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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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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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
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
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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Oct
29
6:30 pm18:30

AIGA Seattle Centennial Membership Party & Fellows Gala

  • Seattle Art Museum

Join AIGA Seattle at their Centennial Membership Party & Fellows Gala.

AIGA Seattle will be honoring a local designer with their highest honor, The Fellow Award. This award recognizes those who have dedicated their lives to raising the standards of excellence in design. Nominations close October 3rd.

Submit your work for the Member Showcase, which will be on display at the event!

$30 AIGA member, $60 non-member

Event details & tickets

Oct
23
6:30 pm18:30

Qualitative Proof: Guerilla user research for content strategy

  • TBD

Puget Sound SIGCHI hosts Misty Weaver for a talk on how building a content strategy starts with research. 

Analytics can show how current users behave on your channels, but not why. Market research data can help you define general behaviors for large sectors. Stakeholders always seem to have assumptions about who their customer and ideal customer should be. So, how can you learn about the audience you really have and how they really think, feel, act? Especially with little time, budget, or buy-in? A little qualitative data early on can go a long way. This talk will explore “guerilla” research techniques practitioners have used to gather information from real people. This qualitative data can inform audience profiles, archetypes, and personas. It can help us evaluate our current content and UX, test and validate new designs, as well as provide quotes and anecdotes for persuading stakeholders. 

Free

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Oct
23
6:30 pm18:30

AIGA x Facebook - Quartz Composer Origami Workshop

  • Facebook

AIGA Seattle and Facebook host an introduction workshop to Quartz Composer and Origami, an interactive prototyping toolkit.

This two-hour workshop will be split into two halves: a tutorial on the basics of design prototyping followed by a chance to dive into prototyping with Quartz Composer and Origami. The event will be led by Facebook's Product Design Managers Drew Hamlin and Tom Hobbs and is brought to you in partnership with AIGA Seattle.

Price unknown

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Oct
21
6:00 pm18:00

Agile User Testing That Won't Bring You Down

  • WeWork

Seattle Startup Week and AIGA Seattle are hosting a three hour workshop on agile user testing. The workshop will provide tools and tips to improve your design process and future products. 

Bring an idea that you have been throwing around, or an in-progress project, and they will help you create a plan and show you how to conduct user testing to reveal insights for your idea. 

Led by David Wykes and Amy Carney, with support from AIGA.

Free

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Oct
21
3:00 pm15:00

Tech4Good

  • Impact Hub Seattle

As part of Seattle Startup WeekGeneral Assembly is hosting a panel discussion on technology for social good.

Tech startups are changing the world. Some entrepreneurs are specifically trying to solve major social problems. Hear their stories, at a panel featuring:

  • Ryan Richards, founder of Serve Smart
  • Jesse Cooke, founder of Watsi
  • Mark Horoszowski of Moving Worlds
  • Joshua Pineault of Genimbi

Free

Event details & tickets

Oct
18
9:30 am09:30

Mobile UX Bootcamp: From Theory to Foam Core Prototyping in One Day

  • UW Tacoma Center for Data Science

UXPA Seattle is hosting a full day prototyping workshop.

To create a great experience, UX Professionals know that prototyping is essential. In this practical, hands on, day long workshop you will learn from top UX professionals about the prototyping process from Theory to Practice. 

No previous design experience is required for the workshop. Just bring your enthusiasm and desire to learn! Thanks to our generous sponsors, we will provide coffee and lunch to keep you fueled throughout the day. In the evening, we'll convene for a social happy hour across the street at Tacoma's famous Swiss Pub.

$10

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Oct
15
6:00 pm18:00

AIGA Design for Good Panel Discussion

  • Frye Art Museum

AIGA Seattle hosts a panel discussion on the importance of the Design for Good movement in the global design community. 

With this event, AIGA Seattle will start to define what design for social change means in the Seattle design community. They are bringing together a multidisciplinary panel of graphic designers, strategists, business owners, and product designers to open up the conversation and share what it means for them in their professional lives.

Perspectives will be presented on funding self-initiated projects, working with non-profit clients, the importance of corporate social responsibility for large companies, running your own design firm focused on social change, leading an in-house creative department of a global non-profit, and product design that improves people's lives.

Our panelists include:
Cornelius Brudi, PATH, Creative Director
Michael Ellsworth, CIVILIZATION, Founding Partner / Principal
Leslie Hale, Methodologie, Chief Strategy Officer
Masuma Henry, Artefact, Executive Director
Joel Meyers, Fuse IQ, Founding Partner and Director of Business Development

Moderator:
Gage Mitchel, Modern Species, Partner & Creative Director and AIGA Seattle President

$10 AIGA member, $18 non-member

Event details & tickets

Oct
14
7:00 pm19:00

Intro to Git and Github

  • Substantial

The Girl Develop It Seattle Meetup is hosting a two session class on Git and Github, 

Git is a popular version control application that can track your code changes, as well as help you to be more methodical in your programming. This class will introduce the basics of version control, how to use git to keep track of your changes to a project, and using GitHub (a hosting service) to collaborate with other developers.

  • Class 1: Tuesday, October 14, 7-9 pm 
  • Class 2: Tuesday, October 21, 7-9 pm

$40

Class details & registration

Oct
14
6:30 pm18:30

Your UX Career Path: In-house, agency, both or neither? with Matt Dente

This month's IA/UX meetup is co-hosted by IxDA Seattle and will feature Matt Dente, co-founder of Fell Swoop.

With User Experience designers in such high demand, those entering the field today have more choices than ever before. There’s no single right way to embark on your journey, but many before you have uncovered a path to success, so why not learn from them? 

Matt Dente will share insights from surveys and interviews with UX professionals as well as his own experience as a designer in the field for over 15 years. If you’re planning your first step in a career, or considering your next move, this talk will provide insights that will help you make the right choices for your own path.

Tickets

$12.50

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Oct
10
9:00 am09:00

Serious Play and Design Thinking

  • Frye Art Museum

In this one-day hands-on workshop, participants explore play as a tool for innovation through interactive “on your feet” activities from the world of professional improvisation. The second half-of the class emphasizes creativity, risk-taking and Design Thinking—a problem-solving approach combining empathy and creativity to address “messy challenges” of any scale, in any organization.

$150 Frye members, $200 non-members

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Oct
10
8:30 am08:30

Creative Mornings with Raz Simone

  • EMP Museum

This month's Creative Morning is with local hip hop artist, Raz Simone.

His inspiration stems from his diverse life, as opposed to any musical predecessors. Growing up Raz did not listen to any music. It wasn’t until he started writing poetry, then speaking his powerful words over movie scores that he realized he was rapping.

Learn more about him at RazSimone.com, or check out his videos on YouTube.com, or watch hisin-studio with KEXP, or give him a listen on Soundcloud.

Free

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Oct
6
7:30 pm19:30

Human Consequences of Technology

  • Town Hall Seattle

Town Hall Seattle presents Nicholas Carr for the talk, Human Consequences of Technology.

Technology advances have created new world, but with that world comes a new set of problems — planes have crashed because of autopilot error and GPS technology might be making our brains dysfunctional. According to journalist Nicholas Carr, misuse and overreliance on these devices has had an overwhelmingly negative effect on the human experience. Based on psychological and neurological studies, The Glass Cage: Automation and Us explains what technology is “stealing” from us. Carr will explore these negative effects, and why they’re creating a more disengaged, disconnected citizenry. He’ll also offer advice on how to utilize these automations, without compromising “our lives and the world we find ourselves in.” Carr is the author of three other books, including The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.

$5

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Oct
6
5:30 pm17:30

Ginny Redish: "Understanding the Mobile Revolution: Creating Great Device Content"

  • University of Washington, Tacoma Campus

UXPA Seattle hosts Ginny Redish for a talk on how to create mobile device content at University of Washington Tacoma.

World-renowned expert in UX Research and Language, Ginny Redish, will look at specific ways to plan, organize, write, and design so the same content works well on all devices. Just tweaking some of your good laptop writing can make a difference for mobile devices - and make your content on the big screen, too.

This free talk will be held in the historic Milgard Room in William Phillip Hall on UW Tacoma campus.

Free

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Oct
3
Oct 5

Sit down, Plug in, Change the World!

  • Microsoft Building 37

On October 3 through 5, technology and creative volunteers will donate their weekend to complete projects for local nonprofits.

Designers are always needed. Consider volunteering your time.

Visit seattlegivecamp.org to sign-up as a volunteer or submit a nonprofit project.

Sep
30
6:30 pm18:30

Art & Technology: Speed Dating 2.0

  • 10 degrees

TPR is hosting an evening of Speed Dating featuring makers in art and technology. This event introduces creative people who may not meet each other otherwise for an entertaining evening of "first dates" that allows for 250 conversations to take place in one hour.

Both art and technology are unavoidable aspects of life, so how can they be resources for each other? The goal of Speed Dating 2.0 is to explore the creative territory that is shared by art and technology and to begin conversation that could foster creative problem-solving between these fields. 

Free

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Sep
29
6:00 pm18:00

E-commerce Content: Best Practices, Conversion Tips, and User Satisfaction

  • Content26

Content Strategy Seattle hosts a panel on e-commerce content, best practices, and how to meet the twin goals of conversion and user satisfaction. The panel includes:

$10

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Sep
27
10:00 am10:00

Ink, Drop & Roll!

  • Bellevue Arts Museum

The Bellevue Arts Museum is hosting a day of steamroller printing and hands-on activities in celebration of Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints for the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation.

Steamroller Printmaking, 10am - 2pm

Hands-on Activities, 10am - 2:30pm
Silkscreening, letterpress, easycut blocks, and monoprinting.

Demonstrations, 10am - 2:30pm
Drypoint, etching, monoprinting, large easycut block printing, and relief.

Free

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Sep
25
6:00 pm18:00

AIGA Seattle Schmooze

  • Clever Bottle

AIGA Seattle hosts their monthly social event, Schmooze, at Clever Bottle. 

Join AIGA board members and other Seattle designers (of all kinds) on the last Thursday of each month to swap ideas, vent about impossible deadlines, share inspiration, and have a laugh.

No reservation needed, no cover charge but must be 21 and attendees are responsible for their own tabs. It's sure to be a great time!

Free

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