Design With Tools - by Local Projects @ IxDA

Design With Tools - by Local Projects @ IxDA

Notes from the team that created the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum and parts of the 9-11 memorial. "Creating an immersive digital experience is a hard challenge that designers take on daily. However, there are select projects that go beyond the screen and bridge over to the physical realm. With breakthrough technologies within the Internet of Things (IoT) and brands reinvigorating their retail shopping experience and startups taking their brands offline (e.g. Warby Parker, Birchbox, Bonobos), there is an ever-present need to keep the customer engaged throughout both their digital and physical experiences. And find ways to make both experiences as seamless as possible.

Local Projects will be showcasing specific projects where the design challenge required immediate insights thoughtful planning along with flawless execution from both a research and design perspective."

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IxDA Panel-Oke

[singlepic id=614][singlepic id=618] IxDA EVENT INFORMATION Yesterday IxDA held an experimental evening of panel-oke, a form of participatory panel that takes a fresh look at the traditional panel structure of questioner, panel, and audience.

Unlike traditional discussion panels, panel-oke audience members become part of the panel itself as soon as they ask a question. The person who is asking the question can specify either the type of designers they want to answer the question, the specific domain knowledge the question requires, or specific people they want to answer the question. Once a question and the type of panel participants required have been defined, a panel forms to answer that particular question. The panel dissolves after the question has been debated/answered, and the whole process repeats again.

Using this format, the distinction between audience and participants fades away and the panel process becomes an engaging participatory event. Panel-ok combines the structure of a discussion panel with the flexibility and openness of karaoke.

[singlepic id=620] [singlepic id=621] [singlepic id=622] [singlepic id=623] [singlepic id=624] [singlepic id=625] [singlepic id=615] [singlepic id=619] ABOUT IAN SWINSON Ian Swinson (@iswinson) is a design director, cyclist, pattern librarian, and typophile. Currently Senior Manager of Platform and Analytics User Experience at Salesforce.com, Ian has been designing user interfaces and experiences for over 10 years. He is also the inventor of Postcard Patterns, an agile UI pattern creation process that makes pattern libraries more manageable and readable (http://www.slideshare.net/iswinson/ixda09-postcard-patterns).

ABOUT ANDREA MIGNOLO Andrea Mignolo (@pnts) is a interaction, interface, and visual designer with an interest in urban spaces and telepresence. She is a local leader for the New York chapter of the Interaction Design Association, Creative Director at Nabewise.com, and Senior Designer at Eastmedia. [singlepic id=617]Thank you Pivotal Labs! [singlepic id=618]Go TechStars [nggallery id=52] event information via: http://www.ixda.org/local/event/29589 Sign up to participate in events and discussions. Follow IxDA on Twitter @IxDA_NYC

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NYC UX Community Holiday Party

Yesterday was the UX Community's annual holiday party, attended by IxDA, UPA to name a few. I attended with my friend Jake from Parsons' Design+Management program.  It was mostly relaxing and socializing. But I learn about new things every time I meet with members of these groups. We met a number people there who majored in English, liberal arts, or journalism. That is because just a few years ago degrees were not available for the disciplines they now practice. Which is interesting for Jake and myself because he is getting a BBA in Design+ Management and I am getting a BFA in Integrated Design. Those are not common job titles. It isn't necessarily our goal to make them more common titles. We're looking define new roles, new methods and from that may come new titles. [singlepic id=255] [singlepic id=257]

Topics we brought up: Service Design for transportation - specifically airlines Redesigned airline tickets - passfail.squarespace.com brought to my attention by Jess Eddy who has great work.

Information Architecture - Do you have any examples of good IA for a site including search functions that aggregate info from other organizations? Specifically for services like OpenTable or Kayak - where there is info from many restaurants and hotels.

960 Grid System - Fluid 960 Grid System - featuring code download 960 Grid System - featuring Illustrator, InDesign, Flash template downloads etc

Architecture - Bjarke Ingels 3 warp-speed architecture tales on TED Bjarke Ingels Group website

Joshua Prince-Ramus uses Hyperreality Designing the Seattle Central Library TED on youtube

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Designing Meaningful Experiences

David Kozatch, founder of D.I.G spoke, at IxDA about Designing Meaningful Experiences. [singlepic id=146 w=width h=height mode=web20|watermark float=left|right]

Topics: How we can make experiences emotional. Information overload, how we can make information useful. Adaptive UIs Helpful - non-intrusive -Interested -Simple and Clear -Respectful -Forgiving Related: 3 Levels of Experience Don Norman Talk on Design of the Future Things Front Stage Back Stage - Service Design Don Norman's Ted Talk on  Design and Emotion Denis Dutton's Ted Talk on Beauty on A Darwinian theory of beauty

Svcs/Software Mentioned or Used: Jing, Blekko - new search engine,

See IxDA for a universe of information. Follow IxDA NYC on Eventbrite to get notified about future events. The next one is a Winter Social/Holiday Party details TBA.

official event info: ABOUT OUR SPEAKER David Kozatch founded D.I.G. in 1989, after almost ten years serving in the trenches at major packaged goods companies and advertising agencies in New York. David has conducted literally thousands of focus groups and in-depth interviews in the areas of financial services, software, hardware, Web/interactive services and telecommunications. With a deep understanding of business decision makers and end users, he has consistently worked to translate client objectives into actionable solutions. For more information about D.I.G, please visit Digsmarter.com.

[nggallery id=10] slides from David's slidsahre: http://www.slideshare.net/dkozatch/designing-for-meaningfulexperiencesixda-slideshare

ABOUT OUR HOST J.P. Morgan is a leader in financial services, offering solutions to clients in more than 100 countries with one of the most comprehensive global product platforms available. We have been helping our clients to do business and manage their wealth for more than 200 years. Our business has been built upon our core principle of putting our clients' interests first. To learn more about JP Morgan, visit the website.

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