Empowering Community Moderators

Connective DX 2030 NW Pettygrove, Portland, OR, United States

EMPOWERING COMMUNITY MODERATORS TO MAKE VALUES-BASED DECISIONS June 8, 2016 Jasen Balmat, OkCupid Often community moderators work invisibly at the heart of the social network making thousands of judgment calls on behalf of the members they serve. Learn how community moderators provide care and attention to enrich experiences at an individual level. About the Speaker […]


Designing for Happiness

Connective DX 2030 NW Pettygrove, Portland, OR, United States

DESIGNING FOR HAPPINESS July 13, 2016 Pamela Pavliscak, Change Sciences? What does it mean to design for happiness? Based on a combination of design research and data science, this session will explore what makes people happiest when they use technology and what we can learn from that to design for positive outcomes. About the Speaker […]


CHIFOO Annual Bowling Party

AMF Pro 300 Lanes (Powell Bowl) 3031 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR, United States

ANNUAL BOWLING PARTY August 3, 2016 Come join us for the annual CHI-Bowl to enjoy some indoor sports. Dig out your bowling shirt and bowl a few games, or just hang out and socialize with your friends and colleagues. Families are welcome, too!   Cost CHIFOO members get in free. Non-members or guests get the […]

SEMPDX: Rooftop Networking Party

Hotel deLuxe 729 SW 15th Avenue , Portland, OR, United States

Join SEMPDX for some old school networking in uptown Portland at the Hotel deLuxe. Enjoy good food, drinks and conversations as DJ Jonas Healy spins tunes. Don’t miss the best networking event of the summer!

Expose UX Live Taping

Centrl Office 1355 NW Everett Suite 100, Portland, OR, United States

Expose UX is the web TV show where startups compete for prizes while getting feedback from user experience (UX) experts. It's Shark Tank for UX design. Learn from the experts' advice and improve your own product!

Let’s Pretend

Connective DX 2030 NW Pettygrove, Portland, OR, United States

LET’S PRETEND: USING PERSONAS TO PLAY WITH PROBLEMS September 14, 2016 Carolyn Chandler, Mira Fitness Anna van Slee, Sideshow Collectibles To uncover the most common problems, designers must empathize with their users and come to know the spaces and times in which they move. In this interactive presentation, UX guru Carolyn and game designer Anna […]


PDX Design Research Group

eBay Lounge 1400 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR, United States

Smart(?)Watch: How to Find Out What Users Want from their Wearables with Zara Logue, Wells Fargo In this presentation, Zara Logue will talk about her experiences doing independent research on wearables, including the Apple Watch, Android and Pebble watches. She'll talk about best practices for conducting the research and also share some initial findings. Zara […]

Portland Creative Conference

Gerding Theatre at the Armory 128 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR, United States

Join other Creative Industries professionals for a day of exploring and celebrating the creative process, inspiration, and imagination at the Portland Creative Conference on Friday, September 23rd at the Gerding Theater in the Armory.

Delight Conference | Sept 26 -28

Portland Art Museum 1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR, United States

Delight brings together more than 400 business, design and technology professionals who are passionate about bringing exceptional experiences to life.

Designer Myopia

Connective DX 2030 NW Pettygrove, Portland, OR, United States

The all-too-common phenomenon whereby, despite our best intentions, we sometimes design with a nearsightedness that results in websites and applications that please ourselves and impress our peers but don’t meet user and business goals.


Bounded Irrationality In Everyday Moments

Connective DX 2030 NW Pettygrove, Portland, OR, United States

BOUNDED IRRATIONALITY IN EVERYDAY MOMENTS November 2, 2016 Michelle Kittrell, Researcher at American Family Insurance       If we look closely at interactions that frustrate us we can clearly see bounded irrationality at play, disrupting our ‘expected’ path of outcomes. This talk will cover how the dynamic of neuroscience, culture, and personal preferences create […]