Please join the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering for our annual 10-week seminar series on User Experience (UX), where we welcome industry experts to speak about current issues and research in the field.
Each 40-minute talk will be filmed and will be followed by a Q&A session. Videos of the talks are posted to this web page within one business day of the presentation. Students may register for credit with course HCDE 521. Members of the University of Washington community are welcome to attend.
The Art of Science: Creating New Methods through Constraints
Josh LaMar, Senior Research Lead, Outlook
Coming from his experience as a musician, this talk will take a look at Josh LaMar's journey as an Artist that did Science to a Scientist who does Art. He will look at how to create new methodologies while working within constraints while showing examples how great artists also worked within constraints, and some case studies of how creative the process of doing Science really is. Artists and Scientists are all welcome.
About Josh LaMar
Josh is a Senior Research Lead for Outlook. He’s been on the Outlook team for about two years (and at Microsoft for almost 9 years) working on several different areas of research, mostly in the Communication and collaboration realms. Prior to Outlook, Josh learned about internal loan processes at WaMu up until the implosion of the financial industry in 2008. Active in the research community, Josh is a guest speaker at General Assemb.ly, the UW HCDE program, and the Puget Sound SIGCHI. Josh has also taught a Web Usability course at South Seattle Community College. In his free time, Josh lifts weights with a Pro Bodybuilder, plays around with analog synthesizers, cooks his way through Julia Child, and watches his way through the critic’s Top 100 films.