Puget Sound SIGCHI

Puget Sound SIGCHI (say "SIG-kye") is a non-profit local chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (www.acm.org) Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (www.sigchi.org), serving the Puget Sound region's user experience professionals. Our monthly speaker meetings are free and open to the public.

June Meeting with Lindsey Arnold: Therapist's Guide to UX Strategy

Ever felt like a therapist in your UX work? Learn from a licensed therapist turned user researcher on how to apply therapy techniques to your UX practice. Skills you will learn include: facilitating groups and understanding group dynamics, motivating behavior change in individuals, reading your team members' nonverbal cues, and providing an environment for change to occur. The more you understand people's behaviors, the greater impact you can make in your UX work, both with your team and beyond.

Lindsey Arnold conducts user research at Anthro-Tech, Inc., in Olympia, WA. She comes to the field of UX with 8 years of experience in the mental health field, treating children, adolescents, and adults. She holds an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and is enrolled in the University of Washington’s Human Centered Design and Engineering graduate program. She is passionate about making a positive impact in people’s lives via psychology and user-centered design and hopes to bridge the gap between technology and mental health treatments.

Date & Time 

Thursday, June 18, 2015 
6:30 Networking
7:00 Start
8:00 Q&A

GGLO Space at the Steps, 1301 First Ave., Level A, Enter through door located about 1/4 of the way down the Harbor Steps. Seattle, WA 98101

Indi Young Workshop: Practical Empathy: Gain Greater Collaboration & Creativity in Your Work

Friday, July 24, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

Puget Sound SIGCHI is pleased to bring Indi Young to Seattle for a full-day workshop to heighten our skills in collaboration and developing our creativity.

Join us for a day of becoming aware of your assumptions and learning what cognitive empathy can mean for your work. Try out a new, deeper kind of listening, which forms the root of cognitive empathy, and apply it within your organization.

Tuition for the workshop is $250 by midnight Friday July 10, and $295 thereafter. Your tuition includes a fully catered breakfast, tea and coffee, lunch, and snacks. Space is limited to 40 participants, and the workshop is hosted at the inspiring space of POP Agency in downtown Seattle.

More information and registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/practical-empathy-gain-greater-collaboration-creativity-in-your-work-tickets-17205929398

About Indi Young

Indi Young is an expert consultant in user experience, offering her expertise in research, strategy, and redesign to organizations around the world. She focuses on helping engineers and designers tackle the hardest problems of understanding the people they're supporting. She has helped with the front-end to physical products and services, and specializes in digital services, process design, and content strategy.

In 2001 Indi was one of the founders of the user experience agency, Adaptive Path, which continues to provide leadership for the user experience field. Indi has authored two books on the topic of design strategy, published by Rosenfeld Media in 2008 and 2014, Mental Model Diagrams and Practical Empathy. She has written articles for UXmasA List ApartJohnny Holland, and Scroll Magazine. She collaborated with cartoonist and desginer Brad Colbow on comics for Smashing Magazine and ThinkVitamin. She wrote the foreward to the book UX Design for Startups. Indi blogs at indiyoung.com.

Indi has presented about empathy and user experience strategy at more than 35 conferences and local meetings. Her slide decks are available on Slideshare. She has taught workshops in collaboration with Rosenfeld MediaAdaptive PathCooper, and ClearLeft. Webinars are available for instant coaching from User Interface EngineeringRosenfeld Media, and UX Marathon. Indi is considered one of the pioneers and mentors of the user experience field.

Upcoming Events

24 Jul 2015 8:30 AM • POP, 1326 5th Avenue Suite 800, Seattle WA 98101

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