Beyond Pink & Blue: Gender, User Behavior & the Design Process

Thursday July 10th
6PM – 9PM
Location: First Round Capital

When considering the needs of our audience, gender is often taken for granted or misunderstood. We ignore it or resort to meaningless assumptions such as women like pink stuff and men like football. Yet we’re making design decisions every day for people whose gender inherently impacts the way they behave and present themselves to the world, both offline and online.

Meanwhile, the cover of Time magazine recently proclaimed the transgender movement as “the next civil rights frontier.” Unsure of what it means to be transgender? You’re not alone. How do we make informed design decisions if we struggle to understand the conventional behaviors associated with gender, let alone understand a new civil rights movement that’s disrupting that very paradigm?

The answer, as any UX designer will tell you, is it depends. Gender’s role in each design process is as varied as the products we build throughout our careers. Through an exploration of case studies, design patterns, and a grounding in gender identity, this session will provide a suite of tools and strategies that we can employ to account for the role of gender in the design process.


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Journey of a UX-er

Discuss. Ask. Explore.

Just like snowflakes, no two UX practitioners are alike. We all have a story to tell about how we got where we are. PhillyCHI has assembled a panel of local UX-ers at various stages in their career. This will be your opportunity to learn from their experiences, as they share what brought them to UX and how they envision their future.

“How do I become a User Experience Professional?”  is a question many ask and what better way to have it answered than by a those in the field.

Join PhillyCHI and our hosts over at Azavea for food and drinks while we explore the journey of UX Design!


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PhillyCHI Networking Social

Meet up for Happy Hour at the Great American Pub in Conshohocken, PA for PhillyCHI’s Networking Social!

One of the best parts of a PhillyCHI event is the chance to meet new folks while catching up with old ones. We’ve decided to host a happy hour dedicated to the fun in doing just that!


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I-SITE & PhillyCHI Present: Philly Tech Week Quizzo

Join I-SITE and PhillyCHI for a technology and design-themed Quizzo as a part of Philly Tech Week!


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2013 Summer Update

We know you miss us. And we miss you too.

Greetings, PhillyCHI members!

As we’ve mentioned at our most recent meetings, this year’s PhillyCHI officers decided to take a summer break. But, rest assured, we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to plan exciting events for this Fall. It’s important to us that you feel informed about what’s in the pipeline so below is a list of what’s coming.

Save these dates!

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