Panel – “Design via Dialogue & Innovation: Talking with Engineers about Usability”

Join Michigan UXPA for “Design via Dialogue & Innovation” a panel and discussion on how to talk to engineers about usability. This event is hosted by Ford IT Design Enablement and Ford Labs and features guest speakers from Michigan State University.

Register for the event at Eventbrite!

Date & Time: April 18, 2019 12:30pm-3pm

Location: Ford Labs – 201 S. Division St. #210, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Speakers:

  • Dawn Opel, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Digital Media and User Experience in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University.
  • Jeff Grabill, Ph.D. – Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology and Director of the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology at Michigan State University (MSU).
  • Judy Foster – Product Designer at FordLabs.
  • Fred Estabrook – Regional Software Artisan at Pillar.

Summary: Designing artifacts for humans inherently means encountering communication challenges. As we play a central role in how technology impacts people’s lives — designers serve on the front lines, frequently finding ourselves in the role of end-user advocate. Dr. Dawn Opel & Dr. Jeff Grabill, from Michigan State University, along with Judy Foster & Fred Estabrook will help us explore ways that designers can talk to engineers about usability & lessons learned in their experience incorporating design into engineering.

Schedule:

  • 12:30pm Doors open
  • 1pm Talks Begin
  • 1:45 Group Q&A

March Michigan UXPA Newsletter

It’s a countdown to Spring which means we’ll soon be crawling out from our Netflix/Hulu/YouTube binge and start enjoying the sunshine and networking events that begin when Michigan shakes off her winter shackles.

If you need some motivation to leave the house before then come join us at Ignite UX Michigan (3/19) in Ann Arbor or check out one of your local UX events below!

As always we’d love your feedback on what else you’d like to see in your inbox in the future!

World IA Day – Ann Arbor 2019 Recap

We thoroughly enjoyed the WIAD Ann Arbor event organized by a U-M School of Information student group and held at the downtown branch of the Ann Arbor District Library.

The theme this year was “Design for Difference” and we heard great talks on designing for data transparency, with empathy, for invisible differences, and even a Marie Kondo reference!

If you missed out you can read all about it in our WIAD – Ann Arbor Twitter Moment.

Upcoming Registration & Speaker Deadlines

Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC19)
October 2-4, 2019 – Orlando, FL
Submission Deadline – March 6

Chicago Camps: UX Camp Spring
April 6 2019 – Chicago, IL
Submission Deadline – March 6

UXPA International Conference
June 25-27 – Scottsdale, AZ
Early Bird Price Ends – March 13

Enterprise Experience 2019
June 3-4, 2019 – San Francisco, CA
Early Bird Price Ends – March 15

EPIC2019
November 9-12, 2019 – Providence, RI
Submission Deadline – April 12

Midwest UX 2019
October 10-12, 2019 – Grand Rapids, MI
Early Bird Price Ends – as soon as they sell out!

UX Events around Michigan

Southeast Michigan

Michigan Automotive & Mobility UX Meetup
March 6 – Novi

Design Core Detroit: Drinks x Design
March 14 – Detroit

[AMP]lify: Session 1 – AIGA Detroit
March 14 – Detroit

Mini Hack (Patient Advocacy) A2 Health Hacks 
March 18 – Ann Arbor

Ignite UX Michigan*
March 19 – Ann Arbor 
*Michigan UXPA Partner

Detroit UX Happy Spring! Let’s Prototype (for a Cause)!
March 20 – Detroit

Car HMI USA
April 29-30 – Detroit

Converge Conference
May 16-17 – Detroit

Agile and Beyond 
May 29-31 – Detroit

Live in southeast Michigan or northwest Ohio? 
Check out Deborah Edwards-Onoro’s Blog where she posts about UX & web professional events in the area including for WordPress, accessibility, SEO and more!

Mid-Michigan

Lansing Experience Design UX Monthly
March 13 – Okemos

Lansing Experience Design UX Monthly
April 10 – Okemos

Lansing Experience Design UX Monthly
May 8 – Okemos

West Michigan

The Night Shift Kalamazoo: AIGA West Michigan
March 13 – Kalamazoo

UX Camp Spring  
April 6 – Chicago (we’re cheating a little here with location!)

West Michigan Design Week
April 6-13 – More details coming soon!

Read Anything Good Recently?

If the answer is yes, then the UXPA Magazine team is looking for you!

The Magazine Team is looking for book reviewers for their upcoming 2019 issues. If you’d like to share a good UX book you’ve read or reading something new, email Eileen Tong at bookreviews@uxpa.org.

Contact Us

Did we miss something? Is there an amazing event or group that we should include for next month? Let us know!

Email:  michiganuxpa@gmail.com
Twitter@MichiganUXPA

Upcoming Michigan UX Events

One of our goals is to increase awareness within our community of all of the amazing UX and design events and development opportunities in Michigan, and this newsletter is just one way we’d like to do that (aka people share cool activities with us and we want you to also be in the know!).

We’d love your feedback on what else you’d like to see in your inbox in the future!

Upcoming Registration & Speaker Deadlines

Enterprise Experience 2019
June 3-5, 2019 – San Francisco, CA
Submission Deadline – February 10

National Society of Black Engineers
March 27-31, 2019 – Detroit, MI
Deadline for Registration – February 28

EPIC2019
November 9-12, 2019 – Providence, RI
Submission Deadline – April 12

UX Events around Michigan

Southeast Michigan

AIGA Detroit Community Meeting
February 5 – Detroit

Michigan Automotive & Mobility UX Meetup 
February 7 – Novi

Detroit Month of Design Info Session
February 12 – Detroit

Motor City Auto Jam
February 22-24 – Detroit

World Information Architecture Day
February 23 – Ann Arbor

Detroit Month of Design Info Session
February 23 – Detroit

For the Love of UX – Food, Networking and Arcade Games!*
February 27 – Detroit
*Sponsored by Michigan UXPA

Ignite UX Michigan*
March 19 – Ann Arbor
*Michigan UXPA Partner

Detroit UX Happy Spring! Let’s Prototype (for a Cause)!
March 20 – Detroit

Car HMI USA
April 29-30 – Detroit

Mid-Michigan

Lansing Experience Design UX Monthly
February 13 – Okemos

Lansing Experience Design UX Casual 
February 27 – TBD

Lansing Experience Design UX Monthly
March 13 – Okemos

Lansing Experience Design UX Casual
March 24 – TBD

West Michigan

AIGA West Michigan Membership meeting
February 11 – Grand Rapids

Meetaway: UX Designers helping UX Designers
February 12 – Kalamazoo

Contact Us

Did we miss something? Is there an amazing event or group that we should include for next month? Let us know!

Email:  michiganuxpa@gmail.com
Twitter@MichiganUXPA

Deadlines for Upcoming UX Conferences

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2019 to present at a conference?

Great!  Now you can cross one thing off your list and concentrate on one of your other resolutions… cutting down to one coffee a day, morning yoga, making chocolate babka – or is that just us?

2019 UXPA Boston User Experience Conference
One-Day Conference
May 10, 2019 – Boston, MA

Deadline for Talk Submissions – Saturday, January 19 Extended! Now January 26, 2019 at 3 AM

World Information Architecture Day (WIAD)
One-Day Conference
February 23, 2019 – 
Ann Arbor, MI 
Deadline for Talk Submissions – Friday, February 1
Theme – Design for Difference

HCI International 2019
Six-Day Conference
July 26-31, 2019 – Orlando, FL
Deadline for Submissions – Friday, February 1

Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC19)
Three-Day Conference
October 2-4, 2019 – Orlando, FL

Deadline for Talk Submissions – Tuesday, March 6

Coming Soon!

On the topic of resolutions, one of MiUXPA’s New Year’s resolutions is to send a monthly newsletter to our community that talks about upcoming events, calls for proposals, and other opportunities in Michigan and beyond.

Keep an eye out for this newsletter!

If you have any feedback or additional information you would like to see included, let us know!

Via Email: michiganuxpa@gmail.com
Via Twitter: @MichiganUXPA

Register for World Usability Day events on Nov 8th

Join Michigan UXPA, and the rest of the world, on Thursday, November 8, for World Usability Day. This year’s global theme is “Design for Good or Evil.”

We have partnered with Michigan State University (MSU) Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting (UARC) and AIGA Detroit for two special World Usability Day events in service of our Michigan community.

Morning: Michigan State University, East Lansing

IMG_5373MSU UARC has hosted a conference all 14 years of World Usability Day’s existence! They have another fantastic line up of presentations:

  • Planning for Usability, Peter Morville, Semantic Studios
  • Designing our Future(s), Erik Dahl, Erik Dahl Design Company
  • Understanding the User Experience Behind the New WCAG 2.1 Requirements, Shawn Henry, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative
  • Designing an Accessible Personal Health Record, Jason Withrow, Washtenaw Community College
  • How to Talk to Engineers about Usability, Dawn Opel, Michigan State University

The conference runs from 8:30am to Noon in the MSU Union, with an optional tour of MSU UARC from 1:15-3pm in the Kellogg Center.

Check out the MSU event web page as additional information becomes available.

Registration is now open. Cost is $25: a bargain for a conference that has become a pillar of our community.

Evening: College for Creative Studies, Detroit

aigadetroit-wud-bannerAIGA Detroit is hosting its first World Usability Day event in the evening, at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. Doors open at 6:30pm.

At “Ethics of UX Design”, you will learn ethical principles that apply to user experience design, hear examples from everyday practice, and get some practical tips on how to design user interfaces that follow ethical principles. The speakers will be:

  • Michael Beasley, UX Designer, Amazon
  • Jack Nank, Digital Producer, Threespot
  • Amy Michelle DeBaets, PhD, Assistant Professor, OUWB School of Medicine (Oakland University)

Learn more at AIGA Detroit’s event page.

Registration at Eventbrite is available. Tickets are $10 plus a service fee. Also a great deal for an evening of discussion about such an important topic.

We hope to see you in East Lansing or Detroit (or both) on November 8th to celebrate World Usability Day with Michigan UXPA.