Drop the Ego to build better things; and How to Build and Grow UX in Business

Melbourne Web Meetup
Melbourne Web Meetup
Public group


67 Queen Street (Side Entrance) · Melbourne

How to find us

In the basement, entrance on Queen Street

Location image of event venue

What we'll do

Join us for "Drop the Ego, Be more humble, Build better things" with Web Meetup favourite Amelia Schmidt, and "How to Effectively Build and Grow UX in Business" with Hayden Peters.

Thanks to our sponsors Zendesk, StarRez, Hays, and RateMyAgent there will be lots to eat and drink; we have great presenters lined up; and there will be plenty of opportunity to network and socialise at the event and at the Mitre Tavern afterwards.

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* Agenda *

18:00 - Doors open, food arrives
18:30 - Presentations
20:00 - Head to the Mitre Tavern

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* The Presentations *

Drop the ego, be more humble, build better things
Amelia Schmidt

Building technology is hard, but sometimes we make it harder than we need to because it makes us feel good.

We wear complexity as a badge of honour and act as though hours spent = value gained. However, more often than not, deleting code is more valuable than adding it; whiteboard sketches are more valuable than high fidelity designs and doing one thing a time a time works better than trying to do it all at once.

It’s time to take a good hard look at our product, design and development habits we’ve built up over the years and strip it all back, along with our puffed up egos, to embrace humility as the key tool for best practice process in the modern age.

Amelia is a connector, facilitator, creative maker, innovator and empathy machine. She speaks engineer, design, content and business, and is a passionate advocate for best practice and excellence in user experience.

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How to Effectively Build and Grow UX in Business
Hayden Peters

Have you worked in an agency or a corporate environment and didn't know how to establish a real UX practice? Have you had trouble managing stakeholders who don't know the value of UX insights? Ever felt that design process is ignored or devalued?

This talk is designed for the designer and the business to understand how to set up a UX practice, align it with business needs and deliver with an outcome that is best for the customer and the business. Learn how to integrate UX into large Agile and lean agency environments!

Hayden is an experience designer, manager and historian, with over 20 years experience in digital design and innovation. He has mentored and grown teams both locally and internationally across a variety of services and technologies.