PhillyCHI User Experience Panel at WCU

PhillyCHI has been invited by West Chester University to meet with students to discuss opportunities in the field of user experience. We’ve put together a small group of practitioners to present an introduction to user experience as a career and to discuss our personal experiences, detailing how we ended up in our current line of work.

The panel will be made up of PhillyCHI members who work in user experience but whose undergraduate work was not in design, information systems, or HCI in order to demonstrate the possibilities of finding a career in user experience from other backgrounds.

We’d like to encourage PhillyCHI members to attend, as this event is part of PhillyCHI’s outreach initiative. The evening will end with Q&A, so the more perspectives in the room, the better.

If you know of anyone who would be interested in attending the event, please feel free to forward this information on.

Event: PhillyCHI UX Panel at WCU
Date: March 27, 2008
Time: 7 – 8PM with discussion following
Location: Philips Hall Autograph Library
West Chester University
Map: http://tinyurl.com/2sbuyf
RSVP: Not required

Location Details: Philips 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. *

Event Flier

The User Experience and You
An Evening with PhillyCHI*

Learn more about an exciting career opportunity. Join professionals from PhillyCHI, a professional organization for those who work on the design of computing systems for human use—in other words, people whose business is making information on the Web and computer software more intuitive.

Date: March 27
Time: 7:00–8:00
Location: Philips Autograph Library

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.

What are the benefits of attending this event?

  • Network with professionals in this rewarding, cutting-edge field.
  • Find out how your writing and critical thinking skills can be translated into a challenging and rewarding job in IT.

*More about PhillyCHI—PhillyCHI is a Philadelphia-area professional group for those interested in Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience, Usability and other related disciplines. PhillyCHI members work in a wide range of industries and have various educational backgrounds, and they all share a common desire to discuss the design, evaluation, implementation, and study of interactive computing systems for human use. PhillyCHI is a chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIG-CHI).