Discussing Design: The Art of Critique
By taking the time to examine critique and how it fits into the design process and both an activity and an aspect of any communication we can focus our conversations and improve our ability to collaborate. In this presentation we'll examine the language, rules and strategies for improving the conversations with teammates and provide attendees with takeaways that can immediately be put to work to create a useful, collaborative environment for discussing designs.
6:30 - 7:00 Welcome and networking
7:00 - 8:00 Presentation
8:00 - 8:30 Wrap up and more networking
Thursday, October 10th, 2013
6:30pm - 8:30pm
200 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
Beer, wine, and light crudites will be served. Attendees will need a photo ID to get past the front desk and upstairs to the venue.
IMPORTANT!! Participant slots are limited, so you must have a ticket to attend. Please only RSVP if you know you can attend.
Cancellations: Please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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!
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Aaron Irizarry is a Product Designer at Nasdaq OMX. He has a background in visual design and has been handcrafting pixels since 1998. Over time Aaron grew increasingly interested in the overall experiences that users were having with the sites and applications that he was working on. He now focuses on creating well-rounded experiences and trying to save the world one user at a time. He shares his thoughts and experiences along the way on his blog thisisaaronslife.com and at discussingdesign.com
ABOUT OUR VENUE SPONSOR
IBM manages more than 400,000 employees through three values crowdsourced by employees: dedication to every client's success; innovation that matters, for our company and for the world; trust and personal responsibility in all relationships. The IBM Design Lab is an incubator for new digital experiences -- it's a joint initiative of IBM's Corporate Marketing, Communications, and the Office of the CIO. At the Lab, we design scalable digital interactions for our clients and employees, deliver business outcomes, and explore progressive techniques for digital marketing and communications. The IBM Design Lab follows Agile principles and uses the Scrum framework as our work method. We believe these principles provide small teams with an environment that cultivates creativity, resourcefulness and innovation. To learn more, visit the IBM website.
ABOUT OUR VENUE HOST
Havas is one of the world's largest global advertising, digital and communications groups. Headquartered in Paris, Havas operates through its two Business Units, Havas Creative Group and Havas Media Group, in order to optimize synergies and further reinforce Havas' position as the most integrated of all of the major holding companies. A multicultural and decentralized Group, Havas is present in more than 100 countries through its networks of agencies and contractual affiliations. The Group offers a broad range of communications services, including digital, advertising, direct marketing, media planning and buying, corporate communications, sales promotion, design, human resources, sports marketing, multimedia interactive communications and public relations. Havas employs approximately 15,000 people.To learn more, visit the Havas website.
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.
When & Where
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