Indiana UXPA Chapter (Formely Indiana UPA)
The Indiana Chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association was formed in October 2002.
World Usability Day
World Usability Day 2014 - November 13
User Experience is all about engagement. Technology, products and services are usable when they engage people. At work we strive to engage with those around us—whether they’re users, colleagues, or stakeholders. It means getting people on board with an idea, earning trust, and working toward mutual goals. We all know how challenging that can be.
This is the year to think out of the box. How can you engage people to use technology products and services? What kind of design thinking needs to be incorporated, to keep people engaged? How can you engage those outside our field, to understand the importance of a good user experience? Can we engage people to help changes those things that are not working well?
More details to follow.
For more information visit the Indiana World Usability Day Website.
Don’t forget to save the date – November 13, 2014.
Upcoming Chapter Meetings
Tuesday, April 22, 5:30pm (Indesign, Indianapolis) – Online Branding and Evaluation
Websites have become critical interfaces for brand-customer communication. The components and features of a website not only support users to accomplish their tasks, but also give them an impression about the nature and the reputation of the underlying brand. To this end, a number of strategies and frameworks have been proposed in the past decade for planning, executing, and enhancing online branding. Tao Yang, PhD will present a brief review and his insights on current online branding approaches.
Meet-and-greet time will be 5:30pm-6:00pm with pizza and soft drinks. The presentation will start at 6:00pm.
Note: The front door will be unlocked until 6:00pm. If you arrive after 6:00pm, please ring the doorbell.
Location: Indesign, 8225 E. 56th Street, Indianapolis (View map)
Wednesday, April 30, 6:30pm (Ball State Campus, Muncie) – Ball State HCI Student Projects
Join us for a special presentation at Ball State University of several HCI student projects. Projects include: The website usability for CICS, Marian University, and Verallia Glass Co, Muncie Children’s Museum, Ball State Library, and internal Ethernet projects.
Location: Ball State Campus, Letterman Building, Room 225, N. McKinley Ave Muncie, Indiana 47303 (View map)
Monday, May 5, 5:30pm (IUPUI Campus, Indianapolis) – IUPUI HCI Student Projects
Several graduate students in the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) master's degree program at IUPUI will be presenting summaries of their research/design projects.
Location: IUPUI Campus, Informatics & Communications Technology Complex, Room INFO 357, 535 W. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202 (View map)
Tuesday, May 20, 5:30pm (Luther Consulting, Carmel) – The User Centered Design in Data Systems
Traditionally, systems focused on data entry and reporting have been more focused on data requirements and database structures than the people that use it. However, the UX of such systems is directly connected to quality of the data and decisions that can be based on it. Join us as Zachary Steiner, Ph.D will discuss the role of user centered design and importance experience in data entry and reporting.
Note: Enter from the south door.
Location: Luther Consulting LLC., 10435 Commerce Drive, Suite 140, Carmel, IN 46032 (View map)