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Ethical Ed Tech Edit-a-Thon and Upcoming UX workshops

Inaugural Edit-a-Thon for Ethical EdTech
Tuesday, April 2, 2-5pm, room 3317

Calling educators, students, technologists, designers, polemicists, and curious others! Join us for our first edit-a-thon event to help build Ethical EdTech into a tool that can powerfully counter the corporate-surveillance marketers. Help others find useful, ethical, educational tools relevant to their needs. Organized by former GC student Erin Glass.

Co-Sponsored by the MA Program in Digital Humanities, GC Digital Initiatives, The Teaching and Learning Center, and the Futures Initiative

For more information: https://ethicaledtech.info/wiki/Meta:Inaugural_Edit-a-Thon

The Digital Humanities MA Program is hosting two upcoming talks/workshops on UX on April 8th and April 29th, in room 5307.

All welcome, but advance registration is required. Workshops are independent of one another.

“User Experience: It’s Not Just About Visual Design” 
Monday, April 8th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, room 5307
Sam Raddatz, Logic Department, LLC
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When people consider experience, they can get caught up in the visual aspects, which are only a piece of the puzzle. This 2-hour workshop will help you understand the other parts that play into the experience of a digital environment, like how to improve labeling and information structures to ensure users can find what they want and need. You’ll walk away with tools to improve user experience without ever touching an Adobe product or CSS.

No prior knowledge of information architecture or UX necessary. Laptops recommended but not required.

“The Fundamentals of UX Experience”
Monday, April 29th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, room 5307
Sam Raddatz and Paige DuPont, Logic Department, LLC
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Gathering user insights and feedback on any website or product can be daunting. Where do you start? How do you find users and get them to talk to you? We’ll help you learn and briefly practice the tools and skills needed to conduct your own research and learn a lot about how to improve your digital product directly from the people that will use it.

No prior knowledge of information architecture or UX necessary. Laptops recommended but not required.

 

Bios

Sam Raddatz is the founder of Logic Department, LLC, an Information Architecture consultancy that specializes in user-based information architecture for non-profits and cultural institutions. With a background in project management, qualitative sociology and holding a Master’s degree in Information and Library Science, Sam tackles any challenge in the most organized and transparent way possible. She founded Logic Department in 2015 and has since had the pleasure of working with clients like west elm, Wikimedia, and The Trust for Public Land to create more intuitive & organized digital products.

 

Paige DuPont is an economist-turned researcher who is passionate about understanding people in order to design sustainable human-centered solutions. She honed these skills through the User Experience Design course at General Assembly and joined Logic Department in 2015 to conduct usability reviews and user testing. She now focuses on helping clients understand their users’ experiences through a combination of data and contextual research.