We preview our meetup with Jay Dawkins, CEO of CityZen. At his December 8 meetup, Jay will speak about how technology is shaping participatory democracy. In this preview, he speaks about his civic heritage, bringing NC State students together to combat racism, a formative moment as a transportation engineer, and the quiet heroism of public servants. Jay is on Twitter at @dawkinsjay.
Technology is transforming public dialog in alarming and unintended ways — a stark contrast to the optimism of the early web. What would technology supporting a healthy dialog look like?
We mix, sip, chat, and get to know one another and our work. We're mining the raw material of research and innovation. All are welcome.
In his coming meetup, Steven will speak about using emerging technologies for storytelling. In this preview, he speaks about his work with MSNBC, his degree in photojournalism, his time at the Washington Post, his Galapagos VR recording, and his grandfather's photojournalism career early in the 40s and 50s. Steven is on Twitter at @steven_king.
Dr. Landon LaPorte, our alumnus from Dr. McLaughlin's lab, will give a talk on Becoming a UX Researcher.
How is storytelling changing, as the technologies for delivering stories change so rapidly? How should technology change, as it becomes so deeply intertwined with storytelling?
In his coming meetup, Jason will speak about his mission to revitalize UX at his company. In this preview, he speaks about his education, his work in the Valley, the broad range of skills a UX practitioner needs, and one reason that Amazon named its speakers "Alexa." Jason is on Twitter at @jbroughton.
Friday, Sept 29: Jason Broughton, VP of UX at LexisNexis — Revitalizing UX at Lexis Nexis
Friday, November 17th: Steven King, professor of Interactive and Multimedia at UNC's School of Media and Journalism — Journalism & UX
Friday, December 8th: Jay Dawkins, CEO of Cityzen — Emerging technologies for public storytelling
How does a successful knowledge company built on software products pivot toward a more agile, responsive, and user-centered way of working?
The LexisNexis Experience Innovation Studio recently held its grand opening. The facility is a center for UX-focused collaboration with local universities, industry and organizations. NexUX played an important role in developing the Studio, and will be helping to bring the Studio to life over the summer.
Stay tuned for further developments, and contact us if you are interested in helping!
We received an award of $5000 from Eastman Chemical in support of our meetups. Thanks Eastman!
We'll be restarting our meetups in August.
In many applications of contemporary technology, emotional impacts on users can be just as important as functional outcomes. How can we reliably measure and understand human emotional states in interactive systems?
Whether you are part of a startup, or an employee in a large enterprise company, the best products will be the result of effective collaboration. This talk will share real-life experiences and techniques for collaboration with the goal of inspiring how you approach interactions with peers and coworkers.
We all have stories to tell, and data makes any story more engaging. At this talk, we will look at good and bad data visualizations, examine how they simplify information, and explore how incorporating the good ones can clarify and strengthen stories.
In this interactive presentation, Steven Keith will help us consider why UX matters in business, the difference between UX and CX, and why good UX requires interdisciplinarity. Please bring your questions to the event!
Tuesday, Sept 20: Steven Keith of CXPilots — customer experience
Friday, Oct 14: Alisa Herr of Unity Digital Agency — data-driven storytelling
Friday, Nov 18: Andrew Wirtanen of Citrix — multi-disciplinary teams
Monday, Dec 5: David Kaber of NCSU — emotion in human-robot interaction
We meet artist and Professor Emil Polyak. Emil trained in telecommunication engineering in Hungary, then switched to design. His career has taken him from eastern Europe to Australasia and now, to North Carolina. His work reintroduces creativity and play into our lives. Confront your limitations he says, and never stop learning. (9 mins)
In our inaugural podcast, we meet artist and Professor Pat Fitzgerald. We learn about Pat's art/technology background, his interdisciplinary work, great respect for creativity and gentle humor. (7 mins)
Emil Polyak will share his barrier-breaking projects synthesizing art and technology. They focus on play, interactivity and making, and will include his virtual puppets exhibited at SIGGRAPH, and his current work in VR.
In this chat, we'll be able to ask a prominent figure in the gaming industry about his experience, his methods, and more.
Update: We chatted about the UX/gaming connection, the emerging technologies of VR and AR, and the risk-averse gaming industry.
Friday, November 13: Mike Capps, gaming guru — a fireside chat
Friday, December 11: Emil Polyak, NCSU — art/technology experiences
How can UX and neuroscience help develop a game? These disciplines provide very concrete and easy-to-use tips to anticipate and solve game design problems. This talk will provide (sometimes fun!) brain facts and UX tips illustrated by examples from various titles.
In the near future, technology won't only be found on our wrists, but in our clothes. It will measure, draw its power from, and interact with our bodies. How will this technology change our lives? How might we use it to improve them?
The Design Division at SAS supports thousands of users around the world. Ron will talk about the Division's focus on accessibility, how it's been impacted by mobile devices, how the Division must adapt to the future, and about academic collaboration.
New technologies such as EEG, FMRI and fNIR can measure brain activity. How well suited are they to capturing human experience? In this meetup we'll learn about the practicality and utility of these technologies for UX.
Friday, 2/6/2015: Chang Nam, Professor NCSU — measuring experience
Monday, 2/23/2015: Ron Statt, Director R&D SAS — UX in analytics
Monday, 3/30/2015: Jesse Jur, Professor NCSU — wearable technology
Thursday, 4/30/2015: Celia Hodent, Director UX Epic Games — gaming UX
It's finals week, and things are intense. You need to refresh with something visceral. Circuit Studio and Lee Cherry are here to help!
Heads up! This event is not at the Hunt. Jameson Hogan of the studio will introduce Arduino, while Lee Cherry will introduce us to his Pixy camera.
Pat will show us some of this prior work, and then engage us in a conversation about a new project he is engaged in called Recognition, a unique quiz game with a highly visual mechanic.
Healthcare data is now immense, promising improved care, efficiency, and costs. A clinically meaningful presentation of the data will be important to realize these benefits. Are there data visualization standards that can be followed for presenting different types of information?