Summer Speaker Series & Gallery Opening
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Summer Speaker Series & Gallery Opening

2012 Summer Speaker Series & Gallery Opening Thursday, June 28 4-8pm

Thursday, June 28, 4-8pm


  • 4:00-5:00pm: Gallery Opening & Artist Reception
  • 5:00 – 7:30pm: UX Talks Speaker Series: Six 20 minute presentations on UX topics


Artist Reception: 4:00 – 5:00pm

  • Galen Davison, Victoria, B.C. Canada
  • Working with plaster, zinc, copper, wood, ceramics and artist grade paint, Davison describes his technique as ‘a loose flow of movement, a visual journey.’ His latest series is called Petal Paintings – and whether he casts his eye to abstract landscapes, seascapes, or still life studies, the results are works of bold beauty that fill their spaces with wonder, peace and delight.
  • View Galen’s Artist Portfolio

Presentation One: 5:00 – 5:20pm

  • Nika Smith Auld, Blink User Researcher
  • A Siri-es of Unfortunate Events. Sharing user research insights from the first 30 days of Siri usage.

Presentation Two: 5:25 – 5:45pm

  • Joe Welinske, Author of ‘Developing User Assistance for Mobile Apps’
  • The language of touch and gestures. What we should consider when developing UIs for them.
  • More info about Joe’s Book

Presentation Three: 5:50 – 6:10pm

  • Jupiter Barton, Blink Design Director
  • Harnessing the mobile web. Adaptive, Responsive, or Optimized? Choosing the right mobile web strategy.

Break: 6:10 – 6:25pm

Presentation Four: 6:25 – 6:45pm

  • Brenda Spoonemore, Dwellable CEO
  • Death of the homepage. How search, SEO and mobile devices have changed the way we design sites.
  • More info about Dwellable

Presentation Five: 6:50 – 7:10pm

  • Geoff Harrison, Blink VP of UX Services
  • Boxes and live tiles. Metro Design Principles for Windows phone, Windows 8 and Xbox.
  • More info about Geoff

Presentation Six: 7:15 – 7:35pm

  • Carol Taylor, Director, User Experience Research & Design, Rhapsody International
  • Rhapsody case study on Cross Platform UX.
  • More info about Rhapsody

Event Details

Space is limited, Please RSVP early

The event is open to the public and free of charge. Refreshments will be available.

Blink would like to thank our event sponsor: Puget Sound SIGCHI


Please RSVP at our Eventbrite page. Guests are welcome, please list each name on the RSVP page.


Location: Blink
Waterfront Building.
1011 Western Ave. Suite 810
Seattle, WA 98104

Galen Davison
Galen Davison Original Paintings