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Seattle’s Annual User Experience Conference - Produced by Blink

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Tuesday, March 3
 

8:00am PST

Energy Starter / Check-in
Start your first conference day with a healthy buffet of fruit, breads, pastries, and beverages. We’ll keep the sustenance coming throughout the three days of this event. Check-in starts at 8am and continues throughout the conference.

Tuesday March 3, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Grand 3 Westin Hotel

9:00am PST

Welcome to ConveyUX
Joe Welinske will welcome you to Seattle and the annual running of this event. Then we will jump right into our opening feature presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Welinske

Joe Welinske

ConveyUX Program Manager, Blink
Joe Welinske is Blink's Accessibility Director and also the Program Manager for Blink's annual conference ConveyUX.



Tuesday March 3, 2020 9:00am - 9:10am PST
Grand 1/2 Westin Hotel

9:50am PST

Break
Tuesday March 3, 2020 9:50am - 10:10am PST
Foyer Westin Hotel

11:10am PST

Speed Networking
Fun and innovative, speed networking accelerates your conference networking experience through short rounds of introductions in small-group formats. Meet 40-45 people in 45 minutes, through rotating 5 minute group introductions.

Speakers
avatar for Brigitt  Rains

Brigitt Rains

VP of Operations, Blink
Brigitt Rains works on web, mobile, graphic, game design, & development to custom SharePoint applications, video, and print - now VP of Operations at Blink.
avatar for Joe Welinske

Joe Welinske

ConveyUX Program Manager, Blink
Joe Welinske is Blink's Accessibility Director and also the Program Manager for Blink's annual conference ConveyUX.



Tuesday March 3, 2020 11:10am - 12:10pm PST
Grand 3 Westin Hotel

12:10pm PST

Networking Lunch
The morning and afternoon sessions are linked with a sumptuous lunch. You can share what you learned from the morning with your colleagues and preview what might be coming in the latter part of the day.

Tuesday March 3, 2020 12:10pm - 1:00pm PST
Grand 3 Westin Hotel

1:45pm PST

Break
Tuesday March 3, 2020 1:45pm - 2:00pm PST
Foyer Westin Hotel

2:45pm PST

Break
Tuesday March 3, 2020 2:45pm - 3:00pm PST
Foyer Westin Hotel

3:45pm PST

Break
Tuesday March 3, 2020 3:45pm - 4:00pm PST
Foyer Westin Hotel

4:45pm PST

Opening Celebration
Welcome to the ConveyUX after-session party. Blink is hosting this networking social for everyone with food & drinks while you chat with old friends and meet new ones.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Clark Cole

Karen Clark Cole

CEO & Co-Founder, Blink
Karen is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-Founder of Blink.



Tuesday March 3, 2020 4:45pm - 6:30pm PST
Foyer Westin Hotel
 
Wednesday, March 4
 

6:45am PST

Early Morning Run/Walk
An optional early morning guided run or walk from the Westin Seattle downhill along the waterfront, Pike Place Market to Alaskan Way, then northwest to Myrtle Edwards park. Then back uphill arriving at the Westin at 8am.

Route:

Times:
  • 6:30am - meet in the lobby
  • 6:45am - instructions and introductions
  • 6:50am - start the run
  • 7:40am - aim to be back at the hotel (3.5 mile route)


Speakers
avatar for Tim Bridgham

Tim Bridgham

UX Researcher, Blink
Tim Bridgham is a UX Researcher passionate about empathy and curiosity, uncovering insights, creating meaningful experiences, while utilizing technology.



Wednesday March 4, 2020 6:45am - 8:00am PST
Lobby Westin Hotel

8:00am PST

Morning Fuel
Get prepped for the day with coffee, tea, and a healthy light breakfast.

Wednesday March 4, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Grand 3 Westin Hotel

12:30pm PST

Networking Luncheon
Blink is hosting you for a great lunch at the mid-day point in today's program. Enjoy some relaxed time finding old friends and meeting new ones.

Wednesday March 4, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Grand 3 Westin Hotel

2:15pm PST

Break
Wednesday March 4, 2020 2:15pm - 2:30pm PST
Foyer Westin Hotel

3:15pm PST

Creating a New POS System for a Big Retail Store
Performing a complete reformulation of the user experience of the POS software used in the 150 stores of Coppel, from research to design and documentation, validation, and mobile application creation.

Speakers
avatar for Patricio Bustos

Patricio Bustos

UX Head, Coppel SA de CV
Patricio Bustos is focused on strategy, management and workshop facilitation (Design Thinking and Design Sprint) within Coppel.



Wednesday March 4, 2020 3:15pm - 5:00pm PST
Foyer Westin Hotel

3:15pm PST

Digital ‘Follow-Me-Homes’: 2 Months in the Life of a New Small Business Owner
This showcase highlights key considerations for successful digital diary studies using Indeemo, learnings, and how to address challenges for small business owners.

Speakers
avatar for Michica Provato

Michica Provato

Product Design Manager, Intuit
Michica Provato is a Product Design Manager and Innovation Catalyst at Intuit in Toronto.
avatar for Joanna Vernik

Joanna Vernik

Principal Experience Design (XD) Researcher, Intuit
Joanna is a Principal Design Researcher, and Innovation Catalyst at Intuit based in Toronto, Canada.



Wednesday March 4, 2020 3:15pm - 5:00pm PST
Foyer Westin Hotel
  Project Showcase

3:15pm PST

Eyes on the Solar System (EotSS) App
Blink worked with NASA to uplift their Eyes on the Solar System (EotSS) app, which allows users to freely explore our solar system in real-time 3D. Simplify navigation resulted in a cinematic, story-driven publishing platform for 3D stories.

Speakers
avatar for Quba Michalski

Quba Michalski

Director of Innovation, Blink
Quba Michalski is Blink's Director of Innovation. His primary role and passion is exploring emerging technologies and finding new, exciting ways to use them.
avatar for Megan Ruhlach

Megan Ruhlach

Visual Designer, Blink
Megan Ruhlach is an architect/graphic designer turned Visual Designer, who worked in prototyping, branding, interior design, renderings, and photography.



Wednesday March 4, 2020 3:15pm - 5:00pm PST
Foyer Westin Hotel

3:15pm PST

Fort Ontario Self-Guided Augmented Reality Tour Guide
Testing an AR interface and whether it can enhance the tourist’s visitor experience at a historic location. The final product was delivered in August 2019 to become a popular tourist attraction at Fort Ontario State Park, in Oswego, NY.

Speakers
avatar for Theo Johnson

Theo Johnson

UX Researcher, State University of New York College at Oswego
Theo Johnson was awarded the Graduate Impact Scholarship at SUNY Oswego for academic excellence.



Wednesday March 4, 2020 3:15pm - 5:00pm PST
Foyer Westin Hotel

3:15pm PST

Homeless Navigation – A Speculative Design
Homeless Navigation asks viewers to reflect on their personal interactions with people who are unsheltered in downtown Seattle, hoping to challenge our humanity at the individual, communal, and societal level.

Speakers
avatar for M. Colleen McDevitt

M. Colleen McDevitt

Graduate Student, University of Washington
M. Colleen McDavitt is working toward a Masters of Science in Human Centered Design & Engineering from the UW. She also works at King County Public Health.



Wednesday March 4, 2020 3:15pm - 5:00pm PST
Foyer Westin Hotel

3:15pm PST

Passport: A design system to accelerate digital product innovation
This showcase offers an overview of the research, design, and engineering process Blink used to create the Passport design system for MarcomCentral. Using Passport this engineering-led company has begin to unify its products, ship faster, and improve customer satisfaction.

Speakers
avatar for Brent Summers

Brent Summers

Director of Marketing, Blink
Brent makes evidenced-based recommendations related to market segments, marketing technology, and go-to-market messaging for Blink and our incredible portfolio of clients.



Wednesday March 4, 2020 3:15pm - 5:00pm PST
Foyer Westin Hotel

3:15pm PST

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock
A geek version of the traditional Rock, Paper, Scissors game, taken to the next level with added AI features, Machine Learning and Azure Cognitive Services, to allow for more interactive gameplay.

Speakers
avatar for Katrina Liu

Katrina Liu

UX Director, Plain Concepts
Katrina Liu is a UX Director at Plain Concepts, an international development company with offices in USA, UAE, UK, Spain, Germany, and the Netherlands.



Wednesday March 4, 2020 3:15pm - 5:00pm PST
Foyer Westin Hotel

3:15pm PST

The Design of an Award-Winning Social Ad Platform – HYFN8
How human-centered design and methodology were used to create a more efficient platform for planning, creating, publishing, and reporting social media campaigns and ads. HYFN8 was revamped to receive a Digiday award for best ad publishing platform in 2017.

Speakers
avatar for Evren Holland

Evren Holland

UX Consultant, MakersWheel
Evren Holland is the Principal User Experience Consultant at MakersWheel specializing in the human-centered design approach.



Wednesday March 4, 2020 3:15pm - 5:00pm PST
Foyer Westin Hotel

3:15pm PST

The Disney XR Project
This discursive design imagining entertainment project seeks to be a powerful tool for modifying children’s behavior, to bring focus to and amplify our parental ambivalences and anxieties about using devices to get our kids to listen to us and cooperate.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin P Philbin

Kevin P Philbin

Graduate Student, UW HCDE
Kevin Philbin sees storytelling as a powerful design tool to prototype experiences and interactions for solving climate, health and wellness issues.



Wednesday March 4, 2020 3:15pm - 5:00pm PST
Foyer Westin Hotel

3:15pm PST

Writing UI for AI
How UX designers, researchers, and writers collaborate to provide a friendly and informative experience to write the interface for Salesforce's AI, Einstein.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Sanders

Lori Sanders

Staff Technical Writer, Salesforce Einstein
Lori Sanders, Lead Einstein Writer for Salesforce, oversees UI copy for all Einstein features and products.



Wednesday March 4, 2020 3:15pm - 5:00pm PST
Foyer Westin Hotel

5:30pm PST

Puget Sound UX Super Meetup '20
Our Puget Sound user experience meetup groups get together for the annual Puget Sound UX Super Meetup. Tickets available on Eventbrite.

Wednesday March 4, 2020 5:30pm - 7:30pm PST
Foyer Westin Hotel
 
Thursday, March 5
 

8:00am PST

One More Breakfast
Come early for another great breakfast to get you ready for the last day of conference activities.

Thursday March 5, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Grand 3 Westin Hotel

9:45am PST

Break
Thursday March 5, 2020 9:45am - 10:00am PST
Foyer Westin Hotel

10:45am PST

Break
Thursday March 5, 2020 10:45am - 11:00am PST
Foyer Westin Hotel

12:00pm PST

Networking Lunch
This is our last group lunch of the conference. We want you to feel great going into the last half-day!

Thursday March 5, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Grand 3 Westin Hotel

2:40pm PST

Break
Thursday March 5, 2020 2:40pm - 3:00pm PST
Foyer Westin Hotel

4:00pm PST

Discussions with Drinks
Our speakers will host this informal discussion. We will have ten tables – each with one of our conference speakers for you to visit with your colleagues. Drinks and snacks will be served throughout along with an open bar.

Thursday March 5, 2020 4:00pm - 4:40pm PST
Grand 1/2 Westin Hotel

4:40pm PST

Conference Wrap-Up
We'll close out this year's event with some final observations, thank you's and raffle prizes.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Welinske

Joe Welinske

ConveyUX Program Manager, Blink
Joe Welinske is Blink's Accessibility Director and also the Program Manager for Blink's annual conference ConveyUX.



Thursday March 5, 2020 4:40pm - 5:00pm PST
Grand 1/2 Westin Hotel