Dallas, Texas, United States
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Check-in begins, coffee and breakfast courtesy of VitaminT and networking
WIAD 2017 Dallas kick off!
Lets take a couple minutes to thank our sponsors before we get our day started.
Join Jesslyn Beattie, Director of UX at Universal Mind as she kicks of our World IA Day Celebration:
Our physical and digital worlds are rapidly converging. While this evolution has created endless opportunities, attention scarcity is an unfortunate byproduct; users are constantly being overwhelmed with information. In order to continue building successful products and services, we must ensure that we are meeting the right needs, reducing friction, and ultimately delighting the customer. This talk will explore how to leverage human centered design to translate information across the physical-digital divide.
Now that you're awake, join Cassini Nazir as he talks about signifiers:
Why does Donald Norman, after introducing the concept of “affordance” to designers in 1988, now tell us to abandon them? What do signifier signify and what is its significance for modern designers? We’ll discover the difference between signifiers and affordance (and best uses of each); explore how we use them daily; and learn how we can put each into action on our next design project.
It's almost lunch time!
Because who doesn't love to eat? And network.
Join us for lunch courtesy of Universal Mind and Big Design.
Loreen Henry, Head of Information Literacy Services at UTD will talk to us about Information Literacy.
Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. Information literacy skills are essential in today's world. Information literacy is relevant to lifelong learning, common to all disciplines, learning environments, and levels of education. This presentation will demonstrate how librarians attempt to teach these skills.
(Help clean up)
Go home and enjoy the rest of your Saturday with family and friends!
Jesslyn Beattie is Director of UX for Universal Mind in Dallas. She holds a keen interest in design thinking, customer research, experience strategy, and business innovation. Jesslyn’s style of work relies heavily on the belief that the best products come out of a collaborative and iterative process where team members talk often and honestly, feedback is received quickly and fixed even faster, and where user needs and context is the primary driver for creating a delightful solution. Passionate about the Dallas design community, Jesslyn organizes the local chapter of Ladies that UX, conducts workshops with local universities, and is an avid contributor to local meetups.
Cassini Nazir is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Arts and Technology program at The University of Texas at Dallas where he teaches classes in interaction design, web design and design principles.
His research interests include accessibility, interaction design, user interface and user experience.
Prior to teaching, Cassini managed The University of Texas at Dallas homepage and high-traffic pages and helped launched an initial redesign for the UT Dallas website that placed Third in the Best of Web award from the Center for Digital Education in 2005. That same year he won the Accessibility InternetRally (AIR) Austin award from Knowbility for his redesign of the UT Dallas McDermott Scholars website.
Over the past 15 years, Cassini has designed print pieces, logos, websites, and interactive elements for mobile, tablet and desktop devices.
Cassini holds an MFA from UT Dallas’ Arts and Technology Program and bachelors degrees in English literature and Economics.
As Head of Information Literacy Services at McDermott Library, I coordinate the library instruction program. My responsibilities include instruction and outreach, reference, liaison to the Jindal School of Management, and other duties.
McDermott Library's Information Literacy program provides the University of Texas at Dallas' students, faculty, and staff with assistance in developing library research skills and competent information use as part of lifelong learning. Instruction is offered as personal one-on-one sessions, library tours, or class presentations.