Wednesday, February 10th – Design for Cognitive Bias: Using Mental Shortcuts for Good Instead of Evil

Speaker: David Dylan Thomas

Please note the time change! This meeting will start at 5:30 pm Pacific time!

Description

Users’ minds take shortcuts to get through the day. Usually they’re harmless. Even helpful. But what happens when they’re not? In this talk I’ll use real-world examples to identify some particularly harmful biases that frequently lead users to make bad decisions. I’ll then talk about some content strategy and design choices we can use in our apps, designs, and platforms to redirect or eliminate the impact of those biases. Finally, I’ll explore our own biases as designers and some methods to prevent our own blind spots from hurting users.

About the Speaker

David Dylan Thomas, author of the book Design for Cognitive Bias from A Book Apart, serves as Content Strategy Advocate at experience design firm Think Company and is the creator and host of the Cognitive Bias Podcast. He has developed digital strategies for major clients in entertainment, healthcare, publishing, finance, and retail. He has presented at TEDNYC, SXSW Interactive, Confab, An Event Apart, LavaCon, UX Copenhagen, Artifact, IA Conference, Design and Content Conference, and the Wharton Web Conference on topics at the intersection of bias, design, and social justice.


Event info

Time: Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 5:30 p.m. Pacific

Location: Zoom

Program:
5:30 to 6:00: Networking
6:00 to 6:15: Announcements
6:15 to 7:30: Presentation
7:30 to 7:45: More networking
7:45: Clear the room; move conversations to offline

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Important notes:

  • Members of other chapters welcomed. If you belong to another STC chapter, you can attend our meetings for the regular price (free for virtual events).
  • IABC members welcome. All members of the San Francisco Chapter of the IABC are welcome to register for San Francisco Bay STC General Meetings at the member price (free for virtual events).
  • Non-members can attend. You don’t have to be a member to attend our meetings.
  • Tell us if you’re hiring or job-hunting. Attendees are encouraged to announce open positions or to announce that they are searching for work. Feel free to bring job listings, resumes, or business cards for distribution.
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Virtual Happy Hours for 2021

Posted on January 14, 2021 by Rachel Lamb

By popular demand, we are continuing our virtual happy hours in 2021! Please join us between 5 pm and 7 pm Pacific Time each Friday for good company and interesting conversations. You do not need to be an active member or part of STC to participate. All are welcome!

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If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Lamb at lambra1674@gmail.com or stcberkeley@gmail.com. Hope to see you there!

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Recordings for January Meeting

Hello all! The recordings for the January 2021 chapter meeting are up!

Click here to access the video of Mastering Your Website 101.

Click here to access the audio recording.

Tim also provided a PDF handout containing the slides and notes. You can access it here. 

Furthermore, Tim has recordings of other presentations he’s given over the years available on his website. Here’s a link directly to the presentations and Publications website. 

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Wednesday, January 13th – Mastering Your Website 101

Speaker: Timothy Esposito

Description

Feeling intimidated about running your own website? Don’t know the difference between your HTTPs and your PHPs? Want to learn some tricks and tips for streamlining your web presence with social media? Then this is the webinar for you. We’ll go over the basics of creating and running a website using WordPress and cPanel, along with some additional tools designed to make your webmastering easier.

This webinar is for those interested in learning more about using WordPress and cPanel for their websites.

About the Speaker

Timothy Esposito is an STC Fellow with over 20 years of technical communication experience. He is the STC Secretary and past President of the STC Philadelphia Metro Chapter. He lives just outside Philadelphia with his wife and son.


Event info

Time: Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 6:30 p.m. Pacific

Location: Zoom

Program:
6:30 to 7:00: Networking
7:00 to 7:15: Announcements
7:15 to 8:30: Presentation
8:30 to 8:45: More networking
8:45: Clear the room; move conversations to offline

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Important notes:

  • Members of other chapters welcomed. If you belong to another STC chapter, you can attend our meetings for the regular price (free for virtual events).
  • IABC members welcome. All members of the San Francisco Chapter of the IABC are welcome to register for San Francisco Bay STC General Meetings at the member price (free for virtual events).
  • Non-members can attend. You don’t have to be a member to attend our meetings.
  • Tell us if you’re hiring or job-hunting. Attendees are encouraged to announce open positions or to announce that they are searching for work. Feel free to bring job listings, resumes, or business cards for distribution.
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Wednesday, December 9th – Virtual Holiday Party

Description

Instead of having a December guest speaker, we will be hosting a virtual holiday party on Zoom!

The highlight for the evening will be our Creative Sharing time. During this time, we want to invite our members and guests to share their creative efforts with us. This can take any form, including but not limited to:

  • A short story or poem
  • A piece of art
  • A piece of music or rap
  • A video, either created by the sharer or showcasing them pursuing their passions
  • A craft project, such as a quilt or a sweater

We hope you will share your talents and passion with us as we come together to celebrate this season! Sharing is completely optional; if you don’t feel comfortable sharing, you don’t have to.


Event info

Time: Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 6:30 p.m. Pacific

Location: Zoom

Program:
6:30 to 7:30: Networking
7:30 to 7:45: Announcements
7:45 to 8:30: Creative Sharing
8:30 to 8:45: Mad Libs, More Networking
8:45: Clear the room; move conversations to offline

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Meeting ID: 879 5735 9731
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Important notes:

  • Members of other chapters welcomed. If you belong to another STC chapter, you can attend our meetings.
  • IABC members welcome. All members of the San Francisco Chapter of the IABC are welcome to register for Berkeley STC General Meetings.
  • Non-members can attend. You don’t have to be a member to attend our meetings.
  • Tell us if you’re hiring or job-hunting. Attendees are encouraged to announce open positions or to announce that they are searching for work. Feel free to bring job listings, resumes, or business cards for distribution.
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