• Speakers’ Studio Event: Workshopping DCUX Presentations

    Excited for DCUX 2019 this November? We are too! Get a preview of some of the amazing presentations as speakers workshop their talks. Ever thought about doing a talk at a UX event? Wondered what the process of fine-tuning a presentation looks like? Want to see rough cuts of DCUX presentations and provide constructive feedback to help shape them? Looking to meet some amazing people in the field and work together to make DCUX great? Then this event is for you! Veteran presenters/mentors will also be there to provide constructive feedback to the speakers and you are free to get in on the act! This is your chance to help hone the speakers' presentations as they practice in front of an audience. ———————————————————————————— SPEAKERS Coleman Collins - Head of Design @ IonQ "Designing For Things You Don't Understand And People Who Are Smarter Than You" Adam Motiwala - Partner and Product Owner @ Fifth Tribe "Simple enough for Grandpa: Making government forms user friendly and helping Grandpa score $1,000" Joi Coleman - Lead UX Designer @ Booz Allen Hamilton "Vulnerability in UX: Embracing Potential Failure on Your Way to Success" Others TBA! ———————————————————————————— MENTORS Chad Chapellman - Senior Client Engagement Manager @ Taoti Creative Chad frequently finds himself speaking in front of groups with the goal of either pitching a project or working with internal stakeholders to achieve organizational buy-in to get disparate groups to reach mutual conceptual understandings. Asha Singh - Digital Project Manager @ EPAM Systems Asha is an occasional speaker, experienced event organizer, and currently serves as the DCUX 19 conference chair, UXPA DC treasurer, and Digital Project Manager at EPAM Systems focused on the business side of digital product creation. Dian Holton - Senior Deputy Art Director @AARP Dian is an experienced speaker, occasional event organizer, a DCUX 2019 curation lead, and senior deputy art director at AARP. Her background includes publishing, branding, and footwear design. She also serves on the AIGA Washington DC chapter board. Jeff Pass - Digital Strategist and Senior Lead Technologist @ BAH Jeff is an experienced speaker, the programming chair for DCUX 2019, one of the Booz Allen Hamilton UX Community of Practice chairs, and a longtime UX event organizer (UXDC 2017, GoodGov UX, World IA Day DC, IA Conference, IA Summit, etc.). Jordan Higgins - Head of Immersive Experience @ U.Group JORDAN HIGGINS is an experienced conference speaker, the current president of UXPADC, head of the Immersive Experience practice at U.Group, and a professor of design at George Mason University’s School of Art, College of Visual and Performing Arts. ———————————————————————————— ABOUT TAOTI CREATIVE Taoti is a creative digital agency hell-bent on using 20 years of experience to drive impactful outcomes. Our mission is to move your needle. Taoti is about solutions. Taotians are dreamers, makers, and doers. They believe in the power of collaborative storytelling to drive impact and change minds. To learn more, visit Taoti at https://www.taoti.com/ or follow them on social media. “We build modern brands. We create compelling content for interesting marketers. We partner with future-forward businesses to create digital products, platforms and experiences. And we believe in the value of culture. Our culture is one that is built on teamwork, empowerment, and fun. But also autonomy and exploration. At Taoti, we know that creative people need a life beyond their desk and screen, because the most innovative, unexpected insights can come from anyone. Anywhere. At anytime.” ———————————————————————————— METRO & PARKING Taoti is located two blocks south of the Eastern Market Metro Station (Orange, Silver, Blue). Limited street parking is available and there are several garages within half-a-mile. ———————————————————————————— Want to sponsor future events? Email [masked]