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PDX Design Research Group

1120 NW Couch St., Suite 320
Portland, Oregon 97209, US (map)
Public WiFi

Access Notes

You'll need to check in with the Mozilla office front desk, on the third floor. The elevators lock at 6pm, but when there's an evening event scheduled, they should stay open until 7pm.

PLEASE NOTE THAT LOCATION HAS CHANGED FROM THE LAST MEETING- We will be meeting at Mozilla instead of the Portland Art Institute. Also, please note: If you arrive after 7:00 pm, you will not be able to get into the building. Please plan to arrive at least a few minutes before then, as there won't be anyone downstairs to let you in. !


Join us at the next PDX Design Research Group meeting on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015.

Cindy Merrill, Human Factors Engineer and User Experience Researcher at Intel, will discuss the design research that went into making the MICA smart bracelet. MICA is a wrist-worn wearable for fashion-oriented women, designed by Opening Ceremony and engineered by Intel. Cindy’s presentation will focus on wearable-specific questions that arose while working on MICA, the user research conducted to answer these questions, and the impacts of this research on MICA’s design.

Cindy has 10 years of professional experience in user experience research and design. Besides Intel, she has also worked at the web design agency OakTree Digital in Portland. and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in suburban Chicago. For 12 years, Cindy served as an officer on the Executive Council of CHIFOO.

Time: Networking 6:30 – 7:00 pm, presentation 7:00 – 8:00 pm