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KC-UX-Core Kansas City Message Board › Breaking Out of The Web: Garmin's Auto UIs: Wed

Breaking Out of The Web: Garmin's Auto UIs: Wed., 7/24, 5:30 @ Netchemia (Prairie Village)

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Garmin’s automotive navigation designs are driven by its in-dash OEM business, including infotainment systems and automotive usability insights. As a newcomer to the market, As Garmin's place in the automotive world has gained traction, so has the role of UX. Garmin UX continues to create cutting-edge interaction designs, and implements the research and testing required to refine those concepts into industry-ready products.

5:30 - Networking (food & drinks)
6:00 - Welcome!
6:00 - Garmin Presentation & Q&A
7:00 - Wrap Up

Netchemia is hosting this event in its Prairie Village location for our local UX community - everyone from IxDA is welcome! Netchemia is located on the north side of 75th Street, a few blocks east of 75th and Mission Rd. There is ample parking in the rear of the building (while there are two buildings, Netchemia is the westernmost building.) Please enter through the back of the building and take the stairs to the second level:

3520 W 75th St., Prairie Village, KS 66208
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As a User Experience Designer at Garmin International, Amy Mihalevich has worked for the Automotive OEM UX team for the last three years. Amy is the lead HMI Designer for the future Mercedes-Benz in-dash navigation solution. She coordinates with Project Management, leads teams of collaborative designers, and works closely with both Systems Engineers as well as directly with the client to refine project requirements. "It is my goal to promote the value of User Experience Design by setting a good example of what design thinking can do."

As a User Experience Researcher at Garmin International, Stephen Hassard, PhD works in the Automotive OEM UX team. Stephen is focused on making automotive electronics as safe and as fun as possible to use while driving. "I obsess over details - details aren't part of the design, they are the design. Without a keen understanding of the user's needs and wants, as assessed by complementary qualitative and quantitative research methods, we're doomed to live in a world of monotony and tedium."

Named “Best Company to Work For” by Ingram’s Magazine, Netchemia is a rapidly growing, award-winning provider of cloud-based software for more than 1,000 K-12 school districts throughout the U.S. We believe that if we provide schools with intuitive software to recruit, hire, and develop the best teachers and school leadership, we can dramatically affect student achievement and education. We're passionate about lifelong learning!
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