Past Events

  • 2016 Feb 24

    UX Careers Panel at SapientNitro | Ladies That UX: Boston

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    SapientNitro - 131 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116 Boston, MA 02210

    The event will feature several SapientNitro experience designers, as well as several local UX professionals from other companies. The panel will be moderated by SapientNitro, followed by Q&A from the audience.
    Please note that SapientNitro is hosting us and generously providing refreshments and drinks. Also note that there will the opportunity to tour the office and learn more about careers at the company.

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  • 2016 Feb 24

    Harvard UX Group February Meeting: Harvard's First Usability Test Fest, with Amy Deschenes

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    HWP-125MtAub-2FL-RearConfRm

    For our February meeting, we’ll have a presentation by Amy Deschenes on "Harvard’s First Usability Test Fest”:  On February 12th at the User Research Center, UX folks from several areas at Harvard conducted multiple usability tests simultaneously, with the participants moving from station to station — similar to speed dating. A really interesting model that we can all learn from!

  • 2016 Feb 20

    World IA Day - Boston 2016

    9:00am to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

    What: World IA Day Boston 2016 is a free conference. Although WIAD has happened before elsewhere, this will be the inaugural Boston event.
    Why:

    • Community building 
    • Growing together as practitioners and inspiring new ones 
    • Empowering leaders within communities 
    • Making IA...
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  • 2016 Feb 18

    UXPA Boston Monthly Meeting: Design & Development = Better Together

    6:30pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Raizlabs | 50 Milk Street, 19th Floor, Boston, MA 02109

    Presenter: Greg Raiz, Founder and CEO, Raizlabs

    Many companies have designers and developers working together but most companies also have a company culture driven by one or the other. Developer centric companies and cultures value technical solutions (Microsoft) and design-centric cultures value design over technology (Apple). The best products however come from the combination of the two.

    This talk will cover specific techniques and methodology of designers working with developers to solve problems and produce better products. The approach is integrated into...

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  • 2016 Feb 03

    UX Insights from a Drunk Guy

    6:30pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    GA Boston, 51 Melcher Street, Boston, MA 02210

    'Hold my beer.’ Those three words have preceded some of the greatest moments in history. But who would’ve thought they’d pave the way for an epic user testing session?

    In this talk, Austin will discuss a drunken usability experiment and the unexpected influence that it had on the way that user research is conducted. Learn about new and unconventional methods for overcoming the struggles and pitfalls of traditional user testing, obtaining true and honest user feedback, and verifying the usability and simplicity of a design.

    Discover the resulting impact on bottom-line metrics...

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  • 2016 Feb 02

    Business Communication Mastery | Impromptu Speaking

    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    We Work, 745 Atlantic Ave, Boston, Boston, MA

    Do you want to come across as a professional who speaks in a clear, articulate and confident manner while speaking on-the-spot? Join us to practice the art of impromptu speaking.

    Takeaways:

    • Tips & advice on how to speak off-the-cuff
    • Public speaking secrets to help you own the floor
    • Impromptu speaking exercises and feedback sessions

    What is Impromptu Speaking?

    Impromptu speaking or speaking off-the-cuff is speaking without...

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  • 2016 Feb 02

    Creativity Bootcamp: Tone your Creativity to Advance your Career

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    WeWork Boston South Station, 745 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02111

    Everyone is born creative ... ask any parent how creative their kids are as they explore their world.  We all have the creative muscle, but like any muscle, without use it atrophies. Using exercises drawn from the world of improv comedy and creativity training tools and based on current thought on the nature of creativity, Professor Aylesworth will help you tone your curiosity, work out your imagination and strengthen your creative muscles.

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  • 2016 Jan 26

    Boston Interactions Winter Party 2016

    6:00pm to 10:00pm

    Location: 

    The Asgard, 350 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139-4182

    BostonCHI, UXPA Boston, Boston IxDA, 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 26th, in a private room at The Asgard, a pub restaurant in Cambridge, from 6:00 – 10:00 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. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

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  • 2016 Jan 21

    Jared Spool's Beyond the UX Tipping Point - GBC/ACM, BostonCHI and Boston Chapter of IEEE Computer Society

    7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location: 

    Verizon Labs, 60 Sylvan Rd, Waltham, MA 02451

    Beyond the UX Tipping Point
    Jared M. Spool, Founding Principal, User Interface Engineering

    For the longest time, making a great experience for the user was a luxury item in a business's strategy. It was a nice-to-have, after identifying a customer need and fulfilling it with a working product. The product had to work and it had to ship. If it was a great experience, well all the better. Times have changed. The cost of creating and delivering a product is no longer a barrier to entry. Quality is no longer a differentiator. What's left? The experience of using the product. If you'...

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