UX Camp Summer 2020

UX Camp Summer 2020 is a 1-day mini-conference that delivers great UX content at a price that lets anyone attend, from where you are.

On Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 10AM CT, from where ever you are—we’re serving up 2 awesome keynotes that bookend up to 4 really great presentations!

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’ve got swag! We’ve partnered with Nerditees (again) to bring you some cool UX-themed gear. We’ve got stylish UX at Home t-shirts that come in blue with yellow or black with white.

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.

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Speakers
Billy Carlson
Billy Carlson
Design Advocate & Educator
Balsamiq
Billy Carlson Billy Carlson is a design educator at Balsamiq, where he helps new and non-designers learn best practices for all phases of user interface and digital product design.
Stephen P. Anderson
Stephen P. Anderson
Founder
The Mighty Minds Club
Stephen P. Anderson is a speaker and author who spends too much time thinking about visual collaboration, how people learn, and board games; not necessarily in that order. Oh, and he’s on a mission: To make learning the hard stuff fun, by creating ‘things to think with’ and ‘spaces’ for generative play.
Jabali Williams
Jabali Williams
Director of User Experience
U.Group
As Director of User Experience, Jabali’s impact spans both clients and disciplines.
Scott Sullivan
Scott Sullivan
Head of North American Design Group
Ascendum
Scott is the Head of North American Design Group at Ascendum, and helps to build products and services to assist people in making positive long-term changes to their behavior.
Kim Goodwin
Kim Goodwin
Author
Independent
You may know Kim Goodwin from her bestselling book, Designing for the Digital Age. Kim is a consultant who helps organizations build their UX capabilities. She has served as VP of Product & UX at PatientsLikeMe and as VP Design & General Manager at Cooper, leading an integrated practice of interaction, visual, and industrial designers and the development of the acclaimed Cooper U design curriculum.
Matthew Eng
Matthew Eng
Design & Research Lead
IBM
Matt is a Design and Research Lead for IBM Design. He has worked on projects for companies such as American Airlines, AT&T, Ogilvy and Symantec. During these projects, he has conducted numerous design and research efforts that helped to align and focus stakeholders with diverse needs.
Michaela Hackner
Michaela Hackner
Director of Design, UX Content, & User Research
Morningstar
Michaela is passionate about using words and stories to make the world a better place. She started her career designing content in the nonprofit space where she worked with women entrepreneurs in Cambodia and East Africa, and led the design of web experiences for the Gates Foundation and Red Cross.
Michelle Schulp
Michelle Schulp
Digital Designer & Developer
Independent
Michelle is an independent graphic designer and frontend developer in Minneapolis. Prior to beginning her career, she studied Visual Communications, with minors in Psychology and Sociology.
Sunny Stueve
Sunny Stueve
Senior UX Architect
U.Group
Sunny Stueve is a Senior User Experience Architect in Washington, DC. For the last several years, she has focused on incorporating human centered methodologies, intuitive design, and research into the agile processes of complex, large-scale, enterprise applications in support of National Security missions
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!

15 minute break.

Instead of trying to “win” an argument, what if we invested in understanding our counterparts’ and stakeholders’ needs first with the goal of building their trust? We are passionate about our work, and in collaborative environments, we need to align our differing views of user needs, innovative ideas, and product vision across disciplines and management levels. This often means we spend a lot of time pitching our concepts for adoption into a product roadmap.

In this talk, you will learn communication techniques to uncover the key problems that cross-functional teams can rally around. We will also cover how to apply these techniques to help our teams feel more prepared for conversations about project scope, priority shifts, and even work-place conflicts.

15 minute break.

Wireframing should be a part of every digital design project and each team should have a hand in making them. You don’t even need a computer to create great wireframes—a sketch on a white board works just as well if you’re doing it right. And what is doing it right? I’ve identified 10 principles that can help make the daily life of working on digital products a bit easier.

There are lots of teams working together to create products, however only one seems to properly communicate to everyone visually: The design team. We all encounter problems in our everyday life and there are times when we devise solutions to fix those problems, and that is a design. And that, indeed, makes us all designers. In this presentation, I will explore why everyone should wireframe and tips on how to make the wireframing process a collaborative success.

Fresh off their critically acclaimed spoken word tour, friends and former colleagues Michaela and Scott discuss the relationship between Content Strategy and Experience design, delving into timeless questions such as Do humans actually have souls? and What’s a UX writer?.

This Frost/Nixon style discussion will probably definitely be audible over the sound of your chewing on the lunch break, and will haunt your lunch-related dreams for years to come.

Modern browsers, JavaScript libraries, and CSS3 have made it easier than ever to create exciting, dynamic animated experiences within web interfaces. But we have also seen the unfortunate side effect of trying to do too much: websites that are resource hogs, eating up bandwidth and slowing load times to a crawl, all for effects that are ultimately just there for the “show” factor.

This talk will discuss how to use these animation skills for good: to establish context, convey status, give feedback, and yes, even add a little delight. Along the way, we’ll discuss the principles of animation that guide everything from your favorite feature films to the actions of a button on your screen, and learn how deliberate animation choices can improve the experience for your user. We will also touch on the available tools in JS and CSS and how to choose which one is the right one for your animation task.

15 minute break.

Being a confident communicator is not just the way you act, talk, and look. It’s a habitual way of thinking and reacting.

In this talk, you will learn how to make small changes to your words, tone, and non-verbal communication to improve how you interact in high-stakes personal and professional communications.

This talk will help you develop the ability to:

Manage your nervous system when anxiety, fear and self-consciousness take over
Systematically develop rock-solid confidence you can rely on
Navigate the virtual speaking world and come across as a credible expert
Effectively communicate verbally and non-verbally for influence
Uncover what’s holding you back from being fully expressed
Even though everything has gone virtual the world still needs your presence and message. Open up to more visibility, confidence and comfort in your skin on camera and in life!

15 minute break.

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