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From Muppets to Mastery with Russ Unger

Jim Henson started working as a puppeteer in 1954, a fair 40-50 years before many of us even considered User Experience as a career. He did, however, take it upon himself to apply many of the core principles that UX Designers are falling love with today (or are at least using as part of our everyday lives). Hang out for a quick dive into the life of Jim Henson, with a view into his work from the perspective of how it pertains to what it is we’re doing today, that promises to even leave Waldorf and Statler happy.

And yes, there will be muppets.


Russ Unger is an Experience Design Director for GE Capital Americas where he leads teams and projects in design and research . He is co-author of the book “A Project Guide to UX Design”, “Designing the Conversation”, and the forthcoming “Speaker Camp” for Peachpit Press (Voices That Matter). Russ is also working on a book on guerrilla design and research methods that is due out well, sometime.

Russ is co-founder of ChicagoCamps, which hosts low-cost, high-value technology events in the Chicago area, and he is also on the Advisory Board for the Department of Web Design and Development at Harrington College of Design. Russ has 2 daughters who both draw better than he does and are currently beginning to surpass his limited abilities in coding.

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What to Expect 
We'll have food and drinks on hand. 
• 6:30 - Arrive, grab a seat, chat with friends. 
• 7:00 - Announcements 
• 7:05 - Presentation 
• 8:00 - Q&A
• 8:15 - Post event chat at 5 Seasons Brewing 

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  • Daniel J.

    Where will the recording be posted?

    June 27, 2014

  • Daniel J.

    This was a great speaker. I'm surprised this was not a full house.

    June 27, 2014

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