UX in Ed Tech: Designing Good User Experiences for Learners and Educators

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The Boston Ed Tech Meetup is partnering with General Assembly to highlight how UX designers create delightful user experiences for learners and educators!

NOTE: For this event, we ask that you register both through the meetup site itself and the General Assembly page (https://ga.co/uxinedtech) so both groups will have a good idea of who will be attending.

ALSO NOTE: As most GA events don't have food, this one also will not. Please grab something to eat before the event! There are lots of great places to eat in the area and feel free to reach out if you'd like a suggestion. :)

Event details:
We’re bringing in UX designers from different ed tech companies to give lightning talks on some of the techniques they use in their own work to design good user experiences. After sharing their own experiences, each speaker will join us on a panel to answer questions from the audience about anything UX or ed tech related. The event will not only be relevant for those interested in UX design, but also for anyone who wants to learn more about the types of experiences being created in the ed tech space and how they’re designed.

Agenda:
6:30 - 6:45 - Arrive and Network
6:45 - 7:45 - Welcome & Introduction | Lightning talks by UX Designers in the Ed Tech Space
7:45 - 8:15 - Q&A Panel where audience members can ask more general questions about the UX / ed tech profession and work
8:15 - 8:45 - Networking with speakers and other attendees

Speakers:

Jason Gorman:
As Founder and Managing Partner at Jackrabbit Learning Experience (jackrabbitlx.com) Jason is focused on partnering with any organization (EdTech startup, K-12, higher ed, corporate, etc) who is starting the process of creating a new and extraordinary educational product or program. Jackrabbit LX's services include strategy consulting, prototyping, testing, advising for sustainably assembling internal teams and external partners, and helping take a prototype design to scale.

Han Xu:
Han is currently working as the "UX team of one" in a Techstars company that tries to bring executive coaching to emerging leaders in any organizations. While Han wears many hats at her job, she is deeply passionate about UX research. Han came from a background in Psychology, and graduated from the Technology, Innovation and Education program from Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2016. Han has also completed the User Experience Design and the Front-End Web Development courses at GA in 2015 and 2017.

Roger Zhu:
Hi, My name is Roger. I currently work at Panorama Education in Boston, building a data-driven platform for K12 schools. Before this, I spent 3 years designing medical devices and software for hospitals at GoInvo Studio. Outside of my work, I teach sketching at MIT, volunteer with Boston Public Schools, and write about design in tech. I am passionate about connecting the product to the people and delight them with details. Originally from Hangzhou, China, a quest for design brought me halfway around the world to the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). I completed my master’s degree in Industrial Design with honor. If I were to do this again, I want to learn more about economics, statistics, and dancing.

Directions & Public Transportation: If you are taking public transportation, we are located right across from South Station.

Parking: There is a parking garage located in our building at 20 Lincoln St ($12 after 5). We also recommend parking at the Garage at Post Office Square ($9 after 4 pm) or LAZ Parking's 100 High St Garage ($11 after 5:30).

Registration and Check-in: Please bring your photo ID and GA confirmation email with you when checking in at the lobby of 125 Summer Street. The front desk staff will then give you access to the General Assembly on the 13th floor.

Sponsors:
Special thanks to General Assembly for offering a venue for the event as well as helping to reach out to some of the speakers who will be speaking at this event!