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User Experience at Research In Motion (RIM)

  • 22 Sep 2010
  • 7:00 PM
  • Bahen Centre for IT - Room 1240 (main floor)
Time: Refreshments/Registration starts 6:45pm; presentation starts at 7:00pm
Location: Bahen Room 1240 (main floor)
         40 St. George Street
Cost: Free for ToRCHI members & students, $5 guests, $20/one year membership.  Join now.

ABSTRACT: Joey Benedek, RIM's Director of UX Research, will discuss how RIM approaches designing the Blackberry user experience. Joey will discuss the importance of the UX to the Blackberry development process, basic outline of the process and the key disciplines that play a role. Come hear how the UX process was applied to the development of Blackberry6 with specific examples from the recent release.

BIO: Joey joined Research in Motion as Director if UX Research in the summer of 2009, just in time to kick off the Blackberry6 development effort. Prior to RIM, Joey spent 9 years at Microsoft spending most of his time in the User Experience organization for Windows finishing his career there as the UX Research manager for Windows 7. Originally from Canada, RIM has provided a homecoming for Joey who completed his graduate work at Carleton's HCI lab.
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