UXclamations Vol 4: Conference Pres, Check

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Mar 4
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Christine & Valle recently attended the ConveyUX conference in Seattle - and conducted a 90-minute workshop for some of the industry elite! Find out how it went. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/137868900" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]   Join Christine & Valle on the second Tuesday of every month for a new UXclamations podcast full of UX antics and analysis. Follow us on Twitter at @holcombe5000 and @valletown....

Turns out Don Norman could Fit in My Suitcase: A ConveyUX Recap

Don Norman presenting at Convey UX

Feb 13
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Valle Hansen and I recently returned from the ConveyUX conference in Seattle where we conducted a workshop on a new card sorting methodology we’ve devised (more to come on that in our podcast next week). This was the first full-on UX-focused conference I’ve attended since SXSW a few years ago, and I was pleasantly surprised with the results. A big shout out to the conference organizer, Joe Welinske as well as the whole Blink UX team. The conference was just the right size, weighing in at about 350 attendees.  It was...

Three Project Managers Walk into a Bar…

Jun 24
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It’s been a few weeks since I returned from the Digital Project Management summit in Philly, and despite the fact that I was prodded to write this blog post by Valle Hansen (our regular blogger and wordsmith extraordinaire), I think I’ve reflected on the experience thoroughly. At previous conferences I’ve attended, it’s been easy to get caught up in the new ideas being shared, climb out of my head, and come back to the office buzzing with optimism. For that reason, the DPM summit was similar to other experiences I’ve...

Healthcare Experience Design Conference 2013

Jun 24
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Early last week, we had the opportunity to attend the third annual Healthcare Experience Design conference (HxD) in Boston, presented by experience design firm Mad*Pow. A merging of the healthcare and design industries, this conference showcases the importance of making patient care and patient management more efficient and effective through great design solutions, from education to games to social networking. Here are some highlights:   Jane McGonigal, SuperBetter Game designer and creator of SuperBetter, Jane McGonigal kicked off the conference as the first keynote speaker. Speaking candidly about her experience...

SxSWi 2013: The Most Interesting Things We Heard

Jun 24
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South by Southwest Interactive is a five-day mashup of learning, networking, partying, and chatting. Information overload is unavoidable. So, to share with you the best stuff we came across, we've broken down our takeaways into three sections: The Most Interesting Things We Heard, The Most Interesting People We Met, and The Most Interesting Innovations We Saw. Read on for our session highlights!     6. Do Great Things: Your Role in the Human Project Justin Rosenstein, founder of Asana, delivered quite an impassioned...

SxSWi 2013: The Most Interesting Innovations We Saw

Jan 7
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South by Southwest Interactive is a five-day mashup of learning, networking, partying, and chatting. Information overload is unavoidable. So, to share with you the best stuff we came across, we've broken down our takeaways into three sections: The Most Interesting Things We Heard, The Most Interesting People We Met, and The Most Interesting Innovations We Saw. Read on for our innovation highlights!       8. Nest Nest is a thermostat that learns your preferences for temperatures throughout the day. You start out programming it just like a normal thermostat, and the system quickly learns to...

SxSWi 2013: The Most Interesting People We Met

Mar 14
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South by Southwest Interactive is a five-day mashup of learning, networking, partying, and chatting. Information overload is unavoidable. So, to share with you the best stuff we came across, we've broken down our takeaways into three sections: The Most Interesting Things We Heard, The Most Interesting People We Met, and The Most Interesting Innovations We Saw. Read on for our people highlights!         7. The Ehrlichs, CEOs of Pirate's Brand Products and Shadoobie.com On Day 1 of the Trade Show, we stumbled upon Shadoobie, a startup that aggregates what you spend your money on...

South by South West Interactive Highlights

Jan 7
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The South by South West interactive conference hit Austin on March 11 with a wave of nearly 15,000 interactive professionals (not to mention the 13,000 music and 9,000 film badge-holding attendees). Although the interactive portion of the conference was the largest in its 12 year history, many attendees lamented that the large number of participants compromised the quality of panels and presentations. Conceivably, in order to meet the needs of 15,000 conference-goers, the number of panels had to be increased from years past, which some believe lead to...