• [Virtual] Lunchtime Leaders

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    Topic Managing Remote Teams and Virtual Collaboration Conversation Leader Bermon Painter, EY wavespace™ 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 • BYOL Details: 1st Fridays 12:00-1:30pm zoom link will be sent directly to you Note *In order to RSVP, you must be a people manager in the UX field or have received an invitation in 2020. Please RSVP by April 2nd. See you soon!

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  • Practical Approach to Jobs to Be Done

    Charlotte wavespace (EY)

    Jobs to be done can be a useful tool in any designers toolbox to help us better understand how to create value for customers. As products increase in functionality and what's offered to customers, it incrementally improves over time. Over time, disruptive competitors can enter the market and chip away at existing products creating disruption. Jobs to be done is a framework that helps us look at the goals that customers have and what they're trying to get done. The primary focus of the framework is to help us create an experience that meets core customer needs with a focus around what they're trying to get done. In this discussion we'll cover the following: - A brief overview of the Jobs to be done (JTBD) framework - A value creation model that extends our view into customers' needs - Approaches to become outcome driven Our presenter for the night is Bermon Painter. Bermon is the innovation and strategy director at EY wavespace™. The Charlotte wavespace is one of EY's innovation centers equipped with accelerator programs, co-creation activities, and facilitated design thinking sessions to help teams get in the mindset of approaching challenging problems differently, reinforcing the value of diverse thinking, and creating solutions through rapid prototyping. Before joining EY, Bermon led various cross-discipline teams that crafted holistic product experiences from strategy to implementation. He frequently speaks at conferences and facilitates workshops around the world. In his local community, Bermon organizes numerous free community events, hosts a quarterly mini-conference called FusionConf, and is the president of the Charlotte IxDA chapter. In his free time, he enjoys drinking a tasty frosted mug of root beer while maniacally twisting his mustache.

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  • Lunchtime Leaders

    Charlotte wavespace (EY)

    Topic Creative Confidence Conversation Leader Joy Surles We'll discuss how building creative confidence in your team (and yourself) can enhance your ability to communicate design ideas, collaborate more effectively, and create an environment where it’s ok to take risks. If you are a UX manager or director, this is for you! 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. 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 EY Wavespace Note *In order to RSVP, you must be a people manager in the UX field or have received an invitation in 2020. Please RSVP by March 5th. See you soon!

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  • Fireside Chat with Tom Greever

    Charlotte wavespace (EY)

    Come meet Tom Greever, author of Articulating Design Decisions, Speaker and Design Leader, for a Fireside chat and book signing. Enjoy free food and mix & mingle with other Experience Design professionals. www.tomgreever.com Buy the Book: https://amzn.to/3aJdqdv **********GIVEAWAY********** We will be giving away copies of 'Articulating Design Decisions'. 1. Follow us on Instagram www.instagram.com/ixdacharlotte 2. Tag a friend 3. Be present at the event SESSION SCHEDULE 6:00 - 6:30: Arrive, get settled, and enjoy some food 6:30 - 7:30: Chat with Tom 7:30 - 8:00: Q&A and book signing DATE Wednesday, Feb 12th, 6:00pm LOCATION EY Wavespace- The Railyard Southend 1414 S. Tryon Street See you there! GET TO KNOW TOM GREEVER Tom Greever, Director of Awesomeness Tom Greever is UX consultant who has been helping companies design better websites and apps for more than 20 years as a consultant, trainer, and design team leader. His work and influence can be seen in products from Levis, Walmart, Apple, and more. He is also the author of the best-selling book Articulating Design Decisions from O’Reilly Media. ABOUT THE BOOK Talking to people about your designs might seem like a basic skill, but it can be difficult to do efficiently and well. And, in many cases, how you communicate about your work with stakeholders, clients, and other non-designers is more critical than the designs themselves--simply because the most articulate person usually wins. This practical guide focuses on principles, tactics, and actionable methods for presenting your designs. Whether you design UX, websites, or products, you'll learn how to win over anyone who has influence over the project--with the goal of creating the best experience for the end user. • Walk through the process of preparing for and presenting your designs • Understand stakeholder perspectives, and learn how to empathize with them • Cultivate both implicit and explicit listening skills • Learn tactics and formulas for expressing the most effective response to feedback • Discover why the way you follow through is just as crucial as the meeting itself • Educate your stakeholders by sharing the chapter from this book on how to work with designers Purchase: https://amzn.to/3aJdqdv

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  • Lunchtime Leaders

    The RailYard Southend

    **** CANCELLED***** Lunchtime Leaders is canceled due to power outages, school closings, blocked residential streets and flooding. Please be safe during this time. February Topic Choosing the Best Tools for Your Team: collaboration, scale, security. Conversation Leader Joy Surles 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 February 6th. See you soon!

  • [Workshop] Design Thinking: Ideas to Implementation

    Charlotte wavespace @ The RailYard

    Note that this is a paid event. Ticket sales will go to fund IxDA initiatives for 2020. Register at https://ti.to/antifusion/design-thinking-ideas-to-implementation What is the best way to think through challenging problems, recognize areas for innovation, generate market opportunities, and enrich customer value? Design thinking is a creative problem-solving methodology that helps transform complex problems into valuable opportunities by putting the customers’ needs first. By being people-centric, design thinking refocuses our efforts on the customer (internal or external) and offers enormous potential for innovation and competitive advantage in our solutions. In this hands-on session you’ll discover: - The fundamentals of the design thinking methodology - Ways to bring greater collaboration among business, technology, and design teams - Tactical exercises that you can apply to your client projects to get to the root of their challenges to help craft the right solutions to the right problems - Practical methods to integrate design thinking activities into the full development life-cycle At the end of the session you'll get a practical playbook to help you apply design thinking at scale in your own organizations. About the Facilitator: Bermon Painter has spent the past 20 years with a focus on product strategy, customer experience, user experience design, and enterprise application development across numerous industries. In his current role at EY, Bermon is the director of the Charlotte wavespace™, where he leads innovation initiatives that help organizations create holistic experiences focused on delivering value to customers. The Charlotte wavespace innovation center is structured to inspire human ingenuity, foster collaboration, and lead organizations to create meaningful outcomes – faster. Before joining EY, Bermon applied his expertise in product strategy, design thinking, and agile methodologies to build end-to-end enterprise products and services with his team. He frequently speaks at conferences and facilitates workshops around the world on digital transformation, product strategy, and leadership. In his local community, He's the President of IxDA Charlotte, a non-profit aimed at evangelizing human-centered design methods and connecting the broader UX community. In his free time, he enjoys drinking a tasty frosted mug of root beer while maniacally twisting his mustache.

  • Building a Mature Design System

    Union

    Building a Mature Design System Description Drew has spent the better part of the last two years leading the charge on launching and managing the global design system at AIG. Learn some of the battle-tested tips, tricks, and methods gained during the process including how to: - Manage contribution and intake - Manage “snowflake” vs system components - Support multiple brands with a single system - Track and measure the ROI of your system - Perpetuate buy-in Bio Drew Burdick is a multi-faceted design leader with over a decade of experience. He founded and led a creative agency, led top accounts at Red Ventures, and most recently helped to transform product design at AIG by leading a team to establish their global design system. He is now a leader with the Experience Design practice at Slalom, helping to drive client engagements in the Charlotte market.

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  • Lunchtime Leaders Meetup

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    IXDA Charlotte is an open discussion cohort for UX Leaders! Join us on, Friday, November 1st at 12 noon. 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! Lunch is provided! What to expect: -Discuss and solve unique challenges for UX people managers -Share our successes -Meet and connect with other local UX leaders and more... Details: RSVP for location* 12:00-1:30pm Every first Friday Note: *In order to RSVP, you must be a people manager in the UX field

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  • Headshot Happy Hour

    Camp North End

    Replace that selfie or old bio picture with a fresh new headshot. Join us next Monday, October 21st from 4:30-6:30 PM at Camp Northend for HEADSHOT HAPPY HOUR. There’ll be food, drinks and cool backgrounds for indoor and outdoor shots. See you then!

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  • Panel: Give your customers a seat at the table

    #CreativeResearch #ResearchOperations #StorytellingwithResearch #InclusiveResearch #BehavioralDesign #InnovationStartsWithResearch Join us for a panel discussion with local UX Research and Usability experts. Discussion topics will include: - The importance of UX Research. - How to incorporate research and testing into your existing design process. - When and how to use different types of research methodologies. - How to democratize your work. ⁃How to get your research heard when it seems like no one has the time or budget. - What to include in a Research portfolio with live examples.