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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Save the Date for UX Innovation in Healthcare, Military & Automotive Applications

Save the date for the next Michigan User Experience Professional Association (MiUXPA) event on July 9 in Sterling Heights!

  • Enjoy an evening of industry case studies about innovation using human-centered design.
  • Meet other user experience practitioners and people interested in applying UX at startups.
  • Check out a southeast Michigan regional hub for startups and emerging businesses.

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 (Directions on Google Maps)

The evening will feature 3 case studies about local projects involving augmented reality, human factors, and data analytics. More about the speakers and their case studies will be announced in June.

There will also be time to network with other attendees and a chance to learn about what else is happening in the UX world in the region. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided by our hosts, the Macomb-OU Incubator.

The event will be free for UXPA International members and $5 for non-members. Registration will be available in early June.

Mark Monday, July 9th on your calendar and plan to join us at 6pm for a great event! Watch this website and @MichiganUXPA for more information. Sign up for our email list to be sure not to miss the details.

Contact us if you have questions and comments.

You can also save the date for other MiUXPA events coming up later in the year:

September 6: An architectural tour of downtown Detroit, with discussions of the convergence of physical and digital spaces, as part of Detroit Month of Design.

November 8: World Usability Day, with a half-day conference at Michigan State and other events elsewhere in Southeast Michigan.

Join Michigan UXPA for our 2018 Kickoff Meeting

What do you want to see from your Michigan User Experience Professional Association chapter in 2018?

Join us for an open meeting at the University of Michigan Dearborn on February 7th to share your ideas for events, programs, and support that our chapter can offer the User Experience (UX) community in 2018.

  • Are you interested in user research, interaction design, information architecture, user interface design, design thinking, or something else?
  • Do you have ideas on speakers, workshops, conferences, or other ways to learn UX?
  • Is your organization interested in sponsoring or partnering with us?

We’ll also explore opportunities for you to get involved, including MiUXPA board member positions that will be open in 2018.

Everyone is welcome to join us for this open kickoff meeting: local chapter members, international UXPA members, and not-yet members who are interested in learning more about user experience. FREE!

The details:

Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 6:30pm – 8:00pm
U of M Dearborn Mardigian Library in Room 1211
4901 Evergreen Rd, Dearborn, MI 48128

Visitor parking is available for free after 6p in the nearby E4 and E5 lots, or you can park in the visitor spots in the parking garage. See the Library website for additional details about getting to campus.

Please RSVP at Eventbrite so we know how many people to expect and we can stay in touch with you. Can’t wait to see you on February 7th!

 

 

 

MiUXPA Kickoff with Pamela Pavliscak Recap

Many thanks to Pamela Pavliscak and everyone who joined us for our Michigan UXPA chapter kickoff! If you couldn’t join us, here’s a quick peek at what you missed. Check out board member Mike Wojan’s great photos of the event, and read on for a recap from Pamela’s talk.

To accompany the slides, board member Stephanie Haley shares some notable points from Pamela’s talk: Continue reading “MiUXPA Kickoff with Pamela Pavliscak Recap”

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.