Register for July 9 event

Enjoy an evening of industry case studies about innovation using human-centered design! The program will feature 3 case studies about local applications in healthcare, military, and automotive.

  1. Augmented Reality Design in Healthcare by Christina York, CEO and Founder, SpellBound
  2. Human-Centered Design of Tactical Vehicles by Dave Hullinger, Human Factors Engineer, United States Army Research Laboratory
  3. Data Analytics Design for the Transportation System of Tomorrow by Nisreen Salka, Lead Product Designer, Emerging Analytics, Ford Motor Company
  • WHAT: User Experience Innovation in Healthcare, Military, and Automotive Applications
  • WHEN: July 9, 2018, 6-8pm
  • WHERE: The Velocity Collaboration Center at the Macomb-Oakland University Incubator, 6633 Eighteen Mile Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48314
  • HOW MUCH: $5 to attend. Free for UXPA International members and Oakland University faculty, staff & students.

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Schedule

  • 6:00pm Doors open, check in, socialize, have pizza, salad, and soft drinks provided by our hosts, Mac-OU Inc
  • 6:30pm: Welcoming, introductions, and other announcements
  • 6:45pm: Case study presentations, Q&A
  • 7:45pm: Closing and community announcements
  • 8:00pm: End of event

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Augmented Reality Design in Healthcare

Christina York, CEO and Founder, SpellBound

Christina will share the story of SpellBound, a therapeutic tool that helps children cope and engage with medical treatment using immersive augmented reality technology. She will also share parts of her journey from a UX manager to a (female) CEO of a tech startup.

Christina York is an entrepreneur, experimenter, team builder, and technology visionary. She was the UX Manager at ITHAKA for 10 years before starting SpellBound. She creates magical 3D experiences that are used by child life specialists and therapists to distract, engage, and entertain pediatric patients. She is a Midwest Female Founder for Change.

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Human-Centered Design of Tactical Vehicles

Dave Hullinger, Human Factors Engineer, United States Army Research Laboratory

We worked with users to evaluate a concept for a new model of tank. We will share some of our challenges that were unique to military applications, but also some that will be familair to UX professionals in other contexts. Examples: following established standards, getting access to end users, and consulting on specifications managed by a vendor.

Dave Hullinger got his start as a mechanical engineer in the automotive industry. He joined the Army Research Laboratory in 2010.

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Data Analytics Design for the Transportation System of Tomorrow

Nisreen Salka, Lead Product Designer, Emerging Analytics, Ford Motor Company

As autonomous and connected vehicles join the streets, Ford Motor Company leverages the data they generate to help city officials prepare for this new world of transportation. In collaboration with the City of Tomorrow Challenge, we built a product team that paired data scientists and software developers. We reinvented the agile process and revitalized our approach to user experience research and design for our unique context.

Nisreen Salka recently completed her Masters in human-computer interaction from the University of Michigan School of Information. As the lead product designer for the Emerging Analytics department at Ford Motor Company, she collaborates with end users to design applications that leverage mobility data. Earlier this year, she presented at Ann Arbor World Information Architecture Day 2018 on dark patterns.

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About our hosts, Mac-OU Inc

The Macomb-Oakland University Incubator (Mac-OU Inc) was constructed to support economic development in SE Michigan by accelerating high-tech business, cultivating academic innovation and encouraging R&D in the region. Mac-OU Inc is directly affiliated with and supported by Oakland University, which provides collaborative access to its faculty, students and physical assets to assist entrepreneurs in many facets of their business formation and development. Mac-OU Inc is also a state of Michigan-designated SmartZone, which allows it to leverage a wide range of state resources to further attract, build, fund and deploy new businesses in and around Macomb County.

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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
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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

UX Thursday Detroit 2014

Thursday, June 26, 9:00am–4:15pm

The Gem Theater, 333 Madison Avenue, Detroit, MI

Jared Spool will kick off the day discussing the Kano Model, which helps you gauge your users’ expectations, followed by six compelling case studies from real UXers from around the Detroit area. We’ll wrap up the day with a special keynote presentation. You don’t want to miss this local show focused entirely on user experience!

Speakers

  • Jared Spool, CEO & Founding Principal, User Interface Engineering
  • Stephanie Rosenbaum, CEO, TecEd
  • Ivo Gasparotto, Designer and UX Lead, GE Capital
  • Amy Montgomery, UX/QA Shared Services Team, Department of Technology, Management and Budget agency
  • Dan Klyn, Co-founder, The Understanding Group
  • Lauren Colton, Information Architect & Business Development Strategist, Gravity Works Design & Development
  • Keith Instone, Strategic User Experience Consultant
  • Dana Chisnell, Principal Researcher, UsabilityWorks

Cost is $129. Register and get more informantion.