PhillyCHI Panel: The User Experience & You

Please join us as PhillyCHI discusses what is user experience as a practice and a profession with West Chester undergraduate students. This event is free and open to the public, so spread the word.

Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Time: 7:30PM – 9:30PM
Location: Philips Hall Autograph Library
West Chester University
Map: http://tinyurl.com/2sbuyf
RSVP: Not required.

Location Details: Philips Hall Autograph Library is at the corner of University Avenue and High Street.
 
Note: The Autograph library is in the administrative offices section of the building, not the other section where there is an auditorium. There is tunnel dividing two sides of the building, and the Autograph Library is on the east side of the building, the side closest to High Street.
 
* Parking is available in a garage one block north and one block west of that location, at the corner of Sharpless St. and Church St. for $1 per hour. *

About the Panel
The Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us that in today’s world of work, students can anticipate having 6-8 career changes following graduation. Of those, two will probably be in areas that have not been identified or defined currently. User Experience might be the field you didn’t know you were looking for.

So what is User Experience? To answer that question, PhillyCHI has put together a small panel of professionals to offer an introduction to this growing and dynamic field. They will discuss their backgrounds, both educational and professional, and describe how they came to work as user experience professionals. And they will demonstrate the work they to by discussing case studies and leading hands-on exercises, including a personas exercise and an eyetracking study.

About the Panelists
Dave Cooksey, Founder & Principal
saturdave UX Consulting

Casey Malcolm, Director, IA & Usability
Comcast Interactive Media

Michael Summers, Vice President, Usability
gsi interactive

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 http://phillychi.acm.org.