Your brain on UITextField

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8201 164th Ave NE, (1st Floor conference room) · Redmond, WA

How to find us

First floor conference room of Thinkspace (intersection of 164th Ave NE and NE 83rd st). Entrance on NE 83rd st (close to Redmond Transit Center)

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Maura Goodwin talk on “This is your brain on UITextField". Here is her description of the talk

"We’ll look at UI from a perspective informed by reading research and basic neurology. To better understand how these topics are relevant to app design, we’ll focus on two common UI elements: UITextFields and UISliders.

To provide specific examples for each UI element, we’ll consider Type 2 Diabetes. Millions of people have this condition, and some of these patients are functionally illiterate. This raises interesting questions for UI design.

The goal of this presentation is to help coders think about how UITextFields and UISliders can be incorporated into projects, and what unique benefits each of these UI elements can provide."

and her intro "— Maura Goodwin has an eclectic background, including working at:
- a law library, software companies, curriculum development and online instruction, a non-profit, and school districts (teaching reading, and remedial readers).
- her interests in literacy and public policy morphed into a strong interest in how to write software that might help people with limited reading skills better navigate the modern world. She’s still working toward that goal, and does not foresee a time when it will become irrelevant. "


Please send a meetup message to Ram ( if you'd like to speak at this meeting (or a future meeting). You could either do a lightning talk (~10 minutes) or a longer talk for 30-75 minutes.


The meeting starts at 7pm and it will be held in the first floor conference room 101 of Thinkspace in downtown Redmond ( ). ( formal meeting starts at 7pm, but the meeting room will be open at 6:45pm. So folks can can optionally choose to come in early for informal conversations and shop talk with other Xcoders.

Thinkspace is a 2-minute walk from the Redmond transit center. So if you’re coming over from downtown Seattle, you can take the bus (ST Express 545) to get here quickly.

Alternately, if you drive, parking is free. You can either use ground-level parking or the underground parking garage.


After the meeting, a subset of attendees (typically 10-20 people) head to a nearby Irish pub/restaurant (JJ Mahoney's)