The world is changing and the climate of well-balanced and open society is not as prevalent as many of us would like. Technology is developing alongside new political changes. This year, 2017 is a pivotal moment in history and we can help shape the course of events by the work we do.
For our 2017 event, we’re looking at issues of inclusion. In our field, we are uniquely positioned to research, understand, and solve complex problems that benefit thousands while working with, and for, an extremely diverse audience. While we celebrate our differences, sometimes they can cause conflict or confusion.
UXPALA invites a diverse group of speakers working in Tech, UX and complementary disciplines to discuss their perspective on the current state of Sex, Gender, Race, in regards to hiring practices, forming teams and productive development. We’ll discuss the types of changes we look to see in our field, and how inclusion benefits a company, team, product and user.
SUSIE HALL – PRESIDENT VITAMIN T
Susie Hall is the president of Vitamin T, the division of Aquent focused exclusively on providing digital creatives to ad agencies and mid-sized companies. Susie joined Aquent in 1999 as an interactive agent. During her tenure, she has held many roles, from market leadership to regional management to leading an interactive design practice to starting up Vitamin T. Her passion for creative and knowledge of the interactive industry helps clients build teams that launch brands, engage customers, and drive revenues.
MARGOT DEAR – SENIOR DIRECTOR UX, ADP
Margot Dear the User Experience Director with 18 years’ experience in branding, strategy and user centered design methodologies. Her experience has ranged from start-ups to publishing and software application development. Over the years, Margot has worked and lived in Canada, the UK and California working at companies including Complinet Thomson Reuters, LexisNexis, Citrix and ADP as a UX professional. Margot is actively involved in the UX community mentoring students at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, University College London and the Pasadena Art Center College of Design.
THINK BY MAKING. A NEW APPROACH TO DIGITAL INNOVATION.
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