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Designer Myopia

Vector Image of Rian Van Der MerweDesigner Myopia
October 5, 2016
Rian Van Der Merwe, Wildbit

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.

About the Speaker

Rian Van Der Merwe (@RianVDM) is designs and builds high quality software that people love to use, and he wrote a book about it called “Making It Right“.

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PDX Design Research Group

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 is currently VP of User Experience Research for Wells Fargo. Her past experience includes working at Answer Lab, running her own consulting business, and teaching at PNCA and the Art Institute of Portland.
Time: Informal networking is from 6:30 – 7:00, with Zara’s talk to begin promptly at 7:00.
Location: eBay’s downtown office, 1400 SW 5th Avenue, 3rd floor. Portland, OR  97201.

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