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PDX Design Research Group

Connective DX
2030 NW Pettygrove St.
Portland, OR 97209, us (map)



Don't Change My Chainsaw: Challenges­ in designing a tool for a skeptical audience

In this presentation, Michael Oilar (MDC Research) will talk about a project involving research for a new battery-powered chainsaw design. They tested several iterations, from paper prototypes to high fidelity models. Their research revealed conflicting needs of different user audiences, as well as some resistance to change. Michael will talk about how they worked to resolve those conflicts in the final design.

Please join us for what promises to be an enlightening and entertaining evening!

About the Speaker

Michael Oilar is the President of MDC Research, a market research agency located in Portland, OR.

Event Details

Time: Informal networking is from 6:30 – 7:00, with Michael's talk to begin promptly at 7:00. Light dinner to be provided from World Foods deli. Please RSVP on our Meetup site and let us know if you'll be attending. http://www.meetup.com/PDX-Design-Research-Group/

Special thanks to Connective DX for hosting this event!

About This Organization...

The PDX Design Research Group is a multidisciplinary networking group focused on the role of research in the design of products, services and systems in business, government and non-profits. We welcome perspectives from all disciplines, including human-computer interaction, design, market research, and the social sciences, and others. Meetings are held every other month in downtown Portland, and include speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and other events, with opportunities to network and discuss relevant topics with fellow research professionals.