Puget Sound SIGCHI is hosting an Indi Young Workshop on October 12: Purposeful and Practical Empathy, A Crucial Skill for Designing Products and Services.
Date and Time: 12 Oct 2013, 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
Location: Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave SE, Bellevue
In this workshop, attendees will learn:
- The two types of empathy
- What intentional or constructed empathy looks like
- How to conduct the kind of listening session necessary for developing empathy
- The difference between interpreting and analyzing what people have said
- The patterns that emerge after listening to several people
- How to incorporate this approach as a practice in your life
Pine + Minor (a project of Gerding Edlen) is working with Seattle-based printmaker and digital designer Amy Redmond to create a large-scale, typographic work featuring “design truisms” that explore how design and technology merge, based entirely on community input to reflect the Seattle design + technology community. The final piece will be unveiled during the Seattle Design Festival (Sept 13-22, 2013).
The response can be in a sentence, a fragmented thought, 1 or 2 words. Consider the following in your answer:
1) Design is…?
2) Technology is…?
3) What is the relationship between design & technology?
4) What are the unexpected outcomes of this relationship?
Answers should be sent to: email@example.com by Thursday, July 18th, 2013.
In collaboration with Microsoft XBOX Entertainment Group, Master’s students in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) have been investigating issues related to gaming and media. The students will present their findings on Monday, June 10, at 5:00 PM in the Allen Auditorium at the University of Washington. Please join HCDE to hear about their research.
Topics and speakers are:
- Applying Cognitive Apprenticeship Theory To Reduce Learning Curves Across Technology, by Jonathan Bergeron, Chih-Wei Chen, Luke Easterwood, Jake Sparling, Jessie Liyin Xue
- An exploration of the mindsets, motivations, and mechanics behind player behavior in competitive online video gaming, by Anatole Chen, Sean Lemme, Antonio Rodriguez, Jeff Smith, Thomas Stanton
- The Future of Sharing Media, by Smitha Bharadwaj, Nav Kamran, Vibha Panth, Marc Perez, Yu Xin
The HCDE faculty advisor for these projects is Professor Mark Haselkorn. Microsoft advisors include Shayal Chhibber, Rive Citron, and Umer Farooq.
Who: Jon Udell, Microsoft
What: Teaching Web Fluency: How we can help web users become web thinkers and web makers?
When: Friday, May 17, Noon to 1:20 p.m. Pizza provided!
Where: Mary Gates Hall (MGH), Room 420, University of Washington, Seattle
Abstract: Students of computer and information sciences aren’t the only ones who need to understand how web resources are represented, named, provided, composed, and exchanged. Everyone can learn a set of basic principles and then apply them to be more effective participants in (and co-creators of) the web. Microsoft’s Jon Udell is teaching communities how to manage their public calendars in a way that enables groups and organization to be authoritative for their own calendar data, and to connect their calendars in syndication networks using the well-established (but underutilized) Internet standard for calendar exchange. In this talk he’ll review the progress he’s made so far helping cities and towns around the country adopt this model, discuss the web concepts required, and explore the challenges involved in conveying those concepts. He’ll also suggest how lessons learned from community calendar syndication can generalize to other domains, including health care, energy conservation, and political discourse.
About Jon Udell
Jon Udell is an author, information architect, software developer, and new media innovator. His 1999 book, Practical Internet Groupware, helped lay the foundation for what we now call social software. Udell was formerly a software developer at Lotus, BYTE Magazine’s executive editor and Web maven, and an independent consultant. A hands-on thinker, Udell’s analysis of industry trends has always been informed by his own ongoing experiments with software, information architecture, and new media. From 2002 to 2006 he was InfoWorld’s lead analyst, author of the weekly Strategic Developer column, and blogger-in-chief. During his InfoWorld tenure he also pioneered the medium now known as screencasting and produced an audio show, Interviews with Innovators. In 2007 Udell joined Microsoft as a writer, interviewer, speaker, and experimental software developer. Currently he is building and explaining a calendar network that’s based on open standards and runs in the Windows Azure cloud.
CodeDay is a 24 hour hackathon aimed towards students and hosted by local nonprofit StudentRND. CodeDay is aimed at students and it is focused on helping students learn new technologies and showing off their coding skills.
The next Seattle CodeDay event is coming up soon on May 25, 2013. Tickets are on sale now for $10 until May 20 and $20 afterwards.
More information: http://codeday.org/
Join HCDE alumnus Matt Shobe in welcoming Enrique Allen, co-director of Bay Area-based Designer Fund, for lively talk on lessons learned by designer-founders of several startups you may very well have heard about. Space is limited! Lunch will be served.
Enrique Allen will share 5 lessons learned from designers who founded Pinterest, Behance, fuseproject, Slideshare, and theicebreak from the first edition of the Designer Founders ebook.
When: Friday, March 8, 12:00–1:00 PM
Where: Sieg Hall, Room 420, University of Washington Seattle campus
Note: Lunch will be served but space will be limited to 20.
About the speaker
Enrique Allen is the co-director of Designer Fund. Previously he was a designer at venture capital funds including 500 Startups, Facebook’s fbFund & Venrock. As a Bay Area Native and Stanford University alum, Enrique continues to teach at the Stanford d.school.
Date: Thursday, November 29th
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Electrical Engineering Building (EEB), Room 125
- Krista Davis – Krista graduated UW CSE department and later dropped out of grad school to work for Google. She’s worked on Google Talk and Docs and contributes her 20% time to work on Google’s local philanthropy tools. She represented Google on Seattle’s Out & Equal council and spends way too much time (re)watching Star Trek and Buffy.
- Marsha Botzer – Marsha has served the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and progressive communities for over 30 years, as a founding member of Equality Washington, the Seattle LGBT Center, and on boards of Pride Foundation, Safe Schools, Lambert House, Seattle Counseling Service and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.
- oSTEM is awaiting confirmation from a third speaker.
Don’t forget to join the College of Engineering for the first of its WiSE (Women in Science & Engineering) lectures tonight!
Lectures are FREE but registration is required. Online registration: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/wisecat/179064
Time: 6:30–8:00pm, Doors open at 6 PM
Location: Kane Hall 120, University of Washington, Seattle campus
Lecture Dates: November 7, 14, and 28
November 7, 2012
Presenter: Coleen Carrigan, Doctoral Candidate, Anthropology
Research Associate, UW ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change
Title: Gender @ Work in a Dot Com World
Computer technology plays a critical role in US society and gives computer scientists and engineers unparalleled power and influence. Yet, since the mid-1980’s, women’s participation in computing began declining drastically, a trend that continues today. Anthropology can help us understand how US cultural values govern gender roles and influence women’s interest and inclusion in computing. Hear how women in computing negotiate and resist gender norms and what cultural innovations are needed to create a diverse group of computer scientists and engineers who address the most pressing challenges of our society. Excerpts from the video Miss Representation will be viewed and discussed. Continue reading
Join us on November 6, 2012, at 12:30 PM to learn more about the undergraduate program in Human Centered Design & Engineering! Undergraduate advisor Stephanie White will be speaking about the program and answering your questions.
When: 12:30 PM, November 6, 2012
Where: Sieg Hall, Room 425, University of Washington, Seattle campus
Students in the Bachelor of Science in Human Centered Design & Engineering program build a strong foundation in designing user experiences and interfaces, creating information visualizations, conducting usability research, designing for the web, and building web technologies.
The University of Washington Science & Engineering Career Fair is geared towards uniting science and engineering students and the continually growing number of companies in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the nation. We pride ourselves on bringing high caliber Husky students and businesses together.
Show up and talk with companies looking to hire full time, internships, and co-ops!
Date: October 24th, 2012
Location: Husky Union Building (H.U.B.), University of Washington campus
More information: http://uwseba.com/career-fair-information/career-fair-students/