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25 User Experience (UX) Lessons from Hollywood

As previously said best by Steve Jobs, “The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better designs we will have.” And the better the design, the more your company will thrive. But how can we clarify to our non-User Experience coworkers some basics of User Experience? The easiest and obvious point of reference is pop culture; something to which we all can relate.

Steve Tengler, Director of User Experience at Altia Inc, will provide a fistful of UX lessons with a Hollywood foundation for the collective digestion of your coworkers. Practitioners and novices alike will enjoy this fun-filled-yet-educational evening of cinematic analogies.

This month's event is jointly hosted by Michigan Usability Professionals' Association.

Meeting Location:

This month's event is being hosted at The Qube or more commonly known as the Chase Building, one of the recent additions to the Quicken Loans family of buildings! The entrance is located on Fort Street, once inside head to the front desk located on the south side of the building. Just mention that you're with the Refresh Detroit group, and you will be directed to The Breakout Room meeting room.

Parking:

We suggest parking in the Compuware parking structure, located on Farmer and Monroe streets. Parking is $5 and is a short 5 minute walk to The Qube (see map below). The address for the Compuware building is 1 Campus Martius Detroit, MI 48226

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved the presentation, a great way of talking about user experience and UCD! Thanks Steve for creating the fun content and to the organizers Deborah, Nick and Cara Jo.

    1 · January 25, 2013

    • Deborah E.

      Glad you enjoyed it Cynthia! Steve's presentation was fun! I've read all his articles, and I wanted to see how he incorporated Laura Dern into it. Sorry I didn't get a chance to talk with you after the meeting.

      January 25, 2013

  • Lisa Ruckes N.

    I tried to come, but I couldn't find it. Is it within another building?

    January 24, 2013

    • Deborah E.

      Good idea, Keith. That's what we did for our Metro Detroit WordPress meetup group.

      January 25, 2013

    • Lisa Ruckes N.

      Yes, I agree with Keith.

      January 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys if there is any material that could be posted please do so I can tap in, I'm ill so I couldn't make it.

    January 24, 2013

  • Graves Neal De A.

    Drat. Didn't see your post until I got home, Deborah. I'll try and be on time next time. How was the event?

    1 · January 24, 2013

  • Deborah E.

    Turns out the lobby is locked at 7pm. If you're on your way, post a message here. We'll get someone to let you in.

    1 · January 24, 2013

  • Nick D.

    It doesn't appear they are checking names. So if you didn't sign up in time feel free to show up.

    January 24, 2013

    • Deborah E.

      Someone is coming down to get you.

      January 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it too late to RSVP? One of my colleagues is attending. Can I be his +1?

    January 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Jennifer, I just found out I won't be able to attend, try to RSVP as soon as you see this.

      January 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It says that RSVP is closed

      January 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hmm, am I still able to attend, looks like I just missed submitting a profile in time...

    January 23, 2013

    • Nick D.

      Mike, Please RSVP right now. I just opened the registration back up for the next hour. You will need to pre-register to attend.

      January 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks so much Nick!

      January 23, 2013

  • Nick D.

    Everyone,
    We were able to get a bigger room at the Qube! I have opened up more spaces and hoping to open up even more. Keep spreading the word! :)

    1 · January 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello! I'd love to join as well, if you can find another venue.

    January 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wont bring a plus one if that helps

    January 8, 2013

    • Deborah E.

      Hi Noir,

      No worries. I'm hoping we'll be able to get a larger venue for the talk.

      January 8, 2013

  • Deborah E.

    Looks like Steve's talk has caught lots of attention! All spots are filled for his talk, Cara Jo and Nick are checking into a larger venue.

    January 8, 2013

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