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Ziba Design - Auditorium

810 NW Marshall
Portland, Oregon 97209, United States (map)

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  • Saturday
    Sep 22 2018
    Quantified Self Conference
    Ziba Design - Auditorium

    What can you learn about yourself using your own data?

    The Quantified Self conference is where DIY toolmakers, scientists, caregivers and patients, athletes, teachers, and everybody else interested in "self-knowledge through numbers" get together to share their projects and exchange what they'relearning about self-tracking tools and methods. This year we'll have a special focus on learning from our own data both inside and outside of the classroom. Tools that will be discussed include blood assays, home-built environmental monitors, and effective tools for emotional self-assessment. Want to build your own metabolism tracking device? Curious about the effect of circadian rhythms on cholesterol? Interested in genomics, microbiome, fitness, and diet? As always, we'll have two days of first person "show&tell" reports about self-tracking and learning in all these domains - and more.

    The program is what we call a carefully curated unconference. We look at the projects and ideas proposed by everybody who registers, learn as much as we can, and then craft a series of talks and discussions reflecting the latest knowledge in the QS community. You can get a good look at the style of the meeting by watching some of the talks we've been posting from past conferences at http://quantifiedself.com/.

    Join us! (And please don't forget to post something about your work in answer to the survey questions when you register.)

  • Thursday
    Feb 2 2017
    Ziba Talks: Designing for Digital Disruption featuring Julie Lasky

    Join Ziba, a global design and innovation consultancy and Julie Lasky, former editor-in-chief of I.D., the magazine for international product design and former deputy editor of The New York Times weekly Home section to discuss the new era of digital that is upon us in everyday life.

    From embracing the beauty in raw functionality, to service design on our terms, the infusion of technology into our lives has expanded the designer’s capacity to influence our overall experience. Increasingly, a consumer's digital experience directly impacts brand loyalty—and may be the only direct interaction they have with that brand. What does this mean to business and its investment in designing for the overall experience in both the digital and physical space?

    Joining Julie will be Ziba's Founder/Chief Creative Officer and Founder/CEO of Citifyd, Sohrab Vossoughi, Ziba’s Interactive Design Director Todd Greco with the conversation moderated by Malia Spencer from the Portland Business Journal.

    Thursday, February 2nd Doors Open: 5:30 PM Discussion: 6:00 - 7:30 PM Casual happy hour to follow.

    Julie Lasky is a journalist, editor and critic best known for her writings on design and popular culture. From 2012 to 2015, she was the deputy editor of The New York Times weekly Home section, for which she wrote a monthly column on new design called "The Details." Prior to that, she was editor of Change Observer, a Rockefeller Foundation-funded channel of the critically acclaimed website Design Observer that focused on design and social innovation. From 2002 to 2009, she was editor-in-chief of I.D., the magazine of international product design. From 1998 to 2001, she edited Interiors magazine. She began her journalism career at Print, the graphic arts bimonthly.

    About #zibatalks Ziba Talks is a conversational series that covers emerging design trends, disruptive ideas and provocative cultural occurrances presented to inspire the creative community of Portland, and its business and civic leaders.

  • Friday
    Oct 7 2016
    Affect Conf
    Ziba Design - Auditorium

    Affect is a new 2-day event about the work and design behind social good. It's part regular conference, with speaker talks, and part volunteering sessions, in which you'll get to head to local nonprofits and help out for half a day.


    Ijeoma Oluo (The Establishment):
    Opening Keynote

    Deep Shah:
    Healing Heathcare and Healing Yourself

    Jessica Tate (ThinkShout)
    Fighting Internet Censorship with Multi-cultural Design

    Kahlief Adams (Spawn on Me):
    Spawn4Good: A Lesson in Activist Gaming

    Alfie Padilla (Pixel Arts):
    Non-Binary Genders: A Queer and Practical Revolution

    Amelia Abreu (Abreu Consulting):
    Towards an Ethics of Care for Technology

    Justin Kemerling:
    Six Years of #NOKXL Design

    Molly McLeod (Code for America):
    Public Service Design: How You Can Make a Difference in Your Community

    Liz Susong (Catalyst Wed Co):
    When Wedding Media and Feminist Politics Meet

    De Nichols (Civic Creatives):
    Designing in Times of Social Conflict & Transition

    Nadia Gathers (CODE2040):
    Fatigue: on Burnout


    Choose between helping out with p:ear, the Welcome Home Coalition/#Yes4Homes campaign, or Hack Oregon!

    Tickets available at: https://affectconf.com/register

  • Tuesday
    Mar 25 2014
    IxDA Portland: Interaction Conference Redux

    Did you miss last month’s Interaction’14 conference in Amsterdam? Yes? Well read on…

    We’ve watched all 35 hours of video from Interaction’14 and picked out the best of the best to share with you at this year’s IxDA PDX conference redux. Yes, that’s right, this year, we’re having a movie night!

    Doors open at 6:00 for drinks, food and conversation.
    Movie time starts at 6:45 sharp.

    As in previous years, we are being generously hosted by Ziba Design, which means you’ll have a great view of the proceedings.

    A huge thank you to Ziba, WebVisions, Vitamin T, and Georgetown Brewing. Without them, we'd all be going home after the event hungry and thirsty.

    Register online:

  • Saturday
    Feb 15 2014
    World Information Architecture Day 2014

    Join us for a day of learning about Information Architecture! You'd be surprised just how much all of our disciplines are connected. From UX to Architecture to Photography to Creative Writing, the design of information requires processes to create the ideal outcome for something that did not exist before. Meet fellow practitioners, get a better understanding of what others do and how you can use that knowledge to make what you do even better.

    Our lineup starts at 9a and ending at 6p, with one hour break for lunch. Come to one, a few or all! Your ticket price is good for the day, so you can come and go as you please.

    DOORS AT 8:30AM! Here are the speakers and nature of the talks:

    9a: Kate Ertmann-Owner and Animation Process Expert at Animation Dynamics: Ethnographic Animation Talk related to the steps and practices involved in visualizing human-based research.

    10a: Craig Peters-CEO, Awasu Design San Francisco: How to run a successful design review Presentation designed to illustrate the Information Architecture of professional interactions, story telling and project building.

    11a: Josh Romberg-Photographer and Visual Designer: Image design as it relates to constructing visual content from both emotional and technical standpoints.


    1p: Corey Pressman-Owner and Chief Strategist at Exprima Media: Designing Disequilibrium: The Difference That Makes a Difference. Interaction design, ebook design and consumption of new digital experiences

    2p: Crystal Rutland-CEO and Director of Research and Strategy at Empirical UX: The role of empathy in imagination, innovation, and product design Research design and UX of developing product roadmaps

    3p: Juliana Lukasik-TV Commercial Director and Owner, @Large Films Women on Women: It's Not What You Think Engineering product launches with not only the end consumer, but the purchaser in mind.

    4p: Tyler Phillippi-CMO & Co-Founder at OnTheGo Platforms: Building a Company From the Ground Up: IA and UX become best friends.

    5p: Michael Adcock-Technical Support Analyst at ProQuest: Fringe IA Scientific Discovery, Tools and Context, all of which contribute to making the unclear clear.

    There will be a raffle and... AFTER PARTY STARTS AT 6P at Open Sourcery 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209

    In between talks, there are some great opportunities for networking, asking questions and uploading pix of the event. We couldn't be more thrilled to bring this content to you! -Amy Thank you very much to our sponsors!

    Ziba, Chicktech, Empirical UX, PDX-UX, AIGA, NW Creative Social Club

  • Friday
    May 17 2013
    Keep Portland Wired! A Tour of Portland’s Tech Community

    A tour by Know Your City in conjunction with The Wild Cost: $25 general/ $20 members

    Board the bus for a ride through Portland’s technology industry, including some of the major institutions our city is known for, as well as some of our emerging start ups. Get a behind-the-scenes view of leading tech innovators, and meet some of the leaders who are shaping Portland’s tech future…you’d be crazy to miss it!

    We’ll start out at Portland Incubator Experiment, a start-up incubator for new, emerging tech businesses. Associated with and housed in the Widen+Kennedy building, the space canopies 8-10 start-ups at a time, helping with the early stages of creating business. We’ll hear about how they’ve created more than $1 million in venture capital and more than 400 jobs, and meet with several of the business owners.

    At Second Story we’ll get a look at their innovation center for new interactive experiences. Staff will share their work in pushing the boundaries of storytelling across digital channels – including web, mobile and installations. We’ll hear a bit about their history and some of the new groundbreaking projects currently in development.

    Nike+ Accelerator will provide us with a similar but different view into the world of emerging start-ups. Started just months ago, 10 teams are working with mentors to develop a variety of businesses, many around health, wellness and technology. The program is run by TechStars, a Colorado-based company that has generated more than $275 million in venture capital for clients over the last six years.

    The tour ends at Free Geek, a nonprofit whose mission is to recycle technology and provide access to computers, the Internet, education, and job skills in exchange for community service. Founded in 2000, the center refurbishes more than 44,000 computers, printers and monitors a year, while recycling 601 tons of materials. We’ll take a quick tour of their thrift store, as well as learn about their hardware grants program, classes and volunteer opportunities.

  • Wednesday
    Apr 24 2013
    Wearables: The future is now

    In early 2012, Nike introduced FuelBand and Google announced its Glass Project — two events that shined a spotlight on the growing category of Wearable Technology. In the months since, the global design and business community has exploded with speculation on the potential of embedded computing. But they’ve left many questions unanswered: How will wearable technology fit into our daily lives? Is it a passing trend, or the future of computing? Will these kinds of devices bring people closer together, or add to the distractions that battle for our attention?

    What’s clear is that computers will radically transform over the next five years, from devices we carry to integrated parts of our outfits and bodies, that we use almost without thinking. It’s a shift that will transform markets, and challenge our definition of beauty. Please join us for a talk with local experts, as they discuss their challenges and successes, and explore what the future holds in this exciting field.

    To save your seat, please register for this event on Eventbrite


    Sean Madden – Executive Managing Director, Ziba Design Sean leads multi-disciplinary design teams to produce beautiful, relevant work for clients including Microsoft, Procter & Gamble and Sony. Sean was formerly a Creative Director at frog and professor of Interaction Design at The California College of the Arts’ graduate design program.

    Roberto Tagliabue – Executive Director Software Design, Jawbone Roberto led development of the UP fitness-tracking wristband for Jawbone, and has designed interactive media, product experiences and brand identity at Nike, Motorola and Razorfish. He founded Visere, a digital design consultancy, and Clibe, a collaborative, cloud-based notebook application.

    Skooks Pong – Senior Vice President of Technology, Synapse Skooks leads teams of engineers and thinkers in the creation of business solutions for clients such as Apple, Samsung, and Intel. He has more than 20 years experience designing, developing, and delivering prototypes across a broad range of industries.

    Moderator: Noah DiJulio – Senior Interaction Designer, Ziba Design

    Video Partner: Funnelbox Productions Funnelbox productions will be partnering with Ziba to capture the event, so check back for a video of the panel soon after. Big thanks to Funnelbox!

    Founded in 1999, Funnelbox Production Studios creates award-winning video, motion graphics and animation for companies like Philips, Wacom and Sony. Funnelbox provides Disciplined Creative services across the full spectrum of content production, including creative direction, audio and compositing.

    This discussion will be the first event in the Ziba Panel Series, a recurring series that brings together the creative community from Portland and beyond to learn about the exciting work happening around us and the inspiration it offers.

  • Tuesday
    Mar 19 2013
    IxDA Portland: Interaction '13 Conference Redux!

    You are invited to an evening of food, drinks and thought provoking presentations revisiting the topics of the 2013 international IxDA conference that was held in Toronto, Canada this January.

    Join the rest of the Portland IxD community in conversation while enjoying music, snacks, and beverages at Ziba's auditorium, located in the Pearl District. The evening's agenda includes live encore presentations and a special group panel from local Portland designers.

    The speaker lineup can be found at http://ixdapdx.eventbrite.com

    Sponsers: Filter Digital

  • Monday
    Nov 12 2012
    Mobile Portland: Amazon's Appstore Opportunity

    Come hear Aaron Rubenson, business leader for the Amazon Appstore for Android, discuss Amazon’s end-to-end value proposition for mobile application developers.

    Since 2006, developers have been building applications to scale and minimizing costs using Amazon Web Services. With the launch of Kindle Fire and related services like Amazon In-App Purchasing, GameCircle, and Amazon Maps, Amazon now provides developers with a complete set of services for building, distributing, and monetizing their apps and games. Amazon unveiled Kindle Fire HD in September, and the $199 Kindle Fire HD 7” tablet is now the #1 bestselling product across Amazon worldwide.

    Amazon’s large customer base and industry-leading e-commerce features like 1-Click purchasing, In-App Purchasing, and personalized recommendations are resulting in strong monetization for developers. And Amazon and Kindle Fire are reaching more customers than ever, with expansion of Kindle Fire and the Amazon Appstore to the E.U. and Japan.

    Come learn how Amazon is shaking up the mobile space and what developers need to know to get started with Amazon.

    About the Speaker

    Aaron Rubenson, Director, Amazon Appstore for Android

    As the business leader for the Amazon Appstore on Kindle Fire tablets and other Android devices, Aaron is responsible for strategy, business development, marketing, and business operations for the store. Kindle Fire and the Amazon Appstore enable developers to reach millions of Amazon customers– including millions of Kindle Fire owners - and the Amazon In-App Purchasing API and GameCircle API provide a powerful and simple means for developers to engage users and monetize their mobile apps.

  • Wednesday
    Mar 28 2012
    IxDA Portland: Interaction12 Conference Recap Party

    Doors open at 5:30pm and the presentations start promptly at 6:30pm.

    You are invited to an evening of conference review at Ziba's auditorium in the Pearl District. Food and drinks provided by Paddy's Bar & Grill, one of the oldest and most elegant Irish bars in Portland.

    Join the rest of the Portland IxD community in conversation while enjoying music, snacks, and beverages. The evening's agenda includes live encore presentations from Mike Lemmon and Amber Case, local Portland designers who spoke at the conference. 

    The event will also feature a raffle! Grove, maker of machined and laser-engraved bamboo iPhone and iPad cases, AND one of our sponsors, has generously donated two iPhone 4/4S cases. Learn more about them here: “Exceptional design without compromise. We designed a case that could only be made by skilled hands.” http://www.grovemade.com/collections/iphone-4-case-features-page/ One ticket for $1, six tickets for $5. 

    This event is made possible by local sponsors WebVisions, ISITE Design, Vitamin T, IDSA Oregon, Ziba Design, Grove and Paddy's Bar & Grill.

    Seats are limited, please RSVP: http://pdxixda12.eventbrite.com/ 

  • Wednesday
    Mar 16 2011
    IxDA Portland: Interaction 11 Conference Recap Party

    Did you miss last month's Interaction '11 conference in Boulder? Did you attend, and want to get a refresher on what you learned there?

    Come join us for an evening of conference review at Ziba's 200-person auditorium in the Pearl District. Highlights include projections of selected conference talks, analysis by attendees, some great networking, and a live redux of Carl Alviani's presentation "Explaining IxD to the Outside World."

    You'll also be able to join the rest of the Portland IxD community in conversation, music and snacks and beverages, provided by local sponsors WebVisions, Vertigo, ISITE Design, Small Society, Ziba and IDSA Oregon.

    Seats are limited, please RSVP: http://guestlistapp.com/events/47433

    IxDA Portland is the local chapter of the Interaction Design Association (http://www.ixda.org/local/ixda-portland)

  • Saturday
    Dec 5 2009
    Lawrence and Anna Halprin and the Reinvention of Public Space

    Join the Halprin Landscape Conservancy for the release of a book celebrating the world-renowned Portland fountain plazas designed by Lawrence Halprin.

    Saturday, December 5, 2pm Ziba World Headquarters Auditorium, 1044 NW Ninth Avenue Admission: Free

    Introduction by Portland Parks Commissioner Nick Fish

    Lecture performance by Ron Blessinger, violinist, Third Angle Ensemble, with dancer/choreographers Linda K. Johnson, Tere Mathern, Cydney Wilkes, and Linda Austin

    Screening of The City Dance of Lawrence and Anna Halprin - A documentary about the September 2008 performance in Halprin's Portland plazas Between 1963 and 1970, Lawrence Halprin and Associates realized the Portland Open Space Sequence: a quartet of public plazas in Portland, Oregon, that redefined the city and set a bold new precedent for urban landscape architecture. Comprised of Lovejoy Fountain, Pettygrove Park, and Ira Keller Fountain), plus the lesser-known Source Fountain, the plazas are a collage of striking concrete forms, gushing water, and alpine flora that, in their seamless mix of nature and theater, created a playful metaphorical watershed coursing through the central city.

    Where the Revolution Began (Spacemaker Press, $29.95) is the story of how these plazas came to be. Born of the creative experimentation and collaboration between the late Halprin and his wife, pioneering choreographer/dancer Anna Halprin, the Portland Open Space Sequence came to life in the unlikely setting of the Portland’s first scrape-and-rebuild urban renewal project. But Halprin defied the conventions of both American urban renewal and midcentury modernism, designing the kind of inviting, exuberant public space not seen since Renaissance Rome’s Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona. The book is an outgrowth of “The City Dance of Lawrence and Anna Halprin,” a performance that took place in the plazas in September 2008 as part of PICA’s annual TBA Festival. The book’s release, the performance, and screening is a celebration of Halprin, who passed away October 25 at age 94.

    For Lawrence Halprin, one of the 20th century’s most influential landscape architects, the Portland plazas were the first step in a career-long exploration of sequential works of landscape design, from the Haas Promenade in Jerusalem to the Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C. For Portland, Halprin’s work marked the beginning of a tradition of remaking the city around interactive public spaces, such as the famed Pioneer Courthouse Square. And for landscape architecture, the plazas laid the earliest foundations for the ecologically and socially responsive urbanism on the rise today.

    Replete with historic photographs and Halprin’s notebook drawings, Where the Revolution Began is a historically complete document of how this pivotal moment in urban landscape history came to be, from concept to fruition.

    All proceeds from sales benefit the Halprin Landscape Conservancy, a nonprofit organization devoted to educating the public and preserving the Portland Open Space Sequence.