Category Archives: Community

December UX Meetup – December 14, 2009, Glueks, 6-8pm

The next Twin Cities UX Meetup will be Monday, December 14. We’re discussing how UX at an agency compares to in-house UX. Kevin Farner from Gomoll Research and Design will facilitate. Ideas for topics might include: Types of projects Types of work —IA, content strategy, content development, SEO…. Project management approaches Project teams UX teams […]

Recap: 10/12 UX Meetup @ Sen Yai Sen Lek Thai

We had a lively and varied discussion last Monday with the group that turned out for our October UX meetup.  Some topics that arose: UnSummit compared to open space technology (imagine a summit with no set schedule or speakers, just one big question or problem to be addressed) Mentorship – how can people find potential […]

11/9 UX Book Club discussion @ Wilde Roast, 6-8 PM

Please join us for our next UX Book Club discussion Monday, November 9, 6-8 pm at Wilde Roast in NE Minneapolis. We’ll be discussing a recent UX title from New Riders, A Project Guide to UX Design: For user experience designers in the field or in the making, which came out in March. When reading the book, please write down your answers to these topics/questions and bring them […]

Twin Cities UX Meetup Oct 12, 2009 – Sen Yai Sen Lek Thai

The next Twin Cities UX Meetup will be on Monday, October 12 at Sen Yai Sen Lek in northeast Minneapolis. This will be an open discussion – let’s hang out, talk UX and eat spring rolls. If you have something you’d like to discuss (prototyping techniques, user research in the age of mobile Twitter, selling UX […]

Mpls.-St. Paul WordPress User Group Meeting Registration Up

The first meeting of the Mpls.-St. Paul WordPress User Group is slated for July 30, 2009. We’ll be talking about a slew of WP topics, including: Organizing Wordcamp Twin Cities 2009 Converting rocking HTML Designs into rocking WordPress Templates WordPress Overview for Beginners WordPress as a CMS Details: Minneapolis St. Paul WordPress User Group Kickoff […]

UX Book Club June 8: Communicating Design by Dan Brown

Happy summer Twin Cities UX’ers –(even though it feels like October outside!) We met June 8, 6-8pm at Wilde Roast to discuss the book Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning by Dan Brown. The conversation was facilitated by Stephanie. She manages a User Experience team at U.S. Bank. She told us […]

Interest in Organizing WordCamp in the Twin Cities

I’m hoping to stir up some interest in organizing a WordCamp here in the Twin Cities. I’ll “run point” but could use some other enthusiasts to assist. We have a thriving interactive community that presumably should be interested in things WordPress. Any takers? Email jmyers at visi dot com or @jaymyers

UX Meetup May 18: Content Strategy with Kristina Halvorson

Happy spring Twin Cities UX’ers – Our next UX Meetup is May 18, 6-8pm at Wilde Roast. Come join us to learn from Kristina Halvorson of BrainTraffic and discuss Content Strategy. In the traditional website design process, content requirements definition happens as information architecture develops. In theory, this should successfully set the stage for content […]

UX Book Club: Designing the Obvious

We had a small but engaged book club tonight at Wilde Roast in Minneapolis. The book on the schedule was Designing the Obvious by Robert J. Hoekman, Jr. (@rhjr on Twitter) He has offered to have a call with the Minneapolis UX book club if we want to set one up, chime in on comments […]

$1000 IAI Grant

I’m on the committee again this year and am hoping to see some great proposals. Last year the people who were awarded also presented at the IA Summit where their talks were well received. Is there anything better than getting $1,000 for indulging in geekery? INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE INSTITUTE PROGRESS GRANTS ================================================== The IA Institute will […]