Dec
8
7:30 pm19:30

Big Data's Reality Trap

  • Town Hall

Town Hall hosts Irina Raicu with Berit Anderson for a talk on the changing nature of decision-making, and explain why the way we're collecting, analyzing, and using information is inherently biased. They’ll offer an analysis of how this process is changing not only the way we see ourselves, but the world around us.

$5

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UX Holiday Party 2014
Dec
9
6:30 pm18:30

UX Holiday Party 2014

  • Facebook Seattle

IXDA Seattle is excited to team up with UXPA SeattleAIGA Seattle and ASIS&T with support from IA/UX MeetupUsability SeattleContent Strategy Seattle and UX Happy Hour for one spectacular holiday event!

Come celebrate with your friends and colleagues for a first-time event in Seattle!  Combined UX groups, representing more than 6,000 members, are throwing a party to celebrate and reflect on 2014.

Tickets $25

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Dec
15
7:30 pm19:30

Remembering Alan Turing

  • Town Hall

Town Hall hosts Andrew Hodge's, author of Alan Turing: The Enigma for a discussion on the computer scientist, mathematician, and WWII code breaker. 

From his work to decipher encoded German messages during the war, to his conviction as a homosexual, Turing’s story is chronicled Hodges' book. He will share little-known details of Turing’s life, analyze the far-reaching influences of his work, and explain why, even today, it’s important to recognize — and remember — the work of this once-celebrated, once-criticized genius. 

A University of Oxford professor, mathematician, author, and gay rights activist, Hodges’ book is the basis for a newly-released film starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing.

Tickets $5

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Nov
20
6:30 pm18:30

Accessibility as Innovation - Puget sound SIGCHI monthly meeting

  • Universityy of washington

Accessibility as Innovation: Looking more broadly at user research & usability testing with Whitney Quesenbery

This presentation is aimed at connecting the goals of user experience and accessibility, showing how they not only work together, but that focusing a design on accessibility first can result in innovative web sites and applications.

 

Nov
20
6:00 pm18:00

Art Bash

  • 415 Westlake

Join the AAF for an evening of entertainment and charity auction. Schmooze with Seattle's top creatives while bidding on art to help raise money for AAF's Western Washington University minority students scholarship fund. 

This year's art theme is Throwback Thursday, inspired by the SVC Wayzgoose competition which combined old and new technologies, design languages and themes.

$25 - $40

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Nov
20
11:30 am11:30

Best Practices in Data Visualization

  • Lake Union Cafe

Puget Sound Research Forum hosts Ben Jones, manager for the Tableau Public team. Learn about best practices around Data Visualization. Audience members will have an opportunity to test out Tableau as well as submitting their very own data sets to be used in the presentation.

$35 members, $55 nonmembers

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Nov
19
6:30 pm18:30

The Paper Airplane Game

  • Marchex

Join the BeyondAgile Meetup for an exercise on lean practices.

"By the end of this session you will have not only learned how lean process improvement works,  you will have experienced it first hand. See your quality improve by just making some simple adjustments. Feel the emotional impact of working in a lean system. Experience what it means to see your system double its effectiveness!"

Free

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Nov
19
12:00 pm12:00

The Do's and Don'ts of Pitching

General Assembly presents the Do's and Don'ts of Pitching, with Rachel Azaroff. 

As an entrepreneur, you're constantly competing for the attention of investors. It is critical that you claim your three minutes of air time to make a dynamic and long-lasting impression on potential investors.

This workshop will take you through a practical and hands-on approach to pitching, providing you with exercises, activities, examples and opportunity to work on your pitching skills.

Rachel Azaroff, Senior Associate at Alliance of Angels, is a 2014-2015 K&L Gates Fellow. She is currently pursuing her MBA at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington. Prior to her MBA, Rachel was in Washington, D.C. where she worked at Deloitte and supported technical clients with strategic communications and outreach. Her background in entrepreneurship includes working at a start-up and co-chairing the 2014 UW Business Plan Competition. Rachel holds at B.A. from the University of Maryland.

This class will cover:
-A framework for pitching to investors
-Practical activities to improve key skills
-Practice your own pitch and hear others
-Exposure to best case example of investor pitches

Free

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Nov
19
12:00 pm12:00

Your Brand; Your Way With Susan Straub-Martin

Graphic Artists Guild Workshop hosts Susan Straub-Martin for a workshop on building your brand.

Consider yourself a brand, a commodity. What would you like your customers to know about you? This 90 minute workshop will provide the tools to identify who you are as a brand and focus on how to use this information to get the types of projects, jobs and clients you desire.

Agenda:
-Introduction to branding
-Identifying your target market
-Who you are as a brand-hands-on exercise
-Writing the brand statement
-Crafting your new collateral: business card, resume, elevator pitch
-How does this change what you are currently doing
-Crafting a killer LinkedIn Profile

Tickets
Graphic Artists Guild Members $11.34
Students $11.34
Prof. Assoc. Member $16.52
General $21.69

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Nov
18
6:30 pm18:30

Experiential Design in our Environment

  • Frye Art Museum

Seattle Chapter of the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) presents an event about taking a local look at the integration and application of experiential design (XGD) and how it is impacting the feeling of place within our Pacific Northwest community.

Join fellow practitioners and leaders in the field for an evening of dialogue about the work being done, the insights into the future, and the approach to implementing great design through digital experiences that shape the world around us. 

Panel includes: Mark Bashore - Creative Experiences, Steven Ochs - Bit Lab International, David Johnson - Mind Opera, and Gabe Kean - Belle & Wissell.

Ticket prices vary

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Nov
18
6:00 pm18:00

Wearable 3.0 Talk Austen Angell presented by IDSA

  • Zworykin Ave Beaverton, OR, 97005 United States

Charles Austen Angell, Founder and CEO, Modern Edge will be giving a talk on “Wearable 3.0″ Abstract:

Wearable technologies were originally envisioned as embedded electronics in consumer apparel, but instead developed into standalone accessories for health and fitness tracking, communication, and productivity. This talk argues that wearables are going back into apparel at significant consumer scale. Catalysts for the shift include improved battery chemistries, small, cheap components, and improved wireless networking protocols, as well as strategic consumer use cases driven by the apparel industry. Apparel integrated wearables will be invisible to the user and designed into garments so that their function and experience is in line with the aesthetics and consumer experience focus from clothing makers. Some examples will be discussed including use cases that enable or enhance positive social communication among adolescents. 

Nov
17
6:00 pm18:00

IP Fundamentals: How to Protect Your Company’s Assets

Seattle League of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs (SLXE) Meetup Group presents IP Fundamentals: How to Protect Your Company's Assets.

Intellectual property (IP) is usually a technology startup’s most valuable asset. Protecting the IP, therefore, is a very important step in adding to the company’s value. However, understanding how to protect it can be confusing, overwhelming, and time consuming if you don’t know where to start. 

This meetup will focus on understanding the basic types of IP, such as trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, and the scope of each of these. Information will be provided about how to obtain IP protection, and how to make sure you don’t infringe on someone else’s IP.

Tickets
SLXE Meetup Group Members $5

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Nov
15
10:00 am10:00

User Experience Design Bootcamp

  • General Assembly @ WeWork

General Assembly hosts a one-day workshop on user experience design.

T half-day bootcamp aims to demystify UX by giving a practical and simple introduction to what UX is while also explaining some of its core concepts of usability. This is a field that affects all areas of business — prepare to dip your toes into an ocean of new concepts and ideas that will enlighten your perspective on user experience.

$100

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Nov
14
8:30 am08:30

Creative Mornings with Hillel Cooperman

  • EMP Museum

Creative Mornings hosts Hillel Cooperman for this month's theme, Crossover

"Hillel worked for Microsoft from mid-1997 to late 2006 as a program manager, a product unit manager, and all the positions in between. While at Microsoft he helped ship Internet Explorer for the Macintosh, several versions of MSN Explorer, and the Windows Vista User Experience. Hillel built the user experience discipline in those organizations to a level of expertise and accomplishment that helped deliver a new level of polished and usable products from Microsoft. After the Vista user experience had been conceived and designed he founded the team that incubated and released several versions of Microsoft Max. Now Hillel is the co-founder with Jenny Lam of Jackson Fish Market, a premier user experience and branding consultancy in Seattle, WA as well as makers of Slide Bureau and A Story Before Bed."

Free

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Nov
13
12:00 pm12:00

Puget Sound World Usability Day 2014: Get Engaged!

  • University of Washington

Puget Sound World Usability Day brings together a variety of User Experience (UX) disciplines for a one-day conference that celebrates one common goal:  Make services easier to access and products simpler to use.  World Usability Day is celebrated in more than 30 countries throughout the world on the same day.  

The conference features more than 20 leading UX professionals from Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, and Tacoma areas, and also recognized national and international guest speakers, who share practitioner tips, strategy, new methods, future research, professional advancement, business applications, case studies, educational perspectives, and other valuable insights and learnings related to a common theme.  

$22.50 (Professionals), $10 (Educator/Student), $10 (Seeking Work)

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Nov
12
6:00 pm18:00

How to Establish Your MVP

  • WeWork Seattle

General Assembly hosts Jody Rogers for a workshop covering the concept of minimum viable product (MVP) for startups, new products, or new features. Real world examples will be provided to prepare you to identify what an MVP is and what can be captured in the product backlog.

Takeaways

  • Convert ideas into manageable and testable hypotheses.
  • Explain how defining your target audience affects MVP.
  • Establish metrics as a core aspect of an MVP.
  • Create a rough draft of an MVP and describe how to put it into action.

$35

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Nov
12
6:00 pm18:00

Pour Back: Thanksgiving Edition

  • WeWork

AIGA Seattle host a special Thanksgiving edition of their recurring fundraiser series, Pour Back

Join them for a pre-Thanksgiving party, as support design for good. All of the ticket sales will go to the Pour Back Fund, a grant given to designers with projects that benefit the Pacific Northwest Community.

Event includes a silent auction, raffle, photobooth, games, beer and more.

Price unknown

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Nov
11
7:00 pm19:00

UX in Automobiles: Balancing effective UI design & driver safety

  • Makerspace

The IA/UX Meetup, hosted this month by AIGA Seattle, welcomes Jake Zukowski, Associate Creative Director at frog, for a talk on automobile UX design.

Complex interfaces have become a common feature in consumer automobiles. As these systems functionality has expanded, drivers ability to interact with so much information has grown more demanding. At this stage automotive UX design is in it's awkward adolescence phase, but going forward how will designers ensure motorists can accomplish tasks while increasing driving safety?

This talk will demonstrate successful (and not-so-successful) ways that in-car designs currently happen and what we all need to be aware of in the future to create beautiful, useful designs to keep drivers informed and safe simultaneously.

$10

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Nov
11
6:30 pm18:30

Break into UX

  • WeWork Seattle

General Assembly hosts a to learn more about what a UX Designer does day-to-day, and what skills you’ll need to be successful in the field.

Come to hear the stories of five inspiring designers, and stay to connect with a community of aspiring UX practitioners.

Free

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Nov
10
6:00 pm18:00

Coding for Beginners: HTML and CSS

  • WeWork Seattle

General Assembly hosts Judah Stevenson for a one night crash course on HTML and CSS.

"HTML and CSS are the fundamental building blocks of the web. Whether you're a beginner who wants to get started in web development, a designer looking to hand-code your concepts, or a marketer who wants a little more control over their CMS, you'll need to know HTML and CSS to get the job done.

This session, designed for the beginner programmer, will assume no previous coding knowledge. You'll go over key coding terminology and principles, introduce languages like HTML and CSS—what their functions are, how they work together—and use that new knowledge to write our own code."

$25

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Nov
6
6:30 pm18:30

Women 2.0 City Meetup Seattle

Women 2.0 hosts their monthly City Meetup in Seattle Thursday November 6th. It will be helpd the 1st Thursday of every month. City Meetup is a networking event to promote new networks amongst the entire technology ecosystem in innovative cities around the world. This event is open to those who work, start, and fund tech companies. Both men and women are invited to attend.

Follow the event on Twitter at @w2CityMeetup and @women2The hashtag for this event is #W2SEA.

General Admission $20 

Must be 21 or older to attend.

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Nov
5
6:00 pm18:00

Lightning Talk Series Part 1

  • Zillow

Join Women Who Code Seattle for a series of lightning talks with suggested topics:

  • How to negotiate your salary? 
  • Resume tips & tricks 
  • Dealing with gender bias at your workplace
  • Tips and tricks for finding female mentors

Have a project you recently worked on you want to share with the WWC community or give career guidance to our members, here is your chance. With the lightning series you get the opportunity to present your talk on any topic you desire in 10 minutes.

Free

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Nov
5
6:45 am06:45

UX Futures Summit 2014 w/Steve Krug and Jesse James Garrett

  • REI

The REI UCD teams is hosting the UX Futures Summit 2014. UX Futures brings together six thought leaders - each from very different corners of the UX world- to consider the future. 

The Line Up: 

  • "Design to the Power of Ten" by Andy Polaine - 7-8am PT
  • "A World Made of Information" by Abby Covert 8-9am PT 
  • "What if it Turns Out Steve Job's Wasn't an Alien?" by Steve Krug 10-11am PT
  • "Interaction Design Lessons Literally from the Future" by Nathan Shedroff 11-12p 
  • "Expanding our Expectations of 'Everyone'" by Margot Bloomstein 12-1p
  • "UX: The First 50 Years" by Jesse James Garrett 1-2p

This is a unique opportunity to hear some of the Web's most notable minds speak as well as network with the Greater Seattle User Experience community.

Free

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Nov
4
7:00 pm19:00

Intermediate HTML & CSS - November Session

  • Simply Measured

The Girl Develop It Meetup hosts a 4-class course on HTML and CSS.

Through this four course series, you'll get an introduction to HTML5 and CSS3 to build on your previous knowledge. You'll get hands-on experience working with HTML5 features like semantic elements and forms, and you'll learn new CSS3 properties and abilities including transformations, transitions, and animation. Finally, we'll dig into responsive design and browser compatibility.

This 4-class course runs for four Tuesdays:

  • Class 1, Structure Standards and HTML5: November 4, 7-9pm 
  • Class 2, Introduction to CSS3: November 11, 7-9pm 
  • Class 3, Advances in HTML5: November 18, 7-9pm 
  • Class 4, Intro to Responsive Design and Compatibility: November 25, 7-9pm

$90

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Addressing Global Health Challenges with Human-Centered Design
Nov
4
6:30 pm18:30

Addressing Global Health Challenges with Human-Centered Design

  • WeWork

IxDA Seattle is pleased to host Anna Rapp, Associate Program Officer with the Vaccine Delivery Team at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Please join us and General Assembly for an informative and inspiring presentation on global health challenges and human-centered design solutions.

Sometimes a 10-cent piece of paper is the difference between a life and a death. Child health records can play a vital role in keeping children around the world healthy.

Unfortunately, child health records often suffer from poor accuracy, low availability and non-use. Increasing evidence shows that the design and format of these tools themselves can make a difference in the way that they are used, and indeed in the health of the families who use them.

Using child health records as a case study, we’ll discuss how human-centered design influences our thinking and global health and development work at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Tickets $10

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