May: UX Book Club with Indi Young

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Boltmade

187 King Street South · Waterloo, ON

How to find us

Come up the elevator up to the 2nd floor above Bauer Kitchen. Turn left through the door and down the hallway. We're at the end of the hallway in the left nook - Boltmade North.

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Indi Young has become a bit of a UX celebrity around these parts. Her empathy workshop (http://www.fluxible.ca/flux2014/program/practical-empathy/) at the Fluxible conference last year, followed by a D2L-sponsored lunch and learn, left us all wanting more. So, we’ve decided to go get some more!

We’ve selected Indi's new book, Practical Empathy, as the topic for our May meetup. Anyone at all involved in developing a product needs to have a solid understanding of its users, and empathy is a tool that can help develop that understanding. It’s a mindset that focuses on people, helping to reveal their thinking patterns and perspectives. The book focuses on how to gather and compare these patterns to make better decisions, improve your strategy, and collaborate successfully.

But wait — there’s more! We will discuss the book as a group for the first portion of the evening and then Indi will join us live by videoconference from San Francisco for the last part. Come prepared with questions, or just come looking for answers.

There are many locations to buy this book, including Amazon.ca (http://www.amazon.ca/Practical-Empathy-Indi-Young-ebook/dp/B00RY9R8H8/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427328704&sr=1-1&keywords=practical+empathy) and Rosenfeld Media (http://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/practical-empathy/). (Psst...if you came to Fluxible and *still* haven’t used your free ebook coupon for Rosenfeld Media, now’s a good time to redeem it.)

Hope to see you there!