Our next speaker will be Ryan Evans, Director of Experience Design at Corey McPherson Nash. He will speak about the unique challenges presented to information architects faced designing for web-connected mobile devices.
Location: MassArt, 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston
Room: Tower Building, Room 312
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2010
Time: 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. (we suggest arriving a little early to get a good seat)
RSVP: Not required for this event, free and open to the public.
In a world where mobile access and mobile action is assumed by users, how do we ideate and plan for Web and application interfaces? Small screens and limited input options frustrate UX designers but geolocation, touch screens, and real-time alerts open new doors. We will discuss how mobile devices blow up standard information architecture practice around hierarchy, organization, and navigation and how we can bring the pieces back together to construct coherent, actionable, inviting interfaces that meet user goals.
Ryan joined Corey in 1995 and since that time has played a critical role in developing Corey’s award-winning Web work and interactive work process. Ryan leads the critical process of understanding user needs and mapping those to information architecture, user experience and design. His clients include Harvard Business School, Museum of Science Boston, Tuck School of Business, Ernst & Young Center for Business Innovation, MIT OpenCourseWare, Forrester Research, Northern Light, Pleasant Company, Direct Hit, and the Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services. His work has been recognized with awards from MITX and the American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA). Prior to joining Corey, Ryan was a researcher at the MIT Media Lab he specialized in content-based interactive storytelling. He holds an MS (Media Arts and Sciences) and a BS (Computer Science and Engineering), both from MIT.
Parking and Driving Directions
Parking: Parking is not longer available in the Ward Street lot. We suggest on-street parking if you can find it. Otherwise, there is paid parking available at the Museum of Fine Arts parking garage (expensive). If you’re driving, take a close look at a Google Map of the area, things are tricky the first time you drive around this area.