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    • 24 Jul 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Tattersall Distilling - 1620 Central Ave NE #150, Minneapolis, MN 55413
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    We are excited to host our annual Summer Social at Tattersall Distillery in Minneapolis! Join us at this free event featuring appetizers, drinks, networking, and great discussions about all things User Experience.

    We look forward to celebrating the beginning of summer with you!


    • 6:00 pm - Doors Open
    • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Networking, Hors d’oeuvres, Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (more detailed agenda to come)


    Tattersall Distilling
    1620 Central Ave NE #150
    Minneapolis, MN 55413


    Tattersall Distilling
    We believe in crafting the absolute best — in life, at the still and behind the bar. Passionate about taste. Committed to quality. Uncompromising every step of the way. Life is too short for anything less. Our spirits and liqueurs are the result of research, experimentation and dedication to the finest ingredients available.

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    Parking: Private Lot

    Bike Parking: Yes

    Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

    Wi-Fi: Free

    If you need assistance finding the location or getting in the door the day of the event, please call: (612) 524-8092


    Thanks to our exclusive sponsor for this event:

    • 09 Aug 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Target Plaza Commons - 1001 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 100

    UX designers are great at designing products that are enjoyable and easy to use. We excel at ensuring people can do something. But what about designing so people will do something?

    For this, we might look to the field of behavioral economics, which draws from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and economics to explain and potentially influence human behavior. Initiatives from governments, NGOs, and marketing professionals are now commonly grounded in behavioral economics research. Can UX designers also draw inspiration from the field?

    In this talk, Jonathan Mann will provide a brief overview of a framework for understanding behavioral economics. He’ll then present a case study from PayPal where he collaborated with Robert Cialdini, an innovator and best-selling author in the field, and his associates. This collaboration resulted in a strategy for nudging customer behavior in a manner that led to significant profit. We’ll then have an interactive discussion, including the question of ensuring that your behavioral nudges are ethical.


    • 6:00 pm - Doors Open
    • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Networking, Hors d’oeuvres, Beverages 
    • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Presentation and Q&A


    Jonathan Mann is currently Senior Director of Digital Design for Target where he leads the design teams responsible for, Target apps, internal tools, and accessibility. Previously, he spent 10 years leading design teams at PayPal. Jonathan and his teams have designed digital products that millions of customers use every day. Jonathan has over 25 years of experience in user experience design, behavioral economics, and instructional design. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and son.

    NO WALK INS AT THIS EVENT. Due to security requirements, registration for this event will close on August 8th. All registrants must provide their legal name during registration for entry.


    Target Plaza Commons

    1001 Nicollet Mall

    Minneapolis, MN 55403





    If you need assistance finding the location or getting in the door the day of the event, please call: (612) 524-8092

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12 Oct 2017 Politics and UX: Lessons Learned Working in Higher Ed (panel)
14 Sep 2017 UX Portfolio Do's and Don'ts! Get Expert Advice from our Panel
10 Aug 2017 Facing the Challenges of UX in IoT
11 Jul 2017 UXPA Summer Social at Bad Weather Brewing Company
12 Jun 2017 Spring Workshop: Helping Your Customers Find Appealing Content
08 Jun 2017 June Event: Don't Shut Me Out! Language is Content, Usability and Accessibility
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
10 Sep 2015 September Event: Pay it Forward: Investing in the Next Generation of UX Designers
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
12 Feb 2015 February Event: Try before you buy: user experience testing in your RFP process can save you time and money
08 Jan 2015 January Event: CUBI UX Model
05 Dec 2014 Organizational Visit at Clockwork
14 Nov 2014 Organizational Visit at The Nerdery
13 Nov 2014 World Usability Day
09 Oct 2014 October Event: A211y - An Exploration into Accessibility, Agile & WCAG 2.0
29 Sep 2014 Contextual Design Happy Hour with Karen Holtzblatt
29 Sep 2014 Workshop: Contextual Design with Karen Holtzblatt
24 Sep 2014 Student Event: An Introduction to UX
11 Sep 2014 September Event: Contextual Inquiries: Planning, Conducting, and Analyzing Data
14 Aug 2014 August Event: Visualizing Data for People: A Human Factors Perspective
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12 Jun 2014 June Event: Ideation Workshop: Blue Sky Idea Generation
08 May 2014 May Event: RedEye, by Stratasys: Meeting the UX Challenges of Designing and Communicating for 3D Printing
10 Apr 2014 April Event: DevJam: Continuous Product Learning: Eliminating Uncertainty in Mobile Design
26 Mar 2014 Webinar: CogTool Tutorial with Bonnie John
13 Mar 2014 March Event: Clockwork: One Size Never Fits All - Five Takes on UX Process Flexibility
13 Feb 2014 February Event: Redesigning for Usability While Honoring Historical Integrity
09 Jan 2014 January Event: How HealthPartners embraced Lean UX to change the culture and improve their process
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15 Aug 2013 Axure Workshop: Zero to Sixty
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09 May 2013 May Event: Design and Innovation: The Human Perspective
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14 Mar 2013 March Event: Resuscitating Walt: Story Mapping and Story Telling Experiences at Disney
21 Feb 2013 February Event: The Road to Redesign: Applying UX Strategies to Handle Skeptical Speed-bumps
10 Jan 2013 January Event: UX meets Agile Development in CaringBridge 5.0
13 Nov 2012 November Social Event: Rosenfeld Media/Brain Traffic Happy Hour with Lou Rosenfeld, Susan Weinschenk, and Steve Krug
08 Nov 2012 UxPA November Event: World Usability Day
08 Nov 2012 UM Event: World Usability Day: "Usability as Service Learning" at the Univ. of MN
11 Oct 2012 October Event: Behind the Scenes at The Nerdery
04 Oct 2012 Measuring the User Experience: A Workshop on Usability Metrics
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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14 Jun 2012 June Event: The Value of Remote Usability Testing
10 May 2012 May Event: Teaching UX Design: A Peek into a University of Minnesota Graphic Design Class
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08 Mar 2012 March Event: Designing Social Media Communication Tools for the Workplace
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10 Nov 2011 World Usability Day 2011: EDUCATION: Designing for Social Change
13 Oct 2011 UPA MN October 2011 Meeting: UPA Goes to Target Field
23 Jun 2011 UPA MN June 2011 Meeting: UX Design for the Largest Agile Project You've Never Heard Of
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14 Apr 2011 UPA MN April 2011 Meeting - Winning Big in UX: Changing the Problem-Solving Culture in Organizations
16 Mar 2011 UPA MN March 2011 Meeting: Roundtable Discussion
13 Jan 2011 UPA MN January 2011 Meeting - Best Practices in Mobile Web Design
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14 Oct 2010 UPA MN October 2010 Meeting - It's Coming From Inside the House: Discovering the Mobile User
15 Sep 2010 UPA MN September 2010 Meeting: Getting Design into the Corporate DNA
10 Jun 2010 UPA MN June 2010 Meeting: Neuro Web Design - What Makes Them Click?
28 Apr 2010 Special Event: The Art & Science of Seductive Interactions with Stephen P. Anderson
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11 Mar 2010 UPA MN March 2010 Meeting: Products over Process: Advancing Agility with Design Thinking
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14 Jan 2010 UPA MN January Meeting: Psychological Tools for Designing Experiences
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