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Monday, May 15
 

11:00am

Harnessing the Power of User Research to Drive Innovation
Limited Capacity full
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By combining qualitative and quantitative User Experience Research methods, you can understand a customer’s voice as well as their elusive behavior and thought processes. This puts you in the driver’s seat to optimize use cases, eradicate pain points, and provide delightful experiences at every turn. Combining these rich insights with a willingness to overturn long-standing industry orthodoxies can position you to identify and take advantage of vast white space for innovation.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Johnson

Katie Johnson

Design Strategist/Researcher, Consensys
Katie started her career in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering only to discover her true passion in studying and designing for humans. She's worked on everything from spacecraft to industrial products and from complex systems to single websites and now works at Consensys at the... Read More →
avatar for Vel Prakhantree

Vel Prakhantree

Senior Director of Experience & Head of Research, EchoUser
Vel is a seasoned, "get it done" UX Director and Strategist, formally educated in cognitive psychology, human factors and decision-making. With 15 years of both in-house and consulting for Silicon Valley tech & consumer partners, Vel enjoys shaking up traditional engineering models... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
 
Tuesday, May 16
 

3:00pm

Is EX the new UX?
Limited Capacity full
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Apps and software startups today face stiff competition as they attempt to gain market share. Once upon a time great UI/UX were enough for platforms to stand above the rest, but in the age where ease-of-use is expected, a quiet revolution is taking place. A new breed of design language is developing in which ease-of-use is being replaced by joy-of-use. Join us as a panel of experts, including Alex Bogusky, explores the intersection between design and emotion that defines the Emotional Experience and how this revolution will deliver explosive results.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Sakina Groth

Sakina Groth

Dr. Product Management, Magic Leap
Product strategist passionate about the web, open source, and emerging technologies. Also an entrepreneur and side hustler. Talk to me about about college football (Go Noles!), southern comfort food, and how hard it is to stay fit when you work round the clock.
avatar for Markus Sheldon

Markus Sheldon

VP, Innovation, MKTG
avatar for John Weiss

John Weiss

Founder & CEO, Human Design
John Weiss has spent his twenty year career fully immersed in design, spanning multipleagencies and disciplines, with a singular focus on how to create compelling and richexperiences that are rooted in elegant design, innovative technology, and create lastingrelationships and shape... Read More →


Tuesday May 16, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
 
Wednesday, May 17
 

4:00pm

How to Use UX/UI Design Early and Often in Your Startup
Limited Capacity full
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Early stage companies are too often late to the game when it comes to human centered design, which can stunt growth. Join the panel of industry thought leaders as they dive into how, where, and when to incorporate UX research and design in your company. They’ll draw from their experiences at companies that range from small startups to mothership Google in order to give you advice on tackling the behavioral economics of users.

Moderators
avatar for Alison Lawrence

Alison Lawrence

Founder & CEO, Recruiting Innovation
I'm on a mission to make tech recruiting suck less by training recruiters on the technical roles they recruit for. Recruiting Innovation has online classes, webinars and events focused on teaching recruiters about how software is developed and the technical roles along that process.Recruiters... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Alvarez

Chris Alvarez

Staff UX Designer at Pivotal Software, Inc.
avatar for SuAnne Hall

SuAnne Hall

Senior UX Product Architect at ProtectWise, Inc.
avatar for Jules Monza

Jules Monza

UX Designer + Strategist Consultant
avatar for Jason Walzer

Jason Walzer

User Experience Manager and Design Lead, Google


Wednesday May 17, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302
 
Thursday, May 18
 

12:00pm

Journey Mapping for Startups
A training experience focused on supporting cross-disciplinary teams, to better understand the customer's experience, pain points, and opportunities for improvement. This base training provides you with the tools to continue journey mapping with your team as you iterate and evolve your concept from ideation to delivery, support and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Jo White

Jo White

I am founder of Mediamum™, and an ATLAS PhD student at the Uni of Colorado at Boulder. I hold an RA at Project EPIC. My research is in HCI and crisis informatics focusing on information communication.


Thursday May 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:50pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302