Fluxible Conference 2017

Conference registration is independent from Fluxible Workshops and Fluxible Meetups.
Saturday
23 Sept 2017
Sunday
24 Sept 2017
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 – 9:00 am

Welcome and kickoff

Critique and The Design Process: Facilitating Better Feedback

Get the slides — Learn how to improve communication and the quality of your work through the essential practice of critique.

Followed by a live musical performance

Aaron Irizarry
Aaron Irizarry

Creating a Design Thinking Culture

Get the slides — Through her own success in driving change at Autodesk, JoAnna shares principles we all can employ for increasing the impact of design.

Followed by a live musical performance

JoAnna Cook
10:30 am – 11:10 am

Break

Designing Data Visualizations

The era of pie and bar charts is gone. Corey looks at data visualization as a form of experience design that takes us beyond mere 1's and 0's.
Corey Ouellette
Corey Ouellette

Music Composition and Our Sense of Time

Get the slides — Our experience of time can be influenced by context, memory, and feelings of anticipation. Composer Peter Hatch drives this point home with examples from his music.

Followed by a live musical performance

Peter Hatch
Peter Hatch

UX in the Age of AI: Where Does Design Fit In?

Get the slides — Through her work at IBM Watson, Carol is no stranger to AI. In this talk, she explores the implications of AI from the perspective of UX design.

Followed by a live musical performance

Carol Smith
Carol Smith
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch
Provided by Fluxible and hosted at local restaurants

UX Research + Accessibility: Getting Started

Janna and Jennifer share what works and what doesn’t work when engaging people with disabilities in UX research.

Followed by a live musical performance

Jennifer Krul
Janna Cameron

Inspiring the Next Generation of Minority Design Thinkers

Maurice shares his journey with Inneract Project, teaching design to youth in minority communities and encouraging a more diverse workforce.

Followed by a live musical performance

Maurice Woods
3:30 pm – 4:10 pm

Break

Experience Design in the Kitchen

Chef Jon Rennie gives a behind-the-scenes look into his professional kitchen, where he designs experiences based on close observation of customers.
Jon Rennie

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

Tragic Design: The Impact of Bad Product Design and How to Fix It

Bad design decisions can harm and even kill users. Cynthia shares examples of bad design that caused unfortunate harm, then gives tools and techniques to prevent us from doing the same.

Followed by a live musical performance

Cynthia Savard Saucier
Cynthia Savard Saucier

Listen Closely

Daniel looks at approaches to designing for listening to users — and designing to help users listen to each other.

Followed by a live musical performance

Daniel Perlin
10:30 am – 11:10 am

Break

Confessions of an Anthropologist Passing as a UX Researcher

LiAnne shares her story of leaving academic anthropology for UX research — then re-discovering aspects of formal ethnography she did NOT have to leave behind, after all.

Followed by a live musical performance

LiAnne Yu

22 Years of Kinetic Typography

Get the slides — Dan reflects on and shares lessons from 22 years of teaching animated type to students at Carnegie Mellon University.

Followed by a live musical performance

Dan Boyarski
12:40 pm – 1:40 pm

Lunch
Provided by Fluxible

Getting Creative With Data to Design Successful Products

Get the slides — Elizabeth shares lessons learned from projects at Facebook where her teams creatively used data to inform product design.

Followed by a live musical performance

Elizabeth Laraki
Elizabeth Laraki

Liminal Thinking

When it’s time for real change, the most important and most difficult thing to change is your thinking. Find out how, in this inspiring talk by Dave Gray.

Followed by a live musical performance

Dave Gray
3:10 pm – 3:30 pm

Fluxible Finale