Feb 26, 2013 · 5:30 PM
Networking: 5:30pm to 6pm
Event start: 6pm sharp (note that doors will lock after 6pm) to 7:30pm
How much is UX talent worth? What are companies looking for in a 'UX' person? What are the skills that matter? How do you find, hire, and keep a UX professional?
Last fall we asked the VanUE community to participate in the Work and Salary Survey. (Nope, not the IA Institute one, but a survey just for us Canadians!) This survey captured information on demographics, work experience and positions, and compensation of UX professionals across Canada. The goal for this survey was to gather up-to-date information about the state of user experience jobs to help all professionals understand the UX market and opportunities in Canada.
Now the time you've been waiting for has finally come. Answers have been tallied, numbers have been crunched, and Laura Ballay and Meghan Deutscher from Periscope UX will share highlights of the survey results.
Following the salary survey presentation, Gordon Ross from OpenRoad will facilitate a discusson of several senior UX professionals on the topic of finding, hiring, and keeping UX designers. The panelists come from a range of industry and professional backgrounds, but are all responsible for hiring user experience talent. They will be discussing their shared and unique challenges of managing UX staff against the backdrop of the salary survey findings.
Representing the following types of organizations:
- Chris Ryan, VP Interaction Design and Usability at Vision Critical
- Chris Miller, Director of Brand Services at Cossette
- Blair Neufeld & Dominique Bohn, User Experience Design Team leads, BC Gov
- Boris Mann, Managing Partner, Full Stack
Periscope UX is Laura Ballay and Meghan Deutscher, two User Experience and Interaction Designers based in Vancouver, BC. With their combined 20 or so years of design and usability experience and Masters degrees in Interaction Design and HCI, they provide a full range of user-centered design services to clients in web, mobile and software.