Wednesday, Dec 4th, 2013 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Topic: The Moderator's Survival Guide
Location: Raka, Portsmouth, NH
Welcome to the New Hampshire UXPA
The New Hampshire Chapter of the User Experience Professionals' Association (UXPA) provides networking and professional development opportunities for usability professionals, information architects, interaction designers, and other user experience professionals and students in the Seacoast and Southern NH regions. Our mission is to foster the growth of the local usability community and to provide an environment for members to exchange information on tips, tools, methodologies, and technologies related to usability.
NH UXPA meets every month in various locations around the Seacoast and Southern NH regions. We work hard to rotate event locations to try and make it possible for all members to attend a meeting. Our meetings include invited speakers, group discussions, workshops, demonstrations, local studio tours, and social gatherings. NH UXPA meetings and events are ALWAYS open to anyone who is interested in attending. Membership to the UPA is NOT required.
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In March 2009, we tried a “Design Slam” format to our meeting where attendees teamed up to help solve the design problems of a local not-for-profit.
Design Slam Lessons Learned (.pdf)
The Moderator's Survival Guide
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When you moderate a user research session, you have to be prepared for anything - and we mean anything - to happen. From flirtatious participants to rambunctious observers to dysfunctional equipment, you have to juggle the session's competing, and often conflicting, needs. In this talk, Fiona will identify the best practices that should guide a moderator's behavior and discuss how you can improve your ability to handle these tricky and sticky situations. Come prepared to share your past moderating experiences, or situations you've always wondered about.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Fiona Tranquada is is co-author of “The Moderator’s Survival Guide: Handling Common, Tricky, and Sticky Situations in User Research” (publication forthcoming 2013, Morgan Kaufmann). Fiona has spent more than 10 years improving the user experience across many industries. She is Secretary for UXPA Boston and teaches in Bentley University’s UX Certificate program.
Fiona will be bringing two copies of her new book, which we will be giving away in a free raffle!
ABOUT OUR SPONSOR
Raka is a NH digital agency providing creative, strategic and technical solutions that help companies increase brand awareness, customer acquisition and profitability. Raka’s experienced team provides custom web design and development, user interface design, custom web and mobile applications, CMS and database integration, interactive presentations, social media strategy, search engine marketing and e-commerce solutions.
Raka’s clients include Liberty Mutual, Timberland, CBS, University of New Hampshire, Nuance, IBM, Pinnacle Vodka, NH Liquor and Wine Outlets, TD Banknorth, HomeGoods and Whole Foods. Visit Raka's site: http://www.rakacreative.com.
Wednesday, Dec 4th, 2013
Refreshments & Networking: 6-7pm
Presentation: 7pm – 8ish
125 Brewery Lane
Portsmouth, NH 03801
NH UXPA meetings are ALWAYS open to anyone who is interested in attending. Membership to the UPA is NOT required and the meeting is completely Free!
Please RSVP at: http://nhuxpadec2013.eventbrite.com
NH UPA meetings are ALWAYS open to anyone who is interested in attending. Membership to the UPA is NOT required.
Hope to see you there!