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.

Detroit’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day Event

Thursday, May 15, 6:00pm

Team Detroit, 550 Town Center Dr., Dearborn, MI

Detroit User Experience is proud to host the first Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Detroit at Team Detroit. We’re thrilled to have three speakers for the event including:

  • Mike Elledge from Ford Motor Company, talking about the needs and benefits of accessible web design
  • Josie Scott from GE Capital, talking on plain language
  • Dylan Barrell from Deque, speaking on importance of accessibility thinking early in the development process for websites, applications, and services

Cost is $5, and preregistration is required. More information about the event is available on the Detroit User Experience Meetup site.

Beyond the Heat-map: The Future of Eye Tracking

Jon West, Director of Marketing and Opportunities for LC Technologies, Fairfax, Virginia

Tuesday, January 14, 6:00pm
Cengage Learning
27500 Drake Road
Farmington Hills, MI, 48331

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Come to see, touch, and learn about/or get updated on eye tracking. The speaker will cover the evolution and current state of eye-tracking technology; its broad uses, which include medical, usability, and market research; and predictions for the future with robots, cell phones, and other devices.

Perhaps the most important reason eye tracking will play an ever more crucial role in human computer interactions is that our eye activity is driven by subconscious processes in our brain. By providing insights into cognitive brain activity, monitoring eye movements has significant potential to help programs interact with people in a more natural way.

About the Speaker

Jon West is the Director of Marketing and Opportunities for LC Technologies located in Fairfax, Virginia. Over the last decade, Jon has directed company development efforts for several companies in the Washington, DC, area, ranging from financial investment firms to high-tech engineering companies.

LC Technologies is passionate about building the world’s best eye-tracking hardware and software solutions. Founded in 1986 with the goal of creating an unobtrusive human-computer interface that will revolutionize the way humans interact with computers and devices, LC now operates in 40 countries. Their eye-tracking systems are hands-off, unobtrusive, remote human-computer interfaces that provide highly accurate gazepoint prediction.

Schedule

6:00pm Food, networking, and eye-tracker demo/hands-on
6:50pm Opening remarks and announcements
7:00pm Presentation
7:50pm Q&A and more demos

Cost

UxPA, CHI, and STC members $10.00
Full-time nonworking students $5.00
All Others $15.00

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This event is brought to you by:
The Michigan Chapter of UxPA
The Michigan Chapter of ACM SIGCHI
The Southeastern Michigan Chapter of STC

Michigan CHI, UxPA, and STC Holiday Mixer

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(Eat, drink, network, mingle, and learn how to make better Wireframes)

When: Tuesday December 10, 6:00 –9:00 PM

Where: Conor O’Neill’s Irish Pub and Restaurant
318 South Main St., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
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Schedule

6:00 – Check in / Eat, Drink, Network and Mingle  (Light hors d’oeuvres will be served)
7:00 – Presentation
8:00 – Eat, Drink, Network and Mingle (yes…more!)
9:00 – Supposed to be done (but you may stay much longer if you like)

Presentation

3 Ridiculously Simple Weird Old Tricks for Making Better Wireframes
In this short talk, a veteran shares his tips on how to make good wireframes with techniques that transcend the tools. Regardless of whether you are using Axure or a whiteboard, there are important best practices to follow when it comes to the process of communicating your design ideas as a wireframe. Along the way he’ll also talk about why he votes “no” on the question of “are wireframes dead?” which has been posed in many articles and conferences over the years.

About the Speaker

Chris Farnum has been doing IA and UX design for 15+ years. In 2009, he (re)joined the UX team at ProQuest, where he is part of an Agile user experience team designing the ProQuest search interface. Formerly, Chris was a Senior Information Architect at Enlighten, where he collaborated with multidisciplinary teams to create meaningful user experiences for brand sites such as TCS and Pittsburgh Paints. Chris got his start as an IA at Argus Associates after working as a reference librarian in a public library.

Brought to you by

The Michigan Chapters of ACM SIGCHI and UxPA, and the Southeastern Michigan Chapter of STC

Registration

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