Past Meetup

Designing for Mobile-Connected Devices

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Good news! Since we had to move this event back to AddThis HQ we'll be livestreaming.




Designing interfaces that interact with bluetooth- and internet-enabled devices introduces new UX challenges for designers and product managers to tackle. Hitting a home run with wearables and other connected products requires designers to find elegant ways to push technology out of the way. Learn from leading and failing UX examples dealing with device syncing, detecting battery life, iBeacons, and more to ensure you make informed UX decisions that truly make these devices a welcomed extension of your users' mobile experience.

What we'll cover:

Through several client/internal projects we've been climbing up the learning curve of wearables and BTLE-connected devices over the last 6 months and can speak first-hand about the pitfalls and opportunities UX designers must account for in order to gracefully handle syncing, geofencing, battery life, iBeacons, out-of-range notifications, and more. This presentation will feature numerous visual examples that will spark ideas and serve as a caution for every UX-focused professional. Because this technology is so new to market, this talk has yet to make it's public debut.

About the presenter:

Jason LaFollette is the Founder & CEO of Citrrus ( - a mobile consulting agency located in Tysons Corner, VA. His technology career started with CMGI—the premier Internet incubator of its day—and includes senior leadership and executive roles with leading technology and consulting companies over the past 10+ years. He has a penchant for interpersonal connections and human-computer interaction and is adept at finding ways to make those connections work more effectively. Inspired by Steven P. Jobs, Patrick Lencioni, and Daft Punk, he has empowered the Citrrus team to master mobile-connected devices in 2014 and is already seeing early wins with new wearable startup clients. Jason is an experienced DC area Meetup presenter and has given numerous informational sessions to engineering students at top technology schools such as MIT, Carnegie Mellon, University of Waterloo, UVA, and Virginia Tech. Additionally, he has been interviewed on technology-related topics by USA Today, Enterprise Systems Journal, and BRINK Magazine. As the visionary of Citrrus, Jason has guided the company in creating substantial internal process and technical automation assets that have been instrumental in attracting partnership and acquisition offers. Jason is a father of two young children, loves coffee, and rarely eats.

Pizza for this event will be provided by Capital One Labs ( - thanks!