The Interaction Design Association (IxDA) is a member-supported organisation dedicated to the discipline of Interaction design. We aim to foster a community where design professionals in this field can learn, discover new inspirations and form meaningful connections with one another.
This June we're honoured to have Kathleen C, a fellow UX designer and a community leader who co-runs the NYC Service Design Collective, to share with us her journey as a designer, her thoughts on design leadership and service design communities around the world, and her experience working for one of the world's oldest financial institutions at NYC, the BNY Mellon.
Kathleen (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathleenchao/) is a UX designer at BNY Mellon, one of the world’s oldest financial institutions in New York City. Owing to her diverse educational and professional background, she learned early in life that happiness comes from good experiences — whether it be an experience with a well-designed product or a well-curated service. For her, happiness is as simple as that.
At BNY Mellon, she connects the dots between cross-functional teams, analyses internal operations to support product lifecycle and defines the design process and measurements. These are essential in allowing her to create good user experiences for end users.
Aside from her job, Kathleen co-runs NYC Service Design Collective which she founded last year. She loves bringing the community together to share, inspire and learn from one another. If you’re in NYC, please connect with her and share your story :)
This session will be suitable for those who want to learn more about service design and design leadership, especially in a mature industry like NYC and how it may differ from or share similarities with the scene here in Singapore.
Agenda for the evening
7 - 7:30pm: Registration, networking, refreshments
7:30 - 8:45pm: Conversation with Kathleen
8:45 - 9pm: Open mic
We're hoping to keep the session really informal and casual where it is more conversation centric so bring along some burning questions to the session. The value of the meetup is as good as the questions asked :)
Also, if you would like to ask questions privately, please email us at [masked] and I'll ask on your behalf :) Alternatively, you can tweet us the questions @IxDASG (http://www.twitter.com/ixdasg) and we will have them answered!
As we have very limited space, please only RSVP if you can make it so that others can confirm their attendance. See you there!
We're grateful to have Wantedly and WeWork Suntec to sponsor this meetup. It is only through support from these great partners that the design community can sustain and continue to add value to the attendees.
Whether you're looking for opportunities in the UX and Design space or not actively looking, why not create a profile on Wantedly (http://bit.ly/ixdawantedly)? One of my favourite feature is you can simply just request for a visit with companies of your interest to learn about their culture and values before committing to an application. Having your profile on Wantedly also allows companies to "Scout" for your profile and initiate a connection.
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