Category Archives: Movie Nights

At long last… our next UX Movie Night!

It’s been a very long time between movie nights, so this time we thought we’d roll out something a bit different. On February 12 this year, at Interaction 11 in Boulder Colorado, Bruce Sterling called out the Interaction Design community and challenged us to have a good hard look ourselves. He challenged us on our whining, on our moral stance, on our rejection of the past.

“Design is not very good at morality …
the best you people will come up with is morality in permanent beta.”

He does have a couple of nice things to say as well.

If you don’t know him already, Bruce Sterling is an author, journalist, editor, and critic whose nonfiction works include The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier (1992), Tomorrow Now: Envisioning the Next Fifty Years (2003), and Shaping Things (2005). He is a contributing editor of WIRED magazine, and was the “Visionary in Residence” at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 2005. In 2008 he was the Guest Curator for the Share Festival of Digital Art and Culture in Torino, Italy, and the Visionary in Residence at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam.

Whether you end up agreeing with him or not, his presentation is engaging and thought provoking. (We’re expect a few grumble and arguments in the bar afterwards.)

When is it?

Monday, 4 April 2011.

Come down to the bar when you finish work, we’ll roll the film at 6:30 PM.

Where is it?

Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

How much does it cost?

Nothing, it’s absolutely free. (Just turn up and buy something from the bar to thank them for their support of UX Melbourne.)

Tell us you’re coming

Tell us you’re coming by emailing rsvp@uxmelbourne.org – it helps us heaps if you do.

And then tell your Twitter followers that you are coming…
I’m going to the next Melbourne UX Movie Night.

UX Movies @ Melbourne Knowledge Week

Melbourne Knowledge Week is 14−20 November and UX Movie Night is rolling out the red carpet to welcome everyone to town.

For knowledge week we are looking at two different videos:

The first is a glimpse at what Apple (in 1987) imagined the future might look like through their Future Shock video – a mobile device that looks like a cross between an Apple II and an iPad.

The second video is the Eames’ 1968 documentary Powers of Ten. This film explores the relative scale of man to the whole universe, zooming all the way in to the atoms inside a human DNA strand.

When is it?

Monday, 15 November 2010.

Come down from 5:30 / 6:00 PM, we’ll roll the film at 6:30 PM.

Where is it?

Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

How much does it cost?

Nothing, it’s absolutely free. (Just turn up and buy something from the bar to thank them for their support of UX Melbourne.)

Tell us you’re coming

Tell us you’re coming by emailing rsvp@uxmelbourne.org – it helps us heaps if you do.

And then tell your Twitter followers that you are coming…
I’m going to the next Melbourne UX Movie Night.

October UX Movie Night

We are very happy to announce the next Melbourne UX Movie Night will be on Monday 4 October, once again at the happy Horse Bazaar.

Following on from his tour-de-force in August for UXAustralia, this month we are confirming Todd Zaki Warfel’s rock star status in Melbourne. Todd’s book, Prototyping: A Practitioner’s Guide, will be the next book at UX Book Club (Tuesday 19 October). To inspire you to read the book we are going to run four short video’s at UX Movie Night that show four different UX professionals documenting their design processes. The results will astound and inspire you!

Come on down from 5:30 PM and we’ll run the movies from 6:30 PM.

UX Movie Night Welcomes Todd Zaki Warfel & UX Australia

We are super proud to have a special guest Todd Zaki Warfel host our next UX Movie Night. This special movie night will be held on Tuesday 24 August, just before UX Australia 2010. We think it’s a great way for the local’s to welcome our visitors to our wonderful city.

About Todd

Todd Zaki Warfel, founder and principal designer at messagefirst, has been designing products and services for over 15 years. Todd’s clients have included AT&T Wireless, Bankrate, Citi, and Comcast, Numara and NYU just to name a few.

An internationally recognized thought leader on research and design, and author of the prototyping course for the Web Standards Project Education Task Force, he has spoken at conferences and taught workshops around the globe.

His new book, “Prototyping: a practitioner’s guide” discusses how prototypes are more than just a design tool and shows you how to use prototyping to create a common language, market a product, gain internal buy-in, and test feasibility with your development team.

Todd currently lives in Philadelphia, blogs at zakiwarfel.com, and twitters@zakiwarfel.

What’s happening?

Once again we are back at Horse Bazaar – as the venues capacity is limited please RSVP (on the right —>) to help us keep track of numbers and make sure everyone will fit.

We have a couple of videos picked out that Todd will introduce and talk too. Total running time 27 minutes plus discussion. See you then!

Second Melbourne UX Movie Night

We have had a great turnout to our first Melbourne UX Movie Night last month, with just over 40 people turning up to watch Jon Kolko’s Keynote from Interaction 10. The second one is not far away on July 13, make sure you are there.

This months movie night will be held on Tuesday July 13 2010 at Horse Bazaar. Come down from 5:30 / 6:00 PM, we’ll run the movie at 6:30 PM.

Which movie will be shown?

This month we will be going back to look at the mother of all demos from 1968. This video shows the first public demonstration of the mouse, video conferencing and lots more. It’s amazing to see what has changed since then and what hasn’t!

The First Melbourne UX Movie Night

The very first Melbourne UX Movie Night will be held on Monday, 7th June 2010. Come down from 5:30 / 6:00 PM, we’ll run the movie at 6:30 PM.

Which movie will be shown?

First up we have Jon Kolko’s Keynote from Interaction 10, My Heart is in The Work:

In 1900, Andrew Carnegie quietly declared that his “heart is in the work”. This talk examines our ability to affect change at the intersection of experience, behaviour, meaning, and culture, and will emphasise our responsibility to approach our work with philanthropic enthusiasm that would make Carnegie proud.

Jon Kolko is an Associate Creative Director at frog design. He has extensive experience in the professional world of interaction design, working around complicated technological constraints in order to best solve the problems of Fortune 500 clients. His work has extended into the domains of consumer electronics, mobility, supply chain management, demand planning, and customer-relationship management, and he has worked with clients such as AT&T, HP, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ford, IBM, Palm and other leaders of the Global 2000. The underlying theme of these problems and projects was the creation of a solution that was useful, usable and desirable. He is the author of the text Thoughts on Interaction Design published by Morgan Kaufmann, and he sits on the board of Directors for the IxDA

Jon’s book, Thoughts on Interaction Design, is the subject of the following weeks UX Book Club discussion here in Melbourne.

The movie runs for 30 mins.