Fluxible Conference 2016

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Note that conference registration is independent from Fluxible Workshops and Fluxible Meetups.
Saturday
24 Sept 2016
Sunday
25 Sept 2016
7:45 am

Registration and networking
Baristas on duty! Breakfast not provided, but we’ll feed you for the rest of the day.

8:45 am

Welcome and kickoff

Org Design for Design Orgs

Peter takes us through hard-won insights on how to run an effective design organization, focusing on the managerial and operational aspects of design leadership.

Immediately followed by a musical performance

Peter Merholz

Practical Content Strategy for Product UX

Is there such a thing as product content strategy? What does it mean to plan, craft, and manage content for a complex web or native application? We're certain that Alaine can tell us! [Get the slides]

Immediately followed by a musical performance

Alaine Mackenzie
10:30 am – 11:10 am

Break

Change, Fulfillment, and Knowing: A Field Guide in 15 Minutes

When a cutting-edge technology emerges, somewhere a trailing edge recedes. Each breakthrough heralds another obsolescence. Karl guides us through some of the trailing-edge stories that he’s uncovered.
Karl Kessler

Engagement With the Past and Openness to the Future

Noriko Maeda takes us into her world of contemporary Japanese calligraphy, embracing its rich past while looking to a future filled with possibility.

Immediately followed by a musical performance

Noriko Maeda
Noriko Maeda

Creating Effective Discovery Documentation

What's the best way to put together a discovery document? Hear the answers in this practical and focused presentation. [Get the slides]

Immediately followed by a musical performance

Dan Brown
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch
Provided by Fluxible and hosted at local restaurants

Design + Privacy: Building Systems People Trust

Ame delivers a call to action for UX designers to consider the privacy and security implications of their work. [Get the slides]

Immediately followed by a musical performance

Ame Elliott

Design for Bad: How to Handle the Not So Good Moments

What to do when you need to deliver "bad news" to your users? Katy and Michael share insights and principles for designing experiences that could risk leaving people feeling rejected or demotivated.

Immediately followed by a musical performance

Michael Winnick
Katy Mogal
3:30 pm – 4:10 pm

Break

Physical UX

Calvin Chu, founder and CEO of Palette, takes a look at the challenges of designing the user experience of physical products.
Calvin Chu

When Your Internet Things Know How You Feel

Pamela shares her insights on how designers can adapt to create rich, emotional experiences for the next wave of technology.

Immediately followed by a musical performance

Pamela Pavliscak

Party Time!

Join us for food, drinks, fun, and a chance to let your hair down. Dinner will be provided, so go easy on the delicious munchies beforehand.
7:45 am

Doors open and baristas on duty

8:45 am – 9:00 am

Welcome and kickoff

The Typology of Design Sprints

Kai explores different types of Design Sprints, to help us understand the many ways they can be crafted to meet a team’s goals. Ready, set, go!

Immediately followed by a musical performance

Kai Haley

Meaning Modes in Design: A Visual Tour

Marsha visualizes how particular "meaning modes" emerge as people engage with the information in a design. She shows how we can tune them for not just screens, but things like voice, holograms, and material 3D. [Get the slides]

Immediately followed by a musical performance

Marsha Haverty
10:30 am – 11:10 am

Break

The Design of Business

Satyam shares hard-won insights on how design can — and should — drive the business in more effective terms. [Get the slides]

Immediately followed by a musical performance

Satyam Kantamneni

Designing the Chatbot Experience

Mo reviews the current state of chatbots and describes how pairing technology and design is key to delivering a great experience. [Get the slides]
Mohamed Musbah

Product, Organization, and Market Transformation Through Design

Ian describes how @TDLab is using design-oriented approaches to influence solutions and improve the processes for bringing them to market in a large enterprise organization. [Get the slides]

Immediately followed by a musical performance

Ian McDonald
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch
Provided by Fluxible

Changing the World of Design to Change the World

Gretchen looks at evolutions in technology that affect how we approach design, and addresses some tactical and practical ways we can evolve as designers. [Get the slides]

Immediately followed by a musical performance

Gretchen Anderson

Progressive Disclosure

What does it mean to be a design leader today, or in the nebulous yet accelerating future? Uday knows, and we've persuaded him to share his insights, traversing the ambiguous yet vital terrains that encompass design. [Get the slides]

Immediately followed by a musical performance

Uday Gajendar
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Fluxible Finale