Calgary UX

Habanero recently redesigned their own website using responsive techniques and experimented with a number of approaches such as content-first design, retina/high-DPI support, etc. Some things worked well and some didn’t, which the team will share.

Date: Wednesday, July 24th

Time: 10am (MDT)

Sign up for this webinar: https://habanero.webex.com/mw0307l/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=habanero

The session will be led by Pablo Romero, a customer and employee portals consultant with over ten years of experience in marketing, customer care, and business strategy, and Jas Shukla, a senior consultant who teaches our User Experience Done Right! course across Canada. Jas was also an integral part of the designing and planning process behind Habanero’s own responsive website redesign.

Jas and Pablo will share best practices, ways to increase customer engagement, and explain the benefits of using responsive design techniques. By using Habanero’s own website responsive redesign as background, we’ll delve into why this design philosophy can increase the quality of customer experiences across different devices, especially important given today’s high-DPI screens.

Website: http://www.habaneroconsulting.com/about/news/Responsive-web-design

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Lean UX

By Jeff Gothelf with Josh Seiden

Date: TUESDAY, Juy 30, 2013  Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Time: 6:30
Location: Hop In Brew Pub, 213 12 Ave SW, Calgary

RSVP: Via Meet Up

About The Book: The Lean UX approach to interaction design is tailor-made for today’s web-driven reality. In this insightful book, leading advocate Jeff Gothelf teaches you valuable Lean UX principles, tactics, and techniques from the ground up—how to rapidly experiment with design ideas, validate them with real users, and continually adjust your design based on what you learn.

Purchase the book at the O’Riley Media Book Store (use discount code DSUG for 50% off the ebook price or 40% off the print).

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Habanero‘s ‘UE Done Right!’ is back in Calgary, here are the details…

Date: June 18th – 19th

Website: http://www.uedoneright.com

About the workshop:

Designed for everyone from designers to communicators to project managers and developers, this two-day course is packed with case studies, responsive design best practices, and tips to increase team collaboration. Participants will practice the techniques through hands-on activities and will be given a comprehensive set of course materials and templates.

The seminar runs June 18 – 19 in Calgary, but we also have availability in Toronto and Vancouver. You can find out more information here: http://www.uedoneright.com

We have a special promotion code for CalUX until May 31 to get the reduced rate of $699 – just enter CALUX in the promotion code box.

Space is limited to 22 students for the best learning experience, so register soon!

Also check out our new course running in September “Portal Management Done Right!”  for the people who launch, maintain, and run the solutions we design! http://portalsdoneright.com

May 16, 2013 · 5:00 pm
Commonwealth Bar & Stage

The first of many Boozer Experience nights! Come out and meet fellow UX professionals and like minded folks over some beer, snacks and good conversations.

Hope you can join us!

RSVP on Meetup

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It’s high time we host another Rapid-Fire-Presentation-Evening. We have some of Calgary’s leading User Experience professionals and Visual Thinkers lined up to speak about the projects, ideas and questions that they are most passionate about. Each speaker will been given ten minutes to talk about their topic, followed by a lightning-round of Q&A. With an open-ended discussion to finish off the night.

Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Time: 6:00-9:00 (presentations start at 6:30)
Location: Bottlescrew Bill’s Pub – 140, 10th Avenue SW, Back Room (just ask for the Calgary UX reservations)

RSVP: Via Meet Up

Confirmed Presenter line-up and topics (in no particular order, well, possibly some what alphabetical):

It’s not too late,  if you’re interested in presenting, feel free to shoot us an email with a short pitch of what you’d like to talk about and we’ll see if we can squeeze ya into to the exciting line-up.

CalgaryUX is joining up with Pixels and Pints for their next get-together on Tuesday, April 9.

Some CalgaryUX folks are already regulars at Pixel and Pints but if you haven’t been to one before, Pixels is a monthly intermingling of Calgary’s designers, writers, analysts, and developers… and everything in-between.

It’s a pretty casual group: just grab a drink, have a chat, listen to some announcements, and make some new connections!

You can arrive any time during the evening, but things get started at 5:30pm at the Rose and Crown Pub in Beltline (1503 4 St. SW). We’ll have a reserved section at the back.

RSVP for the “UX + Pixels + Pints = Awesome” event through Meetup

Brian Traynor from Mount Royal University’s Information Design program has invited Calgary UX group members to presentation at the school on Wednesday, March 20.

A representative from Noldus will be demonstrating their Observer XT software, an event-logging tool focused on the “collection, analysis, and presentation of observational data” – something that might come in handy when conducting user research and usability studies.

More information on Observer XT can be found on Noldus’ website at http://www.noldus.com

The presentation will be held at 3:30pm in the afternoon in room T295.

To help find your way around campus, please refer to the MRU visitor parking map and the level 2 campus map. (The easiest entrance to find the room from is the West Gate. If you are driving, you can park in Lot 2.)

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