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UX for your life: using research skills to design the journey that matters most
As experience designers, we have the superpowers to use empathy, observation, collaboration, insight, and prototyping to create incredible experiences for our clients or organizations. But what if we turned our design skills inwards, to intentionally craft our best, most meaningful careers and lives? In this small-format, 2 hour workshop, Mallory O'Connor shares a bit about her personal story and the journey of her mid-career challenge, insight, experimentation and evolution, and how you can: - Use your UX skills to develop insight into and align your personal, world, and work views - Get more of what you want and love in your work and life - Set yourself up to make intentional, value based decisions as you move forward in your career Bio: Mallory helps enterprise clients create great experiences. She works with people inside organizations to uncover the opportunities to create compelling changes to strategies, tools, systems, culture, processes and ultimately, experiences. Building on almost 20 years in the field of user experience, Mallory works with Habanero’s clients to solve holistic enterprise problems using collaborative techniques from the service and experience design perspective. She is a frequent conference, webinar, event and workshop speaker. Time: 5:45pm to 8:00pm (The Post) Event start: 6:00pm sharp (The Post) What's included: We are charging everyone $15 to attend the event to cover the cost of the venue space, beverages and pizza.

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110-750 Hamilton Street · Vancouver, BC

Respond by: 5/29/2018

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    What we're about

    The Vancouver User Experience Group is a diverse community of practitioners and students who are passionate about building better experiences and honing our skills. We meet regularly to share innovative research, diverse perspectives and inspiring real-world examples. We are also the proud hosts of the Vancouver User Experience Awards (

    Organizational structure

    The structure is a lean one, with two teams that provide direction, sponsorship, coordination and support.

    Steering group
    This team meets two times per year and provides direction and decision-making on the overall mandate, goals and purpose of VanUE. It is made up of the following people:

    Darren Gibbons, Gordon Ross, Christie Atkins, Mallory O'Connor, Kurtis Beard, Ellisa Calder, Bradley Smith, JP Holecka, Ashley Pitre, and Devon Drumm.

    Organizing team
    This group also meets 2 times per year to plan and execute the monthly event series. This team is responsible for planning the monthly event calendar, balancing the types of events held (presentations, workshops, panels, lightning talks, tours, etc), venues and logistics. Each event requires publication on Meetup, ticket management, on-site logistics and speaker coordination.

    Each member of the organizing team is expected to commit to a two season/year term (Sept-June). At the end of each volunteer term, members can either step down or transition to new volunteers.


    The financial mandate of VanUE is to run revenue neutral events with the help and generosity of sponsors and volunteers. OpenRoad manages the VanUE account for funds collected at the door for events. We have kept access affordable (typical monthly sessions cost $5-$10). Funds from these events are used to invest back in future events or speakers, or occasionally used to cover a portion of a social activity after the event. From time to time, when we bring in an out of town speaker or have a special event, tickets can be up to $20, but only to cover expenses of venue, catering and our speaker.


    Founding sponsors include:

    Habanero Consulting Group

    OpenRoad Communications

    Additional sponsors include POWERSHiFTER, VFS (venue sponsor) and additional venue sponsors throughout the year.

    If you are interested in becoming a sponsor to provide a venue or help with travel or costs for an out-of-town speaker, please contact one of the organizers via Meetup or at


    Via Meetup, the organizers share announcements of official VanUE events (and sell related tickets), UX related job postings and occasional cross-posting of related, local UX events and activities. There are usually 4-6 announcements per month.

    Meetup members have access to a moderated VanUE community message board and can post messages directly to Messages must be posted using the email account associated Meetup.

    Speaker/event suggestions

    Suggestions for UX related topics are always welcome by contacting us at or by contacting the organizers on Meetup.

    Volunteer opportunities

    If you are a local UX practitioner or student and would like to help out with VanUE events, please contact .

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