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Amuse Special Edition - sponsored by Amuse

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The language of this meetup will be English. Dear UX Budapest Meetupers and Amuse Participants,

We'd like to invite you to a special edition of the UX Budapest meetup on the day before the Amuse UX Conference. We will have 3 international speakers who prepared some amazing talks for you. After the talks you are invited for some free drinks - as a courtesy of Prezi and the Amuse UX Conference.

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PROGRAM
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17.30 Networking.

18.00 Relationships are complicated: How UX Research and Data Analysis come together at Zendesk (Brent Palmer)
The real designers in the room are the ones who make the decisions. How you facilitate discussions and support your solutions may be more important than the design itself. Learn how to incorporate data into one’s delivery to improve footing with stakeholders. I’ll walk through cases where analytics and stories came together to offer richer, more compelling narratives.

18.30 Using LEGO to explore User Stories (Lucas Wxyz)
I would like to share my experience using LEGO to create and explore User Stories. While there will not be a workshop, I would like to present examples from what has been explored on a few sessions done with students and clients.

19.00 The Funky Drummer: 3 Ways to Supercharge Collaborative Creativity (Tom Illmensee)
November, 1969. Ten musicians in Ohio created one of the most iconic songs in the history of pop music - all without any written music or even much of a plan. How did they do it? How can user experience professionals apply these techniques? This talk will explore three unusual superpowers designers can leverage to spark collaborative creativity with any team.

20:00 After-party at Ankert

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OUR SPEAKERS
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Brent Palmer, Lead Designer at Zendesk
Brent is a Lead Designer for Zendesk where he heads up UX and Design for Zendesk’s analytics product, Explore. Previously, Brent was Director of UX at TrendKite, an analytics platform for Public Relations professionals. Before a long career in technology, Brent spent ten years in advertising. Brent is active in the design community, speaks regularly at meetups and has been a guest lecturer at several universities. He has two daughters who teach him the best part of design is making mistakes.

Lucas Wxyz, Usability Specialist and Design Researcher at Usergrapher
Photographer by vocation, Design Anthropologist by profession, Talmudist aficionado. Colombian and Spanish Passports. Danish Resident. Has worked in UK, Spain, Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden.

Tom Illmensee, Orbital Music Park
Tom Illmensee is co-founder of Orbital Music Park, a startup in the US that facilitates local networking, collaborative play and creative space for musical people, inclusive of all instruments, styles and abilities. He was previously Director of Design and User Experience at Prezi in Budapest. Tom lives in Richmond, Virginia, where he also plays guitar very loud and runs every day.

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