Category Archives: Movie Nights

November UX Movie Night & UX Drinks

This month we’re showing a presentation by Bill Buxton – head of Microsoft Research – on the intersection of Design, Technology and Business. Bill shares his thoughts on how the entire culture of an organisation needs to support good design.

“…a great design team is necessary, but it is not sufficient … it needs to be part of an ecosystem, part of a culture.”

Bill Buxton is Principal Scientist at Microsoft Research and the author of Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design. Previously, he was a researcher at Xerox PARC, a professor at the University of Toronto, and Chief Scientist of Alias Research and SGI Inc.

When is it?

Wednesday, 9 November 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.

Our next UX Movie Night: Jon Bell on designing Windows Phone

Once again we have been slack and it’s been a big gap between movie nights. So for those of you missing being at UX Australia, and for those of you who didn’t make it, we have put something together for this Monday, September 5!

AIGA Seattle held the IXD Bauhaus in May this year: From physical metaphors to content-driven experiences, the look & feel of the user interface is changing. Join us for a night of discussion and debate on chromelessness, typography, reduction, infographics & skeumorphism. 

One of four speakers was Jon Bell formerly of Frog, but now working on the Metro interface for Windows Phone at Microsoft. Jon talks passionately about relevance in design and what inspired him to join the Windows Phone team.

When is it?

Monday, 5 September 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.

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.