How Interaction Design Fits into Web Business R&D

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6pm - 7:30pm MDT Wednesday, May 14 2008
1330 Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203
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Oleh on Apr 14, 2008

Come meet others of the Interaction Design and related tribes

TOPIC: “How Interaction Design Fits into Web Business R&D” – informal discussion

SPEAKER: Simon Hill, Director of Web Strategy & User eXperience at SpireMedia. 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: Discuss how Interaction Design/Information Architecture fits into Internet New-Product Development (iNPD)—the invention, analysis, definition, and design of new Web products or whole new web businesses. Learn how the Interaction Design/Information Architecture discipline has been dominated by metaphors and assumptions from advertising/marketing that aren’t appropriate for designing highly functional web applications, and learn about (very briefly) a new, state-of-the-art framework for designing business-critical Web applications and Web sites that takes what’s good from traditional web design and augments it with necessary components from management consulting and software engineering.

About the Speaker: Simon Hill ( | is Director of Web Strategy and User Experience for SpireMedia in Denver. He has 11 years experience in Management Consulting, Web & Mobile Product Strategy, Web-Business Innovation & Planning, Information Architecture, Web IT Development, and Project Management. Simon manages the strategy, business analyst, information architecture, and design departments at SpireMedia. He develops and oversees the completion of innovative web strategy and design services for digital media businesses. His duties include sales, service and project design, coaching and training, and acting as principal lead on large projects.

About SpireMedia: SpireMedia ( is an award-winning, privately owned and self-funded consulting firm based in Denver, Colorado, that provides Web product innovation, design, and implementation. It serves a national clientèle from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies and have been in the Web industry for 10 years, almost since there has been a mainstream Internet. Under the guidance of its CEO, Mike Gellman, it has gradually matured over that time from being Denver’s top interactive design agency, to Denver’s top web development house, to Denver’s top consulting firm specializing in outsourced Web product R&D.


6:00 – 6:20 PM informal networking

6:20 PM - Program

About you, fellow interaction designers
Speaker – 15 minutes informal chat + 10 minutes audience discussion
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