Category: Events

July 13, 2023 - Web Design Process…More or Less

Most facets of society, work, play, education are reinventing themselves in response to social networking and the growing presence of digital media, visual communication and access to an ever expanding universe of knowledge. As software and hardware platforms change, a solid design process can allow a method for collaborative teams to approach complex learning and development.

Solid design processes can help direct a group, increase project success rates, and inspire the next generation of innovative thinkers who will utilize communicative technologies and visual media to meet the challenges of current times. Maria and Colleen will share their collaborative work creating a design process that can assist the management and workflow of web design.

Colleen Case

As an associate professor in Computer Graphics Technology at Schoolcraft College, Past Education Director of ACM SIGGRAPH, Fulbright Scholar to China, and co-chair of other diverse international workshops and events; Colleen synergizes years of instructional design, graphic design, artistic endeavors and professional business experiences.

Colleen Case is published in the “International Journal of Web Based Communities”, “LEONARDO”,”SIGGRAPH Conference Abstracts and Applications” and “Elsie Vier”. She has done technical review and jurying for Eurographics, ACM SIGGRAPH, Thompson Learning and Scott Jones publishers.

Colleen has both business and educational experience in the fields of Computer Science and Computer Graphics. She established and tested a web design process for the classroom that evolved during a sabbatical into a workbook and is being further developed for publication.

Maria Gosur

Maria Gosur carries experience in diverse areas of design, business, and education. As an independent web and graphic designer of I Can Create That, for over six years Maria has been providing her creative services to many organizations, school systems, and design groups. Her various project experiences led her currently to a full-time Web/Application Developer position at Schoolcraft College where she also teaches Computer Graphics Technology courses part-time. Maria has also taught Digital Media Design courses at Baker College of Auburn Hills and has shared her expertise with volunteer groups and advisory committees.

For more details and to pre-register for this free meeting visit:


July 13th at 7:00 pm


Quicken Loans [MAP]


Free! You must pre-register by the morning of July 12, 2023
Sign-up now, even if you’re unsure. If you’re bringing a friend have them sign-up today also.

We look forward to seeing you there!

June 2011 Events in Metro Detroit Area

Since I’m involved with many web, social media and usability groups in the area, I often get asked about upcoming events. I’ve made a habit of announcing events at our Refresh Detroit meetings. We don’t have a calendar in our area that tracks all events (yes, Nick I’m giving serious thought to creating one.

I created a list of June events that you may want to attend. It’s a mix of the areas I’m interested in and many of the events are free. If you know of an event you would like added, please contact me.

June 1, 2024
D-New Tech Meetup
Detroit, Michigan
June 6, 2024
Mobile Monday Ann Arbor
App Promotion - Great, You Built It, Now What?
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Ann Arbor SPARK
June 7, 2024
Joomla! Detroit User Group
Detroit, Michigan
Quicken Loans
June 8, 2024
Social Media Club Detroit
Pleasant Ridge, Michigan
June 10, 2024
Small Business Tools Summit 2011
Northville, Michigan
Hampton Inn
June 13, 2024
Mobile Monday Detroit
Android Software Development
Detroit, Michigan
June 13, 2024
Ann Arbor Adobe User Group
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Ann Arbor SPARK
June 14, 2024
Michigan Usability Professionals’ Association
Pioneering the Agile UX Frontier
Ann Arbor, Michigan
June 16, 2024
Happy Hour
Utica, Michigan
Red Ox Tavern
June 22, 2023
Michigan Flex User Group
Mobile Workflow with Adobe Evangelist Ryan Stewart
SRT Solutions
June 30, 2023
Social Media Day Detroit 2011
Detroit, Michigan
MotorCity Casino Hotel’s Sound Board

Deborah Edwards-Onoro is a group leader of Refresh Detroit. She owns Lireo Designs, a web development company, is an officer of the Michigan Usability Professionals’ Association and host of Plymouth Tweetea. You can find her tweeting about web design, user experience, accessibility and higher education @redcrew.

May 26 2011 Meetup: PhoneGap

Thank you Erik Daniel for your great talk about PhoneGap Thursday night!


Please join Refresh Detroit and Erik Daniel for our May meeting.

Find out how to build your app once using HTML, Javascript and CSS, wrap it up in PhoneGap, and deploy it to multiple platforms - including iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Palm, Symbian, and (soon) Windows devices. This talk aimed at providing developers with an introduction to Phonegap, and how it can be used to build cross-platform native mobile apps using web tech.

PhoneGap Only Open Source Mobile framework that supports 6 platforms. It is an HTML5 app platform that allows you to author native applications with web technologies and get access to APIs and app stores.

For more details and to pre-register for this free meeting visit: