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Restarting the New Zealand Calendar of UX Events
I’ve been talking to a few Auckland-based User Experience (UX) folk recently - discussing how we can better connect, network, learn and be inspired.
In my talks, I’ve noticed that not everyone is necessarily aware of all the various UX-related events already happening in Auckland, so I thought it would be a good idea to restart my UX Calendar of Events.
The UX Calendar lists each event individually, but here’s a brief overview of what’s already happening in Auckland:
- Auckland Web Meetup - John Ballinger & friends organise a great event, typically with 3 speakers each time, so there's usually at least one topic of interest. And there's free beer and pizza, and drinks afterwards - good opportunity for networking.
- Auckland UX Book Club – Two books successfully discussed so far, and the group is growing. Thanks to Peter Grierson for kicking this off this year!
- Auckland Pecha Kucha – Initially started by the Architecture crowd in Auckland, but topics vary and provide a great insight into how other creatives work and think. I love the format: 6 minute presentation means you never get bored.
- Girl Geek Dinners – Monthly dinners for the more geeky women amongst us, but I’m sure they’re welcoming to everyone...
- DINZ run occasional events, such as Designers Speak Plurals. The next one is in Auckland on 29th July. Looks like a great line-up of speakers.
- YMedia are currently running the YMediaChallenge.
- Design Assembly put together an evening of talks and discussion for Graphic Designers four times a year. The next one is on 30th September.
- There are even rumours of an upcoming TEDx event in Auckland (Oct 1?). More info shortly.
Let me know if I’ve missed any…
Some links of interest…
- Articles in NZ press advocating user-centred design = GOOD: Introducing user-centred web design – Computerworld
- Free online book on search interface design by the doyenne of (faceted) search: Search User Interfaces - Marti Hearst
- Stephen Few reviews Connie Malamed's Visual Language for Designers: Visual Business Intelligence - At Last, a Scientific Approach to Infographics
- "One of the most interesting and exciting phases of the AppLab work was the rapid prototyping”: Grameen’s AppLab comes of age - Build it Kenny, and they will come...
Tom Peters interviews Jason Fried of 37 Signals
Posted on July 10, 2005 | Permanent Link
Best Software Essays of 2004
Joel Spolsky is editing a new book: a collection of the best software essays published anywhere - on the web or in print - during 2004. Nominations are now closed, but the list will make for great Christmas reading.
Posted on December 3, 2004 | Permanent Link
Work in Progress
I'm making some changes to the website today, so some things might be broken.
Please check back later if things do not work as they should.
Posted on December 2, 2004 | Permanent Link