Join UXPA Boston for our monthly meeting at Bose.
The Fuzzy Front End: User Inspired Innovation by Debra Reich
A practical guide for anyone who is looking for an approach to new product development. This short talk outlines one proven process that some teams at Bose use when exploring new domains for a company.
Debra Reich has been developing products for over 25 years in industries that include healthcare, computer peripherals, software services, and consumer electronics. Her work has been focused on the user experience across both hardware and software platforms. Debra is currently a user experience advanced development lead at Bose Corporation, as well as a Tufts Gordon Institute lecturer in experience design management. She has a BFA in Industrial Design from Carnegie Mellon University and an MS in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University.
Mobile and Product Design by Polly Tandon
A case study on our SoundTouch music systems.
Join us to learn more about the designing for product and mobile experiences. Learn about the complexities and challenges of creating a unified user experience between mobile experiences and product design within an ecosystem of products.
Bose has 10 individual products within the SoundTouch ecosystem from home theatre systems to stand alone speakers that all work together with a mobile app to create a whole home audio experience. Each product has unique interactions for users like buttons, LEDS, OLED displays, VFDs, TV UIs or unique remotes. Some products are new to the market; some products are adding functionality to an existing product line.
How do you add functionality in to the entire ecosystem and make it all cohesive in combination with a rich mobile interface? How do you decide what lives on the product and what lives in the mobile app?
Polly Tandon has 20 years of experience in user centered design leadership including mobile app, ecommerce applications, complex desktop applications, consumer electronics device design and user research. Polly has been a design manager for large-scale consumer focused design groups at PNC Bank, EFI, Eastman Kodak and Bose. Most recently she has developed a world-class user research capability for Bose focused on integrating user research into all phases of the design process.
- 6:00-7 PM – Networking and Refreshments (pizza and beer/wine will be served)
- 7-7:15 PM – Introductions
- 7:15-8:15PM – Presentations
- 8:15PM – Q&A, Networking and Dessert
At Bose, we are a little different, and you can tell. Everyone at Bose has a unique spirit that defines us. An obsession to push things forward. A drive to challenge convention to make things better. Our goal is to astonish customers with life-changing experiences through our innovations.
Everyone deserves something better. Better means we start with our customers. Everything we do is engineered with them in mind: how they connect to the information they need, the music they enjoy, and the people they love.
We think about the details so they don’t have to. Solve problems people didn’t even know they had. And push the limits of what’s possible.
Location and directions to Bose
Bose Corporation – Corporate Center
100 The Mountain Rd
Framingham, MA 01701
From the Mass Pike
Take Exit 12 (Route 9 West) toward Worcester. Keep left at the fork on the ramp and get on Route 9 West. At the first set of lights take a right (sign reads “Framingham Technology Park”) onto California Ave. Go straight, over the railroad tracks and through the lights. At the stop sign, take a left onto The Mountain Road. Follow it to the top of the mountain. The Corporate Center is the tall glass building.
From 495 and points north and south
Take Exit 23A (Route 9 East) toward Framingham. Follow Route 9 East approximately 4 miles to the fourth set of lights. Take a left at the lights (sign reads “Framingham Technology Park”) onto California Ave. Go straight, over the railroad tracks and through the lights. At the stop sign, take a left onto The Mountain Road. Follow it to the top of the mountain. The Corporate Center is the tall glass building.
Feel free to park anywhere in the parking lot.
There will be a UXPA check-in table in the lobby of the Corporate Center.
For any Bose-related questions, please contact: Courtney Phillips, 508-766-9355, email@example.com.
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