UX Camp Fall 2023

UX Camp Fall 2023

Boost Your UX Super Powers at UX Camp Fall on Saturday, November 4th at 10am CDT!

And it happens from where ever you are—we’re serving up 2 awesome keynotes that bookend up to 4 really great presentations! This is a 1-day conference that delivers great UX content at a price that lets anyone attend, from anywhere.

Interested in getting on a virtual stage? Submit your presentation idea!

We continue to provide a stage with inclusive continuing education that is great for our community. Don’t miss out–join us and expand your User Experience horizons–and don’t worry: we record the sessions so you can revisit them later.

And we have swag! We’re partnering with Nerditees (again!) to bring you this delightfully well-considered t-shirt and lightweight hoodie:

 

? Unveiling the Designer’s Mantra: Think, Design, Learn – Exclusive UX Camp Fall Apparel!

Chicago Camps is excited to present the exclusive heather black t-shirt and lightweight hoodie for UX Camp Fall on Saturday, November 4th, 2023. A must-have for every UX enthusiast, this design is more than just apparel; it’s a philosophy.

Learn, Think, Design – Three words encapsulating the essence of User Experience Design, brought to life in silver and blue inks. Encircling a striking lightning bolt, each word is connected with silver bars, creating a continuum that reflects the designer’s iterative process.

The design’s destructed print adds a touch of vintage charm, giving the appearance of wisdom hard-earned through experience. It’s an artistic nod to the timeless quote, modified from Fran Lebowitz’s original wisdom, symbolizing the importance of contemplation and continuous learning in the ever-evolving field of UX design.

  • ? Learn – Embrace the ever-changing landscape of UX, absorbing new ideas, and refining your craft.
  • ? Think – Ponder over user needs, empathize with their experiences, and lay the foundation of innovation.
  • ? Design – Craft solutions with creativity and precision, balancing aesthetics with functionality.

Whether you’re an aspiring designer or a seasoned expert, this unique apparel serves as a daily reminder of your commitment to excellence. Wear it with pride, embodying the core values that drive every successful designer.

These limited-edition t-shirts and hoodies are available only at UX Camp Fall. Don’t miss the opportunity to own this stylish symbol of a designer’s journey. Order yours now!

Each swag item purchased adds to our pool of “Need 1, Take 1” passes that are available to anyone who has a need–no questions asked.

Event Details
Tickets
$7
Early Bird Ticket

Only 20 tickets at this price!

$13.50
General Admission

Only $13.50! An outstanding bargain!

Free
Pay What You Can

Any contribution is appreciated.

Free
Need 1, Take 1

For anyone with a need. Please join!

Speakers
Meghan Casey
Meghan Casey
Content Strategist & Author
Do Better Consulting
Meghan Casey has more than 20 years experience in communications, marketing, content strategy, and stakeholder whispering.
Simon Conway
Simon Conway
Journey Management Consultant
Simon is a specialist Journey Management consultant.
Upma Singh
Upma Singh
User Experience Designer
IntelliBridge
Upma Singh is a Lead User Experience Designer at IntelliBridge. She loves the challenge of working through a particularly complex mess and she encourages her teammates and clients to think holistically.
Amy Bucher
Amy Bucher
Chief Behavioral Officer
Lirio
Amy Bucher, Ph.D., is Chief Behavioral Officer at Lirio, where she designs AI-powered behavior change journeys to drive better personal and population health.
Michael Carrick
Michael Carrick
CEO & Co-Founder
XDS | Experience Design Systems
Michael Carrick CEO & Co-founder of XDS | Experience Design Systems Inc.
Zinnia Sophia
Zinnia Sophia
Content Strategy Director
VMLY&R
Zinnia is a Content Strategy Director, Speaker, Women’s Leadership Mentor and 6x best-selling author in women’s empowerment based in New York City.
Allison Herbert
Allison Herbert
Senior Product Owner
Milliken & Company
Allison Herbert is a curiosity advocate and product professional passionate about building successful customer and product experiences.
Amy Johnson
Amy Johnson
Senior Product Designer
Sprout Social
Amy Johnson is a Senior Product Designer at Sprout Social in Chicago, IL. She is a late-diagnosed autistic female and a neurodiversity and product accessibility advocate.
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Schedule

We'll open the doors a little early and let folks in. Sometimes, we have surprises, sometimes, we play music, sometimes it's a little quiet. Get there a little early to be ready for kick-off!

Designing for Behavior Change: Using Psychological Frameworks to Design Engaging and Effective Experiences

Digital apps and experiences can support people in making all kinds of positive behavior changes, but in order to do that, they have to be both engaging and effective. That means designers need to focus on creating something compelling that addresses the reasons why people struggle to achieve their goals. Behavior science offers several frameworks that can layer onto a design process to create products that are not just engaging to use, but actually help people perform the behaviors that lead to better outcomes for health, wealth, and happiness. Learn about best practices from COM-B, the self-determination theory of motivation, and behavioral economics to help you design for lasting behavior change.

Amy Bucher
Amy Bucher, Ph.D., is Chief Behavioral Officer at Lirio, where she designs AI-powered behavior change journeys to drive better personal and population health. Amy is a recognized expert on applying the psychology of motivation to design and was named one of Forbes’ Behavioral Scientists You Should Know. She is the author of Engaged: Designing for Behavior Change published by Rosenfeld Media and named a Kirkus favorite indie book of 2020. Prior to joining Lirio, Amy was Vice President of Behavior Change Design at Mad*Pow, a strategic design consultancy, and has also worked at CVS Health in their Digital Innovation Lab and as a member of the Behavioral Science team at Johnson & Johnson. Amy earned her PhD and MA in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and her AB magna cum laude in Psychology from Harvard University.

Give my product a personality! How to write for products that anticipate, inform and delight

Can products truly have personality? The answer is yes! But how do we achieve this? In this talk, we’ll explore different ways content designers and UX writers can write products that anticipate, inform and delight.

We’ll workshop the process of defining personality for your product. Do products have to sound boring? How can you dial up or dial down the tone of your product depending on the customer moment? How can we use these principles to create strong UX writing guidelines for digital products?

Zinnia Sophia
Zinnia is a Content Strategy Director, Speaker, Women’s Leadership Mentor and 6x best-selling author in women’s empowerment based in New York City.

She has consulted for top digital agencies like AKQA, Razorfish, Organic, Ogilvy and Sapient in New York, San Francisco and London. Zinnia has created digital marketing campaigns, redesigned products and created enterprise content at scale for IBM, Verizon and Ford.

Why content strategy? After designing products and digital experiences for top brands in San Francisco, she moved to New York City and partnered more closely with marketing leaders. Seeing the value of user research, UX writing, product marketing and how content innovation at scale positions brands more successfully in their go-to market strategies, she has been focusing on bridging the gap between product and marketing ever since –seeing the big picture with an eye towards the future while getting her hands dirty and doing the work.

Whether you are writing for tech, fitness or automotive, these exercises will help you create internal processes, documentation and direction as you continue to develop your product’s unique brand. Examples from Shopify, Verizon and Ford will be shared.

How Object-Oriented Thinking Can Help You Design a Strong Product Information Architecture

Object-oriented user experience (OOUX) is simply a philosophy that respects the fact that people think in objects– as opposed to thinking in tasks or linear book-like pages. Thinking in an OOUX-y way helps us create streamlined and intuitive user experiences by looking at products more systemically and holistically.

This introduction will guide you through an OOUX methodology called ORCA (objects, relationships, calls-to-action, and attributes), which navigates product complexity and helps you deliver simplicity. The resulting design artifact, an Object Map, shows how every design decision is rooted in clarity, resulting in a robust, thorough, and well-documented information architecture.

Upma Singh
Upma Singh is a Lead User Experience Designer at IntelliBridge. She loves the challenge of working through a particularly complex mess and she encourages her teammates and clients to think holistically. Upma is a former cat mom who loves cooking, watching TV, listening to podcasts, and knitting. These days, she also helps organize the OOUX Happy Hour Meetup.

Design Systems 101: Essentials for All Designers

A comprehensive introduction to design systems for designers. We’ll define design systems and explore their history and benefits. Listeners will also gain insights into some of the world’s best design systems, which serve as great examples. Includes:

The Definition of Design Systems: Design systems are rule sets that ensure uniformity in design elements. They include typography, colors, icons, and components. Think of them as lego sets.
The Brief History of Design Systems: Design systems have evolved from print design to digital realms. Notable figures brands twitter and salesforce have played pivotal roles in shaping their development.
The Benefits of Design Systems: Implementing design systems streamlines design and development. They boost brand consistency and enhance user satisfaction. Real-world examples showcase their advantages.
Examples of World-Class Design Systems: Explore renowned design systems from leading companies. Understand what makes them exceptional in terms of documentation, accessibility, and scalability.

Michael Carrick
Michael Carrick CEO & Co-founder of XDS | Experience Design Systems Inc.

Michael has led groups of talented user-centric UX designers, researchers and visual designers who specialize in helping their partners create beautifully connected experiences. Michael understands how to create impactful, reusable and technology-driven tools that help designers and developers to deliver experiences at the intersection of people, business and technology needs.

Michael brings two decades of expertise designing and developing digital experiences for industry leaders in Financial, Government, Retail, Insurance and Artificial Intelligence sectors.

Rewire Your Team: Neurodiversity Inclusion to Improve Work Practices

Neurodiversity in the workplace is more than just expanding your talent pool. It’s an opportunity to build better hiring practices, work environments and team communication habits. I am a Product Designer and late-diagnosed autistic woman. Join me as I walk you through my personal journey and share with you the thoughts and learnings I’ve had along the way. In an age where remote is king, we have a responsibility, more than ever, to work with mental health close at heart.

This presentation will give several examples of key takeaways that can be shared with their teams and generally helps the audience make more insightful team decisions. Neurodiversity is a highly intersectional form of diversity that links hands with mental health awareness in the workplace.

Amy Johnson
Amy Johnson is a Senior Product Designer at Sprout Social in Chicago, IL. She is a late-diagnosed autistic female and a neurodiversity and product accessibility advocate. Amy has experienced several different types of tech work environments through her career and has a unique perspective on what it means to design and work with others while being autistic. She was diagnosed at the age of 27 and has since been on a journey of self-discovery that has led her to speak out about Neurodiversity in creative workplaces.

For more, keep up with Amy at johnsonjustified.com or on Twitter as @J_Justified.

Tough Talks and How to Have Them

Relationships with internal stakeholders are often the key to planning, creating, and maintaining strategic content that gets results. Being able to have productive conversations, even when the topic is tricky, is a skill every content professional can and should develop.

From having to tell a stakeholder their idea isn’t on-strategy, to critiquing a non-writer’s writing, to approaching a frank conversation about content that is offensive or insensitive, we’ll walk through an approach to planning for and facilitating tough talks with stakeholders.

Using real-world examples from 20 years in the fields of marketing, communications, content strategy, and user experience spanning a wide variety of industries and organizations, this session will give you a framework to:

Determine whether a conversation is needed.
Apply methods we practice with content to plan the conversation.
Facilitate challenging conversations productively.

Meghan Casey
Meghan Casey has more than 20 years experience in communications, marketing, content strategy, and stakeholder whispering. Eight of those years were at Brain Traffic, the consultancy that put content strategy on the map.

Meghan’s book The Content Strategy Toolkit: Methods, Guidelines, and Templates for Getting Content Right has become a go-to guide for new and seasoned content professionals alike.

Embrace the Journey – An Introduction to Journey Management

Journey Management transcends conventional product development by embedding customer insight into the very fabric of business strategy. This is the future of Journey Mapping, allowing teams to continuously evaluate and adapt to customer interactions, ensuring a unified customer experience.

Join Simon Conway, a specialist Journey Management consultant, who will unveil this innovative methodology, shedding light on how it’s transforming business decision making by putting customers at the core of decision-making.

In this illuminating session, you’ll explore how Journey Management evolves the practice of customer-journey mapping and see how new tools provide a continuous cycle linking customer journeys to innovation opportunities, insights and business goals.

Whether you’re new to the concept or looking to refine your existing practices, this session will equip you with the insights to implement Journey Management effectively.

What you’ll learn:
– The underlying principles and benefits of Journey Management
– How to differentiate between Journey Management and traditional journey mapping
– Practical examples and guidelines to kickstart Journey Management in your business
– Strategies to secure organisational buy-in

Simon Conway
Simon is a specialist Journey Management consultant.

He has over twenty successful years as a digital product leader, firstly as the director of product at a successful Ed-Tech start-up and for the last 7 years as a digital consultant at Capgemini and AND Digital.

He has a wide range of experience across agile, product, CX delivery, strategy and transformation, and has worked household names like Primark, Lloyds Bank, Unilever and British Gas as well as for smaller start-ups and scale-ups.
In 2023 Simon specialized in Journey Management because of the transformative power of this approach: He is a consulting partner for Theydo, advisor and coach for multiple businesses and a leading advocate for Journey Management as the fastest, surest way for business leaders to increase CX maturity.

You can read more about Simon here:

Portfolio: https://simon-conway.webflow.io/
Substack: https://simonconway.substack.com/
Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/simonconway

Building Focus

Our ability to focus has significantly disappeared as we navigate our daily routines. As creative professionals, we know that focus is needed to provide learning, foster creativity and build innovation in our work. If we choose to avoid it, the risk to our quality of work is more significant than we think.

In this discussion, we’ll explore our collective focus experiences and provides opportunities for attendees to create and build their focus practice. Allison will share a combination of personal experiences and techniques used to develop, learn and sustain the benefits of a daily focus practice.

This talk is for design and product professionals interested in exploring new ways to manage their opportunities for deep thinking and creativity.

Allison Herbert
Allison Herbert is a curiosity advocate and product professional passionate about building successful customer and product experiences. With over a decade of experience in the digital space, she has a proven track record of leading cross-functional teams and delivering impactful solutions. Allison’s passion for empowering teams and fostering a culture of collaboration has been critical to her success. As a speaker, she captivates audiences with her engaging storytelling and thought-provoking insights. She shares her experiences and insights to guide audiences in navigating the challenges of working together in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing business landscape. Whether you’re a product manager, design professional, or aspiring leader, Allison’s session topic (Building Focus will provide valuable takeaways and inspire you to unlock the full potential of your professional life.

Tickets
$7
Early Bird Ticket

Only 20 tickets at this price!

$13.50
General Admission

Only $13.50! An outstanding bargain!

Free
Pay What You Can

Any contribution is appreciated.

Free
Need 1, Take 1

For anyone with a need. Please join!

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