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CHIFOO Meeting: Epic FAIL: Takeways from the War Stories Project

308 SW 2nd Ave Fifth Floor
Portland, OR 97204, US (map)
Public WiFi

CHIFOO Meeting Details

5:00 - 6:30: CHIFOOd Please join us before the meeting to enjoy no-host food and beverages at the Bridgeport Brew Pub, 1313 NW Marshall St., Portland, OR 97209.

6:30 - 7:00 Registration and networking at the Puppet Labs, 926 NW 13th Ave, #210, Portland, OR 97209

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 http://www.chifoo.org/index.php/chifoo/aboutus/join_chifoo

Raffle Tickets are $1.00 for two (available at door during Registration).



Epic FAIL: Takeways from the War Stories Project with Steve Portigal, Portigal Consulting

After nearly two years in gathering War Stories about the unusual, comic, tragic and otherwise astonishing things that happen in fieldwork, Portigal Consulting has amassed a compelling archive about the user research experience. While it’s common for the members of any group to share stories of their adventures, the user research community hasn’t supported this well. For a practice that feels misunderstood by others, there’s pressure to only share successes. Yet the confidence to share the honest and human messiness of this work can help develop the skill and even prestige of the community.

In this presentation, Steve will review some of the stories collected, highlight some of the patterns revealed by the stories, and suggest some of the lessons that we can take away. We’ll also feature live storytelling from a couple of local user researchers, sharing their own War Stories. Meanwhile, we invite you to contribute your own fieldwork War Story (about contextual research only, please) here.