Emotional Design: Yahoo! / Work & Co / FiftyThree

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This month NYC Apps is featuring three acclaimed Designers whom we are excited to have together in one place. Emotional Design (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotional_Design) is the theme for the evening. We can't wait for our members to hear and learn from these three unique artists.

Special thanks to FiftyThree (https://www.fiftythree.com) for hosting NYC Apps this month in their beautiful new office space (http://www.fastcolabs.com/3027542/inside-fiftythrees-jaw-dropping-new-office-space) in TriBeCa.


7:00 pm – Drinks, good eats, and conversations

7:15 pm – Discussion on the latest in the mobile landscape

7:30 pm – Presentations: "Emotional Design"

9:00 pm – NYC Apps After-Party

Presentations by:

Marissa Louie (https://www.linkedin.com/in/malouie), Principal Designer, Yahoo! (https://www.yahoo.com)

Marissa Louie (https://www.linkedin.com/in/malouie) is a designer and entrepreneur who aims to touch the emotions of her audience, which now totals over 1 billion people. When she solves design problems, she draws from her experience in Product Management, Branding, Growth, Marketing, PR, Engineering, Photography, and more.

Marissa is currently a Principal Designer at Yahoo, where she has designed several products for Search as well as Homepage and Verticals (including Events, Flight, and Package Tracking as shown on Yahoo's Q2 2014 Earnings Call.) She also founded the design communities of First Designer and Designers Guild (http://bit.ly/designersguild), which include 15% of the San Francisco Bay Area’s designers, to accelerate the advancement of the software design field. Previously, she founded 3 technology startups, and has designed for Apple and Ness Computing (http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/ness-computing) (acquired by OpenTable/Priceline.) Her designs at Ness Computing won Apple's prestigious App Store Best of 2012 award.

Marissa graduated from UC Berkeley and lives in Portola Valley (Silicon Valley), where she is living her childhood dream of creating special stuffed animals for kids of all ages in her artist’s studio.

Marcelo Eduardo (https://www.linkedin.com/in/marceloe), Partner, Technology, Work & Co (http://work.co)

Marcelo is Partner, Technology at Work & Company and oversees Technology Strategy and Development. He has been designing, developing and shipping successful technology products for over 13 years, and has particularly deep experience with mobile, responsive design, connected TVs, and other consumer electronics technologies.

Most recently, Marcelo was a VP of User Experience at Huge, where he was responsible for the roll-out of the award-winning HBO GO application across new platforms, including Samsung TV, Xbox, Roku and Android. He also designed mobile experiences for Toyota, AMC, and American Express. In 2012, Marcelo helped found and oversaw Huge's mobile development center in Brasília.

Prior to joining Huge, Marcelo was UX Manager at the Nokia Institute of Technology in Brazil, responsible for the design and development of emerging technologies including location-based advertising, connected TVs, smart automobile dashboards, consumer health platforms, set-top boxes and mobile phones.

Andrew Allen (http://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewsallen), Co-Founder / Design, FiftyThree (http://www.fiftythree.com)

People are at their best when they create, and the mission of FiftyThree is to build the essential tools to unleash that creativity. They are the creators of the breakthrough iPad app PAPER, Apple’s App of the Year, PENCIL, winner of two IDSA awards, and MIX, a new platform for open collaboration. With studios in New York and Seattle, FiftyThree brings together the crafts of software, hardware and service design. FiftyThree (https://www.fiftythree.com) is the space to create.

This month's App / Product list:

Yahoo: iOS (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/yahoo/id304158842?mt=8) / Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yahoo.mobile.client.android.yahoo&hl=en)

Flickr by Yahoo: iOS (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flickr/id328407587?mt=8) / Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yahoo.mobile.client.android.flickr&hl=en)

Weather by Yahoo: iOS (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/yahoo-weather/id628677149?mt=8) / Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yahoo.mobile.client.android.weather&hl=en)

News Digest by Yahoo: iOS (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/yahoo-news-digest/id784982356?mt=8) / Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yahoo.mobile.client.android.atom&hl=en)

Paper by FiftyThree: iOS (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/paper-by-fiftythree/id506003812?mt=8)

Pencil by FiftyThree: Bluetooth stylus (http://www.fiftythree.com/pencil)

Mix by FiftyThree: Create together (https://mix.fiftythree.com)

Twitter accounts to follow:

@malouie (https://twitter.com/malouie) / @marceloeduardo (https://twitter.com/marceloeduardo) / @asallen (https://twitter.com/asallen) / @fiftythree (https://twitter.com/FiftyThree)

NYC Apps social accounts:

@nycapps (http://twitter.com/nycapps) / @mobiledivide (http://twitter.com/mobiledivide) / #nycapps (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23nycapps&src=typd)

Facebook Page: NYC Apps (https://www.facebook.com/nycapps)

We look forward to seeing you soon.

-NYC Apps