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Making Our Users Feel Great - The Psychology of Making Things Easy to Use

One of our members, Jenny Liu, was lucky enough to get out to Code Mash this year and had the pleasure of speaking with Josh Walsh, "award winning user experience designer, interaction designer and usability trainer" from Designing Interactive.

Josh expressed interested in speaking with our group about making better products by understanding our users' feelings.

The design industry has lost focus on what it means to be a user experience designer. It’s not about writing requirements, drawing wireframes, graphic design or even user research. It’s about making your users feel great.

While those other skills are important, they are just a means to an end. A way to enable users to accomplish what they need to accomplish.

We conduct user interviews and usability testing to learn directly from our users, but our brains aren’t wired to express how we feel. So, how can we learn from our user’s feelings to make our products better?

Join us on Tuesday, February 19th @ Matrix to find out! Remember, this is a Tuesday and not our usual monthly scheduled Meetup night.

5:30 - 6:00 will be the usual mixer. Come on in and mingle with experts throughout the city, grab a drink and a bite to eat.

6:00 - 7:00 will be the main event with Josh Walsh

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  • Nivia St Surin H.

    Great intro into the topic, compelling speaker. Would love a deeper dive to apply some of the lessons.

    February 20, 2013

  • Josh W.

    I'm really looking forward to coming and speaking to the group tomorrow. Thanks for having me.

    February 18, 2013

  • Kim H.

    Sorry to miss this but I will be out of town.

    February 15, 2013

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