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.

PhillyCHI 6th Annual Design Slam

Please join PhillyCHI and appRenaissance as we host the 6th Annual Design Slam. All PhillyCHI events are free and open to the public.

**Space is limited. Registration required.**

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012
Time: 6:00PM – 8:45PM (The Slam starts promptly at 6:30PM)
Location: appRenaissance
309 Cherry Street
Philadelphia PA 19106
Phone: 888-784-6619
Map and driving directions: http://www.apprenaissance.com/contact-us/
Registration: http://phillychi-design-slam-2012.eventbrite.com

Come out and compete in a fast-paced race to create the best design solution to a real- world problem. Awards and bragging rights given to the victors!

What is a Design Slam?
The design slam is an collaborative and competitive event, where participants are divided into teams and given a design challenge. Each team has approximately one hour to craft a compelling solution. Teams then pitch their designs to a judging panel who selects a winning design. Observers are welcome to watch the proceedings.

About Our Sponsor
appRenaissance: Purveyors of inspired, hand-crafted mobile applications – inventors of ingenious mobile tools and infrastructure.

At appRenaissance, our work harkens back to a time when products were carefully handcrafted. When making something was as much art and inspiration as it was science and technology. Before the days of mass production and robots and uniformity. When each product was a project unto itself. Each product was considered individually and holistically. And each product was a triumph of creativity, ingenuity and craftsmanship. Visit apprenaissance.com for more information.

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.

PhillyCHI Meeting – Tomer Sharon – Achieving Failure: Alienating Stakeholders – Wednesday March 28th

Please join us as Tomer Sharon discusses how to effectively exclude stakeholders ensuring they ignore your research. All PhillyCHI events are free and open to the public.

IMPORTANT NOTE: There is another private event occurring the same night at Razorfish Health on the 4th Floor. This event is unrelated to the PhillyCHI event happening on the 11th Floor.

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Winter Social & Book Swap – Wednesday, Dec. 7th

Come celebrate and look back at the year with PhillyCHI at our winter social. You’ll have a chance to get into the giving spirit by bringing a UX book you’d like to swap for a new read. We’re doing a book swap this year and you could even walk out with two new reads for the hopefully less cold and less snowy winter ahead.

Here’s how it’ll work –

  1. Bring a UX/HCI-related book(s) you’re ready to pass on to add to the swap pile
  2. You’ll be entered once into a drawing to select one of ten Morgan Kaufmann books
  3. For each book you bring to swap, you can take one from the swap pile

Even if you don’t have any books to swap, come down to close out and toast the end of the 2011 year of events around the city and enjoy the evening with other PhillyCHI members. We’ll have the second floor at Time in Center City.

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location:
Time
1315 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Map

Hope to see you there!