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Register Now for the Michigan UXPA Kickoff, Featuring Pamela Pavliscak

Pamela Pavliscak is joining us in Ann Arbor on July 10th to help kick off our renewed Michigan chapter of UXPA.

Pamela Pavliscak is joining us in Ann Arbor on July 10th to help kick off our renewed Michigan chapter of UXPA. You won’t want to miss her talk on “The Emotional Life of Internet Things.” Pam asks, “what will it be like when our internet things know how we feel? Let’s invent emotional machines for the human future we want.”

Event Details

Purchase your ticket for $10 on our eventbrite page.

DATE AND TIME

Mon, July 10, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

LOCATION

North Quadrangle Residential and Academic Complex
105 South State Street
Room 2245
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

More on Pamela’s Talk

The convergence of affective technology, machine learning, and ubiquitous computing makes designing for emotion more important than ever. We’ve always had an emotional relationship with our internet things, whether we think of our phone as an extension of our self, a chatbot as a best friend, or a robot as a beloved pet. A decade from now, emotional interactions are likely to become the norm. We may not remember a time when we can’t just frown and our devices know that we’re dismayed.

So, as emotion-sensing technology is moving from an experimental phase to reality, maybe our internet things will start to understand us, picking up on social cues, responding to our moods, and cultivating emotion connection. What does it mean for how we design technology? How do we design AI that has empathy for us? In this session, we will look at where emotional AI is now and a framework for inventing an emotionally intelligent future.

Save the Date for Pamela Pavliscak!

UPDATE: We’ve opened registration for this event. Get your ticket at Eventbrite.

After much ado, the Michigan chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association is BACK! And we’re kicking things off with Pamela Pavliscak on Monday, July 10th in Ann Arbor.

Pamela Pavliscak is founder of Change Sciences, an insights and innovation firm, where she works with organizations ranging from IKEA to TIAA to the USDA to design for wellbeing. She currently serves on a global initiative to develop the IEEE standard for ethics and AI, with a focus on artificial emotional intelligence. Pamela is also faculty at The Pratt Institute where she teaches design research and studies our emotional relationship with technology. Designing for Happiness, her book about how to create a tech future that contributes to our wellbeing, will be published by O’Reilly in fall 2017. She has written for Quartz, Mashable, Smashing, and other design and tech publications. And has spoken at SXSW, TEDx, Web Summit, and other industry conferences.

So mark your calendars for July 10th and stay tuned for additional details about this exciting event… we can’t wait to kick off a renewed chapter of Michigan UXPA with you!

Digital Experience Architecture: An Evening with Practitioners

Thursday, February 19, 2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join Detroit User Experience for Digital Experience Architecture: An Evening with Practitioners, an exciting warm-up to World Information Architecture Day to be celebrated in cities around the world (including Ann Arbor) on Feb. 21!

They will feature four fabulous experience/information architecture practitioners from the local area delivering three presentations total.  Each presentation will be approximately 20 min. long and chock-full of great insights and tips that you can use in your own work. Food and beverages will also be available.

WHO IS THIS EVENT FOR?
Their event is for anyone involved in the creation of digital experiences: user experience professionals, information architects, designers, developers, programmers, content strategists, digital marketers, project managers, social media experts and more!

For more information, go to the Detroit User Experience Meetup page.

Holiday Mixer

Michigan CHI, Southeastern Michigan STC, and Michigan UPA invite you a casual Holiday Mixer.

When: Tuesday, December 2, anytime between 5–8pm

Where: Conor O’Neill’s Irish Pub
318 South Main St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Map

To make this fun and interesting, consider:

  • Wearing a UX or Tec-Doc or conference shirt
  • Bringing a Great Success and a Horrible Failure story that happened to you this year…relevant to your profession

We will not have a reserved room or purchased food.
We will just meet in the bar, take over tables as needed, and buy our own (and if you like) each other’s food and drink.

Spread the word, bring your colleagues, and let’s fill this joint!

World Usability Day 2014 Events in Southern Michigan

All events are November 13, 2014

Michigan World Usability Day Conference

8:00am
Michigan State University Union Building
49 Abbott Road
Ballroom (Second Floor)
East Lansing, MI 48824

  • Designing and Building the User Experience, Scott Wilthew, Jackson National Life
  • Mobile Accessibility, Gian Wild, AccessibilityOz (Australia)
  • Mobile First Government, Jim Taylor, CTO, Oakland County, and Kurt Opel and Matt Dempsey, eGovernment Consultants at Oakland County
  • Engaging Mobile Automotive Shoppers, Jodi Bollaert, MRM/McCann
  • Levering Human Behavior to Drive Engagement, Erik Wesslen, TechSmith

Michigan World Usability Day in Detroit

8:30am
AIREA Studio
Compuware Building
1048 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226

Topics

  • User Experience (UX) Across Industries
  • UX Beyond the Lab
  • UX and the Auto Industry
  • The Demand for Simplicity in Design
  • The Future of UX: A Common Language Across Brand and Products

Presenters

  • Gino Fiore, Co-Founder, UX Strategy, Traceable Change, Inc.
  • Martin Ho, Co-Founder, UX Strategy, Traceable Change, Inc.
  • Whitney McKedy, Co-Founder, UX Strategy, Traceable Change, Inc.
  • Dave Mitropoulos-Rundus, Senior Human Factors Engineer, Multimedia Systems, Hyundai American Technical Center; Principal, Clear Usability, LLC; Officer, Michigan CHI

Michigan World Usability Day in Grand Rapids

5:30pm
Mutually Human
401 Hall St. SW
Suite 430
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Topics

  • User Experience (UX) Across Industries
  • UX Beyond the Lab
  • The Demand for Simplicity in Design
  • The Future of UX: A Common Language Across Brand and Products

Presenters

  • Gino Fiore, Co-Founder, UX Strategy, Traceable Change, Inc.
  • Martin Ho, Co-Founder, UX Strategy, Traceable Change, Inc.
  • Whitney McKedy, Co-Founder, UX Strategy, Traceable Change, Inc.
  • Dave Mitropoulos-Rundus, Senior Human Factors Engineer, Multimedia Systems, Hyundai American Technical Center; Principal, Clear Usability, LLC; Officer, Michigan CHI

World Usability Day—Detroit

6:30pm
Grand Circus
1570 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226

  • Engaging Children—Getting Them Excited About Potty Training, Cora Cowles, Senior Experience Architect, Organic
  • Stop Broadcasting! What Detroit is Doing to Pay Attention Online, Dave Lingholm, Director of Digital Media and Community Engagement, City of Detroit