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For user experience professionals, students and those interested in learning more about: UX (User Experience), human-computer interaction, user-centered design, ethnography, usability testing, and related topics.

This group is open to anyone in the Akron, Canton, and Kent areas of Northeastern Ohio and anyone who is visiting the area.

The goal is to have a place for whatever the members are interested in (discussions, book clubs, informal training, presentations, etc.).

Visit us at http://www.uxakron.com .

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Overcoming the Whirlwinds of UX Misinformation

Online event

Join UX Akron for our September 2021 Online Event!

Topic: Overcoming the Whirlwinds of UX Misinformation

The landscape of UX today is quite active. With information serving as a key to helping people grow and develop, one would think all of the resources being provided would be helpful, but it's anything but. Many of the resources presented today are chock full of obstacles in the form of misinformation that are adding to the seemingly ambiguous space we know as UX. In this talk, Darren provides issues and examples associated with misinformation and ways to help us filter and overcome these stumbling blocks.

About Our Speaker

Darren is extremely passionate about all things UX, holding 26+ years of experience in human-computer interaction and interaction design, with the last 16+ years working full-time in the world of UX. Darren’s professional footprint spans such organizations as Ford Motor Company, General Motors, DigitasLBi, MRM/McCann, Wunderman Digital, Bosch, Ryder, Cengage Learning, and USA Networks, to name a few.

He serves as an adjunct professor for Kent State University’s UX Design Master’s program, as an adjunct at Lawrence Technological University, as a corporate faculty member at Harrisburg University, is about to become an adjunct professor for the new Michigan State University Master's of CX program, and leads UX workshops at Grand Circus in Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Darren is one of the authors featured in the new book “97 Things Every UX Practitioner Should Know,” published by O’Reilly. You can also hear Darren on The World of UX podcast, available through a host of popular sources. Darren is on the verge of completing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Northcentral University.

Connect with Darren:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dwhood/
Twitter: @darrenhood

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