Sponsoring and Presenting: Puget Sound World Usability Day
Nov
9
to Nov 10

Sponsoring and Presenting: Puget Sound World Usability Day

This year, Puget Sound World Usability Day is November 9th, and will be showcasing an invitation-only roster of exciting speakers from our region's leading companies and organizations, including projekt202, Google, Amazon, Alaska Airlines, Disney, Microsoft, The City of Seattle, Tableau, the University of Washington, and others. The event, Inclusion through User Experience is the final conference of the International Event of World Usability Day.

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Jeremy Johnson, Peter Eckert, & Rob Pierry Participate: "Your Brand is Your Experience: "Why All Touchpoints Must Work for Your Customers" @ Seattle Interactive Conference
Oct
17
1:30 PM13:30

Jeremy Johnson, Peter Eckert, & Rob Pierry Participate: "Your Brand is Your Experience: "Why All Touchpoints Must Work for Your Customers" @ Seattle Interactive Conference

  • The Conference Center - Downtown Seattle (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Before the modern age of experience you would just have to shout the loudest. But, today you need to meet your customer’s needs, when they need you, across any touchpoint. Every-time they have a poor experiences on an app, kiosk, phone, in-person, etc... it erodes your brand. We’ll take a behind the scenes look at how to use customer understanding to light the way.

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projekt202 Hosts and Presents: "Designing Better, Together" for General Assembly, Austin
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

projekt202 Hosts and Presents: "Designing Better, Together" for General Assembly, Austin

While it’s easy to recognize effective design requires multi perspectives, it’s not always easy to make sure your best intentions are understood across disciplines.

In this panel incorporating business development, market research, user experience, and development, we will discuss strategies and considerations when you know your work will be acted on by downstream practices.

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Karen King Presents: "Fast Track Recruiting" @ HR Southwest Conference
Oct
3
7:00 AM07:00

Karen King Presents: "Fast Track Recruiting" @ HR Southwest Conference

In many industries, the revenue of the company is predicated on how quickly recruiting can fill the roles.  The speaker will share 10 easy-to-implement steps for fast-tracking your recruiting process and actual data on how this process is working for her team to help you recruit like a rock star.  

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Kim Harris Presents: "Designing the Work Experience for Designers" @ Big Design Conference
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Kim Harris Presents: "Designing the Work Experience for Designers" @ Big Design Conference

Designing the work experience for designers might seem like a daunting experience. Your company craft an experience for designers through collaboration, training, onboarding, employee engagement, and more. In this talk, Kim Harris will share her insights on developing a work experience for designers.

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Jessie Webster & Kelly Moran Lead: "Workshop: UX Field Research Toolkit" @ Big Design Conference
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Jessie Webster & Kelly Moran Lead: "Workshop: UX Field Research Toolkit" @ Big Design Conference

The workshop will be hands-on and interactive; instructional elements will be reinforced with stories of impact to real projects. We will not only cover methods of gathering user data, but the importance of spending time internalizing and analyzing the data through activities such as affinity diagramming. Participants will gain exposure to these important practices in a low-pressure atmosphere and with the guidance of experienced professionals.

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Jeremy Johnson, Kelly Moran, & Kim Harris Participate: "UX Rock Star Panel Discussion" @ North Dallas Agile Product Owners Meetup
Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

Jeremy Johnson, Kelly Moran, & Kim Harris Participate: "UX Rock Star Panel Discussion" @ North Dallas Agile Product Owners Meetup

This panel of local UX Designers will discuss any and all topics of your choosing! Maybe: the relationship between UX and product? How to best work together? Design thinking? The difference between UI and UX design? Or techniques to build customer understanding? Now is your chance to ask them anything! — it’s up to you!

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Mark Sims Presents: "The Value of Test-Driven Development" @ Dallas Ruby Brigade Meetup
Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

Mark Sims Presents: "The Value of Test-Driven Development" @ Dallas Ruby Brigade Meetup

Mark will cover the value propositions offered by TDD and, through an engaging exercise, participants will learn to build confidence in themselves and the functionality of their code. The step-by-step presentation will dive into the TDD process and the Red-Green-Refactor method, explaining the goal and mindset of each.

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Kim Harris Presents: "Genius Mornings: A Routine to Renew Your Mind and Unlock Your Potential" @ CreativeMornings Dallas
Aug
18
8:30 AM08:30

Kim Harris Presents: "Genius Mornings: A Routine to Renew Your Mind and Unlock Your Potential" @ CreativeMornings Dallas

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Kim will be speaking on the monthly theme of "Genius".

Assumptions are made about the manifestation of genius, but is intellect really enough of a factor to identify it? And where does creativity come into play? To the community of geniuses and/or creatives: how do you balance traditional intelligence vs. emotional intelligence? How large is the chasm between who you are and who you can be?

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Peter Eckert Presents: "The Empathetic PM", Keynote speaker @ UT Dallas Project Management Symposium
Aug
17
4:40 PM16:40

Peter Eckert Presents: "The Empathetic PM", Keynote speaker @ UT Dallas Project Management Symposium

  • UT Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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How empathy can help turning you into a power PM, make your projects go smoother and make your project teams love you. What is empathy and how can it be leveraged to make sense of project teams, motivate members of your teams, deliver better results and disrupt the way how things are done today. The first step to empathetically lead your teams is to understand the DNA of your team members.

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Karen King Presents: "Fast-Track Recruiting @ Talent Acquisition Summit
Aug
15
4:30 PM16:30

Karen King Presents: "Fast-Track Recruiting @ Talent Acquisition Summit

In many industries, the revenue of the company is predicated on how quickly recruiting can fill the roles.  The speaker will share 10 easy-to-implement steps for fast-tracking your recruiting process and actual data on how this process is working for her team to help you recruit like a rock star.  

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Michael Blakesley Presents: A panel discussion - Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

Michael Blakesley Presents: A panel discussion - Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers

  • General Assembly Austin, WeWork Congress (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This inspiring panel event series invites key players in Austin’s design community to offer a rare insider’s look at how they work and create. From branding to user experience to city planning, panelists will discuss how they approach projects from a design point of view, how design thinking methods help with problem-solving, and much more. 

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Mark Sims Presents: "Test-Driven Development" @ Austin Javascript Meetup
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

Mark Sims Presents: "Test-Driven Development" @ Austin Javascript Meetup

This talk is about why testing JS is the right way to develop. I give an overview of TDD, the value of TDD, and how it will help eliminate fear and anxiety, and build confidence in your code. The demonstration shows the process of writing tests based on requirements for a real application, a character voting app. This talk is informative, practical and fun.

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Charlie Trotter Presents: "Case Study: How PSCU Succeeded with User-Centered Design" @ NACUSO
Apr
10
to Apr 13

Charlie Trotter Presents: "Case Study: How PSCU Succeeded with User-Centered Design" @ NACUSO

  • Disney Yacht & Beach Club Resort (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

With user expectations high and ever climbing, how can you get your company's enterprise software from functional to great? We’ll review how we helped PSCU use proven UX methods and research to better understand their users, and create a great experience for them.

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Austin Hosts: UXPA Meetup on In-Depth Interview Techniques 101
Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

Austin Hosts: UXPA Meetup on In-Depth Interview Techniques 101

Interviews are a common and valuable means of getting to know your users, customers, and stakeholders. However, it can feel pretty intimidating to conduct them. In this hands-on workshop, you will be introduced to some of the basic skills and techniques needed to conduct a quality interview and get the information that you need.

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