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GoodGovUX’s Kickoff Event

After co-sponsoring a successful kickoff event at the Artisphere, we are extremely proud to be involved with such a great organization, GoodGovUX. If you weren’t able to make the conference, here is a quick set of talking points that we found insightful: – The Mission of GoodGovUX: To drive the adoption of a common set of UX best practices within the government and government contracting communities. – The term “UX” is defined in many ways, but more commonly: “UX is not on the screen. UX is in the mind.” “It’s pervasive. It’s in everything we do, not just on computers and smartphones.” … Continue reading

Have you heard the exciting news? Mediabarn is a proud sponsor of the GoodGovUX kick off event taking place on 2/24! If you’re interested in all things UX and how it can relate to government, be sure to check out this great opportunity to network and learn more about improving government products and digital research. Can’t make it? Follow @GoodGovUX to keep up with live updates and for information on upcoming events soon to be announced.

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from your friends at the barn! No matter what time of the year, the team at Mediabarn is always grateful for our family, friends, colleagues & clients. As we bring 2014 to a close, we just become a little more so 🙂 Whether you’re celebrating the holidays at home or traveling somewhere warm (or cold!) we wish you the brightest, cheeriest holiday season and a fantastic new year’s celebration. We look forward to an amazing 2015 and hope you’ll be part of ours!

GMU Takes a Tour of the ‘Barn

Last evening, we had the privilege of hosting the GMU Human Factors Students for some refreshments, a tour of our facility, and an engaging discussion about all things User Experience. It was a true pleasure for us to talk to the students about topics ranging from the usefulness of Google Glass, to sharing stories of our awkward college moments! Somehow we even found time to discuss user research methodologies, using discretion in social media when looking for a job, and the overall direction the UX field is taking. The clients we had in the office for a focus group surprised … Continue reading

We are proud to announce that our very own Keith Deaven has been appointed Board President of Uplifting Athletes. Uplifting Athletes is a non-profit organization that aligns college football and rare diseases in order to raise them as a national priority through outreach, research, education and advocacy. A rare disease is one that affects fewer than 200,000 Americans and consequently lacks financial incentive to make and market new treatments. However, over 7,000 rare diseases collectively affect more than 30 million Americans, making rare diseases a far-reaching issue. Keith’s involvement with Uplifting Athletes began when he was introduced to Founder Scott … Continue reading

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