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
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.
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!
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.
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.
Tom 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
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.
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,...
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...
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...