Midtown Manhattan
New York, New York 10010

In the midst of a global conversation about change, many designers are pondering their own impact in the world. How does our experience in software interfaces, web sites, and physical products prepare us to address the profound issues humanity is facing? These issues involve many complex systems, systems too big to fit into the scope of any single company or institution. Design methods are potent at large scale and scope, but what does it take to be effective as a practitioner, as a team, as a company? What is it like to actually achieve a meaningful, sustainable, positive difference in life?

The event is free of charge and open to all interested parties. However, for security reasons, only those on the guest list will be admitted. Please bring photo ID.

RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/b4h6ln

Tuesday, March 31, 2008
6:30 – 7:00pm Networking and light refreshments
7:00 – 8:00pm Presentation
8:00 – 8:30pm Networking and Conversation

1440 Broadway
(between Broadway and Avenue of the Americas)
19th Floor
New York, NY 10018

Map: http://tinyurl.com/crlcrf
A/C/E to 42nd St – Port Authority
1/2/3/7/N/Q/R/W to Times Sq – 42nd St
B/D/F/V to 42nd St – Bryant Park

Marc Rettig is a co-founder of Fit Associates, LLC. Fit’s intention is to lead, nurture, connect and equip conscious organizations for the greatest impact for the common good. Marc’s 26-year career has been guided by an interest in people, systems, communication, anthropology and the power of design. After a first career in software systems, he has spent more than a decade as a designer of projects, interactions, products, services, experiences, and transformations. He has taught both lecture and studio courses at Carnegie Mellon’s Graduate School of Design (where he was the 2003 Nierenberg Distinguished Chair of Design) and the Institute of Design, IIT in Chicago. Marc served as Chief Experience Officer of the pace-setting user experience consultancy HannaHodge, where he was responsible for the firm’s user-centered process, team culture, and research initiatives. He was a Director of User Experience at Cambridge Technology Partners. Prior to that he was a consultant with seeSpace, VP of Design for Digital Knowledge Assets, and a Senior Architect in Andersen Consulting’s Advanced Technologies Group. He frequently speaks and conducts hands-on workshops in industry and academic settings around the world. Marc currently serves on the advisory boards of UXNet, The Interaction Design Association, and Rosenfeld Media, and is a Contributing Editor to Interactions magazine.

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The Interaction Design Association is a member-supported organization committed to serving the needs of the international interaction design community. Membership is free – sign up at www.ixda.org. Individual and corporate donations of any size are always welcome and can be made on our website as well.

With the help of more than 10,000 members worldwide, we provide a network for advancing the discipline of interaction design. IxDA was founded in 2003 as an online discussion list and in just six years the organization has grown to include over 70 local groups worldwide and an annual global conference on interaction design for interaction designers.

One of the world's largest local groups, IxDA NYC produces monthly face-to-face community events to gather professionals who design interactive systems and products of all kinds: web, desktop, enterprise, mobile, consumer electronics, digitally-enhanced environments, and more. All interested parties are welcome!

If you'd like to learn more please email us: [email protected].

Added by IxDA NYC on March 14, 2009