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00. intro ix da chicago - jobs, 16 may 2012


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Introduction for May 2012 IxDA Chicago Event: Getting a job in Interaction Design

Introduction for May 2012 IxDA Chicago Event: Getting a job in Interaction Design

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  • 1. Refreshments provided by Meeting space provided by:
  • 2. The Interaction Design Association (IxDA) is an internationalnetwork dedicated to the professional practice of Interaction Design.
  • 3. Our CommunityInteraction Designers strive to create meaningful relationships between people and the products andservices that they use, from computers to mobile devices to appliances and beyond. IxDA strives toimprove the human condition by advancing the discipline of Interaction Design. We rely on individualinitiative, contribution, sharing and self-organization as the primary means for us to achieve our goals.Your Local Leaders Svetlin Riley James Byron Edward Lon Nikola Bill Denkov Graham Martin Stewart Stojakovic Taylor Ranguelov WelenseJoin our online community! Special Thanks for Support From…
  • 4. Upcoming IxDA Chicago EventsWednesday June 20th, 2012MentoringJoin us on Wednesday May 20th where Dave Hoover along with a few others advocate for mentoring.Speakers will describe mentoring, why one should have or be a mentor/mentee and they will share theirexperience as a mentor/mentee.The event will culminate in a “speed-dating style” match-up for those interested in becoming a mentor ormentee.Summer Events Techweek 2012 Conference• Chicago Tribune June 22- 26, Merchandise Mart Plaza• Jared Spool Largest conference and expo in the Midwest dedicated to innovation and technologyFall Event IxDA Member discount code: ixdachicago15 (exp• Steve Krug May 25)
  • 5. Today’s Meeting:How to get a (new) job as an Interaction DesignerWhether you are a seasoned Interaction Designer or one who recentlygraduated as one or perhaps looking to enter the field, we have gatheredseveral local experts who regularly hire Interaction Designers to explainwhat they look for when filling an Interaction Design role. Special Thanks Meeting space provided by: Refreshments provided by”
  • 6. Agenda 1. How recruiting typically happens - Kati Llewellyn, SapientNitro 2. Where to look / tools - Judi Wunderlich, Wunderland 3. How to get noticed - Annie Conn, Thoughtworks 4. Portfolios and resumes - Chris Andonian, Acquity Group 5. How to prepare for interview - Phillip Miele, TEK Systems 6. What Not To Do - Rachel Kraska, Paladin Staffing + about 15 minutes Q&A