Past Events

  • 2016 Apr 07

    Baby BOOM or Bust: Planning for our grandparents through design & technology

    6:30pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    Cambridge Innovation Center - 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142

    Hear from thought leaders in design, technology, and housing about how they are serving the growing senior market, and explore the mutual benefits of intergenerational collaboration on product design. Our panel will include Dr. Joe Coughlin, Director of the AgeLab at MIT, Grace Nicklin, Senior Designer at IDEO, Anna Hall, Director Resident Programs Engagement at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions, and Bern Terry, Vice President, Healthcare for Vecna Technologies.

    Co-sponsored by Boston Bridge and Aging 2.0 in collaboration with the Venture Cafe.Venture Cafe

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  • 2016 Apr 05

    Health Experience Refactored Conference- Improving health experiences through technology & design

    Tue - Wed, Apr 5 to Apr 6, 7:00am - 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer Street, Boston, Mass. 02210

    HXRefactored is a revolutionary conference that focuses on improving health experiences through technology and design. Gathering more than 600 cross-disciplinary thinkers and practitioners and through an inspired mix of thought-provoking talks, workshops, and discussions, HxRefactored applies design, science, evidence, and theory to re-imagine the entire health journey, and find new ways to actually deliver that vision.

    Now in its sixth year, HxRefactored will take place in Boston, MA on April 5 & 6, 2016.

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  • 2016 Mar 29

    LTUX Boston: User Research 101

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Startup Institute Boston - 50 Milk Street 16th Floor, Boston, MA 02109

    This workshop will explore how to write good research questions, effective moderating techniques, and the basics of survey design. We'll explore a range of research methods and discuss when to apply them. We'll discuss lightweight research techniques to help inform your design process in addition to more formal methods. Bring your questions!

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  • 2016 Mar 18

    Design Museum Mornings with David Morgan

    8:30am to 10:00pm

    Location: 

    Fidelity Investments Boston, 3rd FCAT Reception, 245 Summer St, Boston, MA 02205

    March’s Design Museum Mornings will feature David Morgan, an inventor, innovator, and business leader as well as President & CEO of the New Hampshire Association for the Blind. David brings an multidisciplinary perspective to education, design, and disability and is the past President of a technology firm and most recently past Vice President of Perkins School for the Blind and General Manager of Perkins Products where his efforts were widely recognized for helping transform how children with vision loss learn braille and incorporate technology into the classroom.

    His...

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  • 2016 Mar 17

    UXPA Boston Monthly Meeting: Hearing the Web - Incorporating Accessibility User Testing into the UX Process with Bruce Howell

    6:30pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    The Carroll Center for the Blind, 770 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458

    Speaker: Bruce Howell, Accessibility Services Coordinator, The Carroll Center for the Blind

    Bruce will speak about the benefits of building accessible web content so that consumers of all abilities can access and interact with it. He will provide a brief overview of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) and how they address inclusion under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ensure that all consumers have equal access to the online content you design, build or test for your employer or clients.

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  • 2016 Mar 17

    Harvard UX Group March Meeting: Articulating Design Decisions with Tom Greever

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Forum Room, Lamont Library

    Tom Greever, author of Articulating Design DecisionsTom Greever will be joining us to discuss his new book Articulating Design Decisions published by O'Reilly Media. (You do not need to have read the book to participate.) Every designer has had to justify designs to non-designers, yet most lack the ability to explain themselves in a way that is compelling and fosters agreement. The ability to effectively articulate design decisions is critical to the success of a project, because the most articulate person often wins. This practical talk will include principles, tactics, and actionable methods for talking about designs with executives, developers, or other stakeholders who have influence over the project with the goal of winning them over and creating the best user experience.... Read more about Harvard UX Group March Meeting: Articulating Design Decisions with Tom Greever

  • 2016 Mar 09

    Collaborating with Designers

    6:30pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Vermonster, 75 Broad Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA

    For March, we will have a talk about communication and collaboration! Designers and developers often have specific goals when creating interactive experiences. Because our creative processes overlap and influence one another, knowing each other’s considerations is key to designing and implementing experiences that are usable and performant. In this presentation, we will see how this balance applies to data visualization.

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  • 2016 Mar 08

    BostonCHI presents Susan Mercer, Mad*Pow | Diving Deep: Uncovering Hidden Insights Through User Inerviews

    6:30pm to 9:00pm

    Location: 

    Constant Contact - Waltham, 1601 Trapelo Rd, Waltham, MA 02451

    User interviews are a great technique for getting to know your target audience. However, sometimes people don’t feel comfortable answering a researcher’s questions with complete honesty. Other times they may not know exactly how to articulate what they need, want, or feel.

    We will examine findings from psychology and market research to understand techniques for interviews to help you uncover insights beyond people’s surficial answers. We’ll explore conversation theory, projective techniques such as image associations, collaging, sentence completion, and others to uncover hidden,...

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  • 2016 Mar 03

    Symmetry in UX, Starting from Scratch, and Team Marriage!

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Google, 5 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA

    1. Symmetry in UX! (6:35-7:00) By Nathaneal Jeyachandran
    The main barrier to an intuitive and enjoyable User Experience (UX) isn’t necessarily the designers’ lack of skill, mastery of software, or even lack of empathy. It’s often the inability to synchronize the divergent voices within a project. Even the most basic UX projects have a plethora of opinions and agendas. For example, marketing wants awareness, sales wants conversion, and product managers want features implemented. The correlation between the team’s action and the user’s action is what we call the "Symmetry in UX." The less...

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  • 2016 Mar 03

    Building Products Users Love

    5:30pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    LogMeIn - 333 Summer Street, Boston MA 02210

    Unifying design and development processes for the best user experience

    Whether you are a designer, developer, researcher, or product manager, if you are designing digital experiences it can be a challenge to keep up with best practices and adopt a process that works with your cross-functional teams. Ultimately, we all agree that we want to solve real problems and build products that people love, but how can this best be achieved when there is a constant demand for smarter, faster results?

    “How do UX and design fit within an Agile environment?” is much talked about among...

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