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December Recap- UX Show and Tell

Posted: December 23rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Events | No Comments »

Our December “Show and Tell” was a great way to close out 2011 and learn about what others have been working on!

Mark gave us more insight into how he has designed an application that displays connections between medical facilities.

Chris provided an update about the volunteering he is doing with REEP.  This was great to hear, as there are a number of uxWaterloo volunteers helping REEP and continuing the design discussions that we had in our October event.

David explained how he created a solution that allows product designers to share feedback on their designs through an intranet.  It was great to see such a collaborative approach to wireframing!

James demoed a tool that is helping designers put their wireframes in a development-friendly format.

Artem has been working on a BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) game that allows users to use their chat session as a game and place votes to play the game.

Bob took us through a new venture that he’s working on, where he’s able to provide design thinking into the business plan and strategy.

It was great to hear about such a large variety of projects and we look forward to other show and tell events in the new year.  Thanks to everyone for making our 2011 uxWaterloo events so interesting and insightful!  All the best to you over the holidays and stay tuned to our uxWaterloo blog and @uxWat feed on Twitter for news about our 2012 events!


(December 2011) UX Show and Tell

Posted: December 5th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Events | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Register

Tuesday Dec 20, 2010
5:30 to 7:00 pm + Join us for drinks afterwards
Pollock Executive Briefing Centre at The Communitech Hub
151 Charles St. W., Suite 100 (Tannery Building) in Kitchener
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Show off your work or your tools this winter!

What are you working on before the holidays? Come share with us at this month’s UX Show and Tell event! Bring examples of anything from your work: research artifacts, personas, sketches, wireframes, design comps, prototypes, documents… anything goes. Even show off a favorite tool, if you’d like. Tell us about a challenge you faced, explain a problem that you solved, or simply share something you’re proud of.

Tips for presenting

Prepare to make your presentation brief, to allow time for questions and discussion. And importantly, please be aware of our 3 golden rules:

  • No sales pitches
  • Anchor your demo in design/UX (e.g., a code review wouldn’t be appropriate for this event)
  • Choose only one or two pages from that 5-pound design specification

A projector, laptop (Macintosh), and Internet connection will be available. If you can present from our laptop, that would help the evening progress more smoothly. But feel free to use your own computer if necessary.

Do I NEED to bring something to show?

No, it’s not required that you bring something to show. But we certainly encourage you do so, as you’ll be surprised how much fun it can be. Remember, you don’t have to show a lot. Even a single screenshot can be plenty. And yes, you DO have something that others would find interesting or valuable!

Mix and mingle afterwards

After the event ends at 7:00, we’re planning to get together at a nearby pub or restaurant. If some informal chitchat over a drink and food sounds like fun, please just hang out for a few minutes afterwards while we see who’s interested and decide where to go.


Job: UI Programmer at InGamer Sports

Posted: December 1st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Jobs | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

InGamer logo

Location: Guelph, Ontario

InGamer Sports provides a new form of fantasy sports game that allows people to play on a game by game basis. Players pick any five athletes they want and change those athletes during the game. This removes the barriers that classical fantasy puts in the way of the casual fan. Our technology is in market with Rogers Sportsnet.ca.

You will have an opportunity to make very direct and substantial contributions to the product. This job requires that you:

  • Have worked on at least 3 professional projects from start to ongoing maintenance phase
  • Can re-interpret interaction approaches for delivery platforms
  • Believe that product creation demands craftsmanship
  • Deliver successful software through efficient teamwork

You will be implementing your solutions in the web browser stack, experience with any of these additional technologies that our platform uses would be helpful:

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Linux (Ubuntu)
  • Amazon Cloud Services
  • ssh
  • Apache
  • git
  • bash
  • MySQL

To see what we’re about, come play a game!

All applications must include a cover letter and resume to be considered. Please send applications to apply@InGamer.com.