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Connective DX

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2030 NW Pettygrove
Portland, OR 97229 United States

Join CHIFOO at ConnectiveDX for our upcoming meeting. There is ample street parking around the ConnectiveDX. If you choose to park across the street in the large parking lot remember to get a card from ConnectiveDX to put on the dashboard of your car so that it doesn’t get towed.

The meeting will be in the community meeting room of ConnectiveDX to get there you will need to go all the way down the hall (past the lobby and bike racks) to register/check-in for the meeting.

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September 2015

Online Story-Driven Games

September 2, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Connective DX, 2030 NW Pettygrove
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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Through his geek-focused radio talk show, events and lecturing, Rym will delight us with his stories about how he’s observed the unique interaction of gaming and how HCI is maturing.

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October 2015

Games That Change Us (for the Better)

October 7, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Connective DX, 2030 NW Pettygrove
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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$5

Emily regularly facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational efforts. Come hear behind-the-scenes techniques for creating games that really make a difference in the world.

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January 2016

Presumptive Design

January 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Connective DX, 2030 NW Pettygrove
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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$5.00

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 main catalyst for insight. About the Speaker Charles Lambdin is a User Experience Researcher at Intel Corporation.

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Workshop: Presumptive Design

January 29, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Connective DX, 2030 NW Pettygrove
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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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 decrying our irrational process, Frishberg sketches out how Presumptive Design both welcomes and leverages our irrationality. REGISTRATION Early bird - by December 15th Late registration - starts January 15th PRICE CHIFOO Members $225 Students $250 Early birds and Members $275 Late registration Non-CHIFOO Members $250 Students $275…

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February 2016

Faulty By Design

February 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Connective DX, 2030 NW Pettygrove
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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$5.00

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 decisions embedded in our products. Bill will offer examples of how user experience designers can address Complex decision exceeds our thinking capacity, facilitating more effective decisions through a variety of design practices. About the Speaker Bill Gribbons is Director of the graduate Human Factors program at Bentley University,…

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March 2016

A Media For a Chorus of Voices

March 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Connective DX, 2030 NW Pettygrove
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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$5.00

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 trilobites because we’d be happy to inform the future even if we don’t own it. About the Speaker Ward Cunningham has worked for and consulted to daring startups and huge corporations. He has served as CTO, Director, Fellow, Principal Engineer and Inventor.…

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April 2016

Marketing Isn’t Storytelling.

April 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Connective DX, 2030 NW Pettygrove
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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$5.00

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 arc. They want a space in which they can move about and create their own stories. Come to this session to hear how playing Dungeons and Dragons teaches great marketing, the basic principles of marketing worldbuilding, and why this…

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May 2016

Be Here When

May 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Connective DX, 2030 NW Pettygrove
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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$5.00

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 community’s tech steward must strike a balance between the needs of the community and outside influences. About the Speaker John co-authored “Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities” with Etienne Wenger and Nancy White. He is a buddhist meditation teacher with a master’s degree in planning…

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June 2016

Empowering Community Moderators

June 8, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Connective DX, 2030 NW Pettygrove
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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$5.00

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 Jasen Balmat is a visual artist turned tech-geek who leads the Community Moderation team at OkCupid. He holds BFA from The Savannah College of Art and…

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July 2016

Designing for Happiness

July 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Connective DX, 2030 NW Pettygrove
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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$5.00

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 Pamela Pavliscak founded Change Sciences. She has a book about designing for happiness coming out in the next year and is a frequent speaker at conferences like SXSW, Collision,…

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September 2016

Let’s Pretend

September 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Connective DX, 2030 NW Pettygrove
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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$5.00

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 take personas and other empathy exercises to the next level. About the Speakers Carolyn Chandler, Mira Fitness Carolyn has been working in the field of User Experience…

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October 2016

Designer Myopia

October 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Connective DX, 2030 NW Pettygrove
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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$5.00

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.

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November 2016

Bounded Irrationality
In Everyday Moments

November 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Connective DX, 2030 NW Pettygrove
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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$5.00

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 “unique” rational experiences. About the Speaker Michelle Kittrell is a researcher at American Family Insurance.  

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January 2019

General AI: Where Machine, Humanity, and Society Intersect

January 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connective DX, 2030 NW Pettygrove
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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In this presentation Shita will share his research in AGI and its global impact. He will layout one potential future scenario and a roadmap to get there as well the ethical and moral guidelines that will face designers his team is engaging with this year.

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February 2019

AI-driven Images in Radiation Therapy

February 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connective DX, 2030 NW Pettygrove
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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$5.00

New products for treating cancer with radiation therapy can provide therapists with high quality MR images in real-time, which can enable them to detect patient and tumor movements. This, in turn, creates the potential for much more precise and effective treatments for cancer.

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March 2019

Designing the Internet of Everybody

March 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connective DX, 2030 NW Pettygrove
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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$5.00

Ali Colleen Neff, Ph.D, CultureEncode This talk revisits the question of, to recall the work of fellow digital anthropologist Genevieve Bell, the “mess and mythology” embedded in smart technologies, and asks how we can harness the power of humanity’s global imagination to offer not only access to, but authorship of, the internet of things to everybody. Learn More

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April 2019

Smart Cities: Design Thinking and New Technologies that Seek to Address the Wicked Problems of Everyday Life

April 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connective DX, 2030 NW Pettygrove
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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$5.00

Ann Marcus, Marcus Consulting Group As citizens and design thinkers what role do/should we play in how the latest smart cities technologies--sensors, cameras, platforms, aggregation and analytics algorithms, machine learning and artificial intelligence--transform how we live, work, play, learn, love, see, move, engage and understand our world--and how it understands us? I'll tell you what I know and then let's discuss! Learn More

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May 2019

Researching Smart + Spatial Computing

May 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connective DX, 2030 NW Pettygrove
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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$5.00

Hannah Scurfield, UX Design Research and Strategy for Spatial Computing, eBay Join this session to hear about experimenting with user experience design research techniques and how people interact with augmented and mixed reality experiences. Learn More

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June 2019

Two Years Later

June 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connective DX, 2030 NW Pettygrove
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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$5.00

Two years into this adventure of augmenting our household and my work life I have an amazing story to share with you.

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July 2019

A Designer’s Work is Never Done

July 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Connective DX, 2030 NW Pettygrove
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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$5.00

Emily Bowman, General Motors Let’s explore how user experience designers can enhance vehicle development by bringing human-centered methods to the complex process of designing the mobility solutions of tomorrow. Learn More

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September 2019

Empathy, Design and the Future of AI

September 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connective DX, 2030 NW Pettygrove
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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$5.00

Ms. Rutland will speak on the power of empathy in the process of innovation as well as what we can learn from history about how to profoundly alter the way we approach AI as a design industry.

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October 2019

Humans FTW

October 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connective DX, 2030 NW Pettygrove
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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$5.00

Rebecca Priebe, RealWear Using empathetic design approaches we can create a world of intelligent environments that give us human-centric, adaptable information and control – making each and every individual’s life more enjoyable and productive no matter what we choose to do with our time – work, play, live. Learn More

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