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IxDA NYC and NYC UPA present Nate Bolt: Remote User Testing


Tuesday, June 29, 2010 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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Getting Into Your Audience’s Head With Remote Usability Research

IxDA and NYC UPA are pleased to bring you an evening with Nate Bolt, President of Bolt|Peters. Nate will be discussing the new book he co-authored, Remote Research (Rosenfeld Press, 2010).

Remote research studies allow you to recruit subjects quickly, cheaply, and immediately, giving you the opportunity to observe users as they behave naturally in their own environment. Nate will discuss how to design and conduct remote research studies, top to bottom, with little more than a phone and a laptop.

Tuesday June 29

Razorfish New York
1440 Broadway
19th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Map: http://tinyurl.com/2fodmgs
Subway: 1, 2, 3 at Times Square


6:30 - 7:00 Networking
7:00 - 7:10 Welcome and Announcements
7:10 - 8:00 Presentation
8:00 - 8:30 Q&A, Book Raffle and Post Networking

This event is for anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of remote research methods and adding these techniques to their skill set.

Open to everyone interested however tickets are required.

IMPORTANT!! Seating is limited. So you must have a ticket to attend. Please only RSVP if you know you can attend.

Cancellations: Please email us (nyc.ixda@gmail.com) as soon as you know you cannot use your ticket. We'll release your seat for one of your fellow practitioners and generate good IxD karma for all involved!

Nate is fascinated by the personal, social, and cultural role of technology, and how research and design can transform those roles. After pioneering and directing the User Experience department at Clear Ink in 1999, which included the construction of Natural Environment and Remote Observation laboratories, Nate co-founded Bolt | Peters. He now serves as president, where he has overseen hundreds of user research studies for Sony, Oracle, HP, Greenpeace, Electronic Arts, and others. Beginning in 2003, he led the creation of the first moderated remote user research software, Ethnio, which is being used around the world to recruit hundreds of thousands of live participants for research.

Nate regularly gives presentations on native environment research methods in both commercial and academic settings, and is currently co-authoring Remote Research, a book on remote testing. Working with faculty at the University of California, San Diego, he created a degree titled “Digital Technology and Society,” which focused on the social impact of technology. He also completed a year of communications studies at the Sorbonne in Paris, where he was jailed briefly for playing drums in public without a license.


As one of the largest interactive marketing and technology companies in the world, Razorfish helps its clients build better brands by delivering business results through customer experiences. With a demonstrated commitment to innovation, Razorfish continues to cultivate our expertise in Social Influence Marketing, emerging media, creative design, analytics, technology and user experience. 

Razorfish's annual Outlook Report on what's ahead in our industry for 2010 is now available online at http://razorfishoutlook.razorfish.com.

IxDA’s mission is to improve the human condition by advancing the discipline of Interaction Design. To do this, we foster a community of people that choose to come together to support this intention. IxDA relies on individual initiative, contribution, sharing and self-organization as the primary means for us to achieve our goals. IxDA comprises over 10,000 members, and many meet at events like this one in over 80 locations worldwide. If you or your friends are based in the suburbs or further from New York, you can find contact information for other local groups on the ixda.org site.


The NYC chapter of the Usability Professionals' Association (NYC UPA) seeks to gather members of the marketing, design, technology and research communities who share a common vision: creating websites, applications, and projects that are compelling, useful and customer driven. By bringing together professionals from different industries and disciplines and sharing our collective experiences, the NYC UPA hopes to create a forum for learning and professional growth in the New York City metropolitan area.

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New York, NY 10018

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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With over 50,000 members and more than 150 local groups around the world, the IxDA network actively focuses on interaction design issues for the practitioner no matter his or her level of experience. IxDA is a novel kind of “un-organization” and relies on its passionate members to help serve the needs of the international Interaction Design community.

The IxDA New York City local group is a vibrant community of people interested in interaction design who meet monthly at face-to-face events. Programming is created by a volunteer group of local leaders and realized through the generosity of speakers, sponsors, and host partners.

To learn more about IxDA, please visit http://www.ixda.org

To follow and/or contribute to IxDA NYC, please visit http://www.ixda.org/local/new-york-ixda

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