2009 Philadelphia Creative Mega Social | Thursday Dec. 3rd, 2009 6pm – 9pm

Please join PhillyCHI as we participate in the 2009 Philadelphia Creative Mega Social.

The Creative Mega Social is Philadelphia’s largest annual gathering of creative professionals. It’s a night for you to join your compatriots from all walks of Philadelphia’s creative community to network, enjoy free food, bowl, drink and win some cool prizes! All at Northern Liberties’ nightlife hot spot North Bowl Lounge n’ Lanes.

When: Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: North Bowl Lounge n’ Lanes (http://www.northbowlphilly.com)
909 N. 2nd St.; Philadelphia, PA 19123
Get Directions (http://tinyurl.com/northbowl)

Registration Required at the Event Page – Space is Limited!

Cost: Free, but please bring a donation of canned food for our charity, Philabundance.

PhillyCHI will have a table at the event. We will be providing raffle prizes to several lucky winners.
Complimentary food will be provided and drink specials will be available.


Paticipating Organizations:

American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
Philadelphia Area New Media Association (PANMA)
Philadelphia Flash Platform Adobe User Group (PFPAUG)
Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GFPO)
Philly Illustrator User Group (PIUG)
Philadelphia Flex User Group
Social Media Club Philadelphia (SMC Philly)
Philadelphia Photoshop User Group
AIGA | the professional association for design – Philadelphia



the boss group
Marketing Capital Management
North Bowl Lounge n’ Lanes


With over 400 attendees last year, the Creative Mega Social is an event you won’t want to miss!

Space is limited! Don’t wait, register now!

We look forward to seeing you there!

PhillyCHI Call for Officer Nominations

It’s that time of year again — election time! PhillyCHI has grown significantly in the past few years in meeting attendance and membership. We are looking for officers and volunteers to lead PhillyCHI through 2010. Being an officer of PhillyCHI is rewarding as it allows you the opportunity to foster greater communication and interaction of the UX community in Philadelphia while increasing your visibility to the community at large.

If you are interested or know someone who would do a great job and may want to get involved, we want to hear from you. Help us keep up our great momentum. Nominate yourself or someone you know.

Officer Positions

All officer positions are up for election.


  • the principal officer responsible for leading and setting the direction of PhillyCHI
  • manages activities in accordance with the policies and procedures of the ACM and its bylaws
  • presides at all meetings of the Chapter

Vice Chair

  • presides at meetings in the absence of the Chair
  • assists the Chair in management of the Chapter
  • performs other duties that may be assigned by the Chair


  • maintains records of Chapters activities and communications
  • responsible for all print and electronic communication of Chapter meetings and announcements
  • assists in coordination of meetings and events at direction of Chair or Vice Chair
  • manages and maintains PhillyCHI website, LinkedIN group, email list, members list, etc.
  • performs other duties as assigned by the Chair or Vice Chair


  • prepares and submits the annual report to the ACM
  • collects all dues, sponsorship fees, pays bills and maintains Chapter’s overall financial records
  • completes and submit the Annual Financial Report to ACM Headquarters
  • perform other duties as assigned by the Chair or Vice Chair

Note: To hold an officer position, you must be an ACM SIGCHI member; however, membership is not needed until the start of the 2010 term. All new officers will have the full support of retiring officers throughout the upcoming year.

How to Nominate

To nominate yourself or someone you know, send the following information to phillychi@gmail.com by Friday, Nov. 13th.

Reason for nomination:
Recommended by:

Volunteer Positions

If you can’t run for office, there are many ways to volunteer for 2010. Please contact us at phillychi@gmail.com if you’re interested in any of the following:

Giving a talk or lecture, or organizing a group exercise.

Helping us find locations for upcoming meetings and happy hours.

Purchasing refreshments for our meetings and setting them up (our treasurer will reimburse you).

Greeting people at events and/or taking attendance.

Helping maintain and improve the PhillyCHI website.

Taping, editing, and posting event videos.

Planning and coordinating monthly happy hours.

We look forward to 2010 and your help in keeping our great momentum!

PhillyCHI Officers

World Usability Day 2009: Designing for a Sustainable World | Thursday 11/12

Please join UPA Delaware Valley, PhillyCHI, and UsabilityNJ in celebrating the 5TH ANNUAL WORLD USABILITY DAY.

Speakers include Jackie O’Neil, Director at e3bank, and Tanya Seaman, Co-Founder of PhillyCarShare.


THEME: Designing for a Sustainable World

WHEN: Thursday, November 12, 2009, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
(6:00pm – 6:30pm social time)

Comcast Center, 42nd Floor Amphitheater
1701 John F Kennedy Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Google Map: http://tinyurl.com/ykrv7we

The Comcast Center is directly accessible from Suburban Station, a SEPTA Regional Rail station in Center City Philadelphia.

COST: FREE! World Usability Day is free and open to everyone.

Light fare food and refreshments will be provided.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: http://worldusabilityday.eventbrite.com/
Register now! Seating is limited and registration is required. Comcast security will let you into the building only if you have registered in advance.

*Please bring your business card for a chance to win a door prize (details below).


Jackie O’Neil, e3bank

User Experience Design and Sustainability: The story of applying both to the home, and how UXAs can choose to make a big difference.

About Jackie O’Neil

Jackie is a Delaware Valley sustainability leader, advocate, and a winner of the 2007 Philadelphia Sustainability Award. Jackie built the first LEED Gold certified homes in the U.S., which are also net-zero energy homes. Thousands of people, from the U.S. and as far away as Japan and Nigeria, have made the pilgrimage to visit her home and share the vision of what is possible.

She is a director at e3bank, a triple bottom line bank starting up to support more sustainable residential and commercial development and business practices.

Jackie has 30 years of high level management, systems strategy, usability design, web, and user experience design for companies such as The Vanguard Group, where she started and managed web design and usability. She is currently a principal at Intuitive Design Group, where she consults on E*strategy and user experience for companies such as Merck, GSK, Rohm and Haas, Unisys, Fannie Mae, and many more.

Tanya Seaman, PhillyCarShare

PhillyCarShare’s Quest to Make Sustainability Easy and Convenient

Tanya will discuss her experience starting and running the nonprofit car-sharing organization PhillyCarShare – from the standpoint of a driven business professional who is deeply interested in environmental sustainability. She will explore the evolution of the service’s online reservation systems and back-office applications, as well as the challenges and milestones she experienced in creating a convenient, affordable, and sustainable service.

About Tanya Seaman

Tanya co-founded the award-winning nonprofit car-sharing organization PhillyCarShare. She served as its original executive director and was instrumental in the organization’s expansion and tremendous growth. Aided by significant government funding received from 2006 to 2008, PhillyCarShare became the fastest-growing and largest regional car-sharing organization in the world, with over 50,000 enrollments by mid-2008.

Since leaving PhillyCarShare in 2008, Tanya has consulted for government entities as well as car-share clients in their start-up and growth phases. She has provided executive-level consulting to GRID magazine, which covers topics about sustainable living in Philadelphia. She’s also collaborated with Metavera Inc., the principal provider of car-sharing systems in North America.

Tanya holds a Master in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor degree in Design from the University of California at Davis. In recognition of her assertive leadership, technological prowess, and unequivocal commitment to PhillyCarShare, the Philadelphia Business Journal has recognized Tanya as one of Philadelphia’s outstanding “40 Under 40″.


Door prizes will be provided through a random drawing. Please bring your business cards for a chance to win a door prize.


Platinum Sponsors

Blue Plate Minds Logo
Rosetta Marketing Logo
YellowBook Logo
Aquent Logo

Gold Sponsors

Compass Healthcare Communications

Silver Sponsors

G2 Interactive Logo
MissionStaff Logo
The Boss Group Logo


Contact the organizers at upadelawarevalley@gmail.com or phillychi@gmail.com

PhillyCHI November Happy Hour | Thursday 11/5

Join PhillyCHI as we ease into fall with drinks and good eats at Iron Hill Brewery in Media.
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2009
Time: 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Location: Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant Media
30 East State Street
Media, Pennsylvania 19063
Phone: 610-627-9000
Come socialize and network with design and usability professionals at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant Media. The happy hour will feature $3 house pints and half-price traditional pizza. This event is open to the public, so bring a friend!

The Iron Hill Brewery is about 1/2 mile walk from the Media SEPTA station, accessible by the R3 Media/Elwyn Regional Rail line. View the R3 Media/Elwyn weekly schedule: http://www.septa.com/service/sched/r3s_wk.html
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/.