• IxDA Louisville Happy Hour!

    Great Flood Brewing Co.

    Let's talk shop! Come mingle and network with your fellow UX-ers at Great Flood Brewing Co. in the Highlands---Louisville IxDA members get $1 off house beers🍻 AND TEKsystems is bringing pizza🍕!! About our sponsors --- TEKsystems - Thank you for your continued support of our organization and for providing some food to go with the beer! https://www.teksystems.com/en Great Flood Brewing Co - thanks so much to for offering discounted beers and an amazing space! https://www.greatfloodbrewing.com/

  • Digital Inclusion Design Jam

    1619 Art + Activism

    IxDA Louisville is excited to partner with Louisville Metro Government's Office of Performance Improvement & Innovation and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance to reimagine how people get access to low-cost internet. The IxDA is leading research that will culminate in a Design Jam during the mayor’s Give-A-Day week in April of 2019. We are looking for people from all walks of life to participate. Whether you’re an experienced designer or researcher, interested in building your design skills, or simply passionate about digital inclusion, there’s a place for you in this project. The Design Jam is the main event. Similar to a hackathon, a design jam brings together a diverse group of people to brainstorm, collaborate, and pitch ideas for solutions to problems. We’ll be presenting the results of the research to get you inspired, then helping folks form teams that will then spend the day coming up with ways to solve the problems digital inclusion faces in Louisville. Come as a team, or come alone, and we’ll help you find a team. No design experience required! We'll keep your energy up throughout the day with breakfast bites, lunch sandwiches and snacks sponsored by TEKsystems. We've also got the delicious coffeeeeees from Safai. Huge thanks to all our volunteers and sponsors for supporting Digital Inclusion and our local IxDA group. If you’d really like to dig deep, join the research team. You’ll be working in pairs to interview people who are eligible for low-cost internet, either at community events or in one-on-one sessions in the community. We’ll pair experienced researchers with folks who are new to the process, and we’ll give you tips for how to do great research. To participate in the research team, you’ll have to attend our Kickoff on February 16th, the Research Synthesis Meeting on March 23rd, and you’ll need to commit to at least one research activity during February or March. To sign up, look for our other IxDA Louisville events here on Meetup. Update: Research portion of this event series is complete - see you at the Design Jam April 6. Thanks to everyone who helped with this portion of the series! Contact Matt Dobson ([masked]) for more information. We are also accepting sponsors for the Design Jam - let us know if you’re interested in contributing. ---- Say hello and thanks to the sponsors supporting this event: TEKsystems https://www.teksystems.com/en https://www.teksystems.com/en/services/digital-experience Safai coffee https://safaicoffee.com/ 1619 Flux https://www.1619flux.org/

  • Digital Inclusion Design Project: Research Synthesis

    IxDA Louisville is excited to partner with Louisville Metro Government's Office of Performance Improvement & Innovation and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance to reimagine how people get access to low-cost internet. The IxDA is leading research that will culminate in a Design Jam during the mayor’s Give-A-Day week in April of 2019. We are looking for people from all walks of life to participate. Whether you’re an experienced designer or researcher, interested in building your design skills, or simply passionate about digital inclusion, there’s a place for you in this project. If you’d really like to dig deep, join the research team. You’ll be working in pairs to interview people who are eligible for low-cost internet, either at community events or in one-on-one sessions in the community. We’ll pair experienced researchers with folks who are new to the process, and we’ll give you tips for how to do great research. To participate in the research team, you’ll have to attend our Kickoff on February 16th, commit to at least one research activity during February or March, and attend the Research Synthesis Meeting on March 23rd (this event). Contact Matt Dobson ([masked]) for more information.

  • Happy Hour / Digital Inclusion Project Office Hours

    Great Flood Brewing Co.

    Let's talk digital inclusion! Come mingle and network with your fellow UX-ers at Great Flood Brewing Co. in the Highlands---Louisville IxDA members get $1 off house beers 🍻 AND TEKsystems is bringing Jet's pizza 🍕! Digital Inclusion Project Researchers - If you're excited about your findings and you can't wait until our synthesis event on March 23rd to talk about it, then this event is for you! Matt and Kevin will available to answer any questions you might have about the process so far. If you were unable to attend our research kick off but would like to get involved with the Digital Inclusion Project then get yourself to this happy hour! We would love to discuss how you can get involved, and how together we can help make Louisville a more digitally accessible city! If you just want to talk shop with other designers, developers, and UX-ers in the city that's fine too! All are welcome. About our sponsors --- TEKsystems - Thank you for your continued support of our organization and for providing some food to go with the beer! https://www.teksystems.com/en Great Flood Brewing Co - thanks so much to for offering discounted beers and an amazing space! https://www.greatfloodbrewing.com/

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  • Digital Inclusion Design Project: Research Kick-Off

    IxDA Louisville is excited to partner with Louisville Metro Government's Office of Performance Improvement & Innovation and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance to reimagine how people get access to low-cost internet. The IxDA is leading research that will culminate in a Design Jam during the mayor’s Give-A-Day week in April of 2019. We are looking for people from all walks of life to participate. Whether you’re an experienced designer or researcher, interested in building your design skills, or simply passionate about digital inclusion, there’s a place for you in this project. If you’d really like to dig deep, join the research team. You’ll be working in pairs to interview people who are eligible for low-cost internet, either at community events or in one-on-one sessions in the community. We’ll pair experienced researchers with folks who are new to the process, and we’ll give you tips for how to do great research. To participate in the research team, you’ll have to attend our Kickoff on February 16th (this event), the Research Synthesis Meeting on March 23rd, and you’ll need to commit to at least one research activity during February or March. Contact Matt Dobson ([masked]) for more information. --- Sources for more information about UX research: https://methods.18f.gov/interview-checklist/ https://18f.gsa.gov/2016/02/09/tips-for-capturing-the-best-data-from-user-interviews/ https://18f.gsa.gov/2016/02/09/tips-for-capturing-the-best-data-from-user-interviews/ https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2016/02/the-art-of-the-intercept/

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  • IxDA Louisville Happy Hour!

    Great Flood Brewing Co.

    Let's talk shop! Come mingle and network with your fellow UX-ers at Great Flood Brewing Co. in the Highlands---Louisville IxDA members get $1 off house beers! We'll also be discussing the partnership between Louisville IxDA and the Louisville Metro Government's Office of Performance Improvement & Innovation and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance. In 2019 Louisville IxDA will be holding a series of events to help research and reimagine how people get access to low-cost internet in our city. We are looking for people from all walks of life to participate in this project, so if you are interested or have any questions come to Great Food and let us know! You can contact Matt Dobson ([masked]) for more information regarding 2019's Digital Inclusion Design Jam. About our sponsors --- TEKsystems - Thank you for your continued support of our organization and for providing some food to go with the beer! https://www.teksystems.com/en Great Flood Brewing Co - thanks so much to for offering discounted beers and an amazing space! https://www.greatfloodbrewing.com/

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  • Designers vs. Developers

    Forest Giant

    About the talk --- Designers and developers. Agile and user research. The mockup and the delivered product. If any of those statements sent your anxiety through the roof, you’re in the right place. Depending on where you work, design and development can feel like two opposing tribes constantly at odds with each other. When the relationship between these two groups goes south, it can take a serious toll on the quality of the work we produce. Throw in a deadline, processes that don’t acknowledge each other, and strong opinions on both sides, and you can end up with a smackdown. But does it really have to be that way? Sam Uhling has spent the last 3 years experimenting with different ways to change the dynamic between designers and developers on her teams. She’ll share some of the lessons she’s learned the hard way, like why 20 yards is too many, why being the UX Lorax makes you unbearable, and how to lure people out of the building without permission. About the Speaker --- Sam Uhling is a Senior Product Designer at Paycor, the organizer of the Cincinnati User Enjoyment Meetup, and was recently the Co-Chair of MidwestUX 2017 in Cincinnati. When she’s not UXing, she’s home brewing, throwing pottery, and spending time in the great outdoors. About our sponsors --- TEKsystems - big thanks for coming to the food and beverages rescue! https://www.teksystems.com/en Forest Giant - thanks for sharing your event space and paying our meetup dues as always! https://forestgiant.com/ Agenda --- 6:00 - food & mingle 6:45 - Sam's talk 7:20 - 8:00 Q&A and mingle some more

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  • World Interaction Design Day 2018: Designing for Accessibility

    Designing for inclusion benefits us all, for accessible experiences are also well-designed experiences. Join us for presentations and a Q&A with local experts on designing for accessibility. Learn what it's like to experience the world for those who use screen readers, alternative input devices, and other assistive solutions, and learn best practices for designing for inclusion. Agenda: 5:00 - 6:00 pm - Show up, hang out, meet some new folks! Food and soft drinks will be provided. 6:00 pm - Presentation begins! Speakers Include: • Lisa Barnett -User Experience Designer and Certified Usability Analyst at Humana • Ed Blayney - Civic Technology Manager leading Louisville's digital inclusion plan • Wil Limoges - American Printing House for the Blind - Web and Accessibility Developer • Maria Delgado - American Printing House for the Blind - Director of Accessibility • Angel Cho - SolidLight - Experience Designer • Tricia O’Connor - SolidLight - Sr. Content Developer 7:00 pm - Q&A Panel 8:00 pm - Presentation ends - socialize, talk to the speakers, eat more food! 9:00 pm - Event ends Contact the hosts if you have any questions! Additional useful information before your visit: Main Entrance (Stairs) Forest Giant’s main entrance is located directly on Frankfort Ave. After parking, or if you are being dropped off, you may use this entrance, and go up the stairs to access the event space. Heads up, there are quite a few stairs after this entrance. Parking Find parking off of Frankfort Avenue, or find our rear parking lot behind the building, or we also have parking reserved for those who need easier access to the elevator behind Blue Dog Bakery. Elevator / Accessible Entrance Our accessible elevator entrance is located directly behind the left side of our building. You may access this elevator entrance by going around our neighbors, Blue Dog Bakery. We recommend folks park in-front of or behind Blue Dog Bakery if they'd prefer to use the elevator. We'll post up elevator wayfinding signs and have some volunteers helping folks around. As you are facing our office, the bakery is to your left. After Blue Dog Bakery, turn right toward their back parking lot and make another right until you find the elevator at the back of our building. Accessible Parking Blue Dog Bakery has graciously agreed to let us use their parking lot during our event. Feel free to park in any spot available behind the bakery. This is also where our elevator is located for those looking to avoid our main entrance stairs.

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  • Making the Jump from Design to Product Management

    6:00 - 6:30 - Networking & Snacks 6:30 - 7:30 - Presentation & Q&A 7:30 - 8:00 - More Networking A background in design provides a meaningful foundation for product managers, particularly in today’s consumer-driven software world. Becki will share her experience making the transition from design to product management, and how her team uses the philosophy of Balanced Teams to deliver quality software and collaborate effectively using lean and agile methodologies. As a Digital Product Manager within the Digital Experience Center at Humana, Becki works with a lean, agile team to create excellent digital user experiences for Humana’s consumers. She's also a coordinator of Louisville’s IxDA, and wrote this description of herself for the meetup she's speaking at, which feels very strange. :)