UX Book Club & PhillyCHI Present: What We Can Learn From Digital Outcasts

UX Book Club and PhillyCHI present Kel Smith: Digital Outcasts. Kel will be giving a presentation on how we can use technology to help people with disabilities and disadvantages rather than leaving them behind, followed by a Q&A.

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As always, you’re not required to read or finish the book to attend. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event.
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Why We Fail: Learning from Experience Design Failures

Please join PhillyCHI as we present Victor Lombardi who will discuss what we can learn from experience design failures.

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2013 Summer Update

We know you miss us. And we miss you too.

Greetings, PhillyCHI members!

As we’ve mentioned at our most recent meetings, this year’s PhillyCHI officers decided to take a summer break. But, rest assured, we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to plan exciting events for this Fall. It’s important to us that you feel informed about what’s in the pipeline so below is a list of what’s coming.

Save these dates!

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No Swiping. Patents in the Interaction Design Process, Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Rob Tannen, PhD - No Swiping: Patents in the Interaction Design Process

Please join PhillyCHI as we present Rob Tannen, PhD and special guest, Leonid “Lenny” Kravets, who will discuss the basics of design and utility patents, and the relevancy of patents to the interaction design process.

** REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT **

  • Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
  • Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM (social time from 6:00PM-7:00PM)
  • Location: Bresslergroup, Marketplace Design Center, 2400 Market St. 1-2 (basement)
  • Phone: 215-209-3046
  • Google map: http://goo.gl/maps/BKQ9J
  • Registration: http://noswiping.eventbrite.com

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PhillyCHI Meeting: Michael Carvin — Important, but Invisible, Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Please join PhillyCHI as we present Michael Carvin who will be speaking on designing for Boomers.

  • Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
  • Time: 6:30PM – 9PM (Social time from 6:30-7:30PM)
  • Location: The Art Institute of Philadelphia, Art Gallery, 1622 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Building to right of RadioShack)
  • Map: http://goo.gl/maps/HJdSI
  • Phone: (215) 567-7080
  • RSVP: PhillyCHI@gmail.com

About the Presentation

From starting and managing small businesses to entering insurance information to making a donation to simply trying to listen to music on an MP3 player, Michael has observed people try to do things we designers take for granted. As it turns out, many of those participants were first-wave Boomers. And more often than you’d think, they used 4-letter words to describe their experiences.

In this talk, Michael will share:

  • Stories and insights from observing and talking with Boomers
  • Reasons why this audience is more important than they get credit for
  • Cognitive and emotional pain points they experience
  • Practical strategies and tactics for helping ensure this audience is considered in your work.

About the Presenter

Michael is an independent User Experience consultant specializing in research, strategy and design. In his 16 year career, he has served a diverse client base including American Red Cross, Bank of America, BarclayCard US, Sylvan Learning Centers, and the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger. While consulting at Red Privet, he worked with clients in health insurance and government services.

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About the Location

The Art Institute of Philadelphia occupies 1622 Chestnut Street, a building originally designed in 1928 as the CBS flagship radio station affiliate. Designated as a historical site by the Philadelphia Historical Commission, the Art Deco building became home to the college in 1982.

The Art Institute of Philadelphia is a private college with an enrollment of over 3,200 students in the fall of 2011. Conveniently located in downtown Philadelphia, the college offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Advertising, Audio Production, Culinary Management, Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Graphic Design, Industrial Design Technology, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation, Photography, Visual Effects & Motion Graphics, and Web Design & Interactive Media.

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.orgor follow along on Twitter at @PhillyCHI.