09.16.11 // 10am – 5pm // Microsoft Conference Center

A one-day event exploring the value of design in technology

Friday, September 16, 2011 // 10am – 5pm
Pre-con workshops produced by Seattle IxDA // 8 – 9:30am

The tech community is responsible for some of the most exciting products hitting the market today. And even though great design can dramatically increase the chances of a product’s success, the role of experience design in the software world is too often misunderstood.

Companies aren’t sure how to hire for it, devs don’t know what to expect from it, and businesses aren’t able to effectively evaluate if a design solution will meet their goals.

Let’s face it, designers and developers need each other.

Enter HIVE 2011. AIGA Seattle’s inaugural design and tech conference is all about getting us to understand each other better and work together more closely. This isn't your run-of-the-mill lecture series. HIVE is a unique opportunity to jump in and directly engage with industry leaders on a broad range of topics that impact the way designers integrate with other disciplines throughout the tech industry.

So whether you’re a company leader striving to infuse better design into your products, a software developer who wants to work more effectively with designers, a traditional designer looking to cross over to UX, a recruiter looking to attract and evaluate design talent or a student trying to learn what it takes to design experiences in the software world—HIVE is the place for you.

Register now and learn how to harness the power of design in technology.


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