Abi Jones leads a team of designers and researchers in Google Health, an organization that works across a variety of medical specialties to dramatically improve the availability and accuracy of medical services, with a focus on cancer, skin conditions, and diabetic eye disease.
She writes about team culture and management at jonesabi.com.
UX Camp Fall 2020
How to Make the Right Turn
5-year career plans are supposed to align you and your manager on a path to a bright and shiny future, one where you’ve achieved your goals through a combination of skill and perseverance. Instead, they set you up for failure by closing your mind to the opportunities right in front of you.
The person you are today has abilities, limitations, and nemeses that you didn’t predict for yourself 5 years ago. And the role you’ll have 5 years from now, can’t be decided just by looking at the jobs that exist today.
Instead of making a 5-year-plan, start planning for what’s next.
In this keynote, you’ll learn how to identify the work that fuels you, reflect on the principles that guide your preferences, consider the upsides of spite, and identify the people who will support you as you take the next step in your career.
UX Camp 2013: Sketch Camp
Explore, Persuade, Destroy: An Introduction to Storyboarding Techniques
Storyboarding helps me turn the brainstorming whirlwind of notes into a real product direction, and in turn provides a vision that my team can return to throughout the design and development process. In this workshop you’ll how to put your ideas in the context of user needs through storyboarding.
Exploring product ideas with stories bridges silos between your teams and gets you communicating by using collaborative methods to define product direction. By crafting a story together, every member of your team is focused on building a single, cohesive product. You’ll learn about the components of an excellent storyboard and how those elements impact interface design.
Persuade your managers and clients to champion user-centered products by channeling the power of stories. From childhood we’re wired to remember and think in story structure. In this workshop you’ll get examples of how to harness this ingrained skill by presenting your product concepts in the form of stories and storyboards.
Destroy zombie ideas, the ones without a brain or beating heart. Zombies eat resources and sap your team’s time, energy, and commitment. Your storyboards will drive a product’s structure and flow, saving time by focusing on ideas that provide value to your users.