June 23, 2014
Digital Art Director living in Hollywood and working in Burbank.
Any type of UX event while I directly work in web, mobile, and other forms of direct UI type UX I am more interested in understanding the holistic approach to UX.
There are two big benefits I see. First, UX is all about the "experiences" so collaborating and learning other perspectives outside of your everyday makes you that much better. Secondly, for people outside of UX/Technology, it helps them understand "why." Why you need a UX specialist, why does it take a UX designer 2 weeks to finish a project, why your website homepage has such a high bounce rate. They may or may not be directly working in UX, but understanding some of these elements makes them better prepared to scope out work or explain to their client why certain things don't work.
I taught my dog to close the door so that when I get home and let him outside to do his business I don't have to wait for him. He comes back in the house when he is good and ready and I just tell him to shut the door. I love UX because it allows me to be lazier when done right. lol
Art Director by day .... superhero, ninja, mercenary, getaway driver by night. Love trying new food/beer especially the weird stuff. Play Basketball regularly, but if you were to ask me anything about the NBA I'd look at you with a blank stare.