UXPA Seattle and UX/IA Meetup are excited to host Tamara Adlin for a special talk on September 9, 2014 about her long journey with Personas, and how her current thinking is aligned with new work on “Adhoc Personas.”About the talk
Tamara will discuss the evolution of Personas until about 1998 when Allan Cooper released his seminal book, “Inmates Are Running the Asylum,” and popularized “Goal-Oriented” design methods. Tamara will discuss her own journey, after Cooper, and the challenges of adapting Personas to creative organizations from Apple to Zillow.
Finally, Tamara will introduce “Adhoc Personas,” what they are, and why she now advocates this approach after many years of devising, testing, and refining methods. She will also step-through what an Adhoc Persona Workshop looks like using artifacts and pictures from actual client sessions.
This event is graciously being sponsored by The Creative Group (TCG) Seattle.
Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) students recently shared some of their must-read books with an incoming student in the HCDE student facebook group. Here are a few of their recommended books about human centered design and design thinking:
- The Design of Everyday Things by Donald Norman
- Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug
- Make It So: Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction by Nathan Shedroff and Christopher Noessel
- Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming by Anthony Dunnea and Fiona Raby
- Books by Edward Tufte
- Books by Sherry Turkle
And a few helpful links:
- What You Will Find On a Design Researcher’s Bookshelf roundup from Frog Design
- Don Norman’s Suggested Reading List
What do you think? Have any other books to suggest? Let us know in the comments below!
The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) is hiring an Academic Advisor to join our student services team. This position is the primary contact for both prospective and current undergraduate students, advising them on the admissions process, potential course of study, and graduation requirements.
Learn more and apply »http://bit.ly/1s9uXBN
Seattle Design Festival is calling all designers, in all media, from architecture to furniture, products to toys plus interactive and graphic design, film and video design. Submit concepts, prototypes, and finished products that express ‘Design in Motion’ for SHOWCASE 14.
Coming to Pioneer Square September 5–12, SHOWCASE 14 is a combination Gallery and Pop-Up Shop curated by a jury of local designers to spotlight the vibrant range of design being practiced in the Pacific Northwest.
Space is limited, so hurry! DEADLINE to submit an application is Monday, August 4, at midnight.
The HCDE Graduate Student Association (GSA) invites HCDE MS and PhD students, and HCDE alumni, to the annual GSA Summer Happy Hour.HCDE Graduate/PhD/Alumni Summer Happy Hour Friday, August 8th at 7 PM Big Time Brewery & Alehouse, 4133 University Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98105
Are you interested in learning more about the Master of Science in Human Centered Design & Engineering? The best way to learn about the program, including the application and admission process, is to attend an information session.HCDE MS Info Sessions Tuesday, July 29 Monday, August 25
All sessions are held from 5:30–6:30 p.m. in Sieg Hall, Room 233, on the UW Seattle Campus. No RSVP is necessary to attend.
Friday, July 25 — 27, 2014
Event starts at 6:30 pm
MOZ 1100 2nd Ave #500
Seattle, WA 98101
(student tickets are half price at $25)
About Startup Weekend: Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
HCDE’s Corporate Affiliates Program member, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, is hiring for an entry-level position focused on scientific and technical writing. The employee will participate in development of electronic catalog tools for use in configuring airplanes with airline customers, as well as new content management and electronic publishing tools that will improve the process for creating technical documents.
Interested graduates can apply for the job, details are below.
The Boeing requisition number is: 14–1009227 — Publication Development Specialist 1–2.
The application period is open until 7/14/2014.
• Select ‘Advanced Job Search’
• Enter 14–1009227 in the “Job Req #” search box at the bottom of the form.
XX+UX is coming to London!
Are you attending the UXPA London Conference? The Google+ team and Ladies that UX are teaming up in July to host a happy hour at the lovely Mulberry Bush. This is a casual, fun event with the sole purpose of giving lady UX’ers the opportunity to meet, share stories, and support each other.
Find the event on eventbrite, here.
Student Volunteer Print/Graphic Designer Wanted — UXPA Puget Sound
UXPA Puget Sound is a seeking a Student Volunteer Print/Graphic Designer to create PR materials and brochures for the organization. The right candidate should have a strong sense of design and interest in the helping the larger UX Community, in addition to experience designing printed forms. The time commitment for this project will be about 8 hours per week for 2 months.
If you are interested, please send your cover letter and resume to: Ona Anicello, UXPA Puget Sound President