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Award-Winning UX: Case Studies & Projects from UX Award Winners

  • Yesterday · 6:30 PM
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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!

AGENDA:

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

15-30M: Networking

Confirmed Speakers

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.

Twitter: @jayvidyarthi 
Company: InteraXon 
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. 

Company: Huge
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. 




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  • Stephen C.

    Thanks to all speakers and organisers. I found it an inspiring evening, and great to hear about some genuinely meaningful applications of UX, I just wish I'd had the time to hang around at the end.

    10m ago

  • Stephen K.

    Thanks for an excellent, engaging and wide-ranging program last night!

    1h ago

  • Joshua V.

    Definitely a great event! Had a lot of fun. Really cool talking to the speakers, Jay and Todd. Talking about language as a technology and having a few laughs about LA/New York. Really cool crowd.

    2h ago

  • Fairy L.

    Perfect! I really enjoyed the case studies. Don't know whether it is an arrangement or just coincidences, the 3 pres focused on actual product, digital experiences and service design, which allowed me to get to know the different approaches.
    The only thing is the time, maybe we can keep on the schedule next time so we have some more time for interactions.

    Yesterday

  • Bruno S.

    I am also not going anymore. My apologies. Flight was delayed and won't be able to make it to downtown in time.

    Yesterday

  • Michael

    I can no longer make it either. One more space freed up

    Yesterday

  • A.J. P.

    my apologies. I won't be able to attend. Hope someone on the wait list is available. thanks.

    Yesterday

  • Fairy L.

    Is there a limit for this meetup? im on the waiting list but i really want to go

    3 days ago

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