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UX Fair 2019

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Fidelity Investments

245 Summer Street

Boston, MA 02210

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An annual career development fair for students and career changers who are interested in breaking into the field of user experience

About this Event

Welcome to the 6th Annual UX Fair, an afternoon jam-packed with UX goodness. This event is for students, career changers, and UX professionals new to the field who want to network with others. We will have thought leaders on hand to provide mentoring and career guidance throughout the afternoon. Stop by for a chance to hobnob with UX unicorns and other celebrities.

LOCATION

  • Fidelity Investments, 245 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210
  • Right next to South Station (MBTA Red Line)

SCHEDULE

  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.: Registration
  • 1:00 - 1:45 p.m.: Welcome, and Keynote from Jen Cardello
  • 2:00 - 2:45 p.m.: Career Development Panel
  • 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.: Coffee/Snacks, Sponsor Tables, Networking
  • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Group Mentoring ("New to UX/Career Changers" or "Career Development")
  • 5:15 - 6:00 p.m.: Career and Open Networking

OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Jen Cardello has spent over 20 years helping organizations optimize human-centered design to deliver customer value and gain business advantage. She currently leads Fidelity’s User Experience Research & Insights team. Her expertise is in scaling design and research capability across agile organizations through democratization and the creation of design measurement, systems, and frameworks.

OUR CAREER PANEL

Chris LaRoche (moderator) works as a senior user experience consultant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His works focuses on researching and evaluating the accessibility & usability of technology. He has worked as a technical writer, information designer, user researcher, and UX consultant in his career. Additionally, Chris is a Senior Lecturer at the College of Professional Studies (CPS) at Northeastern University, where he has taught for two decades. Chris has served on the Board of Directors of the Boston and International Chapter(s) of UXPA.

Dr. Bill Gribbons (panelist) is Director of the Human Factors and User Experience programs at Bentley University. The User Experience Programs at Bentley are among the largest and most respected in the country. In 2002, Dr. Gribbons was awarded the position of Distinguished Professor of Human Factors in recognition of his contributions to the university and the user experience field. In 1999, Dr. Gribbons founded the User Experience Center at Bentley, and continues to hold a senior consulting role. For more than three decades he has provided strategic consulting, testing services, expert reviews, and seminars to a diverse range of global technology and business clients.

Meena Kothandaraman(panelist) has emphasized the strategic value of qualitative research in the design of product, space and service. Her almost 30 years of experience spans multiple verticals, and focuses on the credible placement of qualitative research among other processes. Meena is a founding member of twig+fish, a research and strategy practice based in Boston, MA. Apart from her core consulting practice, she is a Lecturer in Bentley University’s Human Factors and Information Design (HFID) graduate program. In her 20-year tenure, Meena teaches the capstone qualitative research course. Meena is a proud Canadian with fluency in poutine and beavertails.

Grace Phang (panelist) is a User Researcher at Liberty Mutual Insurance, leading user research for agile teams focusing on online accounts, mobile apps, and claims. Her passions at Liberty include learning about user problems, using mixed methods, and leading diversity and inclusion initiatives. Prior to Liberty, she worked for the Tufts spatial cognition lab, examining origami and paper engineering. With her sister, Grace co-founded a small fashion company called Fab Hatters, that specializes in unconventional designs, camp, and wearable modern art. She studied Anthropology and Neuroscience at Dartmouth College and completed a Masters in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University.

Jon Tilliss (panelist) is a strategic design leader and certified human factors professional with a strong foundation in IXD and UX research, and 10+ years of experience leading cross-functional teams to design and deliver engaging, effective, and usable solutions. He is currently a Design Lead at Intrepid Pursuits/Accenture and the acting Design Director for the NYC studio. He is passionate about helping UX/UI professionals grow and empowering them to become confident product designers and leaders. He recently co-authored the book, Designing for Safe Use: 100 Principles for Making Products Safer, which is a comprehensive source of safety-focused design principles for designers working in any industry.

LOGISTICS

No need to bring a printed ticket - we will have electronic check-in available.

Coffee and snacks will be provided during the afternoon break.

No refunds after November 8th, but you can transfer your ticket to a friend or co-worker using Eventbrite.

HIRING?

Find out how we will support your efforts throughout the event. Contact us at mentoring@uxpaboston.org.

The UX Fair is a World Usability Day event.

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245 Summer Street

Boston, MA 02210

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