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Topic TBD Conversation Leader TBD We are taking on UX leader-specific topics and providing an opportunity for local UX people managers to learn from each other, discuss different perspectives and apply new solutions in their everyday work environment. If you are a manager, director, or founder in the UX field, this is for you! What to expect: • Discuss and solve unique challenges for UX people managers • Share our successes • Connect with other local UX leaders • Free Lunch and more... Details 1st Fridays 12:00-1:30pm The Railyard Southend Note *In order to RSVP, you must be a people manager in the UX field or receive an invitation. Please RSVP by November 5th. See you soon!
Topics You’ve proven yourself as a designer. And you’ve come to understand not only what your users, but your organization needs. But does becoming a leader mean you have to stop designing? Absolutely not. As a leader, you apply your established skills and processes toward solving a new variety of complex problems. These new challenges require new insight into your organization and how it operates, so you can bring everyone together and solve user needs while also meeting business objectives. This session examines the varying contexts and challenges of being a design leader. You’ll learn how to lead no matter where you are in your career, and gain practical takeaways for advancing design within your organization and understanding your role in making it happen. Attendees will learn to: • Identify and understand different types of leaders and your own leadership style • Learn how to lead based on your experience level and personal goals • Develop empathy for your boss and other leaders in your organization • Understand how the complexity of design problems increases as you continue to advance as a leader About the Speaker Andy Vitale is a design leader and educator who instills the importance of a human-centered approach to solve problems, grow revenue, and achieve far-reaching goals. He has solved problems for organizations ranging from startups to Fortune-ranked companies. Andy is a relentless design evangelist, with a passion for cognitive thinking and making technology more human. He's driven by a user-centered passion that transforms teams from capable to difference-making. Andy is an adjunct professor for Kent State University’s User Experience Design graduate program, and serves on the advisory board for multiple professional organizations and educational institutions. He is also the co-author, along with Lisa Welchman, of the upcoming book Designing for Safety (Early 2021).
Let's get your UX resume and portfolio in order. Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned designer taking your career to the next level, we will help improve your resume and portfolio in a 2-hour workshop. We will discuss what happens behind-the-scenes during the UX hiring process. We'll talk briefly about how hiring managers find and select candidates to interview, what makes a successful resume and portfolio, and what they look for depending on the position. Following the presentation, there will be a series of small group critiques of resumes and portfolios by local UX practitioners. What to bring: your resume and/or portfolio (regardless of state). Bring what you have or just attend to see what others are doing. Who should Attend: UX Content Strategist UX Designers UX Researchers UX Strategists UI/Visual Designers UX Unicorns and everything in between Note: Limited space
Headshot Happy Hour is back! Replace that selfie or old bio picture with a fresh new headshot. There’ll be food, drinks and awesome backgrounds for indoor and outdoor shots. Details Monday, July 13th 4:30-6:30 PM EY @ The Railyard Southend See you then!