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.
February meeting with Josh LaMar:
The Science and Art of Creating New Methodologies
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
Methodology is just a big word for how we approach problems and address questions. For those new to methodology, this word might sound scary, but fear not! With a few key concepts and an understanding of limitations, we can create endless combinations of study methods. In fact, every method is a compromise of something, so as long as you're aware of the compromise, you'll be able to create your own with flexibility and creativity.
This talk is part presentation and part workshop, and is intended for researchers and non-researchers, artists and non-artists, scientists and non-scientists, and anyone who has ever wondered how to do a better job at addressing user needs and answering questions about who our users are and what they care about. Bio
Josh LaMar has been investigating how users interact with technology for the past 10 years across three industries and a few different companies. Most recently, he's been a Senior User Experience Researcher at Microsoft in the Information Content Experiences team, and specializes in research to support content consumption, apps, and touch interactions. He has his M.S. in Technical Communication from the Department of Human-Centered Design and Engineering at UW. In his free time, Josh lifts weights, reads poetry, and attends music events.
Date & Time
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.: Light dinner and networking
7 p.m.: Speaker presentation
8 p.m.: Q&A
Location: Soup Standard, 911 East Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98122