As ever, we'll be using a recently-published book to lead the theme of the meetup. This time round it's Living in Information.
Websites and apps are places where critical parts of our lives happen. We shop, bank, learn, gossip, and select our leaders there. But many of these places weren’t intended to support these activities. Instead, they're designed to capture your attention and sell it to the highest bidder.
Living in Information draws upon architecture as a way to design information environments that serve our humanity. Published in May of this year, the book has picked up some high praise.
"This book provides a definitive roadmap on how to lead, architect, and design information environments that are intentional, resilient, add value, and shape social interactions." - Priyanka Kakar, Director, Product Design, The Walt Disney Company
Publishers Rosenfeld Media have stepped us with an exclusive 30% discount from their store. Just use the code uxbookclubbelfast18oc30 at checkout: https://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/living-in-information/
We are delighted to say that author Jorge Arango will be joining us for a Q&A, and tell us more about what led him to write this compelling book.
NEW! Want to give a lightning talk? Let us know if you want to speak for 5-10 minutes about anything related to this month's theme, your work, or the book itself.
We'll be meeting in the Belfast offices of Puppet, with refreshments and pizza a-plenty. Food & drink is served at 6pm, we get underway at 6.30pm
The meetup will be making a donation to Jorge's nominated charity, The Long Now Foundation. You can find out more about the charity here: http://longnow.org/
Look forward to seeing you there!