UX Book Club Meetup- “Intertwingled: Information Changes Everything”

The new year is upon us and I’m betting more than one of you has “read more”, “be more involved in industry events”, or even gasp “network” on your list of New Year’s resolutions. In one fell swoop you can check all three of these goals off your list by attending the upcoming UX Book […]

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Join Us: World Usability Day 2014 in NYC

Calling all usability professionals, novices, and anyone in between: This Thursday, Nov. 13, is World Usability Day. Talks and events celebrating this year’s theme, “Engagement”, will take place around the world. If you’re in the NYC vicinity, join us for the NYC User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) World Usability Day 2014 panel, which brings together […]

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‘FunnyBizz Conference’ to Unite Humor and Business, NYC-Style

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FunnyBizz Conference Thurs., Oct. 30, 2014 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 If you’ve ever held an interest in incorporating humor into your business, service or product but have been unsure of how to go about it, look no further than the FunnyBizz Conference (“Where Business Meets Humor […]

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Must-Watch Talks From Interaction14

A few of us attended the Interaction14 conference in Amsterdam this February. The event was packed with tons of interesting people, and we had the opportunity to hear some thought-provoking talks and to attend workshops that got us inspired to approach projects in some new, interesting ways. Luckily, many of the talks that were presented […]

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“How to Better Handle the Stress of UX Work” Talk at RE:DESIGN

Stress. It’s an insidious problem of the modern work world. For user experience professionals, whose designs are constantly under debate and scrutiny, and who have frequent deadlines and presentations in which it’s important to impress, daily working life can become quite stressful. The pressure can have adverse effects on our work and personal well-being, so […]

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On the Radar: LeanUX NYC 2014

LeanUX NYC 2014 is coming up fast! The conference kicks off Thurs., April 10 and wraps up Sat., April 12 at the Westin Hotel in Jersey City. You won’t want to miss it, as this year’s schedule is another beaut’. And, since you won’t be missing it, be sure to check out some talks and […]

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Get Ready for ‘LeanUX Researchapaloozafest’

This ain’t your typical -palooza, folks. Five speakers will drop some knowledge about design research at the new Spotify office Tues., Jan. 14 at “LeanUX Researchapaloozafest: An Epic Human-Centred Evening”. Catalyst’s Director of Research & Insights, Deidre Kolarick, will give one of the five epic talks that evening — she’ll tackle the gnarly question, “Is […]

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Reimagining the Affordable Care Act’s Insurance Exchange

Since the healthcare.gov website launched it has been criticized by many for its poor user experience (UX) and intermittent accessibility. In an effort to break away from the noise and brainstorm actionable ways to fix the user experience, Matter Worldwide has organized a panel of experts to come together and uncover ways to fix the […]

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Catalyst at SXSW Interactive 2014

If you’re heading to SXSW Interactive in March 2014, you should probably-definitely check out Catalyte UXer Chelsey Delaney’s workshop, “The Humor-Centered Design Process”.  You might remember the workshop from LeanUX NYC back in April—but, you won’t remember it like this! Chelsey’s teaming up with (her ol’ pal) Chris Trew, owner of The New Movement Theater. Trew […]

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Catalyst at Interaction14

Guess what? Catalyte Ray DeLaPena, senior UXer, will be hosting a workshop at the Interaction14 conference in Amsterdam! The conference takes place Feb. 5 – 8, 2014—Ray’s workshop, “Sketching through the design process”, is scheduled for the 5th at 1:30 p.m. Even if you can’t make the conference (and can make Amsterdam, you sly dog, […]

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