We are kicking off January with a networker and a topic on UX & Beyond with our friends at South FL User Experience Group! Looking forward to seeing everyone. - vanessa
This event will start with happy hour drinks from 6-6:30 followed by a TWO presentations! The presentations will begin promptly at 6:30. Afterwards there will be group networking at the bar!
Presentation 1: Introduction to Web Survey and Forms Usability Design
Jennifer Romano Bergstrom, Fors Marsh Group
Increasingly, companies and organizations employ web surveys to collect public opinions and attitudes about products and services. For example, researchers often use web surveys to conduct social experiments, and governments often use web surveys to collect important information about their economy and the well-being of their population. Developing effective web survey instruments and incorporating evaluations of their usability is critical to eliciting high quality information. Jen will familiarize participants with web survey design issues and best practices, grounding the discussion in empirical research.
Presentation 2: UX skills only get you so far: Get out there to advance your career!
Cory Lebson, Lebsontech LLC
This is an incredible time to be a user experience professional with many great jobs available. Getting a new job or thinking about advancing your career in your current job might seem like it is a matter of good skills, experience and solid knowledge of the field. But that only gets you part of the way there. In this workshop, Cory Lebson discusses all the ways that you need to get out in the larger web/UX world, beyond your job, perhaps beyond your comfort zone to increase your future career potential.
· Assessing your goals: Where do you want to go professionally?
· Critical importance of networking: virtual vs. in-person
· Prepare your elevator pitch (exercise)
· UX Adventure: Unpaid activities are as valuable as paid activities
· The value of Tech and UX orgs
· Success is tangible
After the event please stick around Maguires Hill 16 where you can actually get out there and network!
About the Speakers
Dr. Jennifer Romano
Jen has over 12 years of experience planning, conducting and managing user-centered research projects. At Fors Marsh Group, she is responsible for leading user experience (UX) research. She frequently conducts a variety of user experience studies, including low- medium- and high-fidelity studies with eye tracking on desktop, mobile and paper. In addition to being a skilled UX researcher and practitioner, Jen specializes in experimental design, quantitative analysis and usability for older users. She teaches training course in usability, accessibility, information architecture, search engine optimization, writing for the Web, eye tracking, and survey design. Jen has presented research at numerous national and International conferences and publishes in peer-reviewed journals.
Cory has been a user experience consultant for nearly 20 years. He is the Principal and Owner of Lebsontech LLC, a successful user experience consulting firm he established in 1997. His core client base has included a number of Federal government, commercial, non-profit, and educational organizations. Lebsontech is focused primarily on UX strategy, user research, and associated training. Cory also greatly enjoys teaching topics related to user experience and technology and conducts regular talks and workshops. Cory is the 2014 president for the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) International and was previously the president of the UXPA DC chapter.