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.
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!
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...
'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...
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.
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!
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'...