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Seattle’s Annual User Experience Conference - Produced by Blink

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Tuesday, March 3
 

1:00pm PST

Improving the Design to Development Handoff
Let’s look at sources of collaboration debt between design thinking and agile software development. Then let’s discuss and how to increase project velocity, reduce code churn, and improve UX.

Speakers
avatar for Brian McElaney

Brian McElaney

SVP Technology, Think Company
Brian McElaney runs the technology team at Think Company - a user experience design firm in Philadelphia focused on enterprise software, process, and service design.



Tuesday March 3, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm PST
Fifth Avenue Westin Hotel

2:00pm PST

From IA to AI - The Evolution of User Experience Design
Let’s discuss personal experiences in the evolution of Self Designing experiences, and what UX Design means in a "Screenless" world of Chatbots and Voice Assistants.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Belcher

Jeremy Belcher

Senior UX Designer, FIA Tech
Jeremy is the sole designer across 5 enterprise FinTech SAAS products for FIA Tech in NYC.



Tuesday March 3, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm PST
Fifth Avenue Westin Hotel
  Technology

3:00pm PST

Smart Strategies for Building Healthy Partnerships
Part presentation, part discussion and part group therapy! Christina Storm will walk you through smart strategies to manage the friction between product management and UX. Come prepared with your experiences, tips and tricks.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Storm

Christina Storm

User Experience Manager, Google
Christina, as a User Experience Manager based in Google's Seattle office, is focused on developer experience for the Google Cloud Platform.



Tuesday March 3, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm PST
Fifth Avenue Westin Hotel
  Collaboration

4:00pm PST

A UX Career is a Business Career: A Discussion
An open discussion with Kiley Meehan on how to connect your work to business metrics methodologies, bringing iterative design thinking to business strategy.

Speakers
avatar for Kiley Meehan

Kiley Meehan

Design Lead, FreshBooks
Kiley Meehan is a Design Lead at FreshBooks in Toronto, where he leads his team in shaping a better world for small business owners.



Tuesday March 3, 2020 4:00pm - 4:45pm PST
Fifth Avenue Westin Hotel
  Growth
 
Wednesday, March 4
 

1:30pm PST

“Role” with the Flow: Do What You Want
This session will be remote only. The speaker is presenting via a video link in the Blakely room. This is a room change.
 
This session will break down the barriers created by the semantics of designers’ titles. Learn how a current title or role can influence self-perception and future decisions. Understand common and differentiating skillsets.

Speakers
avatar for Maia Ottenstein

Maia Ottenstein

Manager for Design Research and Process Design, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Maia Ottenstein is the Manager for Design Research and Process Design on The Digital Innovation and Consumer Experience (DICE) Group at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital



Wednesday March 4, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm PST
Blakely Westin Hotel

2:30pm PST

Unmasking Imposter Syndrome as a Minority
This session is canceled.  There is no replacement or remote session.

The unique challenges of imposter syndrome - being the only representative of gender, ethnicity, or disability in a professional environment.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Newby

Erin Newby

Product Designer, Verizon
Erin Newby is a product designer at Verizon with experience in many different industries and across multiple platforms.



Wednesday March 4, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm PST
  Growth
 
Thursday, March 5
 

9:00am PST

Human-centered Statistics: When Quantitative Data meets UX Research
This session highlights the importance of human-centered thinking and empathy in statistics, with strategies for integrating them into quantitative data and reducing bias.

Speakers
avatar for Britney LeBaron

Britney LeBaron

UX Researcher, LogMeIn
Britney LeBaron is a Quantitative UX Researcher at LogMeIn (working remote from the Portland, OR area).



Thursday March 5, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am PST
Fifth Avenue Westin Hotel
  Research

10:00am PST

Ingraining UX Product and Engineering to Optimize Products
Two senior product designers share how they led a digital transformation of product teams from waterfall to agile by ingraining UX research.

Speakers
avatar for Haley Henderson

Haley Henderson

Senior User Experience Designer, Honeywell Building Solutions
Haley Henderson is a talented product designer having worked for Fortune 100 companies like The Home Depot, Honeywell and Northrup Grunman. 



Thursday March 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am PST
Fifth Avenue Westin Hotel