Puget Sound SIG CHI January 2009 Meeting

  • 22 Jan 2009
  • 6:00 PM - 8:29 PM
  • One Union Square Board Room: 600 University St, Seattle, WA 98101-1176

Join us for our January meeting where Noah Iliinsky will present on User-Centered Information Design. Come for networking and food at 6:00—the presentation will begin at 7:00 (with announcements following the presentation). 

This presentation teaches a practical process for designing successful informative visuals. It begins by discussing the importance of understanding your audience's needs, and perception and cognition factors that enhance the effectiveness of your visual. This knowledge is then used to inform a step-by step design process, which takes you from a blank page to a complete, successful visual. The process specifically addresses choosing what information to include, where to put it on the page, what it should look like, how it should be labeled, what the links and axes look like.

Bio

"I have spent the last several years thinking about effective approaches to creating diagrams and other types of information visualization. I also work in interface and interaction design, all from a functional and user-centered perspective. Before becoming a designer I was a programmer for several years. I have a master's in Technical Communication from the University of Washington, and a bachelor's in Physics from Reed College."

Directions to the One Union Square Board Room

The meeting will be held in the Board Room of the One Union Square building in Seattle, (600 University St, Seattle, WA 98101-1176).



I-5 SOUTHBOUND
* Take the Union Street exit

* Turn Left on the Seventh Avenue Drive-thru (first light just after the Union Street exit)

* The Seventh Avenue Drive-thru travels under Two Union Square. The Garage entry is mid-block on the right.  There is a fee for parking in the garage.

I-5 NORTHBOUND
* Take the Seneca Street exit

* Turn right at the first light onto Sixth Avenue

* Take a soft right at University Street (Be careful to stay left of the concrete divider separating University Street from the freeway onramp. Turning hard right will put you onto the Freeway)

* University Street curves left and becomes the Seventh Avenue Drive-thru behind Union Square. Look for the sign indicating the parking garage entrance on your left.  There is a fee for parking in the garage.


In the Parking Garage
* Park near the West garage elevators. Take the West elevators to the Fireplace Lobby. At the Fireplace Lobby, walk toward One Union Square to your right. As you exit the Fireplace Lobby you will see escalators on your left. The Union Square Boardroom is located directly behind the escalators.


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