• UX-Dayton Speed Networking Event

    Origami Made

    It's time for our most popular UX-Dayton event of the year - Speed Networking! You know the drill - come with a bunch of your business cards or contact information. Sit across from someone you don't know. You've got 6-8 minutes to introduce yourself, make a connection, see how you can help each other, exchange information, and move on! Depending on how many people attend, you'll meet at least 10 new people. Who knows, they could be your future boss, your future employee, your future collaborator, a childhood friend you've not seen since first grade (they were the one eating crayons.) Bring guests, and bring old friends we haven't seen in a while. OUR SPACE SPONSOR Origami Made is a consultancy that can take a napkin idea and develop it into a world class application. Our roots go back to the early days of Ruby on Rails, and extends into newer technologies including Elixir and Phoenix, Vue.js and Swift. WHAT TO EXPECT We'll open the doors around 5:30 Network and chat 5:30 to 6:00 Brief announcements Networking from 6:00 to 7:00 More chatting until the space sponsor kicks us out Some people may go for dinner/drinks after we're kicked out

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  • Social Happy Hour

    Warped Wing Brewing Company

    A non-Monday meetup?!? We know Monday's are tough for many, including us sometimes. But we also know we like to hang out and meet new UX'ers! It's real simple: - Beer - Friends - Conversation No presentations, no slides. Just a chance for us to spend more time chatting and getting to know our local UX tribe! See you there :)

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  • A Method to Integrate UCD Process into Agile Development Approach

    WHAT IS THE PRESENTATION ABOUT? Technological advancements and innovations in hardware, especially in software space, is causing business organizations to rethink their product/service design and development processes in order to move faster. Agile development approach has been adopted as an efficient business design and development process since 2009. However, these agile methodologies are primarily focused on integrating working software in short timescale within the product/service but not on product/service user experience and usability. It is well documented in literature that an User Centered Design (UCD) process places the user at the center of the product/service design and development thereby resulting in producing usable products that meet their needs and goals. Hence, it is logical to integrate the UCD process and the agile development approach for a holistic product design and development methodology. However, in practice, integrating UCD process by User Experience (UX) professionals is not straightforward but quite challenging. This presentation outlines a method of integrating the UCD process into the agile development process through a case study in the context of aviation domain. Specifically, the presentation describes the different UX tools from the UX Toolkit that enabled the successful integration and concludes with the benefits of the method. OUR SPEAKERS: Dr. Sasanka Prabhala drives user experience vision, strategy, and applies user experience methodologies including ethnographic research, interaction design, and usability analysis to bring new products and services to market. He is an expert on bridging the gap between the users and the technology and regularly speaks at conferences sharing consumer-centric insights. He is a recipient of the Affiliate Society Council of Dayton Outstanding Engineers & Scientists Award and a patent for consumer electronics innovation. He also co-edited a book titled “Transforming Ethnography: User Experience Methods and Practices”. He currently works at GE Aviation leading the research and design direction of customer facing application and services. Prior to this, he worked at Wright State University and Intel Corporation. Tonya Chouinard has a natural curiosity for understanding human behavior and exploring ways to improve experiences. This curiosity led her to earn a M.S. in Human Factors Psychology from Wright State University. She led many high-profile international research projects at LexisNexis, and was also a UX researcher at Hobsons. She has been part of teams that have won SIIA CODiE Awards and LexisNexis CEO Innovation Awards. She currently works at GE Aviation leading research efforts that are driving enterprise level strategy and design for a major engineering platform. OUR SPACE SPONSOR Origami Made is a consultancy that can take a napkin idea and develop it into a world class application. Our roots go back to the early days of Ruby on Rails, and extends into newer technologies including Elixir and Phoenix, Vue.js and Swift. WHAT TO EXPECT We'll open the doors around 5:30 Network and chat 5:30 to 6:00 Brief announcements Presentation from 6:00 to 7:00 More chatting until the space sponsor kicks us out Some people may go for dinner/drinks after we're kicked out

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  • January Social Event!!!

    Chappys Social House

    It's been quite some time since we've gotten together for a hangout! We're going to go a little further south this time since everyone has been so great at making the trek downtown these last few months. It's real simple: - Beer - Friends - Conversation No presentations, no slides. Just a chance for us to spend more time chatting and getting to know our local UX tribe! See you there :)

  • From Napkin to Production

    Origami Made

    WE CHANGED THE DATE! We realized that (once again) we've scheduled on top of a holiday. So we're skipping November and moving this event to the regular 2nd Monday night in December. Sorry for the fake-out! A major goal of UX designers and Product Managers is to get an idea into production. When stakeholders want to know cost and a timeline the moment they pitch the idea, there are ways we can get there quickly without rage quitting on the spot. We’ll briefly visit understanding user requirements, drawing screens in Sketch, Creating demos in InvisionApp, and then turning screens into interaction details for a developer in Workflows. ———————————————————- OUR SPEAKER Nate Sowder ———————————————————- OUR SPACE SPONSOR Origami Made is a consultancy that can take a napkin idea and develop it into a world class application. Our roots go back to the early days of Ruby on Rails, and extends into newer technologies including Elixir and Phoenix, Vue.js and Swift. ———————————————————- SCHEDULE 5:30 to 6:00ish is networking as people arrive 6:00 announcements / introduction 6:05 to 7:00ish presentation with Q&A 7:00 until Origami kicks us out - conversation People sometimes go out in groups after the event for drinks and/or dinner.

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  • Evil UX!

    Origami Made

    Gather ‘round the Lake of Fire, Kids! Cuz I’m gonna tell ya’ll a nightmarish tale filled to the brimstone with terrors so shocking, horrors so unspeakable, and acts of cruelty so inhumane that no one user should ever experience! I am going to tell you all about: EVIL UX! (aka Dark Patterns) ———————————————————- In this talk, we’ll discover what are some of the most commonly used diabolical dark patterns in the UX field. We will learn about the devilish fiends who design these ghoulish experiences and why they do what they do. Finally, you will get a warning on how to save yourself from turning to the dark side. ———————————————————- OUR SPEAKER Zac Zimmerlin is a UX Designer for Booz Allen Hamilton. His love for UX is derived from an innate need to help others in some capacity or another. Although relatively new to the field, he is constantly learning and growing to better push the needle forward in both research and design. He’s found that UX balances research, creativity, and application. All of which are necessary to solve complex human problems. He has a background in psychology and human factors engineering. ———————————————————- OUR SPACE SPONSOR Origami Made is a consultancy that can take a napkin idea and develop it into a world class application. Our roots go back to the early days of Ruby on Rails, and extends into newer technologies including Elixir and Phoenix, Vue.js and Swift. ———————————————————- SCHEDULE 5:30 to 6:00ish is networking as people arrive 6:00 announcements / introduction 6:05 to 7:00ish presentation with Q&A 7:00 until Origami kicks us out - conversation People sometimes go out in groups after the event for drinks and/or dinner.

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  • UX Lightning Talks!

    Origami Made

    UXDTN 2018 Lightning talks. 5 different speakers have 10 minutes each to compress their idea into an informative presentation. No rambling. No build-up. Just right to the body of the topic! Here are the speakers and their topics: Our Speakers: Nate Sowder Rob Keefer Anya Gerasimchuk Jeff Hendrickson Sasanka Prabhala Our Space Sponsor: Origami Made one of Dayton's newest companies. Origami Made is a consultancy that can take a napkin idea and and develop it into a world class application. Our roots go back to the early days of Ruby on Rails, and extends into newer technologies including Elixir and Phoenix, Vue.js and Swift.

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  • Putting the User Back in User Stories

    Origami Made

    Agile teams write user stories to help them understand the perspective of the user. But what if I told you that most teams are getting them wrong, and that your stories aren't telling the right ... story? For something that is so central to the software development process, it is crucial that we do this well - and anyone on the team, regardless of role, can contribute to quality user stories! In this talk, I'll explain the history of user stories, how we’re messing them up, and how we can fix them. I'll include examples of good and bad user stories, and how to infuse empathy for your users into your stories, so that your team is collaborating around a shared vision. Bring your questions! Our Speaker: Becki Hyde is a designer and product manager, living and working in Louisville, KY. A champion of cross-disciplinary collaboration, she is passionate about creating community and exploring the impact of design in technology. She works in the Digital Experience Center at Humana, and is a leader of the Louisville chapter of IxDA. Our Space Sponsor: Origami Made one of Dayton's newest companies. Origami Made is a consultancy that can take a napkin idea and and develop it into a world class application. Our roots go back to the early days of Ruby on Rails, and extends into newer technologies including Elixir and Phoenix, Vue.js and Swift.

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  • Inspiring UX

    Origami Made

    It's easy to get tunnel-vision at work, endlessly staring at our computer screens. Unfortunately, this can lead to uninspired and non user-centric solutions to everyday problems. The truth is that good UX is rarely found from staring at a screen; it's found from the lessons we learn in the world around us. This talk is meant to introduce you to techniques that can help you to use your environment as a research platform to improve and inspire UX. Speaker Bio Sarah Freitag, a UX Researcher at Openfield Creative, is passionate about human-centered design driven by data and empathic insights. Drawing on her background in design and business, she is able to help clients make solid decisions that increase user satisfaction, streamline process, and reduce costs. Her experience as a UX researcher, designer, and consultant spans various industries including banking, consumer packaged goods, and EdTech. Space Sponsor: Origami Made Description TBD Logistics: We'll start at 5:30 with networking Around 6;00ish we'll kick off some announcements Sarah will present after that until 7:00 We'll hang out after until our host kicks us out. Some folks may go out afterwards.

  • Is Bad Copy Ruining Your UX?

    Miamisburg Public Library

    • What we'll do How to create great microcopy without a content team. Your user journey includes hundreds—if not thousands—of pieces of microcopy. Error messages. Confirmations. Short instructions. Button text. All too often these tiny bits of copy are created without much thought at all by a harried designer, developer or UX pro. This can lead to messages that make users frustrated, confused or angry. But what if you could make all those little messages add up to a better user experience? This talk will give you concrete tips for creating great microcopy without a content team. And avoiding copy that ruins a user’s day. Our Presenter: Michelle Taute is a writer and communication strategist who has helped everyone from scrappy entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 brands make an impact. She’s created content in just about every format, from board game questions for Cranium and a new brand voice for a national retailer to copy for apps, websites, emails, video scripts and more. These days you’ll often find her creating messaging strategies for new product launches. Michelle is the co-author of The Design Activist’s Handbook, and her writing has appeared in USA Today, Better Homes and Gardens, Woman’s Day and others. michelletaute.com Our Space Sponsor: TBD • What to bring Bring guests! • Important to know We're still working on a space sponsor for the meetup. When we've lined one up, we'll update the invitation. Don't wait, sign up now! We'll start at 5:30 with networking (no refreshments) 6:00ish we'll have a few announcements 6:00 - 7:00 Sam will present and do Q&A We'll hang out to chat with Sam until our hosts kick us out at 7:30ish. Some people may go out after the meetup.

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