• Tips & Tricks: Facilitating Remote Design Thinking Workshops

    Bermon Painter from EY’s wavespace joins us to share some tips and tricks for remote design thinking facilitation. In this session you’ll learn:

    - Ideal structure and exercises for a typical workshop
    - Tools to drive engagement and collaboration
    - Facilitation techniques to keep energy high, minimize tangents, and keep energy high
    - Practical solutions for your at-home setup (gotta look good when on camera)

  • Lunchtime Leaders

    Online event

    Topic
    Optimizing your team in any organization

    Conversation Leader
    Brett Sebbio, Manager of User Experience and Design at Collins Aerospace.

    We are taking on UX leader-specific topics and providing an opportunity for 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 conversation is geared towards you!

    What to expect:
    • Discuss and solve unique challenges for UX people managers
    • Share our successes
    • Connect with other local UX leaders
    and more...

    Details
    1st Fridays
    12:00-1:00pm

    See you soon!

  • Headshot Happy Hour

    Charlotte wavespace (EY)

    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!

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  • [Virtual] UX Resume & Portfolio Review Workshop

    Online event

    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.

    There will be a series of small group critiques of resumes and portfolios by local UX leaders.

    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

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  • Lunchtime Leaders

    Online event

    Topic
    UX Self Mastery, Leadership, Mission in Covid Times

    Conversation Leader
    Richard Charette, Chief of Staff for Wells Fargo XD Research and Strategy

    March's meeting will be virtual and our topic is UX Self Mastery, Leadership, Mission in Covid Times. Richard Charette, Chief of Staff for Wells Fargo XD Research and Strategy, will lead this conversation with fellow local UX leaders in discussing how to manage design systems within large organizations.

    Richard Charette is also an Unbeatable Mind Coach and pursuing an advanced degree in VUCA Leadership at Cornell University.

    If you are a manager, director, or founder in the UX field, this conversation is geared towards you!

    What to expect:
    • Discuss and solve unique challenges for UX people managers
    • Share our successes
    • Connect with other local UX leaders
    and more...

    Details
    1st Fridays
    12:00-1:00pm

    See you soon!

  • Meetup: The Human Element of Privacy UX

    Online event

    Topic: The Human Element of Privacy UX
    Speaker: Ranjeet Tayi

    The world runs on data and every organization wants to enhance the customer experience. Many organizations fail to leverage industry-standard usability principles to make privacy regulations easy for their customers to understand and consume. Looking from both organization and consumer perspectives, this talk will showcase how UX can simplify the integration of privacy/security compliance and scale for future regulations by humanizing privacy. UX design plays a major role to keep private and building trustworthy experiences.

    Outcomes / Learnings
    1) Understand Privacy from both organization and consumer perspectives along with growing regulations.
    2) Learn about Humanizing Privacy and principles that can simplify privacy compliance and regulations.
    3) What does privacy mean to UX and how to build trustworthy experiences.

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  • [Virtual] UX Resume & Portfolio Review Workshop

    Online event

    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.

    There will be a series of small group critiques of resumes and portfolios by local UX leaders.

    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

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  • Designing Mobile Applications + Wearable Devices: Supporting Soldier Mental H...

    Topic: Supporting Soldier Mental Health on Deployment: Designing Mobile Applications + Wearable Devices

    Speaker: Alysa Buchanan

    Description
    Of the 1.8 million U.S. soldiers deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, an estimated 10-18% are likely to have returned home with Post Traumatic Stress Related Disorder. Veterans account for 14-16% of suicides in the U.S., yet are 8% of the country's population. This research explores how a system of designed interventions may address soldiers' unique mental health care needs while deployed to combat zones.

    Takeaways:
    Design can assist in identifying and managing symptoms of stress for soldiers on deployment.

    Design can incorporate machine learning technology to anticipate and address concerning behaviors by intervening at the optimal time.

    Design in the form of an online community platform, gamification, and augmented reality can connect colleagues to progress their mental health treatment as a group.

    Design can facilitate a shift in military culture to encourage new rituals around mental health and emotional wellbeing.

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  • Improvisation for User Experience

    Online event

    Topic: ImprovUX: Improvisation for User Experience

    Details:

    ImprovUX is a series of talks and workshops that apply the skills of Improvisation to the world of User Experience. It positively affects the Relational, Working and Exploratory connections between UX Practitioners, Clients, Teams and most importantly the Users our products are serving.

    These are fun and INTERACTIVE talks, that include audience participation using improv exercises. These exercises help show how listening, acceptance and a lack of judgment can create a more empathetic, collaborative, creative, agile, and innovative culture. For more training for your company or team visit www.dumoreimprov.com

    What topics will be covered?
    Introduction to Improv Fundamentals
    Connecting through listening, empathy and trust
    Learning about awareness and paying attention for patterns and themes
    Freeing yourself to be more creative to inspire better ideation

    Speakers:
    Mike Gorgone
    Has his BEE from the University of Dayton and his Masters in Computer Science from Loyola University in Chicago. He’s worked as a middle tier and front-end developer for about half his career eventually moving over to website implementation and finally making the move over to the User Experience world first with User Interface Implementation and now in Information Architecture, Interaction Design and overall design strategy.

    He has improv training from Second City and Improv Olympic in Chicago and has performed with various groups in Chicago, Charleston SC, and Atlanta GA as well as working as an instructor with the Jackpie Theatre Workshop and with various high school improv troupes.

    Jim Karwisch
    Jim has his degree in communications and theatre from Valdosta State University. He has worked in the fortune 500 world from 2001 until 2014. He has improv training from Improv Olympic in Chicago and was the creator and education director of the Jackpie Theatre Workshop here in atlanta which he ran from 2001 to 2011.

    Since 2014 he has worked with his business partner Allison to run DuMore Improv where they use improv to improve leadership and relationship skills for individuals, organizations and teams.

    www.ixdacharlotte.org