Hosted by Lou Susi, Program Chair of the MS in User-Centered Design When we design for experience, subtle and peculiar shifts come into play that demand a uniquely compassionate way of thinking about and guiding our practice. This webinar will explore the benefits of putting story concepts at the center of a human-centered design approach to improve the design process as well as the quality of a total human experience we’re ultimately all creating through our work.
Mad*Pow, 179 Lincoln Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02111
Olga Elizarova, Senior Behavior Change Analyst, Mad*Pow: These days, when we talk about “health”, we usually mean healthcare. We use it to describe when our body is malfunctioning, and we are sitting in the exam room or lying in the hospital bed. Our health systems view health in the same way; the only time they consider our health is when we are being treated for an illness. This kind of “health” doesn’t address social determinants that occur outside of clinic walls like working conditions or stable housing, nor does it address people’s feelings of hope and purpose despite the growing body of research proving that both of these can cause or prevent many chronic conditions. Designers are beginning to challenge this system.... Read more about UXPA Boston October 2016 Monthly Meeting - Design for Hope and Health
Harvard University School of Engineering Northwest Building, Room B-103, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
In recent years we have seen an increase in systems that use machine learning--to recognize speech and images, to drive cars, to play Go, etc. How should engineers and end users interact with these systems? This talk explores some possibilities.
O'Reilly Media - 2 Avenue de Lafayette 6th floor, Boston, MA 02111
O’Reilly is on the road and coming to a city near you. On October 13th Design Sprint & Lean UX authors will be sharing tactical experiences, case studies, and best practices. Join us to meet, learn, and share ideas with O'Reilly authors. Network with fellow members of the design community, and score some O'Reilly Design books and swag over drinks and snacks in our Boston office.
Anyone can conduct effective user research. You just need to know how.
Your company might still believe there’s not enough time or money to do research right. Or maybe you lack professional researchers on your team. Or you’re new to user research and need to gain confidence and experience. Don’t let those issues stop you. The User Research for Everyone one-day virtual conference will show how to succeed with research that leads to products users want to use, buy, and recommend to friends.
District Hall - 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Join us for this encore presentation! Demand was so great for CHXD's first participatory design training that we're offering it again. Join us on September 30th and learn how to make users active contributors in the design of new solutions and services.
As organizations embrace design-led innovation, they sometimes struggle to reap the full value of human-centered design. Teams can find their interactions with customers limited only to the early research and late evaluation phases of the design process.
EF Education First, 2 Education Circle, Cambridge, MA 02141
Deriving innovative solutions from the values, behaviors, and needs of patrons is the fundamental premise of User-Centered Design (UCD). This methodology – which generates qualitative user insights and employs rapid iteration techniques – has permeated how we develop products, services, and even policies.
However, the unique difficulties of adopting UCD are not often acknowledged, and the benefits compared to other approaches may not be adequately appreciated. How do we overcome the challenges of organizational silos and status-quo thinking in order better understand users' needs?...
Join us for a hands-on session in which we’ll engage in collaborative problem solving with teachers, UX professionals, educational technology providers and other stakeholders to wrestle with the question of how to design more effective digital tools for classroom teachers.
The face of UX is changing, and it’s no longer enough to rely on instinct and personal experience to create relevant designs. To move to the next level, your designs need to be based on data and relevant to the overall business structure. This might seem obvious in theory, but how do you make it happen?
Join UX strategist and business consultant Heather O’Neill, CEO of Pixels for Humans, for a hands-on, in-depth exploration of creating and improving designs using data. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to include data as a core component of your design process, and how to design...