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Case Studies on UX and Human-Centered Products

As UX professionals, we all struggle with how to represent and describe our work to potential clients, hiring managers and others. For many UX roles in hiring, graduate admissions and for digital awards, the emphasis is increasingly on showing an effective and compelling portfolio comprised of stellar case study narratives of individual projects. But what exactly should go into a UX case study? How do you best showcase a project? And what if you've created something really great and want to share it with the world? 


In this event, Beverly May, founder and organizer of the UX Awards, will showcase and describe exactly how to create winning UX case studies for any need: to get a better job, get into a fabulous grad program, gain new clients or win international Awards and gain broad acclaim for your work. 


This talk will be based on the award-winning submissions from last year's UX Awards, which will be shown and analyzed as to exactly why they were effective and how they were put together. 5-6 examples will be shown, with the major themes and consistent elements reiterated again for actionable direction in putting together a great showcase for any project and any purpose. There will be a brief introduction about the UX Awards and this year's submissions criteria in case any in attendance are inspired to submit for the 2014 Awards, which will be held in San Francisco in September (with a submission deadline of June 15!). 


This event should be useful and relevant for anyone at any level who needs to showcase their work, as well as for those who just want to be inspired by great UX projects and process! We'll cover UX case studies that are just for strategy and research as well, as well as how to handle special scenarios like proprietary content and when, where and how to best share and present your work. 

2014 JUDGES

Alex Wright, Greg Petroff, Janice Fraser, Margaret Stewart, Brian Kralyevich, Michal Pasternak and Turi McKinley

EVENT VENUE SPONSOR

I'd like to thank General Assembly for the event venue sponsorship.

AGENDA

7-7:30pm Food and networking

7:30-7:40 Overview of UX Awards and submission process for 2014

7:40-8:15pm Award-Winning Portfolio Case Studies- a review of 6 great examples, why and how they're great

8:15-8:30pm Key points for portfolios and case studies; special scenarios and how to handle them; and the top UX skills in demand right now that you definitely want in your portfolio case studies

8:30-8:45pm Q&A & networking. 

BEVERLY MAY

Founder of the UX Awards, Principal of Oxford Tech + UX Consulting, President of NYC-CHI. Beverly has over 17 years’ experience in tech, product development and user experience. She is the founder of Oxford Tech + UX, a boutique user experience and product strategy agency in NY and San Francisco that focuses on data-driven UX approaches. She is also the acting President of NYC-CHI, NYC’s largest and oldest UX and usability group, and the founder and organizer of the User Experience Awards.Beverly's experience spans management, strategy, UX, design, development, and content. After a few years as a music promoter, music journalist and print graphic designer, Beverly began her tech career in the 1990′s by helping found one of Canada’s first digital agencies and helping grow Canada's first startup incubator. Since then, she has worked on helping conceive, upgrade or launch hundreds of digital products and services at top digital agencies in NY like R/GA, iDeutsch, BBDO and Euro, at fast-growing startups and software companies like Wireless Generation, at major publishing and media companies like Rodale, and at the United Nations before starting Oxford Tech + UX in 2008. Oxford Tech + UX has aided many of NYC's top media companies, including Turner, Hearst and Consumer Reports, with a particular focus on CMSes, video and health tracking. Her passion is to evangelize the value and impact of great UX. Beverly has an Executive MBA from the University of Oxford, a technology Master’s degree in software systems design and new media from New York University, and a BA in English from University of Toronto. She is a triple UK- Canadian- US citizen.

Twitter: @UXAwards, @OxfordTech

Companies: uxawards.org, oxfordtech.us

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/beverlymay

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  • Sergi B.

    @beverly may I added a pic. Thanks again, great presentation. It was very succinct and well paced.

    May 27, 2014

  • Crystal Ehrlich, UX D.

    Jason, thank you so much for providing the live feed. You rock!

    May 27, 2014

  • Crystal Ehrlich, UX D.

    Beverly, it was wonderful to have you and I hope you come back soon.

    May 27, 2014

  • Beverly M.

    Hi everyone, thanks for a great turnout and thanks Crystal for a great event! Several have asked for the presentation- I updated the one on SlideShare to match what was presented http://www.slideshare.net/OxTechVentures/uxa-case-studies7f

    Also if anyone has any images of the talk, I'd love to have them for our records!

    Thanks
    Beverly

    2 · May 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    May 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beverly mentioned that the slides she showed were also on SlideShare. Do you have that link?

    May 22, 2014

  • Crystal Ehrlich, UX D.

    Hi Folks, Did any of you take photos during the Case Studies on UX and Human-Centered Products event? If so, could you post them here? http://www.meetup.com/ia-55/events/181709292/

    May 22, 2014

  • Sergi B.

    a very informative presentation on how UX submissions were evaluated for a UX competition

    May 21, 2014

  • Crystal Ehrlich, UX D.

    Hi Folks, please note that no refreshments will be provided this evening. Please eat beforehand or afterwards.

    May 20, 2014

  • Crystal Ehrlich, UX D.

    The hashtags for tonight's event are #UXCaseStudies, @GA_LA, @UXAwards and @LAUXmeetup.

    May 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Streaming for the event will be via YouTube. You can watch it here on the page http://www.meetup.com/ia-55/pages/Live_Events/ or on our YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BiNxNbZGLA

    4 · May 19, 2014

  • Justin E.

    Looks like I won't be able to make it tomorrow. Any chance we can catch the presentation via Youtube/online stream recording? Thanks LAUX team.

    May 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, we will be streaming on YouTube. You can watch it here on the page http://www.meetup.com...­ or on our YouTube Channel.

      May 19, 2014

  • Parth S.

    Anybody interested in car pooling from OC?

    May 19, 2014

  • jaclyn g.

    I hope we can check this out on the you tube channel!!! Sorry to miss this.

    May 19, 2014

  • J.j. K.

    I'd love to attend but I can't make it down from Santa Barbara that evening. Will the event be broadcasted and/or recorded?

    May 7, 2014

  • Crystal Ehrlich, UX D.

    This is a free event due to General Assembly's venue sponsorship and the donation of Beverly May's time. She is absorbing all her travel expenses too. Please say thank you to both of them, should the opportunity arise.

    3 · May 7, 2014

  • Narci

    Do we need to reserve anywhere but here? Ticket purchase or anything? :)

    May 7, 2014

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