Do remember the thrill you felt the first time you saw an iPhone? Technology can be so exciting. But have you ever asked yourself why?
This isn't only a rhetorical question: if you move people, then — well — you move people. When people are excited about technology, they're more likely to have it, use it, and it will have more impact.
The relationship between technology and emotion is a central concern of the booming field of user experience, as are the broader impacts technology has on us. Good user experience can improve lives.
Unfortunately, user experience expertise doesn't currently exist at any one place at the university, or indeed only at the university. If we want to be a player in UX, we need to come together.
So local faculty, students and practitioners are forming nexUX, a nexus for user experience expertise. We're holding a formative event, nexUX Camp, this Friday February 28 at NC State's Hunt Library, from 930-6pm, at which we'll begin deciding what we'll do together. Registration is free.
Please join us, we want your opinion. Help build the nexUX community.
nexUX Camp crib sheet
what: Lightning talks, workshops, and keynote (program)
when: Friday, February 28, 930-6pm (schedule)
where: NC State's Hunt Library (directions)
how: free to anyone (online RSVP)
nexUX Camp speakers
Ross Teague, Senior UX Manager, Allscripts
Chris Paul, SVP Design, LPL Financial
Santiago Piedrafita, Associate Professor, NCSU Graphic Design
Patrick McGowan, Principal, The Service Design Group
Rajiv Ramarajan, Senior Manager – UX, SAS Institute
Christian Holljes, Professor, NCSU Industrial Design
Liza Potts, Michigan State