Past Meetup

Essential Skills for a Career in UX

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Jerome Library

1001 East Wooster Street · Bowling Green

How to find us

Enter the library on the ground floor on the west side of the building. The Collab Lab is straight ahead, by the elevators.

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Details

Explore the field of User Experience in BGSU's brilliantly designed innovation engine, the Collab Lab, where we'll be discussing essential skills for a career in the growing field of UX. This special event partners Toledo Web Professionals with BGSU to discuss this in-demand career and connect learners and career hoppers with practicing professionals.

This event is perfect for students, those seeking a career change, practicing professionals, and employee-seeking organizations.

Explore essential skills to kickstart your new career in interaction design, user research, or frontend development. Learn skills that will enable you to design software that's easier to use, more enjoyable, and meets business goals. Test your skills as a professional, challenge the panel with your own suggestions for essential UX skills, and inspire with the next generation of professionals.

If your organization is looking for design and digital talent, this is the place to meet potential interns, co-op students, and employees!

PANELISTS

Mike Osswald, VP, Experience Innovation, Hanson, Inc.
Rhonda Grimm, IT User Experience Lead, First Solar
Ron Shrewsbery, User Experience Design Lead, Owens Corning

MODERATORS

Keith Instone, User Experience Consultant
Jerry Schnepp, Assistant Professor, BGSU

SKILL DISCUSSIONS

Top skills: Communication, Storytelling, Observation, Listening, Research, Facilitation, Collaboration

Other skills: Critiquing, Managing complexity, Technical, Cultural understanding, Adapting to change, Business, Sketching, Conceptual thinking, Attention to detail, Emotional intelligence

DIRECTIONS

Finding the BGSU Collab Lab is easy, and free parking is nearby.

From I-75, exit 181 and go west on Wooster.
Turn north on Mercer.
Turn west on Ridge (at the ice arena).
Park in "Lot N" (free after 6:00pm). Do NOT park in the Kiosk Pay Area (the first 2 rows).
Enter the library on the ground floor on the west side of the building.
The Collab Lab is straight ahead, by the elevators.

See the map attached below.