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February 2016

Speaker Series: What is going on with UX in 2016

02/01/2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cerner, 10236 Marion Park Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64137 United States
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We work in an ever-changing industry. That means we need to keep up with all the changes, as well as, service our users...it seems like an impossible task. This year we are going to make it a little easier for you. The UXPA board will be covering new items coming up this year and reviewing new tools to help you do your job more efficiently.   Our awesome event sponsor:   Key Details: Cost at the door is free for…

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March 2016

Workshop Series: Speeding Up Design Cycles with Design Sprints

03/07/2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
C2FO, 4210 Shawnee Mission Parkway. #308A
Fairway, KS 66205 United States
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Agile development practices facilitate rapid and highly collaborative development. However, because Agile practices move so quickly, they leave little time for user experience activities and design work. Nick Mosher will share a technique called "Design Sprints" pioneered by Google Ventures that has helped his teams at the American Academy of Family Physicians embrace agile development practices while also keeping user experience and design standards high. Design Sprints work especially well with agile practices because they are also highly collaborative in…

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April 2016

Speaker Series: Flatly Authentic Digital Design

04/04/2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Level Five Solutions, 7301 W 133rd St, Suite 301
Overland Park, KS United States
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Today’s world is full of open, and airy, beautiful, tediously identical, and unusable designs. Trends shouldn’t be taken too far, and we can easily make modern interfaces that work. But being authentically digital doesn’t just mean removing gradients and woodgrains. Let’s keep our principles in mind, and design for how people expect their various devices to work for them.   About Our Presenter: Our presenter Steven Hoober wrote the book on mobile design patterns, and is best known for his ongoing research into how…

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August 2016

UXPAKC Sponsored Screening: Design Disruptors

08/01/2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Federal Reserve Bank, 1 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64198 United States
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4AViRgrgkU Over the past few decades design has created and shaped the face of business. From the creation of store front signage to creating products that engage consumers on every level. It has helped companies to shake billion dollar industries, giving them dominating advantages over their competition. Join the UXPAKC for an exclusive screening of the InVision-produced documentary DESIGN DISRUPTORS and explore a never-before-seen perspective on the design approaches of the some of the world's industry-toppling companies. We’ll be hanging…

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September 2016

Speaker Series: Emotional Design with Paul Weaver

09/12/2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cerner, 10236 Marion Park Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64137 United States
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All design elicits an emotion, but how many people today design their solutions with the customer’s emotion in mind? In this talk, Paul will be discussing the principles of emotional design, both from his own experiences and learning at Nintendo, Ion Storm and Disney, as well as highlighting other best practices he has picked up along the way. Showing both in-game and in-app examples of emotional design in play, attendees will hopefully walk away with some new perspectives to apply…

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October 2016

Speaker Series: Dark Patterns – When UX is used for evil

10/03/2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pulse Systems Inc., 4600 Madison Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
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Some UX methods can be very deceiving, let’s discuss what they are, learn to spot them and promote a experience that always has the user’s interest in mind. Our presenter will discuss “fighting user deception”. About Our Presenter: Presenter information coming soon! Our awesome event sponsors and host:       Key Details: Cost at the door is free for UXPA members (Associate or Global - join today), Pulse employees, or Students, and $5 for non-UXPA Members and guests – all funds support UXPA…

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November 2016

Workshop Series: Pre-Mortems

11/07/2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Volcanic, 2000 Central Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Pre-Mortem, The Concept: "Often in projects, the learning is all at the wrong end. Usually after things have already gone horribly wrong or off-track, members of the team gather in a “postmortem” to sagely reflect on what bad assumptions and courses of action added up to disaster. What makes this doubly unfortunate is that those same team members, somewhere in their collective experience, may have seen it coming. A pre-mortem is a way to open a space in a project…

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December 2016

Holiday Cheer with Youth Ambassadors

12/05/2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Crema, 1815 Central Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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In true UXPA fashion we have invited the Youth Ambassadors to our December event. If you don't know anything about this organization you are in for a real treat. The organization helps kids in at risk areas make more out of themselves. The organization pays an hourly wage for the kids that are part of the program to learn life and professional skills. There will be several kids that are with the program in attendance at our event. We would…

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January 2017

Speaker Series: Designing for Mixed Reality User Experiences with Microsoft HoloLens

January 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
C2FO, 4210 Shawnee Mission Parkway. #308A
Fairway, KS 66205 United States
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What is Mixed Reality and how does it differ from Augmented or Virtual Reality? What is the hype around Microsoft HoloLens, or for that matter, what is it? This interactive and entertaining session will answer these questions and focus on design concepts and terminology to help you tackle this new and exciting frontier. We’ll explore considerations needed when working with gaze, holography and mixed reality. And you’ll also see a demonstration of Microsoft HoloLens with the ability to see what…

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March 2017

How to Ask the Right Questions ft. Hannah Fiechtner

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Nerdery, 100 East 7th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106 United States
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Join us for "How to ask the Right Questions" with Hannah Fiechtner. A presentation and workshop to help designers better understand their users. Hannah Fiechtner is a Senior Human Factors Researcher at Cerner in Kansas City. She has over 10 years of experience in the UX Field, and an amazing take on understanding your users. There is street parking as well as a lot on the NW Corner of Walnut and 7th St. The lot has signage that says Nerdery.

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