Online Story-Driven Games

Popular speaker and authority on most things geek, Rym DeCoster brings a unique perspective to game theory and design. He works with a team that has developed a platform for translation of story-driven games to a browser-based experience. Through his geek-focused...

Games That Change Us (for the Better)

As a game developer, how do you engage a user as a player, to not just play but to learn and truly transform? When the goal is to inform and expand an individual’s views and understanding about important political events and social issues, the game totally changes...

Presumptive Design

PRESUMPTIVE DESIGN: UX IN THE PROBLEM SPACE January 6, 2016 Charles Lambdin, Intel In this talk you will learn how Presumptive Design differs from traditional user-centered design, as well as how it welcomes and leverages our irrationality by utilizing failure as the...

Workshop: Presumptive Design

PRESUMPTIVE DESIGN WORKSHOP: BOUNDED, IRRATIONAL DESIGN RESEARCH PROCESS January 29, 2016 Leo Frishberg, Phase II In this workshop, Frishberg will offer a design-thinking-based framework for embracing this irrational state of affairs. Rather than eliminating or...

Faulty By Design

FAULTY BY DESIGN: A PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINATION OF USER DECISION MAKING February 10, 2016 William Gribbons, PhD, Bentley University The psychological variables influencing decision making and highlight how these factors affect a user’s performance navigating the...

A Media For a Chorus of Voices

A MEDIA FOR A CHORUS OF VOICES March 2, 2016 Ward Cunningham Ward talk about the reinventing Wiki and how distributed internet’s idealistic founding with technological innovation has brewed since its inception. While venture money chases unicorns were happy to build...

SEMPDX SearchFest Conference

SEMpdx presents 10th Annual SearchFest Conference SEMpdx is excited to announce that Michael King of iPullRank and Dr. Pete Meyers of Moz will be the keynotes of SearchFest 2016! SearchFest is a one-day digital marketing conference, presenting multiple informative...

Marketing Isn’t Storytelling.

MARKETING ISN’T STORYTELLING. IT’S WORLD BUILDING. April 6, 2016 Ian Lurie, Portent For years, we’ve referred to ‘marketing as storytelling.’ This creates a problem: Storytelling involves a single narrative arc, and our customers don’t want to be dragged into a single...

Be Here When

BE HERE WHEN: FAITH BASED COMMUNITIES CONTEMPLATE TECHNOLOGIES FOR THEMSELVES May 4, 2016 John D. Smith, Co-Author of Digital Habitats Faith-based communities live with many contradictions that challenge thinking about design, technology, and human interaction. The...

WebVisions Portland

WebVisions Portland will be held from May 18-20 at PNCA and Revolution Hall. Learn more and register here today! Remember CHIFOO members get 15% off on tickets!

How to Get Buy In and Be on the Same Page

How to Get Buy In and Be on the Same Page Mary Shaw, UX Consultant Getting buy-in from project stakeholders is often the most critical piece of the design puzzle. Learn how to successfully collaborate with your stakeholders so everyone is on the same page from the...

Empowering Community Moderators

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...