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Audrey Crane Presents "Just Make it Sparkle!" @ TEAM Software in Omaha
Agenda: 6:00 - 6:45 - Guests arrive. Food, drinks and networking. 6:45 - 7:30 - Presentation, Q&A 7:30 - 8:00/8:30 - Networking. Guests depart. --- Audrey Crane Presents: "Just Make It Sparkle!" What do you do when you get a napkin sketch? We've all been there. Someone sketches a quick solution in an email or on the back of a napkin and hands it to you. "Just make it look good," they demand. Maybe the creator ran out of time. Maybe they think it's the perfect solution. Maybe they believe you have little to offer besides "making it sparkle". This talk is about how to how to work with that person. Audrey will teach us to to understand their goals and to own our roles as a designers in that situation. --- Audrey's Bio: Audrey is a Partner at DesignMap, where they design complex web and mobile apps for B2B clients like Docker and Salesforce, as well as B2C products for clients like eBay and The Bold Italic. She started in high tech 15 years ago as an Executive Producer at Netscape, where she managed high-profile products such as Net Search and Netscape’s advertising program. For 6 years, she worked at Dubberly Design Office with clients like Sun, Palm, Stanford, Revolution Health, and Opsware. She also served as the Vice President of Design at The Magellan Network, where the team won NNG's Top 10 Best UI Awards. Audrey studied Mathematics, English, and Theater during her undergraduate work. She studied design at UC Berkeley and California College of Arts (CCA). She tweets at @audcrane. Network with her on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/audcrane

TEAM Software

407 South 27th Ave · Omaha, NE

What we're about

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What is Nebraska UX?

• Our group exists to connect anyone passionate about learning and teaching user-centered design.

• We believe we can grow the discipline in Nebraska by sharing intimate stories about our work in the field.

• Our members present case studies that go far beyond what you'll learn on your own, searching Google. It's important to tell authentic stories that you won't find anywhere else.

Who should join?

Whether you're a UX team of one, part of a growing design team, or working within a large corporation, this group is very welcoming to anyone who cares about making products and services work for users first. Our members include designers, developers, project managers, product managers, user researchers, marketing specialists, and company directors—to name a few.

Why join Nebraska UX?

If you're trying to make a difference within your organization, or you're hoping to strike out on your own and build the next great thing, our group can give you real, practical advice from peers who've done the work. Because our group is small (< 40 regular attendance as of 2015), you'll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions of the speakers and presenters.

What's a typical meetup like?

Pretty casual. We spend the first 30 minutes chatting, drinking and eating usually—depending on the host and evening sponsor. Then, someone gives a prepared presentation, conducts an organized exercise, or leads a group discussion. That lasts for 30-60 minutes. Finally, we chat and network for another 15-30 minutes before people trickle out, or the host closes the night.

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