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Upcoming events

    • 08 Jun 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Macalester College, Olin Rice Science Center, Room 150
    • 52

    Didn't have a chance to make it to MinnWebCon to see Abby, here is another chance!

    In this talk, Abby Bajuniemi, linguist and UX Designer, will discuss how language and society intersect, and how context affects what language we use and learn. 

    We don’t always think of language itself as a usability or accessibility issue, but language is highly complex and socially constructed. Language can draw a user in or make her feel rejected or othered, which will make or break an experience. This talk will center on why language is a content, usability, and accessibility issue, and highlight the consequences of not considering your users/audience when designing/writing content. You will learn how to reflect on your language choices, be more thoughtful with your content, and when/how to use translators.

    By the end of this session, you should learn:

    • How language standards become standards and what that means when writing for specific audiences
    • More about the social and contextual effects of meaning-making and how humans communicate without saying exactly what they mean
    • How you can be more inclusive with your writing
    • Why you need to test your content with users, especially if you are using translated material
    • The benefits of using a human translator and testing your translated content with your target audience and why it matters that you test


    Abby is a former Professor of Spanish and Linguistics who is bringing her love of language to the world of UX and Content Strategy. As a linguist, she studies how language and society intersect, and how context affects the language we use and learn. She is currently on the UX Research and Design team at C.H. Robinson.


    Macalester College

    Olin Rice Science Center

    166 Macalester Street, Room 150

    St. Paul, MN 55105

    Map to Macalester College
      In this talk, the Worrell UX and Advanced Applications teams will share insights on working with virtual and augmented reality in the context of healthcare product and service design. In addition, Worrell will be conducting demos of VR/AR technology before and after the presentation.
      • 12 Jun 2017
      • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
      • Silverwood Park

      Have you ever wondered how chooses which products to show you?  How Google chooses news articles?  How picks potential dates, Netflix suggests a movie, and Zagat a place for dinner?  

      The answer lies in Recommender Systems, software systems that provide personalization by learning the preferences of individuals and whole populations.  

      University of Minnesota Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, Joseph Konstan  (@jkonstan) ( will provide a quick (and entertaining!) introduction to Recommender Systems.  How they work.  How people react to them. And how to design them to achieve both your goals and the goals of your customers.  

      Register here or on EventBrite Event


      Silverwood Park's Great Hall

       Three Rivers Park District

      2500 County Rd E

      St. Anthony, MN 55421

      Map of Silverwood Park

    Past events

    11 May 2017 May Event: UX Design in a Post-Screen World
    13 Apr 2017 April Event: Designing a Culture of Experience
    09 Mar 2017 March Event: The State of UX: Trends in Tools and Techniques
    09 Feb 2017 February Event: Process, Principles and Prototyping
    12 Jan 2017 January Event: Rightsizing UX Research
    10 Nov 2016 November Event: Celebrate World Usability Day with Bar Trivia
    28 Oct 2016 Workshop: Tools and Deliverables: Methods, Guidelines, and Templates for Getting Content Strategy Right
    13 Oct 2016 October Event: Purpose and Familiarity: 2 Keys to Unraveling User Expectations
    08 Sep 2016 September Event: Building a Culture of Experience
    11 Aug 2016 August Event: Revolving Door Studies Program at Deluxe
    14 Jul 2016 July Event: Summer Social
    09 Jun 2016 June Event: Explaining Anything to Your Boss & Grandboss
    17 May 2016 May Event: Integrating User Centered Design into the Product Lifecycle
    16 May 2016 Workshop: How to Filter Information with Karl Fast
    14 Apr 2016 April Event: Our Journey from User Experience to Service Experience
    10 Mar 2016 March Event: Scrolling With Purpose
    11 Feb 2016 February Event: Creating Useful Data Visualizations
    14 Jan 2016 January Event: UX Strategy & Simplification
    12 Nov 2015 World Usability Day
    08 Oct 2015 October Event: Designing for Behavior
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    13 Aug 2015 August Event: How To Design The Fun Out Of Things
    11 Jun 2015 June Event: UX Career Question: Consult? Or In-House? (And What to Consider)
    14 May 2015 May Event: Competitive Analysis: Strategic UX Spy Games
    04 May 2015 UXPA MN Mentorship Wrap Up Party
    22 Apr 2015 IA Summit Happy Hour
    15 Apr 2015 April Event: Sorting Out Product Management and User Experience
    12 Mar 2015 March Event: UX on a Lab-Style Team
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    12 Jun 2014 June Event: Ideation Workshop: Blue Sky Idea Generation
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    26 Mar 2014 Webinar: CogTool Tutorial with Bonnie John
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    21 Feb 2013 February Event: The Road to Redesign: Applying UX Strategies to Handle Skeptical Speed-bumps
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    08 Nov 2012 UxPA November Event: World Usability Day
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    13 Sep 2012 September Event: UX Design Process at Worrell
    09 Aug 2012 August Event: Microsoft’s Windows 8 Design & User Experience
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