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Announcing uxbookclubchicago.org!

That’s right: we have our own domain! Start updating your bookmarks and RSS feeds: http://uxbookclubchicago.org/.

This WordPress.com site is officially dormant.

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2009 Deathmarch: ‘Designing for the Digital Age’ by Kim Goodwin

Inspired by the Cecil Vortex Deathmarch through the literary classics, UX Book Club Chicago is launching one for the UX classics.

Our book? Designing for the Digital Age by Kim Goodwin. The goal? To finish this book by the end of this year! Here is the schedule:

6/12 Chapter 1 9/11 Chapter 14
6/19 Chapter 2 9/18 Chapter 15
6/26 Chapter 3 9/25 Chapter 16
7/3 Chapter 4 10/2 Chapter 17
7/10 Chapter 5 10/9 Chapter 18
7/17 Chapter 6 10/16 Chapter 19
7/24 Chapter 7 10/23 Chapter 20
7/31 Chapter 8 10/30 Chapter 21
8/7 Chapter 9 11/6 Chapter 22
8/14 Chapter 10 11/13 Chapter 23
8/21 Chapter 11 11/20 Chapter 24
8/28 Chapter 12 12/11 Chapter 25
9/4 Chapter 13 12/18 Chapter 26

A blog post for each Chapter will be available with my own thoughts about the chapter and some questions for discussion. Some chapters also have exercises and participants are encouraged to post their work!

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Photos from the May meeting

An outstanding turnout of 12 UXers including a special guest from Italy.

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June Meeting Details

The winner of the June book poll with 11 votes was. . . . Sketching User Experiences by Bill Buxton. Since the book is very, very long, we’ll read Part I for June and Part II for July.

Book

Sketching User Experiences by Bill Buxton
(Part I)

Date

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Time

6:00 p.m.

Location

TBD

RSVP
uxbookchicago@gmail.com
 

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Russ Unger on Peachpit TV

Russ @ SXSW 2009 talking about A Project Guide to UX Design.

Be sure to come to our May 28th meeting @ Feast to meet Russ and Carolyn in person!

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Poll for June UX Book Club: what should we read?

Allow me to direct your attention to the rightmost column on this page where you will find a shiny, shiny poll! Cast your vote for what you’d like to read for our June UX Book Club Chicago meeting. Note that alternate suggestions are allowed via the text field!

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May Meeting Details

We will be joined by authors Russ Unger & Carolyn Chandler!

Book

A Project Guide to UX Design

Date

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Time

6:00 p.m.

Location

Feast Restaurant & Bar
25 E. Delaware Place [map]

RSVP
uxbookchicago@gmail.com

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Book Giveaway! 5 copies of ‘Project Guide to UX Design’!

Project Guide to UX Design by Russ Unger & Carolyn Chandler

Project Guide to UX Design by Russ Unger & Carolyn Chandler

We have 5 copies of A Project Guide to UX Design to give away!

 

 

This is the book we’ll be reading for our May meeting, so you’ll definitely want to get in on this action. Here’s how:

  1. You must be a resident of the greater Chicagoland area.
  2. You must leave a comment in this post with your email address
  3. In the comment, tell us your favorite UX-related book
  4. One comment per entrant
  5. Deadline: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 11 p.m. Central

Winners will be announced at the Thursday, April 30th UX Book Club Chicago meeting—talk about incentive to attend!

[Huge thank you to PeachPit Press for the books!!!!]

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April Meeting Details

Book

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

Date

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Time

6:00 p.m.

Location

Argo Tea
1 North Dearborn

RSVP: uxbookchicago@gmail.com

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UX Book Club Chicago is now on Twitter

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