We regret to announce that Refresh Bellingham's meetup for December is cancelled.
Refresh Bellingham is proud to host Samantha Starmer. Samantha will be discussing Design for the Space Between. The gap between physical and digital is becoming blurred. I can do yoga with my Wii, order pizza delivery from my iPod touch, or use Skout to virtually flirt with people and then meet them in person at the local bar. As devices integrate with each other and the real world, we must consider these integrations and design for cross-channel and cross-device interactions. We need to design holistic customer experiences that are consistent and engaging across websites, phone, face-to-face service, and physical products. These successful experiences require ‘designing for the space between' – the space between interactions, interfaces, and touchpoints.
Bellingham Refresh will be meeting on Wednesday, December 15th at Extremes Sports Grill. Samantha's presentation and the following Q & A will be from 6pm to 8pm. If you'd like, please join us for dinner and drinks afterward.
Please, let us know you're coming.
About Samantha Starmer
Over the last 12 years, Samantha Starmer has worked on a wide variety of user experience and information architecture projects and strategy while at Amazon.com, SchemaLogic and Microsoft. She is currently a senior manager at top U.S. retailer REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), where she is creating and leading new teams for user experience, information architecture and interaction design. She is passionate about creating holistic, multi-channel customer experiences.
Samantha holds a Master's of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Washington and enjoys regularly teaching there on experience related topics. Samantha has served on the boards of the Information Architecture Institute and Content Management Professionals. You can find Samantha on twitter as @samanthastarmer.