How can you design for patients when the doctor is your consumer? What role does design thinking play in medical practice? How can you get started designing for health without a medical or scientific background? What happens when a designer and doctor walk into a bar? Join us for an open house happy hour on Thursday at Foundation Medicine's east Cambridge HQ. We'll be hosting lightning talks by area design leaders (AthenaHealth, IDEO, Prescribe Design, Formlabs and more) on the challenges of designing for health.
Microsoft NERD Center, 1 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142
Behavioral science provides a new way to understand how people make decisions and take actions. Join Katy Davis of behavioral design lab ideas42 to explore how our understanding of human behavior can help us design more effective solutions to social problems, in areas ranging from health to finance. This session will review fundamental behavioral principles, identify common "behavioral bottlenecks", and share exciting solutions and case studies from the field.
The Asgard, 350 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139-4182
BostonCHI, UXPA Boston, and the other usability and interactions groups of Boston, invite you to join us for our annual winter party at The Asgard, 350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA between Central Sq and Kendall Sq. Please join us on Tuesday, January 24th, in a private room at The Asgard, a pub restaurant in Cambridge, from 6:00 – 9:30 PM. Food and Drink: Appetizers and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. There will be a cash bar. Space is limited so please register to reserve your spot.
Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
Through case studies and visuals, Julie Rodriguez and Piotr Kaczmarek, co-author of Visualizing Financial Data, demonstrate methods to communicate financial information in a visual context. The set of case studies provide a fresh take on data visualizations that contrast traditional uses of charts with new methods that provide more effective representations of the data to produce greater insights.
Many of us have been doing Agile in our day-to-day lives -- maybe our entire professional lives! -- without even realizing it. In this short presentation with follow-up discussion, Boston-based information architect Jessica Schilling gives the low-down on how Agile principles streamline process and improve flow for her "night job" as a nationally-recognized DJ for Argentine tango dance festivals.
Please join us for the Harvard UX Group's holiday party and usability testing. We will be running a few short usability tests on new Harvard interfaces that you can participate in or just come and enjoy snacks, drinks, and lively conversation!
Join Designer Hangout and Judy Ma, Creative Director UX at 3M in a conversation about The Shift: How UX Design is Contributing to Creative Thinking. Judy believes that our role as UX Designers will be less focused on interface design over time and that we need to step in and play a more central role in the strategic level, obtaining a coveted seat at the table.
Fidelity Investments, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA
Join us in welcoming Evan Gerber, VP of Digital Strategy and Mobile at Fidelity. Evan believes big companies can be just as innovative and disruptive as small companies—they just need the right approach. Come listen to Evan discuss how we can innovate in the enterprise. An avid technophile and self proclaimed device geek, Gerber is fascinated by the interplay of business, technology and consumer behavior. Evan’s first engagement in the mobile space was over a decade ago, and he has been at the forefront of developing customer experiences across multiple devices ever since.
O’Reilly Boston Training Center: 2 Avenue de Lafayette, 6th floor, Boston, MA
What does a great experience have in common with a great story? Everything. Translating complex concepts into simple, powerful narratives can help you more effectively imagine and evaluate your products, campaigns, content, and features—before committing to expensive pixels and code. Developing a product with an experience that engages, influences, and inspires can be a daunting task—but the art of crafting a compelling story is easily learned.
Collaborative Consulting, now part of CGI, 70 Blanchard Road, 4th floor, Burlington, MA
We all tell stories. It is in our nature. It is the way that we share experiences. Too often, artifacts of the design process focus on the features without explaining how they fit into the big picture. Storytelling allows one to think holistically about the entire customer experience and allow the entire team to rally around one singular focus. A great story informs everyone to “Why” you are building and does not focus on “How” or “What.”
Join UXPA Boston for our monthly meeting at Collaborative Consulting, now part of CGI. Please bring an ID to check-in with security. RSVP...