First IxDA Colorado meeting! Details...

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6pm - 7:30pm MDT Thursday, April 10 2008
1330 Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203
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Laurie on Mar 13, 2008

First IxDA Colorado meeting!  Come meet others of the Interaction Design and related tribes

TOPIC: "When Interaction Design Leads the Way" - informal discussion

SPEAKER: Josh Zapin, PMP, Director of Project Management at Texturemedia.  And you - audience participation is encouraged.

WHEN: 6:00 PM networking, 6:20 PM speaker, 7:00 PM more discussion
WHERE: Panera Bread in Capitol Hill, corner of Grant Street and East 13th Avenue.  Free parking on the street after 6 PM.

COST: Meeting is free, but buy dinner if you like.


DETAILS:  When you're working on a project that needs good usability, the Interaction Design role needs to lead the charge (most of the time). But sheer talent isn't enough... interaction design must fit into the bigger picture.

Learn how Texturemedia's Interaction Designers integrate with all other disciplines to create award-winning interactive pieces. Josh Zapin, the Director of Project Management for Texturemedia, will share stories from his experience as a project manager working with the roles of interaction design, information architecture, and usability on projects ranging from advertising micro-sites to large-scale web applications.

About the Speaker: Josh Zapin, PMP ( is Director of Project Management for texturemedia in Boulder. Josh is responsible for ensuring texturemedia's delivery excellence. He establishes and maintains the processes and standards that enable consistent interactive experiences across the products that texturemedia creates. Josh earned the Project Management Institute's Project Management Professional (PMP) designation in 2001, culminating many years of building large-scale complex web applications. He continues to run some of the most complex projects in texturemedia's studio, drawing upon his deep knowledge of technology, communications, and marketing.

About texturemedia:  Texturemedia ( is an award-winning, Boulder-based interactive agency. With a diverse and experienced team of web-professionals, texturemedia has built sites for brands such as Celestial Seasonings, Thule, and Intuit and is the digital agency of record for such companies as Pentax and Midas.


6:00 - 6:20 PM informal networking

6:20 PM - Program

  • Why IxDA Colorado?
  • About you, fellow interaction designers
  • Speaker - 15 minutes informal chat + 10 minutes audience discussion
  • What's next for IxDA Colorado

7:30 PM Room closes, we must leave!



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