For our May meeting, Lawrence Najjar will lead us in an interactive, highly participatory exercise to design a concept for a near-future, feasible, and popular smartwatch. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a wrist mounted device, then brainstorm the user experience design of various aspects of the smartwatch, including input/output, applications, display, power, wristband, accessories, and cost. Bring your creativity and enjoy a fun evening of innovative, wearable UX design.
Lawrence Najjar is an award-winning UX designer who worked for small design consulting firms and large enterprises to make the complex simple. He analyzed user needs, wrote personas and use cases, designed annotated wireframe scenarios, and gathered user feedback to design software enterprise applications, portals, mobile apps, Web applications, and e-commerce sites. He also designed the US air traffic controller keyboard, an accessible print/copy/scan/fax machine, and a wearable computer for poultry plant quality assurance inspectors. Lawrence has advanced degrees in engineering psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Where: Mutual Mobile, 206 East 9th Street, Suite 1400, Austin, TX 78701
When: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
6:30 PM: Chit-chat, pizza and drinks
7:00 – 8:00 PM: Interactive design exercise
Pizza and beer generously provided by Mutual Mobile.
We now have a Meetup group, so please RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/Austin-User-Experience-Professionals-Association/events/177539852/