January Meeting: PhillyCHI Design Slam 1

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2006
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Levine 307, UPenn Campus 3301 Walnut, Philadelphia PA
Map of the building: http://www.facilities.upenn.edu/mapsBldgs/view_map.php3?id=407

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If you would like to participate, please RSVP Now. Why now? We may need to cap attendance.

What’s a “design slam”?
During the meeting, participants will be teamed and introduced to a full-fledged hypothetical project, including appropriate client-side deliverables. They’ll then have an opportunity to interview key players on the client’s team. The session will conclude with proposal presentations from each of the groups to the “clients” and the assembled audience.

Then the “clients” team will choose a winner. Members of the winning team will receive a plethora of praise from your peers and perhaps an award.

What’s in it for me?
This is a chance for interested IAs, designers and usability practitioners to get their hands dirty working side by side with colleagues as they tackle tough business problems in a fun and sometimes crazy environment. Knowledge transfer, technique sharing, and a social atmosphere makes this session stand out from the garden-variety “lecture-and-powerpoint” presentation.

Those that want to participate need to be at the meeting by 6:15pm at the latest. The client team will be introducing the design challenge promptly at 6:25.

If you do not want to participate due to not being able to get to the meeting on-time or a severe case of social phobia, fear not! We would like to have an audience during this session to play the role of users, and help choose the winning team.

This idea is shamelessly stolen (with permission) from the IA Summit’s IA Slam.For more information about the IA Slam, visit http://www.e-reiss.com/Seminars.aspx