Announcing “interface”, a usability & UX information fair
Thursday 11/15, 5pm-9pm
2nd Floor, Student Lounge and Usability Lab
Rutgers School of Communication and Information
4 Huntington St.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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The event will be primarily aimed at introducing and exposing Rutgers students to the fields of usability and user experience.
To expose students to usability/UX practices, have them interact with professionals, and become involved members of the NJ UX community.
It will be most similar to a regular conference poster session, with poster boards and easels set up around the room. We want to gather as many printed materials as possible to display and hand out to students, and also to construct a “UX wall” of design artifacts provided by YOU, the members of UXPA. Charts, graphics, design artifacts, posters, etc. Anything visually engaging.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Current UXPA members, the general public, RU professors, MBS/PSM students, UXD Mini-Masters attendees, RU ASIST members, and anyone interested in learning more about usability and user experience are welcome and encouraged to attend the event!
INFO FOR MEMBERS
Following up on my September 2012 update “manifesto”, Rutgers ITI student Steven Bosoy and I have been able to pull together a plan for the next UXPA meeting. As described in my September update, we’d like to focus on developing membership among Rutgers students. To that end, we came up with the idea of essentially holding a UX student fair. Details are below. Note that this is not held on our traditional 3rd Wed. of the month since that is the day before Thanksgiving this year. I hope to see many of you come out for this event, which we will likely repeat in the spring!
If you’d like to volunteer to be at a “booth” or “table”, we’d like 2-3 members to make themselves available to discuss what their job is, what they do on a daily basis, etc.
If your company would like to have a “booth” or “table”, we’d like to load it up with brochures, design artifacts, handouts, as well as display posters related to some of the projects the company has done.
If you are a recruiting firm, we’d love to get your materials to hand out as well.
EVERYONE is encouraged to submit design artifacts (hopefully in PDF format for the most part) so that we can create a “UX wall” that will serve as a visual guide and conversation starter for students to learn more about usability and user experience.
If you’d like to create an “interactive” event, e.g. a quick 5 minute exercise to solve a design problem, that would be amazing. A card sort, a wireframe, labeling stove burners, whatever you come up with!
Please note the student lounge is not huge so when we say “booth” or “table” we are being creative with the definition of what that will entail.
Please feel free to respond with additional comments, thoughts, and ideas. We are pretty set on the structure at this point, and hope that we’ve made it flexible enough to include everyone in one way or the other!
- Ben Bakelaar, President, UXPA NJ