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Future of User Experience Design with Leaders from Google, ustwo & Conde Nast

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Future of User Experience Design with Leaders from Google, ustwo & Conde Nast


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About the event

Are you ready for the vast changes the future will bring to the user experience design field? You may have heard quite a bit about virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), artificial intelligence and machine learning, blockchain and internet of things in the recent years - these technologies and trends are impacting the tech industry tremendously and will do so at an even greater rate in the future. The changes will bring new opportunities (and threats) to the UX design field and create (and destroy) demand for certain UX skills. We invited several design leaders to explore this hugely important topic in an interactive speaker panel discussion.


Ross Popoff-Walker, Product Design Lead at Google

Ross leads high-performing software teams to concept and craft world-class, user-centric products.
Currently, design lead for the Google Cloud Platform's flagship big data features, and data visualization system. Previously, design lead for the 2016 Olympics results in Google Search, and before that worked on updates to Image Search. Prior to Google, Ross' roles included both product manager and design lead for 14 different startups and agency-side (R/GA & more) designing large-scale apps and sites, including Target and Nike.

Phil Chung, UX Manager at Google

Phil managers UX for Google Cloud storage. Prior to Google, Phil was a part of IBM's User Research and Design National Practice.

Jay Meany, Product Design Director at Conde Nast

As Director of Product Design, Jay ensures delivery of technically advanced and creatively enjoyable people-centered products and experiences that meet business needs and goals. For more than a decade, Jay has helped businesses develop and refine their digital customer experiences and strategies. He has worked on the agency-side, the client-side, and managed his own consultancy.

Jess Mireau, Director of Insights & Experience at Madwell

Jess is the Director of Insights and Experience at Madwell, a Brooklyn-based creative agency that specializes in strategy, design, development, branding, and comprehensive ideation.

David Fisher, Product Lead / Sr. UX at ustwo

David is a Product Lead at ustwo - a digital product studio that forges best in class digital experiences in partnership with the world’s leading brands. Alongside client work, David writes and speaks about how digital design practice is evolving alongside the bleeding edge of technology, with a focus on the fields of AI and Cryptocurrency.

Nitzan Hermon, Principal at Studio VV6

Nitzan is a designer and researcher with interests in AI, human machine augmentation and language. He works across academia and industry where he helps companies write a contextual narrative of emerging technologies in a way that computes sector expertise, human knowledge and legacy data.

Event format: Speaker panel (interactive) + Q&A

Schedule (approximate):

6:30pm - Check-in, registration & mingling
7:00pm - Speaker panel + Q&A
8:15pm - Mingling / networking


- Find out what (significant) changes the future is bringing to the UX field
- Learn what new types of UX roles are evolving and what skills UX designers will need to pick up to stay in demand
- Get prepared for the drastic changes and opportunities new technology is bringing
- Meet and mingle with UX leaders and professionals
- Meet cool and smart people interested in the space

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