Past Meetup

How to Problem Solve Like a UX Consultant. Hosted by DMI (formerly Allegient)

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Experience it:
Thursday, September 21st at DMI (formerly Allegient) featuring Caleb Gove, Grant Thomas, Maggie Jones, Scout Harlow, and Max Moffat.

The talk and activity will cover:
As a UX consultant, you may only have a short time to work your magic before moving onto the next project. Let's talk about situations where the time frame for success is limited and you need to get the most you can out of every aspect of research and design. Along the way, we will go through 2 different exercises designed to maximize both your time and your results.

About DMI (formerly Allegient):
DMI is a global, end-to-end mobility company that offers a variety of solutions including Mobility Strategy, Brand Marketing, UX, Web & App Development, Omnichannel Commerce, Big Data Insights, Managed Mobility Services, Cybersecurity Solutions and Infrastructure Services.

Recruiters for DMI will be available during the event to discuss openings for UX, Front End, and Back End positions.

Meet our guest speakers:

Caleb Gove
Director of UX
DMI

After spending several years in the corporate world, Caleb has spent his last five making a great impact at Allegient/DMI. During this time, Caleb has worked to give UX a voice at DMI and has grown the UX team to where it is today. Though now in a less hands-on role, he is no less passionate about providing powerful experiences for DMI’s clients and their customers.

Caleb will kick off the event with an Introduction to DMI and UX Consulting

Developing a strong, intuitive user experience takes time. Time to work through the design process, time to execute and digest user interviews, time to iterate, fail, and innovate. So, what does this look like for a UX consultant who’s on a project that will only last a month?

Grant Thomas
Sr. UI/UX Designer & Developer
DMI

Originally from Baltimore, Grant came to Indianapolis two years ago and worked at an agency before joining the DMI team in February. He bikes to work, enjoys supporting and drinking third wave coffee, and shoots both film and DSLR photography.

Maggie Jones
UI/UX Designer & Developer
DMI

Maggie is a recent grad from IU Bloomington where she majored in Informatics, focusing on Journalism, Human Centered Computing, and Graphic Design. She previously spent 15 years studying music and fine arts, as well, creating for a strong creative and artistic influence in her current design philosophy. While the business and user needs are always the top priority in her work, she consistently approaches problem-solving with efficiency and elegance wherever possible.

Breakout Session: Grant and Maggie will co-present Designing Creative Solutions Across Diverse Industries

As UX consultants, it is vital that we are flexible, quick to adapt in new industries, and able to deliver despite changing client goals and processes. In this talk, we discuss scenarios and strategies across multiple industries and problem spaces where the consultant works to set up a project for success.

Scout Harlow
UI/UX Designer
DMI

Scout has a passion for service design and identity branding. She graduated from Herron School of Art + Design with a BFA in Visual Communications Design.

Breakout Session: The Importance of Business Objectives in UX Consulting

Understanding the balance between a good user experience and meeting business objectives is imperative as a UX consultant in the tech industry.

Max Moffat
UI/UX Designer & Developer
DMI

Max graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Graphics Technology and a minor in Computer Information Technology from Purdue University in 2017. His focuses are primarily based in user research, usability, and front-end development.

We will wrap up the event with Max covering Data Analysis: Problem Solved

As members of the User Experience community, we have all witnessed and experienced annoyances of one flavor or another. We want to hear what your biggest UX frustration is and will share how our team has faced and solved some of these issues. We’ll gather your responses and provide insight on how this data can be transformed into meaningful results.

Agenda:
6:00 Doors open, mingle and eat

6:30-6:35 Welcome from the Experience Makers

7:00-7:20 DMI and UX team intro: Caleb Gove

7:15-7:40 Breakout session / Activity #1

7:45-8:10 Breakout session / Activity #2

8:20-8:35 Wrap up

8:35-9:00 MIngle (recruiters will be available

Refreshments:
Pizza and drinks, courtesy of DMI

Sponsor:

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Location:
DMI
10201 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46290 (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Allegient+(a+DMI+Company)/@39.931862,-86.162753,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x75aefc8d860df68!8m2!3d39.931862!4d-86.162753)

Parking:
There is plenty of parking in their spacious business complex parking lot.

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