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Seattle’s Annual User Experience Conference - Produced by Blink

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Tuesday, March 3
 

3:00pm PST

Creating a New, Empowered UX Team Within an Engineering-centered Organization
A case study showing how Cherwell handled challenges and opportunities in creating its new UX team, and strategies for building advocacy and trust with key stakeholders.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Paddock

Chris Paddock

Director of User Experience, Cherwell Software
Chris Paddock is the Director of User Experience at Cherwell Software, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 



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

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
 

9:00am PST

The Power of No (and yes!): Standing Firm & Speaking Out
Say no clearly, effectively & gracefully, with confidence, without justifying or apologizing. Say yes at the right moments. Gain tools to have difficult conversations.

Speakers
avatar for Tasha Lutfi

Tasha Lutfi

Principal Design Manager, Microsoft
With a sixteen-year tenure at Microsoft, Tasha is currently bringing her vision and strategic insights to Outlook Design as a Principal Design Manager.



Wednesday March 4, 2020 9:00am - 12:30pm PST
Grand 1 Westin Hotel
  Growth

1:30pm PST

The Privilege of Ethical Design
The speaker is presenting in the Fifth Avenue room. This is a room change.

Ethical considerations UX Lead Paola Mendoza-Yu had to make in designing a suicide & self-harm alerting system for K-12 schools in the U.S.

Speakers
avatar for Paola Mendoza-Yu

Paola Mendoza-Yu

Principal, UX Design, GoGuardian
Paola is a Design Principal on the User Experience team at GoGuardian, the fastest-growing education technology company in U.S. history.



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

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

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

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
 

1:00pm PST

Voices for Inclusion
Hear about UX community challenges on being supportive of under-represented communities. Colleagues step forward to talk about their inclusion experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Paola Mendoza-Yu

Paola Mendoza-Yu

Principal, UX Design, GoGuardian
Paola is a Design Principal on the User Experience team at GoGuardian, the fastest-growing education technology company in U.S. history.



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

1:10pm PST

The Power of Community
Find your ideal professional community, engage with an established community, and tips to help you build your very own.

Speakers
avatar for Lenora Porter

Lenora Porter

Senior Product Designer, Heroku (Salesforce)
Lenora translates business requirements into beautiful interfaces at Heroku (Salesforce) and inspires others through her Instagram tutorials.



Thursday March 5, 2020 1:10pm - 1:40pm PST
Grand 1/2 Westin Hotel

1:40pm PST

Why Does Siri Sound White
Explore why Siri sounds white in cultural and design contexts that impact personifying voice technologies and language processing in the future.

Speakers
avatar for AmberNechole Hart

AmberNechole Hart

UX Designer, AKQA
AmberNechole Hart is a UX designer at AKQA who is passionate about how black communities can use design to reexamine issues and imagine new realities.



Thursday March 5, 2020 1:40pm - 2:10pm PST
Grand 1/2 Westin Hotel