Wednesday, October 25, 2017

2017 Arizona World Usability Day Event - GoDaddy, Nov 9, 6-8:30 p.m.


Join us for the 2017 Arizona World Usability Day event!
                 
6:00 - 8:30 p.m., Thursday, November 9, 2017!

Location:
GoDaddy
14455 N Hayden Rd.
#219 (Building C)
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND!
https://az-wud-2017.eventbrite.com
 
  • FREE Food, Beer and Wine!
  • Over $1,000 worth of raffle prizes
  • Interactive workshop and multiple presentations
  • Networking
Presenters

Topic 1 - Shifting Our Perspective
As designers, content creators and user experience architects, we know the key to usability is empathizing with users. But no matter how how much we try to understand them, our perspectives will still always be influenced by our own experiences, both good and bad. That’s why we need to break out of our typical processes and learn to think differently. Join Anna as she walks you through a series of hands-on workshop exercises designed to help you shift your perspective and typical thought processes, plus find news ways to empathize with users.
Anna Hrach, Content Strategist, Convince & Convert; Owner, 11 Interactive
A word nerd in every sense, Anna absolutely loves all things content and lives for tackling her clients’ toughest problems. For the past 10 years, she’s developed super-smart strategies for companies ranging from Fortune 500s to up-and-coming startups. She also has experience with a broad range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, healthcare, hospitality, insurance, consumer packaged goods, casinos, banking, education, energy and power, and more.

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Topic 2 - Inclusion (Sans Evil) 
“Inclusion through User Experience” is the theme for World Usability Day 2017. With backgrounds in Industrial Design, topics of universal design and inclusion are part of the Trusona design team’s values. All the while, there are global forces that take advantage of some designer’s open and inclusive good intentions. When we make authentication experiences frictionless we can also make it easy for the bad guys to get in — and they do with astounding success. Come listen as Trusona’s design leaders, Mariel and Kevin shine a light on a design inclusion blind spot. Along the way, get glimpses into the future that will affect everyone online. 
Mariel Pina, Product Designer, Trusona
Mariel Pina is part of the Trusona design team, formerly at Boon, Inc. Doodler at heart, industrial designer by training, UX designer by choice. She likes short bios.


Kevin Goldman, Chief Design Officer, Trusona
For 23 years Kevin Goldman has brought user-centered design to Fortune 500 companies and startups. His design philosophy: customer experiences should be simple and soulful so people can discover, create, and get on with life.

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Topic 3 - Designing for Everyone in the World
With an ambitious company vision to “to radically shift the global economy toward life-fulfilling independent ventures”, GoDaddy was faced with a large globalization challenge. Josh Rossman will share some of the design scale challenges that faced the team during that growth period—and how the team approaches globalization of design today.
Josh Rossman, Senior Director, UX & Creative Operations, GoDaddy
Josh is a Sr. Director of UX & Creative Operations at GoDaddy. He currently leads a team of designers and copywriters in building product discovery, buyflow and merchandising for GoDaddy's 56 global markets (including 27 languages).


Sponsors:

 GoDaddy Website


IxDA Website







Thursday, October 13, 2016

2016 World Usability Day "Sustainable UX" Event on November 10, 2016!

http://www.worldusabilityday.org/events/2010/upa-arizona-chapter-wud-event-phoenix-az

Join us for the 2016 World Usability Day "Sustainable UX" Event at 6 p.m. on November 10, 2016

The event will be at GoDaddy's Scottsdale office, where the focus will be on Sustainable UX and Biomimicry.

There will be networking, great food, interactive presentations, giveaways and valuable raffle items. The event starts at 6 p.m. with food, drink and networking. The event will end by 8:30 p.m.

The event is FREE, but you must register at this link in advance to reserve a seat, since seating is limited!

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What if we told you that there was a huge reservoir of sustainable solutions waiting for you to learn from and apply in your daily work? In fact, this solution set has been in research and development over the past 3.8 billion years! Come to this year’s WUD event where we will introduce you to Biomimicry, a new lens that allows you to learn from over 8.7 million species who have already solved many problems we face. This event will introduce you to what biomimicry is, where it is already applied, and lets you brainstorm how to apply some of Life’s principles to an existing challenge or project to help you find new innovative ideas.

Guest Speaker Michelle FehlerGuest Speaker - Michelle Fehler

Michelle is a visual communicator who became conflicted about the wasteful behavior that is associated with graphic design. Believing that there is a better way to help businesses be heard and seen, she decided to pursue a Master's in Interaction Design with a focus on Biomimetic Graphic Design. Currently, she is part of the faculty at the Design School at ASU teaching Visual Communication as well as Biomimicry.
  
  
   

In addition to the great information, you won't want to miss out on the fun!

 - Networking with local UX design and usability professionals

 - Delicious food and drink

 - Raffle drawings for awesome prizes


Event sponsors:

                    

            
      

   

           




For more information, please visit:

2016 World Usability Day Event Page

AZUPA Blog

Our Twitter page - #AZWUD

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Register for the Arizona World Usability Day Event, November 12, 2015!




2015 is the 10-year Anniversary for World Usability Day

Join us for a celebration at PayPal's Scottsdale, Arizona office, where the focus will be on Innovation. There will be networking, great food, interactive presentations, giveaways and valuable raffle items. The event starts at 6 p.m. with food, drink and networking. The event will end by 9 p.m.

The event is FREE, but you must register in advance to reserve a seat, since seating is limited! Register here! 

   
The University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is hosting a look back at innovations from the past 10 years, and how they've affected user experience, behavior, and design.
   
ASU's Device and Usability Learning Lab's team will discuss how design and technology innovations have changed the way students are being taught, both in-person and online. ASU's Device and Usability Learning Lab is the first of its kind in Arizona, combining the concept of an open device lab with a usability research facility.

Robert Shaw of the International Institute for Innovation will lead an Innovation 'Backcasting' Workshop – 'How Might We' make Phoenix the hub of design and innovation in the USA by 2030?
      

You can also view our event on the World Usability Day website

       

Join us on Twitter at #AZWUD

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

UXPA Conference Registration & User Experience Magazine

Early bird registration ends tonight! Registration Rates


User Experience Magazine starts 2015 looking at trends in UX
Ethnographic Research: Business Value  by Apala Lahiri Chavan, Deepa S. Reddy, Ananya Roy
Rich cultural insights to inform design or to build meaningful, empathetic user experiences.
A lightweight tool for an overview of a system’s information architecture
UX Debt in the Enterprise: A Practical Approach by Kimberly Dunwoody, Susan Teague Rector
A scorecard comparing various products across UX frameworks, usability maturity, and technology platforms 
Embracing and adapting to change is essential as a UX researcher.
Is social media ready to connect people during disasters?
A UCD process  to create an intranet for the largest energy producer in Poland. 
Understanding our user's needs can create a more effective and satisfying interaction.
An illustrated look at what makes an effective interactive information visualization
A review of The Moderator’s Survival Guide by Donna Tedesco and Fiona Tranquada. Improve your research moderating skills.
Finding Meaning with Ethnography: Book Review by Whitney Quesenbery
A review of Practical Ethnography: A Guide to Doing Ethnography in the Private Sector by Sam Ladner. A detailed view of what makes research ‘ethnographic.’
All of the articles have abstracts in Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.

Friday, March 13, 2015

UXPA 2015 Conference - Early Bird Registration ends in 3 days! Save $$ NOW!!

UXPA 2015 Conference Home Page


UXPA2015 will be held June 22-25 at the Loews Coronado Resort in beautiful Coronado, California.

Early-bird registration fees are available until March 16. View Registration Rates

The Conference Program is now available.
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A number of Arizona UX'ers will be presenting at the conference:

Theo Mandel, Ph.D.
Using your UX Super Powers for Good or Evil (60-minute presentation)
Tuesday, June 23, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Kath Straub
Research in Practice | Studies UX Professionals should know
(Full-day pre-conference course)
Monday, June 22, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

If other Arizona UX'ers are presenting, please let us know!!!

If you're attending the conference, please post here so we can meet up and network at the conference!

See you at the conference!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

UXPA 2015 Conference - San Diego, June 22-25!!

UXPA 2015 Conference Home Page

UXPA 2015 Conference - Lowe's Coronado Resort


UXPA2015 will be held June 22-25 at the Loews Coronado Resort in beautiful Coronado, California.

Early-bird registration fees are available until March 16. View Registration Rates

The Conference Program is now available.
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A number of Arizona UX'ers will be presenting at the conference:

Theo Mandel, Ph.D.
Using your UX Super Powers for Good or Evil (60-minute presentation)
Tuesday, June 23, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Kath Straub
Research in Practice | Studies UX Professionals should know
(Full-day pre-conference course)
Monday, June 22, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

If other Arizona UX'ers are presenting, please let us know!!!

If you're attending the conference, please post here so we can meet up and network at the conference!

See you at the conference!

Monday, October 20, 2014

2014 Arizona World Usability Day Celebration!



Join us at the 2014 Arizona World Usability Day Celebration on Thursday, November 13 for networking, great food, interactive presentations and valuable raffle items.

Are you looking for new ways to engage your customers? Join us for this year's World Usability Day in Arizona to learn how some of our local companies are using out-of-the-box techniques to increase customer engagement.
  • Get a behind-the-scenes look at PayPal's site re-design.
  • Learn how Pearson is including children in their design process.
  • Experience a design workshop by ethology.
  • Plus networking, giveaways and food!
We hope you can make it!

All attendees MUST REGISTER at azwud.eventbrite.com
 
Networking and food begins at 6 p.m.

Location: PayPal, 9999 N. 90th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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