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CHIFOO Event: Let's Pretend

Connective DX Community Room
2030 NW Pettygrove St
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)

CHIFOO Meeting Details

5:00 - 6:30: CHIFOOd: Please join us before the meeting to enjoy a no-host dinner at Lucky Lab, 1945 Northwest Quimby Street.

6:30 - 7:00: Registration and networking at the Connective DX Community Room, 2030 NW Pettygrove, in the Pearl District.

7:00 - 8:30: Meeting followed by vigorous Q & A. And a raffle!

Free for CHIFOO Members & $5.00 for non-CHIFOO Members. Become a member today at chifoo.org. Raffle Tickets are $1.00 for two (available at door during Registration).


CHIFOO presents "Let's Pretend: Using Personas to Play with Personas to Play with Problems" with Carolyn Chandler and Anna van Slee!

To uncover the most common problems, designers must empathize with their users and come to know the spaces and times in which they move. In this interactive presentation, UX guru Carolyn and game designer Anna take personas and other empathy exercises to the next level.

About the Speakers

Carolyn Chandler, Mira Fitness

Carolyn has been working in the field of User Experience Design for over 16 years, and was named one of “Chicago’s Tech 50” by Crain’s Magazine. Now she leads the Experience Design efforts at Mira Fitness, which offers a wellness-focused wearable designed for women.

Anna van Slee, Sideshow Collectibles

Anna is Director of New Brands at Sideshow Collectibles, a production manager who is hands-on with production, particularly in writing/editing, visual design, UX/CX design, brand strategy and content creation.

Together, Anna and Carolyn, coauthored "Adventures in Experience Design" which teaches experience design to beginners with games and activities.

Come join CHIFOO for our eighth speaker event of 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities".