Ever wonder exactly what it takes to create truly exceptional UX?
This star-studded UX meetup will showcase the process and outcomes behind winning work from top UX Awards winners at Muse and Huge. We'll then pull back the curtain and discuss what goes into creating outstanding work so you can get actionable advice and tips to apply to your next project.
Refreshments will be served!
20M: Intro to the UX Awards & background on the speakers
40-60M: 2 case studies on current or past award-winning projects from 2 winners- 20-30M each
30M: Q&A on what makes exceptional, award-winning UX
JAY VIDYARTHI, Senior Interaction Designer at InteraXon
Jay Vidyarthi, InteraXon’s Senior Interaction Designer, is the inventor of Sonic Cradle, an award-winning persuasive medium for mindfulness meditation. Jay has helped optimize user experiences for clients as diverse as UNESCO, Cirque Du Soleil, and Yellow Pages Group. He has also presented his work at many international conferences (including TED), published academic papers, and been the subject of press features by CBC Radio, Vice, and Conde Nast.
LinkedIn: Jay Vidyarthi
Submission: Muse: the brain sensing headband
TODD LEFELT, Managing Director of User Experience, Huge
Todd Lefelt is Managing Director of User Experience at Huge in Los Angeles. Since joining Huge in 2006, Todd has been instrumental in building the agency’s user experience team and helping to define the philosophy and process applied to user-centric design. In 2010, Todd joined Huge’s Los Angeles office, where he has played a key role in the development of the company’s West Coast presence. Todd has directed interactive design and research for some of Huge’s largest engagements and has worked with clients including Clear Channel, National Geographic, NBC Universal, Samsung, Toyota and Warner Music Group. With nearly two decades of industry experience, Todd held senior positions at a number of other companies prior to joining Huge, including Time Inc. Interactive, Ecos Technologies, Pathways Flandrau Science Center, Wave Technologies, Kozmo.com, R/GA and Ultra 16. Todd received a BFA from the University of Michigan and an MA from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University. He currently lives in Silver Lake with his wife Holly, son Ira, and cat Pippa.
LinkedIn: Todd Lefelt
MIKE LOVAS, Design Director at Healthcare Human Factors at UHN
Mike Lovas is the Design Director at Healthcare Human Factors at UHN. Mike leads the design team, working on projects ranging from the development of novel medical devices, creating patient-centered mHealth apps, patient portals, to service redesign of hospital units and private clinics. Mike's background in biomedical engineering, product design, and tech entrepreneurship gives him a unique perspective on the healthcare innovation landscape - pushing for a more holistic service-level design approach to medical interventions. Mike lectures at OCAD University's Design for Health Masters program and University of Toronto's Masters in Health Informatics (MHI) program. He is also launching a new podcast called Designing Health shortly, which engages with global leaders pushing the edge of healthcare. Stay tuned.