Past Events

  • 2018 Mar 29

    The Opioid Crisis- Boston Design Thinking Meetup

    6:00pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts, 101 Huntington Avenue · Boston, MA

    Many people have heard about the opioid crisis through the news, social media, or having personal experience. We want to help tackle this critical challenge using design thinking! Join us for a night of empathy, ideation, and prototyping to start solving for this problem!

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  • 2018 Mar 28

    Human Experience Design: Storytelling, Climate Change, and Innovation with Cat Brunson

    8:30pm to 9:30pm

    Location: 

    Online

    Join Designer Hangout and Cat Brunson, UX Manager, eCommerce at Columbia Sportswear in a conversation about storytelling, climate change, and innovation. Cat will be speaking about the outdoor retail space, climate change, and how storytelling impacts customers. Register to ask her anything during the AMA session, or to get the video replay + timestamped highlights later.

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  • 2018 Mar 15

    Design Sprint Workshop w/ Jake Knapp

    8:30am to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Harborside Salon, 60 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    Ever wished you could get months worth of work done in 5 days? With Design Sprints, it’s possible! Even better, it allows you to create better products while eliminating wasted time and money pursuing lost causes. Join Rocket Insights for a one-day workshop with author and process creator Jake Knapp to learn how to uncover new product ideas, validate assumptions, and make better product decisions using Design Sprints!

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  • 2018 Mar 09

    Boston Service Jam

    Fri - Sun, Mar 9 to Mar 11, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Philips Design Studio, 1 Canal Park, 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02141

    What is the Global Service Jam?

    Each year round February/March, people who are interested in service and using a design-based approach to problem solving and creativity will meet all over the globe. In a spirit of experimentation, innovation, co-operation and friendly competition, teams will have less than 48 hours to develop and prototype completely new services inspired by a shared theme. At the end of the weekend, their collection of brand new services will be published to the world.

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  • 2018 Mar 08

    CHXD Workshop: Designing for Mental Health - Mad*Pow’s Center for Health Experience Design

    9:00am to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    General Assembly Boston, 125 Summer Street, 13th Floor, Boston, MA 02110

    Nearly 1 in 5 Americans experience mental illness, yet many UX designers lack the necessary training to effectively design for those struggling with mental health. UX practitioners Jen Smerdel and Marli Mesibov have spent the last year researching and exploring the field of mental health alongside experts to identify gaps in design knowledge. They have developed a set of guidelines leveraging behavior change recommendations for increased engagement with a population that struggles to access their motivation.

    In this workshop, participants will learn a set of skills designed to improve their UX design abilities in the mental health space. Participants will also explore their own assumptions and beliefs around mental health, and practice designing real-world solutions using a combination of mental health design guidelines and UX best practices.

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  • 2018 Mar 06

    Harnessing the Power of an Open Source Design Process

    6:30pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Staples, 500 Staples Drive, Framingham, MA 01702

    Have you ever thought about how you can encourage openness in your design process, to collaboratively foster fresh and innovative outcomes, without losing sight of the intentions of your design? Curious on how the sum being greater than the parts can elevate your UX design?

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  • 2018 Feb 27

    Quantitative Blueprint for UX Designers

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    In this free live masterclass with data strategist Heather O’Neill, you’ll learn an easy-to-use framework that you can start using right now to align your work with business priorities and collect data to back you up. 

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  • 2018 Feb 24

    The IAI and Wayfair present: World IA Day Boston 2018

    9:00am to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    HubSpot, 2 Canal Park, Cambridge, MA 02141

    This is a free design conference in Boston that celebrates the organization and structure of information for usability, understandability, desirability, and accessibility.

    The goal for this day is to promote the practice and education of Information Architecture. You will find this day useful if you’re involved in: design, development, products, services, digital strategies, and interested in anything that involves the organization of information.

    This is an event that takes place in all corners of the globe from Los Angeles to London, from Stockholm to Sydney, and from Barcelona to Boston. By thinking globally, we're recognizing that the human condition is universal and we can improve and grow together.

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  • 2018 Feb 15

    Data + Design Go Together Like Peanut Butter & Jelly

    6:30pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    529 Main Street Suite 212, Charlestown, MA 02129

    Please join us for our monthly meeting at Boston Interactive. Data + Design Go Together Like Peanut Butter & Jelly. 

    A 2015 PwC survey of 1,300 CEOs in 77 countries, ranked data mining and analytics as the second most important digital technology and organizational capability. What does this mean for designers? How can designers be “data literate?” Designers who understand data will be the designers who make a bigger impact with their work. Design solves problems, we know this well. 

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