kjell-Morten Bratsberg Thorsen When a customer buys something online, it is counted as a success in some reporting system, and the web team gets a bonus. When great content on a site answer a user’s question, the site owners will never know. Does it have to be this way? Kjell-Morten shares some insights on how to measure whether a site is doing its job, even when success cannot be identified as a user arriving at a certain receipt page in a conversion funnel. STORY FIRST: A NARRATIVE APPROACH TO BUILDING SUCCESSFUL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES Donna Lichaw While many of us seek out the newest and shiniest tools, methods, and processes to build more successful products and services, we often overlook one of the oldest, leanest, most effective tools out there: the structurally sound story. Whether you realize it or not in the moment, you experience everything as if it was a story. The better the story, the more likely you are to want to use a product, continue to use it, pay to use it, and recommend it to others. In this talk, you will see how taking a story first approach to design and development will help you build more successful products and services that excite your customers, draw them in, incite them to action, and keep them engaged over time. CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AND "THE NETLIFE WAY" Jostein Magnussen Jostein is the marketing manager and one of the founders of Netlife Research. His background is from psychology and at "Make stuff that works" he will talk about customer experience from a psychology perspective. He will also talk about how we at Netlife Research work cross disciplinary to make stuff that works and our customers love. USING THE CORE MODEL TO MAKE STUFF THAT WORKS Martha Lyngnes The core model is both a mindset and a tool. The core model helps you focus first on what’s most important to both your business and your users, saving the nitty-gritty of categories, hierarchy, and naming in your information architecture for later. Give your users a clear path that’s aligned with your business objectives and create appropriate content for solving whatever task the user comes to your site to do. Martha is a designer at Netlife Research and will explain The core model and how it works. You can read about The core model at A List Apart (http://alistapart.com/article/the-core-model-designing-inside-out-for-better-results). Register on Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-stuff-that-works-tickets-16592989077

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  • Experiment #4: Networking Made Easy

    Katra Lounge!

    Hi All, NYC UX Acrobatics is super stoked to co-promote Networking Made Easy (http://www.meetup.com/The-UX-Lab-NYC/events/220738884/) with UX Labs!!! Please register on UX Lab NYC group page here (http://www.meetup.com/The-UX-Lab-NYC/events/220738884/). Event Details: We haven't put on a networking event in a while, but as you know we don't like to just do the standard anything when it comes to our events. We wanted to try out an experiment and see if it helps jump start the networking experience. However, at the end of the day we just want to get everyone in the design community to come together and chat over some drinks. Katra will be having 2 for 1 drinks specials from 6pm-8pm and since we will have a bartender serving the whole group we are charging $1 to ensure that they get an added tip at the end of the night. Register on UX Lab NYC group page here (http://www.meetup.com/The-UX-Lab-NYC/events/220738884/). Let's pack the house! Feel free to bring colleagues and friends interested in learning more about The UX Lab or just interested in great company for an awesome night out. This Meetup event is a collaborative effort with the The UX Lab (http://www.meetup.com/The-UX-Lab/)

  • Habit-Forming Products Workshop with Nir Eyal

    NYC UX Acrobatics, has been invited to Nir Eyal's Habit-Forming Products Workshop! Please note: This is a ticketed event, but as members of NYC UX Acrobatics you can use promotion code "NirAndFarFriends" to get $50 off. For full details and to purchase tickets please visit EventBrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/habit-forming-products-workshop-nyc (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/habit-forming-products-workshop-nyc-february-25-2015-tickets-15163629825) Event Details: In an age of ever-increasing distractions, quickly creating customer habits is an important characteristic of successful products. How do companies create products people use every day? What are the secrets of building services customers love? How can designers create products compelling enough to "hook" users? Nir Eyal, the author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products (http://www.nireyal.com/gethook), has constructed a practical framework for designing better products. The framework gives product managers, designers, and marketers a new way for thinking of the necessary components of changing user behavior. Nir will share the tactics companies like Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Whatsapp, and Twitter use to drive engagement. Habit design is a super power. If used for good, habit design can enhance people’s lives with entertaining and even healthful routines. If used for evil, habits can quickly turn into wasteful addictions. Companies need to know how to harness the power of hooks to improve peoples’ lives. This workshop will provide attendees with a powerful toolkit and framework for creating better products and likely change the way attendees see the world. Participants will learn: - The common design patterns of habit-forming products. - The stages of habit formation and how to optimize for user retention. - An in-depth look at the psychology behind what drives user behavior and how to build products to cater to core human needs. - Practical steps for leading a habit design process to ensure your product is used regularly. Who should attend: This seminar is for anyone seeking to understand habit-forming product design. The workshop is tailored to product managers, entrepreneurs, or designers working in companies large or small. Although no previous background is required, attendees are encouraged to come to the workshop with a product or business idea in mind. About the facilitator: Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. Nir founded and sold two companies since 2003 and has taught the "Using Neuroscience to Influence Human Behavior" course as a Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Nir is the author of the best-selling book Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products (http://www.nireyal.com/gethook) and is an advisor to several Bay Area start-ups and incubators. In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/nirandfar.com), Nir is a contributing writer for TechCrunch, Business Insider, and Psychology Today. Please remember this is a ticketed event use promotion code "NirAndFarFriends" to get $50 off. For full details and to purchase tickets please visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/habit-forming-products-workshop-nyc (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/habit-forming-products-workshop-nyc-february-25-2015-tickets-15163629825)

  • UX Sketch Camp NYC - 2014

    MRM Worldwide

    Please note: This is a ticketed event. For full details and to purchase a ticket please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ux-sketch-camp-nyc-2014-tickets-14466899887 Event Description UX Sketch Camp NYC is dedicated to bringing together UX professionals, designers, developers and entrepreneurs for a one-day event focused on applying sketching principles to improve user experience design, make better business decisions and develop visual insights to create innovative and sticky solutions for customers, clients, and companies. Agenda 9:30 - 10:00 Sign-in 10:00 - 10:30 Opening remarks and sketch warm-up 10:30 - 11:15 Morning session 1 - Create a Visual Chronicle of Your UX Practice with Jonny Goldstein 11:30 - 12:15 Morning session 2 - Beyond Holding the Crayon with Kathy Clemons 12:15 - 1:15 Lunch break (pizza will be provided) 1:30 - 2:15 Afternoon Session 1 - Guerilla Sketch Techniques with Kristie Weatherford 2:30 - 3:15 Afternoon Session 2 - Individual Break-out Session - with speaker of your choice 3:15 - 4:00 Closing remarks and networking 4:00 - 5:00 After party with $5.00 drinks @ Peter Dillions's (130 East 40th St. NY NY 10016 -[masked]) ------------------------------------------------------------------- Please note: This is a ticketed event. For full details and to purchase a ticket please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ux-sketch-camp-nyc-2014-tickets-14466899887 ------------------------------------------------------------------- UX Sketch Camp NYC Marc Niola - Founder & Executive Producer Marc is a UX lead at MRM // McCann where evangelizes Lean UX and User Centered Design principles. With over 20 years experience in product and business development, Marc has worked with several world-class advertising agencies, global enterprise companies, SME's and education institutions. He is also a teacher and mentor at NYU's Center for Advanced Digital Applications UX certificate program. UX Sketch Camp NYC - 2014 Morning Sessions: Pre-game: Visual thinking consultant Jonny Goldstein will start the day with quick sketching warmup for experienced UX sketchers and a welcoming onramp to sketching for novices. We’ll use a simple toolbox of shapes and marks to sketch just about anything you can imagine. Ready? Set? Sketch! 1. Create a Visual Chronicle of Your UX Practice - Jonny Goldstein What does your typical day as a UX designer look like? UX design is a varied field, comprised of many distinct activities, and ever evolving practices. How does what you do in your practice compare with what are UX designers spend their time doing? We will draw illustrated chronicles of what we do when we do UX design. Then we’ll put it all on the walls to create a UX professional activities gallery that we can browse. The goal of this workshop is to think about what it is you do as a UX designer, and learn about what other practitioners do, all while practicing our sketching skills. Any level of sketching/drawing experience is fine. We will do a sketching basics tutorial at the beginning of the session to get everyone comfortable with sketching, and then we’ll do guided sketching activities to build up a visual documentation of your practice. Then we’ll tape everything to the walls and share our work. 2. Beyond Holding the Crayon – Kathy Clemons Clients love to think they’re designers. They love to tell you what something should look like, and are horrible at telling you what they want it to accomplish. This workshop will help you reframe the conversation – move them beyond holding the crayon. How can you help them describe their objectives? What techniques can you use to break through all of their ideas for the solution and really focus on describing the problem? You’ll have a chance to learn and practice specific techniques to help your clients be better clients, creating space for you to bring your expertise to the table. Afternoon Sessions: 1. Guerilla Sketch Techniques – Kristie Weatherford This workshop will take you through a series of hands on activities that use sketching to facilitate workshops with team members and clients! Learn pro moves such as comic book style sketching before you dive into interface designs, use your sketches to build prototypes, incorporate visual note taking to your every day meetings and more! 2. Individual Break-out Session - with speaker of your choice. Roll up your sleeves and take a deep dive with Jonny, Kathy or Kristie and get one on one feedback from our expert speakers. In this session we will get into the weeds and finer details so bring your questions and pencils becasue this is where you'll find the answers and extra techniques. soon! Presenter Bio Jonny Goldstein: Jonny Goldstein is a professional visual listener based in New York City. His clients include Citibank, American Express, Comcast, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, Yahoo, Harman Kardan, The UN, the Sesame Workshop, Red Lantern Strategy, and Key Lime Interactive. Jonny is a visiting instructor in University of the Arts Design For Social Impact program and teaches visual listening at NYU. Jonny graduated from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU in 2004. For more on how Jonny helps clients visualize their goals, visit envizualize.com (http://envizualize.com/) Kathy Clemons: Kathy Clemons makes a mean lemon pound cake, and as Senior Principal at Collective Next, LLC, leads clients through collaborative engagements designed to solve problems, make decisions, and deploy critical initiatives. Whether she’s helping a financial services company design a strategy for a new product, or a pharmaceutical organization deploy a new culture, or an IT organization better engage with their business partners, she brings critical thinking, a quick wit and creative approach to designing a engaging experience. Her clients include MasterCard, TIAA-CREF, AbbVie and BlackRock. She started her career at Ernst & Young and Capgemini, at the Accelerated Solutions Environment, where she had various roles in operations and client services. She took a brief detour from consulting after completing her MBA at the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business, taking the role of Director of Operations at Edison Pharmaceuticals, a startup biotech seeking treatments for orphan diseases. Kristie Weatherford: Kristie Weatherford brings more than a decade of experience in software development, UX design and sketching fun to her role as Director of Experience at Aol. Previously, Kristie worked with a diverse range of organizations including CNN, Cartoon Network, the US Supreme Court, major investment banks, and numerous startups. In 2012, she partnered to start the design studio Kmona, specializing in bootstrapped and fast-to-market solutions. In 2013, she and her partners created Werkly.com, a marketplace to empower specialized freelance workers. When not developing, designing, or sketching, Kristie enjoys coaching women in technology and exploring Brooklyn with her Boston Terrier, Bijoux.

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