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Seattle’s Annual User Experience Conference - Produced by Blink

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Tuesday, March 3
 

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

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

1:00pm PST

Unexpected Path: How Different Backgrounds Led Us to UX
Many design and research leaders started in a different field, and different backgrounds make up a good UX team. On this panel, we’ll discuss what each panelist did before they worked in UX and how it impacts their work today.

Moderators
avatar for Tom Satwicz

Tom Satwicz

User Experience Research, Blink
Tom is a UX Director and Partner at Blink and has been researching interaction and technology in homes, schools, workplaces, and beyond since the year 2000.


Tuesday March 3, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm PST
Grand Crescent Westin Hotel

3:00pm PST

The Goldilocks Zone: Riding the Inflection Point to Optimize Design
A look at why creative processes are so difficult to optimize; a conceptual framework for optimizing the design process using economic principles; and practical strategies for getting higher quality design work faster

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Javor

Lauren Javor

UX Designer, Blink
Lauren Javor, a UX designer at Blink, is passionate about creating frictionless, lovable experiences.



Tuesday March 3, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm PST
Grand 2 Westin Hotel
  Design

3:00pm PST

Innovation in Research Ops
Panelists will share some of the best practices and new ideas about research operations, focusing on innovations that improve their work, such as possibilities with AR/VR, privacy concerns and organizational best practices.

Moderators
avatar for Lauren Martin

Lauren Martin

Director, Client Relations & Partner, Blink
Lauren Martin is a director of client relations and partner at Blink, with over a decade of business management, marketing, and sales experience.


Tuesday March 3, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm PST
Grand Crescent Westin Hotel

4:00pm PST

Privacy and Products: What GDPR, PII, CCPA Mean for Uxers
Join this panel of experts as they discuss the latest in privacy policy and how it impacts user experience and digital product design.

Moderators

Tuesday March 3, 2020 4:00pm - 4:45pm PST
Grand Crescent 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

9:00am PST

Object Modeling for Designers
Create a Narrative Object Model—an accessible approach to object modeling that uses plain-English descriptions for objects & their relationships. Then use the model to identify higher-level constructs for a design system.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi  Adkisson

Heidi Adkisson

Principal UX Designer & Partner, Blink
Heidi Adkisson is a Blink partner and principal UX designer, leading complex projects since Blink’s inception.



Wednesday March 4, 2020 9:00am - 12:30pm PST
Grand Crescent Westin Hotel
  Design

1:30pm PST

Designing for Voice
Voice continues to grow as an important way for us to interact with our devices. This panel will feature a variety of perspectives on the use cases for voice, and how we can better design for them.

Moderators
avatar for Kelly Franznick

Kelly Franznick

Chief Innovation Officer, Co-founder & Partner, Blink
Kelly Franznick has grown Blink from two to over sixty employees, working with hundreds of clients, from tech-sector heavy hitters like Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, to startups, and non-profits.


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

2:30pm PST

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
The speaker is presenting in the Grand 2 room. This is a room change.

Push past the comfort zone. Convert your discomfort into engagement, growth and job satisfaction. Develop a calm, confident work environment.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Stern

Peter Stern

Head of Design, Blink



Wednesday March 4, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm PST
Grand 2 Westin Hotel
  Growth

2:30pm PST

Challenges in Enterprise UX
The speaker is presenting in the Grand 1 room. This is a room change. 

Join design leaders and enterprise organization practitioners as they discuss their approach to deliver complex and dynamic design solutions.

Moderators
avatar for Anne Vande Creek

Anne Vande Creek

Director of Client Relations & Partner, Blink
Anne Vande Creek is a leader in client services, business development, and creative and strategic design services for the tech industry and consumer brands.


Wednesday March 4, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm PST
Grand 1 Westin Hotel

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

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
 
Thursday, March 5
 

9:00am PST

The UX Flywheel: How UX Strategy Enables Effective Marketing Teams
Blink's Flywheel is a strategy model to identify opportunities, envision new services and products, and increase customer lifetime value to enable effective marketing teams.

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.



Thursday March 5, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am PST
Orcas Westin Hotel
  Strategy

11:00am PST

Failure is the Greatest Teacher
Innovations encounter failure. Although agonizing, setbacks are the most powerful learning tools. This panel includes veteran product leaders from REI, TaskRabbit, and Panasonic who will share stories of their most memorable mis-steps which made them better product leaders.

Moderators
avatar for David Westen

David Westen

Chief Strategy Officer, Blink
David Westen is Blink’s Chief Strategy Officer. An expert in user experience and digital strategy, David has designed, built and, marketed products for many of the world’s best-known brands.


Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Grand 1/2 Westin Hotel
  Strategy

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