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UX Writing & Microcopy:
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How Small Words Make A Big Difference
Skyler Reed, January 2020
In this talk, we will walk through how UX Writing & Microcopy can (and will) transform writing within business organizations, trades and arts work, and application design to reduce stress and provide guidance for all people from every walk of life.
Calm Technology: Designing for the Next Generation of DevicesMozilla Portland Offices 1120 NW Couch St #320, Portland, OR
Amber Case, February 2020
How can you design technology that becomes a part of a user’s life and not a distraction from it? You’ll learn how to design products that work well, launch well, are easy to support, easy to use, and remain unobtrusive.
Democracy is a Design ProblemConnective DX 2030 NW Pettygrove, Portland, OR
Dana Chisnell, March 2020
Design directly affects every person in the nation. Join Dana as she explores the design of our democracy and how to make better design decisions that do not have as many unintended consequences for our democracy.
The Long Nose of Innovation
2030 NW Pettygrove, Portland, OR
The point is, it’s Hard to Extrapolate from a Point
Bill Buxton, April 2020
Using examples from the Buxton-Microsoft Collection, the argument is made that knowing our history is as important to UX designers as it is to architects, musicians or any other creative discipline.
Participating in Public: Municipal Software for Online Dialogue and Decision-makingYour Own Home via Zoom OR
Travis Kriplean | Arthur Smid, May 2020
We’ll consider how design can facilitate consensus rather than division. Let’s explore this together and build the practices and software to support democracy.
Life & Death Design: What Life-Saving Tech Can Teach Everyday DesignersYour Own Home via Zoom OR
Katie Swindler, June 2020
Apply new techniques presented to your work in any field to create clear, intuitive experiences that effectively guide the behavior of your users, no matter their state of mind.
The Coming Extinction Level Event for Brands & CompaniesYour Own Home via Zoom OR
Nathan Shedroff, July 2020
UX developers of all kinds bridge the distance between our clients/companies and our customers and we can have as big an impact on strategy as anyone else in the company.
August Social Zoom Trivia NightYour Own Home via Zoom OR
UX focused Trivia contests via the Kahoot app, led by our Vicefoo and resident Game Master, Robert LaCosse!
Learning to live together: Community-based approaches for design and researchYour Own Home via Zoom OR
Amelia Abreu, September 2020
Explore the history of participatory design movements and highlight community-based action tactics and creative inquiry approaches with Amelia Abreu at CHIFOO's September event.
Something You Know, Something You Have, Something You Are
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Designing Better Authentication to Make the Web Safer
Stacy Taylor, October 7, 2020
Come learn about password alternatives, two factor authentication, and biometric authentication, and leave with few simple steps you can take to make your data more secure. (The secret code for this meeting is 123456.)
Systems of SystemsYour Own Home via Zoom OR
Tatiana Mac, November 2020
We’ll look to see how to assess where our design systems live in broader ecosystems, the challenges inherent, and how to lean into the good, and resist the bad, to ensure we’re serving all humans in an equitable and ethical way, maintaining safety and trust.
2021 Speaker SeriesYour Own Home via Zoom OR
As we enter the next decade, CHIFOO will explore the forces that are shaping our current situation with hopes to see the potential for growth for ourselves and our industry, opportunities to help our planet and it’s people heal, and ways to make our online interactions more equitable, more useful, more helpful, and more kind.