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UX Intensive: UX Manager's Symposium w/ Sarah Bloomer


Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EST)

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CT UXPA is proud to present a partnership with Sarah Bloomer & Co to bring a great event from Boston here to Hartford County. The UX Manager's Symposium is a two year old UX leadership gathering with the goal of enabling better UX managers and leaders by sharing best practices, experiences and ideas with one another. Some of our board members participated in the Boston events and came away with new models, ideas for better staffing and training, and reinvigorated to lead successful UX practices.

What past events covered?

  • Engagement Models - how best do UX practices engage in the software development lifecycle as well as business strategy development
  • Staffing - where to find the best UX talent? how to retain and train that talent? hire employees vs. contractors?
  • Strategy Development - what is UX strategy? how does UX strategy connect into business strategy?
  • Practical Usability Techniques - how do teams better uses quantitative metrics to better articulate opportunities? 

Who is this for?

  • New UX Managers trying to learn how to structure and operate their team
  • Experienced UX Managers looking to hone their practice and find opportunities to improve
  • Senior Executives responsible for creating a User Experience culture and practice


Tentative Agenda for the Day

8:30 - 9:00 AM Registration & Light Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 Opening Discussion introducing topics
10:00 - 12:00 PM Breakout #1
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Keynote: Motivate Design (
1:00 - 1:45 Share Breakout #1 Findings 
1:45 - 4:00 Breakout #2
4:00 - 5:00 Share Breakout #2 Findings 


Speaker Bios


Sarah Bloomer


Cory LebsonAfter roughly 20 years in the business of user experience design (when it transformed from usability to user centered design, and from GUIs to websites to cross platform apps) Sarah established Sarah Bloomer & Co in 2006 to address the growing need for design research, UX strategy and UX design training.

Recently, her years of expertise in managing UX teams has been in greater demand, leading to more time spent cross training teams, coaching new UX managers and helping teams become more effective.

Sarah delivered the virtual seminar "Upgrading Your UX Team" for User Interface Engineering's virtual seminars series, in addition to several courses about UX teams for User Interface conferences, UPA, Boston UPA and BostonCHI's professional training day.

Mona Patel 

Mona PatelFor over 15 years, Mona's ability to strategize quickly and customize solutions has set her apart in the industry. Mona started Motivate Design in 2009 and UX Hires in 2011 to create a place where clients could get what they need, rather than what an agency needs to sell. Mona was disrupting before it was cool.

She has delivered user experience strategies and in-house usability programs for hundreds of clients through training and consulting. Mona currently teaches at Parsons The New School for Design, where she focuses on showing students the value of good design research. To balance out her hypersonic speeds, she is a certified yoga instructor and she sleeps.



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Central Connecticut State University - Institute of Technology and Business Development
185 Main Street
New Britain, CT 06051

Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EST)

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