Fluxible Conference 2018

Conference registration is independent from Fluxible Workshops and Fluxible Meetups.
Saturday
22 Sept 2018
Sunday
23 Sept 2018
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

Bias in Multicultural Teams

To unlock the superpowers of a diverse team, Farai prepares us to identify and counter cultural bias.

Followed by a live musical performance

Farai Madzima
Farai Madzima

Executing Against All Odds

Kim shares hard-won leadership lessons from a time when success was far from certain.

Followed by a live musical performance

Kim Lenox
Kim Lenox
10:30 am – 11:10 am

Break

15 Practical Tips for Cheating at Design

Steve demonstrates 15 tips for improving your designs with tactics instead of talent.
Steve Schoger

Cards & Couplets: The Symmetry of Wireframing Websites and Writing Poetry

Sam explores some fun and surprising parallels between wireframes and poems.

Followed by a live musical performance

Sam Estoesta

Sound and Process: Music, Technology, and Creativity

Ben stretches our perspectives by looking at the user experience of musical instruments.

Followed by a live musical performance

Ben Grossman
Ben Grossman
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch
Provided by Fluxible and hosted at local restaurants

Real Challenges in Designing the Unreal

How do we ethically create inclusive experiences in AR/VR, and why does it matter?

Followed by a live musical performance

Di Dang
Di Dang

Morphing Matter as Both Intelligent Medium and Media

Lining shows us a future where physical materials are responsive and programmable.

Followed by a live musical performance

Lining Yao
Lining Yao
3:30 pm – 4:10 pm

Break

100 UX Research Methods in 15 minutes

Fasten your seatbelts for a whirlwind tour of formative, summative, qualitative, quantitative, and hybrid research methods.
Abby Goodrum

Building a Design System for the Entire World

Rachel shares insights into creating modern design systems, drawing from her work on Google's Material Design.
Rachel Been

Party Time!

Join us for food, drinks, and fun at Shopify Plus — mere steps from the conference venue. Dinner is provided, so go easy on the munchies beforehand.
7:45 am

Doors open and baristas on duty

8:45 am – 9:00 am

Welcome and kickoff

Designing Trust in an Era of Self-Validating Facts

If we live in a post-fact era, how do we know where to invest our trust? Users are turning inward, favoring instincts over external marketing. So are we obsolete? Or can we empower our users, and rebuild their sense of trust itself?
Margot Bloomstein
Margot Bloomstein

Curiosity and Complexity

Learn strategies for visualizing information to satisfy people's sense of curiosity.
Behzad Aghaei
Behzad Aghaei
10:30 am – 11:10 am

Break

Always Designing: From Designer To Design Leader

Want to level up? Become a design leader and drive change in your organization.

Followed by a live musical performance

Andy Vitale

To be announced

Details coming after we've cleared the mimes who surrounded this speaker's off-the-grid tiny home.

Followed by a live musical performance

12:40 pm – 1:40 pm

Lunch
Provided by Fluxible

UX Writing: Designing Better Product Experiences

Words matter. In this talk, discover the UX writing principles that guide effective design decisions.

Followed by a live musical performance

Yvonne Gando
Yvonne Gando

Tomorrow’s Architects

Peter reveals four principles and six practices essential for shaping the future.

Followed by a live musical performance

Peter Morville
Peter Morville
3:10 pm – 3:30 pm

Fluxible Finale