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Saturday, October 3
 

12:45pm EDT

Mattress Factory
Limited Capacity seats available

What to Expect
Visit one of the region's most unique and groundbreaking art museums, where the installations and exhibitions will challenge you to question reality and explore design as sensory experience. Led on a tour by the Mattress Factory's co-director, learn what goes into this distinctive artwork behind the scenes.

About the Mattress Factory
The Mattress Factory is a research and development lab for artists. As a museum of contemporary art, it commissions new site-specific works, presents them to the widest possible audience, and maintains selected individual installations in a growing – and distinctive – permanent collection.

About the Excursions
The Saturday afternoon excursions provide MWUX attendees with the opportunity to get out and see some of Pittsburgh's most unique and UX-savvy companies and venues. 

NOTE: Advanced sign up is required as spots are limited for each excursion. 


Saturday October 3, 2015 12:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
Mattress Factory 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

1:00pm EDT

4moms
Limited Capacity seats available

What to Expect
Meet the 4moms UX team and join a discussion about designing for a comprehensive ecosystem of digital and physical products. Tour our beautiful downtown space, including the 4moms design studio, and get an exclusive peek into our latest product development.

About 4moms
4moms is a consumer robotics company that applies technology along with advanced design and a deep consumer understanding to create dramatically better baby gear. The company has redefined the juvenile products industry with its innovations, and it has won the prestigious Red Dot award twice for outstanding product design and been recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.

About the Excursions
The Saturday afternoon excursions provide MWUX attendees with the opportunity to get out and see some of Pittsburgh's most unique and UX-savvy companies and venues.


Saturday October 3, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
4moms 912 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

1:00pm EDT

AlphaLab + AlphaLab Gear
Limited Capacity seats available

What to Expect
Get to know AlphaLab and AlphaLab Gear, and how these sister accelerators are firing up Pittsburgh's startup scene. Then, put your new skills from Midwest UX to the test as you'll take what you've learned and collaborate to solve a startup's design challenge. Discover what it takes to pitch your idea under pressure!

About AlphaLab + AlphaLab Gear
AlphaLab is a nationally-ranked startup accelerator that helps innovative companies launch quickly and successfully. Its intensive 20-week program helps companies achieve product-market fit through rapid iterations of product, intensive customer feedback, and market validation. Its sister accelerator, AlphaLab Gear, is dedicated to hardware startups and was recently featured in TechCrunch.

About the Excursions
The Saturday afternoon excursions provide MWUX attendees with the opportunity to get out and see some of Pittsburgh's most unique and UX-savvy companies and venues. 

NOTE: Advanced sign up is required as spots are limited for each excursion. 


Saturday October 3, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
AlphaLab + AlphaLab Gear 6024 Broad St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

1:00pm EDT

Carnegie Museum of Art
Limited Capacity seats available

What to Expect
Spend the afternoon at Pittsburgh's premier art museum, with a guided tour that will introduce you to local artwork and artists. The tour will end at a new exhibition, "HACLab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern," which explores Pittsburgh’s complex history of postwar architecture and urban design.

About the Carnegie Museum of Art
The Carnegie Museum of Art is one of the most dynamic major art institutions in America, with a collection of more than 30,000 objects across broad spectrum of visual arts, prints and drawings, photographs, architecture, design, and multimedia. Through programming and exhibitions, the museum frequently explores the role of art and artists in confronting key social issues of our time, combining and juxtaposing local and global perspectives. 


Saturday October 3, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Carnegie Museum of Art 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

1:00pm EDT

Deeplocal
Limited Capacity seats available

What to Expect
Join Deeplocal for a glimpse into how we combine art, engineering, and marketing to invent completely new products and experiences for brands, with a particular focus on UX design. Attendees will also tour our 20,000 square-foot office, which includes studio space and a full workshop for carpentry, metalworking, and electrical circuitry.

About Deeplocal
Deeplocal is an internationally-recognized innovation studio. From creating a mind-controlled bike that was featured on Good Morning America to building a robotic pitching machine that allowed a child to throw out the first pitch at a baseball game, our projects are wide-ranging and unique.


Saturday October 3, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Deeplocal 2124 Penn Ave Floor 5. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

1:00pm EDT

Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon
Limited Capacity seats available

What to Expect
Tour the labs where the interfaces of the future are being designed, where the power of games to change behavior is studied, and where the ways in which crowdsourcing can improve automation of technology are being built. Then, attend series of short talks from major players in the HCI field. 

About the HCI Institute
CMU's Human-Computer Interaction Institute is a living laboratory investigating the relationships between computer technology, human activity, and society. Through interdisciplinary education and research, the HCII works to understand and create technology that harmonizes with and improves human capabilities, goals, and social environments. HCII students and faculty don't just research, teach and write about HCI — they live it.

About the Excursions
The Saturday afternoon excursions provide MWUX attendees with the opportunity to get out and see some of Pittsburgh's most unique and UX-savvy companies and venues. 

NOTE: Advanced sign up is required as spots are limited for each excursion. 


Saturday October 3, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

1:00pm EDT

MAYA + LUMA Institute
Limited Capacity seats available

What to Expect
Experience how sister firms MAYA Design and LUMA Institute equip people and organizations to innovate and apply human-centered design methods to complex challenges. You'll get hands-on exposure to methods and practical insight from practitioners who have spent 25 years mastering the craft. Participants will take on a design challenge and learn new ways of working to better frame problems, communicate progress, and make something the world has never seen.

About MAYA
MAYA is a design consultancy and innovation lab. For more than 25 years, we’ve helped organizations grow and thrive by designing collaborative systems, engaging experiences and next-gen products, using human-centered design and an architectural approach to build the connected world. 

About the LUMA Institute
LUMA Institute equips people to accelerate innovation. We offer strategic services, learning experiences, and practical resources based on the LUMA System of Innovating for People, a flexible framework enabling organizations to create new value and drive sustainable growth through the practice of human-centered design.

About the Excursions
The Saturday afternoon excursions provide MWUX attendees with the opportunity to get out and see some of Pittsburgh's most unique and UX-savvy companies and venues. 

NOTE: Advanced sign up is required as spots are limited for each excursion. 


Saturday October 3, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
MAYA Design + LUMA Institute 444 Liberty Ave #1600, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

1:00pm EDT

Smallman Galley
Limited Capacity seats available

What to Expect
Get a sneak peek into one of Pittsburgh's most talked about new food experiences. Smallman Galley is modeled on startup accelerators to lower the barrier of entry for talented chefs who want to start their own businesses. Tour the communal dining space, meet its first four chef entrepreneurs, and engage in discussion with Smallman Galley's co-founders. Did we mention complimentary beer?

About Smallman Galley
Smallman Galley is a launch pad for the best new restaurant concepts in Pittsburgh. We cultivate and accelerate undiscovered chefs by providing a forum to showcase their talents, hone their craft, and develop business acumen in a unique space that includes four fully outfitted kitchens.

*All participants must be 21+ for this venue.

About the Excursions
The Saturday afternoon excursions provide MWUX attendees with the opportunity to get out and see some of Pittsburgh's most unique and UX-savvy companies and venues. 

NOTE: Advanced sign up is required as spots are limited for each excursion. 



Saturday October 3, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Smallman Galley 2016 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

1:00pm EDT

Society for Contemporary Craft
Limited Capacity seats available

What to Expect
At the Society for Contemporary Craft, we believe the act of "making" with your hands opens doors to emotions, thoughts, and potential that may otherwise remain buried. Learn more about our innovative and community-minded programming, while getting an intimate look at our latest socially engaged art experience, "Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art."

About the Society for Contemporary Craft
Presenting contemporary art in craft media since 1971, the Society for Contemporary Craft offers meaningful art opportunities for more than 145,000 people a year through its four core values: providing vital support for artists, filling critical gaps in public education, sharing cross-cultural perspectives, and using art to build community.

About the Excursions
The Saturday afternoon excursions provide MWUX attendees with the opportunity to get out and see some of Pittsburgh's most unique and UX-savvy companies and venues. 

NOTE: Advanced sign up is required as spots are limited for each excursion. 


Saturday October 3, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Society for Contemporary Craft 2100 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

1:00pm EDT

TechShop Pittsburgh
Limited Capacity seats available

What to Expect
Take a tour of our cutting-edge facility and prepare to be inspired. See what members are working on, chat with community makers, and watch some of our machines in action! See for yourself how people at TechShop explore the world of making in a collaborative and creative environment.

About TechShop Pittsburgh
TechShop is a community-based workshop and prototyping studio on a mission to democratize access to the tools of innovation. Our Pittsburgh location offers more than 16,000 square feet of workshops equipped with world-class tools and equipment, computers loaded with design software, hundreds of classes, and the support and camaraderie of a community of like-minded makers.

About the Excursions
The Saturday afternoon excursions provide MWUX attendees with the opportunity to get out and see some of Pittsburgh's most unique and UX-savvy companies and venues. 

NOTE: Advanced sign up is required as spots are limited for each excursion. 


Saturday October 3, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
TechShop 192 Bakery Square Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

1:30pm EDT

Golden Triangle Bike Tours
Limited Capacity seats available

What to Expect
Experience Pittsburgh on two wheels! During this leisurely tour, you'll see Downtown and Point State Park and bike along the North Side's scenic riverfront trail, with additional stops at the historic Heinz Factory and the bustling Strip District. And along the way, you'll learn about the city's transformation from frontier outpost to Steel City. Please note this excursion is weather dependent.

About Golden Triangle Bikes
Golden Triangle Bikes is Pittsburgh's premier bike tour and rental location. This family-owned business has been helping people experience the city of Pittsburgh by bike for almost a decade.

About the Excursions
The Saturday afternoon excursions provide MWUX attendees with the opportunity to get out and see some of Pittsburgh's most unique and UX-savvy companies and venues. 

NOTE: Advanced sign up is required as spots are limited for each excursion. 

Saturday October 3, 2015 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Golden Triangle Bike Tours 600 First Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219