Past Meetup

User Experience for the Experienced

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Agenda

6:30-7:00PM Pizza and socializing
7:00-7:45PM Introductions and speakers' talk
7:45-8:00PM Q&A and wrap up
8:00-8:45PM More socializing...

Address

AARP iLab
575 7th St NW , 5th floor, Washington, DC 20004

* This is not the main AARP building, but is around the corner from it.

Transportation / Parking

AARP is accessible via the Gallery Place-Chinatown metro (Red, Yellow & Green lines) and is about a 10 minute walk from Metro Center (Red, Orange, Blue & Silver lines).

Garage parking & street parking are available for a fee.

About the Talk

50 isn’t what it used to be. The oldest Gen X’ers are now eligible for AARP membership. The youngest Baby Boomers (now ages 51-59) were teenagers & college students during the digital revolution. These generations aren’t new to technology – they expect it to enhance and improve their lives. The AARP design team & Amanda Lopez will present best practices for connecting with and designing inclusive experiences for experienced audiences.

About the Speakers

Tammy Azigi

Tammy Azigi is a seasoned strategist designing experiences for AARP digital products. She specializes in creating compelling experiences that are delightful and build value for consumers. From conducting user research to facilitating workshops and generating strategy and user experience documentation, Tammy is passionate about leading teams to ideal experiences that meet both user and business needs.

Tammy has a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina and a M.S. in Human Computer Interaction from the University of Michigan. A partial client list includes AARP, Department of Veteran Affairs, and Social Security Administration.

Ann Li

Ann Li supports UX design and strategy on AARP digital products. She loves making complicated processes seem easy and believes that behind every great user interface is a focus on great user research, information architecture, and content strategy. Ann specializes in creating consistency, flexibility and moments of delight across platforms and devices.

Ann has practiced user-centered design as a product consultant for a human capital start-up and as a program manager for a consumer-facing clean energy nonprofit. She has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

Amanda Lopez

Amanda Lopez is an innovative Product Manager with experience developing online, mobile, and telecommunications products. With over a decade in project management, she’s provided technical writing, business analysis, UX design, and web content strategy for Sprint, Lockheed Martin, Clinical Care Options, and our nation’s Military Health System. She has extensive requirements experience, including responsibility for creating, testing, and managing multiple websites and mobile applications.

Amanda has a B.A. in Communication from George Mason University and recently refreshed her marketing, design thinking, and leadership skills by attending General Assembly’s Product Management Immersive. She’s been consulting for local startup companies, but is seeking a challenging full-time career opportunity. Check out her work at: www.amandalopez.com (http://www.amandalopez.com/)

Sponsors

AARP (http://www.aarp.com/) has graciously offered to sponsor the food and venue for this event. AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

To learn more, visit www.aarp.org (http://www.aarp.org/) or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

Lead NOVA UX Host

Jody Thomas