• Design Thinking Fundamentals: PART 2
    This is Part 2 of our Design Thinking meetup. In this 2 hour session, we will: - Review the fundamentals of design thinking - Tackle a real-life problem using Design Thinking - Break out into groups and conduct activities to empathize with your users, define your problem, ideate, prototype potential solutions, and test your concept - Present concepts with the group About Design Thinking: You may have heard "design thinking" tossed around as another buzzword in the industry. The intent behind the design thinking methodology is to help you listen and be empathetic to your users and help you and your teams refocus efforts round collaboration and experimentation. Bermon Painter joins us from the EY wavespace™ (http://wavespace.ey.com) team where he leads innovation and strategy in Charlotte.

    Union

    2000 West Morehead Street Suite A · Charlotte, nc

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  • Design Thinking Fundamentals: Part 1
    You may have heard "design thinking" tossed around as another buzzword in the industry. The intent behind the design thinking methodology is to help you listen and be empathetic to your users and help you and your teams refocus efforts round collaboration and experimentation. In this session you'll discover: - the fundamentals of design thinking, - how to apply the methodology to solve complex challenges, - ways to combine design thinking and analytics decision making, - and develop new ways to collaborate In October we'll cover part II with a 2-hour design thinking workshop. Bermon Painter joins us from the EY wavespace™ (http://wavespace.ey.com) team where he leads innovation and strategy in Charlotte.

    Union

    2000 West Morehead Street Suite A · Charlotte, nc

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  • Facilitating Effective Meetings
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    Myjive (at NC Music Factory)

    1000 NC Music Factory Blvd, Suite C7 · Charlotte, NC

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  • Building Stakeholder Empathy
    Overview: As UX experts, we speak with users because we know that creating a product that is intuitive to them makes for a better product. Do we do the same with our stakeholders? How often do we “study” our stakeholders in order to present our ideas or facilitate a discussion in a way that makes sense to them? In this talk, I discuss how building empathy for our stakeholders can lead to better solutions by breaking down barriers, removing distractions, and improving communication. Speaker Bio: Leilani Johnson began her career as a Project Manager in the advertising industry. Over time, she found herself gravitating toward managing projects that involved UX and wanted to learn more about enriching lives through good product design. Leilani returned to school and earned her Master's in Human-Computer Interaction. She is now a Senior UX Architect at Cardinal Solutions, specializing in IA with a growing interest in Product Strategy. On the weekends, she enjoys brunch, fitness classes, and playing with Shug Avery, her American Pit Bull Terrier.

    Myjive (at NC Music Factory)

    1000 NC Music Factory Blvd, Suite C7 · Charlotte, NC

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  • Addressing Change Blindness with UX
    Most designers are aware of "Banner Blindness" (occurs when users overlook banner ads and other important content that looks like banner ads). But have you heard about "Change Blindness"? Change Blindness occurs when a user fails to notice a change in the user interface, despite visual cues. During this talk, we will define Change Blindness and how it occurs in digital spaces. We'll also show examples and discuss what designers should consider when trying to prevent change blindness for users. About the Speaker: Michael Head is a senior front end developer at Ally Financial, where we focuses on creating great user experiences through solid engineering. He’s worked for companies ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. He’s a graduate of UNC’s School of Information and Library Science, where he received his MS in Information Science, focusing on UX and HCI topics.

    Myjive (at NC Music Factory)

    1000 NC Music Factory Blvd, Suite C7 · Charlotte, NC

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  • Let's Talk about 'Change Blindness'!
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  • Panel: User Experience vs. Customer Experience vs. Product Management
    Curious about the difference between User Experience, Customer Experience and Product Management? In today's Meetup, we’ll talk to panelists from the various organizations to define each role and learn about how they compare! About the Panelists: Scott Miner Scott Miner is a User Experience Director at Technekes, responsible for starting up their design practice and building out the UX & Front End Development teams. During his spare time, Scott enjoys interior design & space planning, architectural history, photography and being outdoors. Scott also serves on the board of All-in to Fight Cancer, a charity dedicated to increasing public awareness and raising money to find a cure for cancer. Natasha McMichael Natasha is a UX Designer and Science Enthusiast, who creates high quality designs that are user-centered and intuitive. She has worked for a diverse range of clients across various industries, including banking, automotive, insurance, retail, airline, publishing and biotechnology. Her interests expand beyond the field of design to math and science and much more. Virginia Booth Virginia is a Customer Experience Manager at CapTech Consulting in Charlotte. A strategic-minded User Experience Architect with over 7 years of design experience, she’s passionate about creating intuitive, easy-to-use, and delightful experiences for customers while still satisfying the business' objectives. She’s found over 100 four-leaf clovers, proving her keen eye for detail (oh yeah, and that she’s pretty lucky). Outside of the office, you’ll find her brewing beer with her husband or harassing their cat, Mudi. Teresa Rench Teresa leads a team of design thinkers and design makers called Envision. She is an Experience Design Director on the Wells Fargo Digital Experience Design team, where they focus on early discovery, strategy, concept and long-term vision work for the digital channel.

    Myjive (at NC Music Factory)

    1000 NC Music Factory Blvd, Suite C7 · Charlotte, NC

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  • FusionConf: UX Edition
    FusionConf is a quarterly mini-conference focused on web design, user experience, and development. Join us on March 23rd in Charlotte, NC for an afternoon jam packed with sessions from some of the industry's top talent for FusionConf UX Edition 2018. For more information on the event: http://fusionconf.io/ To register: https://ti.to/antifusion/fusion-conference-ux-edition-2018/

    Camp North End

    1776 Statesville Ave · Charlotte, NC

  • Build the Right Thing: Successful BA/UX Partnerships
    Join Chris Thomas and Chris Mauer as they share how to partner to bring UX and BA roles together in order to build the "right thing". The “right thing” is not achieved solely with accurate functional and system requirements, nor solely through relevant user requirements and design. Delivering a successful project requires building a solid foundation using tools from both the Business Analyst and User Experience playbooks. At this Meetup, attendees should expect to leave with a basic understanding of the tools used to: - Align project stakeholders - Gather and document business and user requirements - Align user expectations - Define success metrics - Set and communicate scope boundaries About the Speakers Chris Thomas is a Senior User Experience Consultant specializing in user research and customer experience strategy. Chris is a huge data nerd / mountain biker, who loves Psychology and watching documentaries. Chris Maurer is a Senior Consultant specializing in business systems analysis, ensuring his teams deliver a product that meets client needs and is built to specification. Chris has helped design, build, and deliver eCommerce solutions for large retail clients, and more recently has re-platformed healthcare back office systems with a focus on functional architecture and requirements. Chris is an avid sports fan originally from the Boston area.

    Myjive (at NC Music Factory)

    1000 NC Music Factory Blvd, Suite C7 · Charlotte, NC

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  • Setting Direction with Product Roadmaps
    A product roadmap provides can be a way to clearly articulate the strategy from a company and bridge the gap between your deliver tactics (Agile, waterfall, Kanban, etc). The intent of a product roadmap focuses on defining value to the customer. During the meetup we'll focus on: - Basic components of a roadmap - Techniques for uncovering customer needs and delivering on value (not features) - Proritizing effectively - Getting buy-in - Keeping the roadmap up-to-date

    Myjive (at NC Music Factory)

    1000 NC Music Factory Blvd, Suite C7 · Charlotte, NC

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