A monthly event where tech professionals get to present a user test to three users for in-person response. It's formatted like a speed dating event!
UX designers, project managers, start-up founders or anyone who wants to have some software/device/concept tested. You'll need to bring along a user (it's required) and maybe some swag if you have some laying around.
UX Speed Dating (http://uxspeeddating.org/) is a monthly event where tech professionals get to present a product to three users for in-person feedback. It's formatted like a speed dating event with a twist. Product owners sit stationary and the users switch to a new tests every 20 minutes. Users are entered to win a grand-prize (see below) presented at the end of the event. Check out the fact sheet (http://uxspeeddating.org/UXSD_format_and_rules.pdf) for more details.
Design Science (http://dscience.com/) works with the world's leading companies to assure that their products fit user needs. They conduct rigorous research and design user interfaces to optimize the usability, safety, and customer appeal of products. They have deep roots in product categories where usability is mission critical. Design Science has offices in Philadelphia and San Bruno, each with customizable usability testing labs and viewing rooms.
Macadamian (http://www.macadamian.com/) is a full-service software and design firm, they develop innovative and even transformational applications for their clients – work that delights and occasionally inspires exclamations of “that’s like something out of science fiction!” They care about the intersections of design and usability, engineering and emotion, while striving to achieve just the right amount of “wow factor.”
Last month we gave away a complete set of Cards Against Humanity and we feel really terrible about that. This month we would totally be giving away a bottle of expensive scotch... if that were legal. But since it's not legal we can't tell you about the Ledaig 10 year single malt (http://tobermorydistillery.com/our-whiskies/ledaig-10-year-old/) or how it opens with strong peat and finishes with peppers and leather notes.
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