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2013 PhillyCHI Holiday Social & Book Swap

Please join PhillyCHI for some annual holiday cheer as we recap a successful year, announce our 2014 officers, and swap books!  We’ll also be giving away some awesome door prizes. Light fare is on us, and drinks are on you (cash bar).

Support PhillyCHI and order some swag! Order your official PhillyCHI t-shirt here and pick it up at the holiday party: https://www.booster.com/phillychi2013/

We’re also doing something different with the Book Swap this year so keep an eye for more details to come!

** REGISTRATION REQUIRED. MUST BE 21+ TO ENTER. **
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PhillyCHI Annual Holiday Social and Book Swap 2012

We invite you to join PhillyCHI for our annual holiday social where we will celebrate and recap a very successful year, announce elected officers for 2013, and have a good time with some games. We’ll also use this event as an opportunity for a book swap. We invite you to bring along any user experience, usability, or other tech books you may want to swap or give away.

Come prepared to play some pool, shuffleboard, and/or skeeball!

** Registration is required for this event. Must be 21+. ID required to enter. **

About PhillyCHI

PhillyCHI is the Philadelphia regionʼs chapter of the ACM SIGCHI, an interdisciplinary academic and professional group interested in Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience, Usability, and other related disciplines. PhillyCHI holds monthly meetings and socials to network and discuss current topics in HCI. Learn more at phillychi.org or follow along on Twitter at @PhillyCHI.

PhillyCHI Open Studio: Empathy Lab – Thursday, September 27th

Empathy Lab will open up its Conshohocken studio to the design community for an informal happy hour, studio tour, and an overview of some of the exciting work they’ve been up to lately.

[UDPATE: Empathy Lab will be graciously providing shuttle service to and from train station! See note under Public Transportation below]

  • Date: Thursday, September 27, 2012
  • Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Location: 101 East 8th Ave, Suite 201 (entrance is on 8th avenue) Conshohocken, PA 19428
  • Phone: (484) 382-1300
  • Map: http://goo.gl/maps/huC5W
  • RSVP: Help us plan by sending an e-mail to phillychi@gmail.com (Subject line: RSVP Open Studio)
  • Parking: There is free onsite parking in the lot next door (marked with signs) or on the left side of Harry Street, which runs perpendicular to 8th Ave.
  • Public Transportation: There is a train nearby (Norristown/ Manayunk regional rail: the Conshohocken stop) which is roughly a 15 minute walk uphill from our office. (NOTE: There will be a town car available for free from 6-8pm to shuttle people to and from Empathy Lab and the Conshohocken train station. It will make trips every 15 minutes. There will be signage at the station with more info and the car will have an Empathy Lab sign on it.)

About Empathy Lab

Empathy Lab is a leading digital consultancy focused on driving breakthrough strategies and experiences that drive business success across web, mobile, tablet and smart TV for Fortune 500 and fast-growth organizations around the world. To learn more about Empathy Lab, visit http://empathylab.com/

About PhillyCHI

PhillyCHI is the Philadelphia region’s chapter of the ACM SIGCHI, an interdisciplinary academic and professional group interested in Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience, Usability, and other related disciplines. PhillyCHI holds monthly meetings and socials to network and discuss current topics in HCI. Learn more at phillychi.org or follow along on Twitter at @PhillyCHI.

Joint UX Picnic: Potluck in the Park, Sunday, August 12

Please join Philadelphia Metro Chapter of STC, PhillyCHI, Delaware Valley UxPA, and UX Book Club Philadelphia for a family-friendly affair (children and significant others are more than welcome). We’ve reserved a pavilion at Ridley Creek State Park in Newtown Square, PA. The hosting organizations will provide the basics. Guests are asked to bring a favorite casserole, side dish, or dessert. There will be face painting and animal balloons and other games for kids. This event is free and open to the public. So please join us!

* Please register to help us plan. *

Date: Sunday, August 12, 2012 (rain or shine)
Time: 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Location: Ridley Creek State Park, Pavilion 3
351 Gradyville Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073-2803
Google Map: http://tinyurl.com/28f5u2c
Park Website: http://tinyurl.com/ygcb849
Park Phone: (610) 892-3900
More Info About the Park & Event
  • We have reserved pavilion 3, which is a covered pavilion with picnic tables.
  • The hosting organizations will provide the picnic basics: protein for the grill (both meat and vegetarian options), buns, chips, condiments, beverages, as well as plates, cups, napkins, and utensils.
  • Guests are asked to bring a favorite picnic / summertime dish or dessert.
  • Awards for best casserole / picnic dish and best dessert will be awarded so bring your favorites!
  • There will be face painting and balloon animals by Bonbon’s Parties for the kids
  • Feel free to bring frisbees, horseshoes, other lawn games, or anything else to add to the festivities.
  • The event will be held rain or shine.
  • Alcohol is not permitted in the park.
  • Bathroom facilities and a playground are located near the pavilion.
  • Dogs are welcome as long as they are leashed and cleaned up after.
  • The park office is located in Media, but the address of the visitor area is in Newtown Square, PA. Please use the address above for directions, online mapping tools, GPS devices, etc.
About the Hosting Organizations
Philadelphia Metro Chapter of STC’s mission is to improve the quality and effectiveness of technical communication for audiences worldwide. STC is concerned with the education, improvement, and advancement of its members. STC-PMC fills these needs on a local basis through a wide range of activities, including monthly meetings; Special Interest Groups; News & Views, a monthly newsletter; employment and education information; and competitions for technical publications, technical art, and online communications. Learn more at http://wwwstcpmc.org.
PhillyCHI is the Philadelphia region’s chapter of the ACM SIGCHI, an interdisciplinary academic and professional group interested in Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience, Usability, and other related disciplines. PhillyCHI holds monthly meetings and socials to network and discuss current topics in HCI. Learn more at phillychi.acm.org or follow along on Twitter at @PhillyCHI.
The Delaware Valley Chapter of the User Experience Professionals’ Association (UxPA) supports professionals who research, design, and evaluate the user experience of products and services in the Philadelphia metro area. The Delaware Valley UxPA provides business advocacy by serving as an independent and informed voice for user centered design and its related services. It is also offers networking and professional development opportunities for UxPA members in Philadelphia, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. Learn more at http://upadelawarevalley.org.
The UX (User Experience) Book Club Philadelphia is a get-together in which people interested in the area of user experience come to discuss a book relevant to the discipline. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/groups/39614303583.

PhillyCHI Open Studio: Electronic Ink – Thursday, May 17th

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012
Time: 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Location: Electronic Ink
One South Broad Street, 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-922-3800
Map: http://g.co/maps/yu5ry
Parking: http://philapark.org/
RSVP – Nice but not necessary: phillychi@gmail.com

Come socialize with design and research professionals at PhillyCHIʼs May open studio. Electronic Ink will open its doors to the design community for an informal happy hour and tour of its Broad Street research labs and design spaces. Drop by and talk shop with the Electronic Ink crew, participate in a usability test, and see examples of their work. This event is free and open to the public.

About Electronic Ink
Electronic Ink is an international business system design consultancy dedicated to improving the way people interact with technology, environments and one another. With a global interdisciplinary team of researchers, designers and technologists, Electronic Ink works with organizations worldwide to solve their most complex challenges. Using a unique research and design process, we create systems, software and experiences that balance business objectives with human contexts. In collaboration with our clients, we join analytical and creative thought to produce innovative solutions and transformative results. For more information about the company, visit www.electronicink.com.

About PhillyCHI
PhillyCHI is the Philadelphia region’s chapter of the ACM SIGCHI, an interdisciplinary academic and professional group interested in Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience, Usability, and other related disciplines. PhillyCHI holds monthly meetings and socials to network and discuss current topics in HCI. Learn more at phillychi.acm.org or follow along on Twitter at @PhillyCHI.

I-SITE and PhillyCHI: Tech and Design Themed Quizzo – Thursday, April 26th

Join I-SITE and PhillyCHI as we celebrate Philly Tech Week with a Quizzo custom made for folks who love technology and design.

Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012
Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM (Game starts at 7PM, but come early to get a table)
Location:

Trestle Inn
339 N. 11th Street
(11th & Callowhill)
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: 267-239-0290
Map: http://g.co/maps/k7hk8
RSVP: help us plan by registering at phillychi@gmail.com

I-SITE and PhillyCHI are pleased to host a technology- and design-themed Quizzo as part of Philadelphia Tech Week (phillytechweek.com/). Trivia questions will be based on technology, design, architecture, art history, and other related topics. Trestle gift certi?cates will be awarded to the ?rst, second, and third place teams. So come socialize with design and user experience professionals, try your hand at trivia, and (hopefully) learn a thing or two all over a few whiskey sours and buttered popcorn.

What is a “Quizzo”?
Quizzo is a live trivia game, usually hosted at a bar. The game is played with teams of
two to eight people. Several rounds of questions are held. Questions are read out loud
while each team writes down the answers. The team that answers the most trivia
questions correctly wins ?rst place.

About I-SITE
I-SITE has been designing websites and interactive media since 1996. Founded by an American and a Brit who both like tea, we?ve created websites, mobile and iPad apps and various digital products for scooters, magazines, kids, beverages, analgesics, downtown districts, and gorillas. We live in an old toy store where we work and play. Get to know us at www.i-site.com and follow us at facebook.com/isiteunited and @isiteunited.

About The Trestle Inn
The Trestle Inn is Philadelphia?s spot for Whiskey and Go Go. This unique bar set in the Eraserhood offers a mash up of retro entertainment, music, food, and drink. Expect to ?nd Barbarella-clad Go Go dancers swinging to French pop, blue-eyed soul, pyschobilly, funk, garage, and disco on most nights of the week. Add a dash of vintage projections, 60?s inspired cocktails like the Velvet Jones, and classic casseroles and there you have it! Look us up at: www.thetrestleinn.com, facebook.com/thetrestleinn and @thetrestleinn.

About PhillyCHI
PhillyCHI is the Philadelphia region?s chapter of the ACM SIGCHI, an interdisciplinary academic and professional group interested in Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience, Usability, and other related disciplines. PhillyCHI holds monthly meetings and socials to network and discuss current topics in HCI. Learn more at phillychi.acm.org or follow along on Twitter at @PhillyCHI.