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2008 Holiday Social

by on Nov.20, 2008, under Miscellaneous

Come on out, stop by on your way home, relax, have some conversation and celebration!
Thursday, December 4th
Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH, CHIFOO, and ASIFA Portland
welcome members and friends to join us for a social get together at:

Blitz Bar
110 NW 10th Ave, (between Couch and Davis)
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 222-2229

We’ve reserved a private room upstairs from 5:30 –9:30 with a no host, cash bar and look forward to seeing you there. Light appetizers will be served.

First Thursday

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Design Thinking: Action and Ecosystem with Bill Buxton

by on Jun.01, 2008, under Miscellaneous

Co-sponsored with CHIFOO

Wednesday, June 11, 2008
  • Book signing at Powell’s Technical Bookstore 5 – 6pm
  • Lecture at The Portland World Trade Center 7 – 8pm
  • Doors at the World Trade Center open at 6:30pm
  • Lecture starts promptly at 7pm

The number of books, articles, and conferences on innovation, creativity, and design is staggering. Yet, there is still precious little on what designers actually do, how they do it, and how they interact with the other disciplines involved in bringing concepts to fruition. This talk is based in the premise that design is a distinct discipline with specific skills and practices. Furthermore, the physical and cultural ecosystem in which designers work has a huge impact on their ability to exercise these skills. This talk aims to shine some light on design skills and their relationship to various aspects of this ecosystem. The purpose is not to make everyone a designer; rather, it is to help both designers and non-designers better understand how and where they fit into the larger mosaic that makes up the partnership required to go effectively from concept to practice.

Bill Buxton is a designer and a researcher concerned with human aspects of technology. His work reflects a particular interest in the use of technology to support creative activities such as design, film making, and music. Bill’s research specialties include technologies, techniques and theories of input to computers, technology mediated human-human collaboration, and ubiquitous computing. In December 2005, he was appointed Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research. Prior to that, he was Principal of his own Toronto-based boutique design and consulting firm, Buxton Design, where his time was split between working for clients, lecturing, and trying to finish a long-delayed book on sketching and interaction design.He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, where he still works with graduate students.

CHIFOO Meeting Description
(Free and open to the public)
Powell’s Technical Book Store
33 NW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(Members free; $5 public)
Networking and social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby,
with the lecture starting at 7:00 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served.
Portland World Trade Center
Bridge Level
121 SW Salmon Street
Portland, OR 97204
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by on May.01, 2007, under Miscellaneous

Thursday, May 9th 2007

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Birds of a Feather Mixer

by on Nov.15, 2006, under Miscellaneous

November 15, 2006
5:30pm – ??
This quarter our social mixer includes folks from other local groups: IxDA (, CHIFOO (, ASIFA Portland (, and Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH ( This is your opportunity network and find out more about different related groups in the NW and meet like-minded folks.
Lucky Lab Brewery in NW Portland
1945 NW Quimby
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 517-4352
The Event is FREE!
(You pay for your own beer and food.)
Please RSVP to cascadesiggraph ( at )
so that we can plan for attendance.
For more information, please contact Demetra at 503.367.1522
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Programming Committee Meeting: August 2006

by on Aug.15, 2006, under Miscellaneous

Brainstorm with us to generate ideas for the 2006 – 2007 Season. You can influence and co-create the kind of events Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH will have in the coming year. Specifically, we hope to collaborate and co-sponsor events with other organizations to attract great speakers, get an economy of scale, and multiply our efforts. If you’ve ever wanted to work together with SIGGRAPH or simply want to lend your ideas, we welcome you.
Meeting to plan this season’s events; your participation welcome!
Tektronix Bldg 38
CHIFOO is graciously letting us use their meeting space at Tektronix, in Beaverton. Parking is free and there will be some light snacks available. Directions and can be found at:
Area map
Tektronix Campus Building Map
For more information, please contact Demetra at 503.367.1522
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