Presentation by Jennifer Anderson, UX Designer at NYPL

Join us as Jennifer Anderson, Senior UX Designer at New York Public Library, speaks about her experience creating a rapid prototyping system and web style guide for the NYPL as well as how her role relates to her colleagues at the library. And, of course, there will be time for questions!

Co-organized with SILSSA.

Date: Thursday, November 20th
Time: 7:00-8:00pm
Location: Pratt Manhattan Room 707 (map)

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Etsy Design/Research Tour

Learn about the inner workings of the Etsy team and their ever-expanding research division.
Join us for a tour of the Etsy offices followed by presentations from their design, research and analyst teams!

Date: Thursday, November 13th
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Etsy Offices – 55 Washington St, Suite 512, Brooklyn, NY 11201  (map)
Open to: Pratt students and alumni only

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Tour of the Bloomberg UX Lab!

The visit will consist of a tour of the Bloomberg building and usability lab, and a presentation of the User Experience team at Bloomberg. This is a great opportunity to see a state-of-the-art UX lab, and gain insight into the profession.

We’ll meet at 731 Lexington Avenue (between 58th & 59th St.) at 2:30pm.
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Design Slam! – Fall 2014

You’ll be teamed up with a few other people who will be your ‘design team’. Everyone will be presented with a design challenge, created by our very own Craig MacDonald. After 40 minutes of brainstorming, planning, and sketching, your team will present your solution to our panel of UX and IA professionals. There will be quick critiques by our judges, and then a winner will be announced!… Continue Reading »

Design Slam! — April 25th

Want to see what you and some teammates can design in just 40 minutes? Come to our Design Slam on April 25th. You’ll be teamed up with a few other people that will be your “design team”, you’ll be presented with a design problem by our panel of UX and IA professionals and given 40 minutes to sketch your solution!… Continue Reading »

Axure Workshop with Susan Birnbaum Fisher— April 5th

Join us for a workshop led by SILS alum Susan Birnbaum Fisher. She will cover the basics of the magical wireframe and prototyping tool, Axure. We hope you’ll join us whether you’re a beginner or just need a refresher!

If you plan to bring your own laptop please be sure to have Axure pre-installed. A free trial download is available here:

And if you’re a student and would like to get a free Axure license, fill out their form here:

Date: Saturday, April 5th
Time: 2:00-4:00pm
Location: Room 609, Pratt Manhattan: 144 West 14th Street (map)
Open to: Pratt SILS students and alumni

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