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Monday, October 2


State of the industry
What does the future of UX look like? Leslie Jensen-Inman has the unique position of preparing the next generation of UXers for the workforce through CenterCentre.

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Leslie Jensen-Inman

Co-Founder, Center Centre
Dr. Leslie Jensen-Inman, co-founder of Center Centre, is a designer, speaker, author, and educator. She combines nearly 20 years of design practice and eight years of instructional background—including five years as an assistant professor at the university level—to make Center... Read More →

Monday October 2, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Room E - Marquis Two - Lower Lobby Conference Center 285 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30030


Tactical Intentionality
“Tactical Intentionality”- getting UX teams stood up, bringing junior designers up to spec (through process, iteration, inspiration) and keeping senior designers exploring (rationale, UCD, extensibility).

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Alexis Puchek

Principal Designer, Frog
Alexis Du Mond Puchek has 13+ years of experience in Front-End Web Development and Design, User Experience, Interaction Design, and Information Architecture. Her background has been centered around financial services, enterprise software, system design, prototyping methods, and cross-platform... Read More →

Monday October 2, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room E - Marquis Two - Lower Lobby Conference Center 285 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30030
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Non-profit UX (48in48)
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Adam Walker

CEO, Sideways8
I’m Adam Walker and I can pretty neatly divide my life into three categories, family, business and nonprofit work. On the family side (it’s always first) I’m a husband and father of five. So, my hobby is my kids, and having adventures with them. I love to sit through ballets... Read More →

Monday October 2, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room E - Marquis Two - Lower Lobby Conference Center 285 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30030


Incorporating VR and AR into Your Business
We’ll explore case studies, selecting the right hardware, UX considerations, and how these technologies are evolving.

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Sean Carey

CEO, HD Interactive
Sean Carey is CEO of HD Interactive, which designs and develops Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality apps, mobile apps, web sites, games, e-Learning courses, touch screen kiosks, tradeshow exhibits, animations, 360 degree videos, custom music, branding, and more. HD Interactive... Read More →

Monday October 2, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room E - Marquis Two - Lower Lobby Conference Center 285 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30030
Tuesday, October 3


Comprehensive Design Transformation at Scale.
How can business leaders get everyone in their organization creating meaningful outcomes for their users and clients by focusing on innovative ways to hire, train, practice and recognize principles of design thinking? Over the last five years, IBM has radically transformed into a more design-led organization and has helped numerous fortune 500 companies begin their own journey. Sean Pizel, an enablement lead of that transformation, will share IBM's story, and the lesson he has learned directing the programs that have taught tens of thousands of designers and non-designers how to practice IBM Design Thinking, a new, user-centered, approach to working together.

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Sean Pizel

IBM Design
Sean joined IBM Design in 2012 to stand up the enablement programs that would power IBM’s design transformation. Over the last six years he has led the creation and execution of three-month bootcamps for hundreds of newly hired designers, weeklong IBM Design Thinking bootcamps for... Read More →

Tuesday October 3, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room E - Marquis Two - Lower Lobby Conference Center 285 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30030


More Human Through Technology
In this session, we'll look at how Artificial Intelligence is being used to create powerful user experiences that drive deeper engagement and business value. UX design is moving away from something that lives inside of screens and devices to everyday objects around us and within the places we move through. Designing for this new reality requires thinking more broadly in consideration of how people interact with a product or service across touch points that blend the virtual and physical worlds.

Together we'll rethink the role of Design and the changes required to transform into a digital business driven by user experience. We'll look at technology that understands individual behaviors and anticipates needs through cognitive, machine learning, natural language processing and advanced analytics. These richer data insights will inspire new creative engagement strategies for delivering personalized, contextual experiences.
As people's lives increasingly become more complex, the promise of artificial intelligence and better design is to reduce the noise, make life more manageable and improve the human condition.

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Sean Wood

Digital Experience Strategy & Design, IBM iX
Sean Wood is a Business Design Lead at IBM iX where he has the privilege to lead smart, creative digital teams that drive revenue and growth by delivering great experiences for IBM's top clients. Using IBM Design Thinking, he collaborates with clients to create new products and services... Read More →

Tuesday October 3, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room D - Marquis 1 - Floor 4 245 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303


Unconventional Interfaces
In most scenarios, designers can make accurate assumptions about a user’s typical environment; however, highly specialized users and environments require us to rethink and reconstruct our knowledge of the situation. When it comes to these highly specialized use scenarios, we need to recalibrate our assumptions and forego any assumptions. Recently, I did just that when designing an iPad app that allows F-18 pilots to comfortably complete various in-flight tasks.

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Desiree Johnson

UX Designer, Big Nerd Ranch
Desiree Johnson is a UX/UI designer at Big Nerd Ranch in Atlanta. Recently she’s worked on a mobile application for the Navy in which she had to leverage her background in Industrial Design in order to design for a specialized environment.

Tuesday October 3, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room E - Marquis Two - Lower Lobby Conference Center 285 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30030


Exploiting Your UX Team For Fun And Profit
You’ve heard that user-centered design leads to better business outcomes. Learn about different types of designers and their work, how to integrate design effectively into software processes, and how to structure good working relationships between product design teams, product management, and marketing. Learn how to keep designers engaged with meaningful work while avoiding the pitfalls of a team that wants to redesign the entire site every three months.


Ellen Beldner

Head of Product Design, Stitch Fix
Ellen Beldner is the head of product design at Stitch Fix, where she was hired to build out the UX function within the company. The Product Design team is responsible for the UX of Stitch Fix's customer-facing website and iPhone app and for the expert-use systems used by its stylists... Read More →

Tuesday October 3, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room A - South Tower - Floor 22 225 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta GA 30303


Stop, Collaborate and Listen: Transitioning from UX to Product on a Balanced Team
Transitioning from UX to Product Management can be a logical next step for UX practitioners who want to get more involved in the business side of a product and have influence over the direction of the entire experience. Sounds awesome right? I thought so. And still do!

At the core, having a UX background provides an incredible advantage, as you can apply the same skills and competencies to create a stellar user experience. But the path to being a successful product manager includes a lot more responsibility, focus, business acumen and team management skills. It’s akin to owning your own business, with your family- and you’re not the CEO.

In this talk I’ll walk through my experience in making the transition from UX to product in an enterprise organization, on a balanced team. I’ll cover the skills that translate well and the new skills that you may want to acquire.

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Jane Guthrie

Product Management & Experience Design Consultant, Slalom Consulting
Jane loves designing and building products.  She has spent the majority of her career creating and enhancing digital user experiences for companies such as Delta, The Home Depot, Sotheby’s, SunTrust, Lowe’s, Kraft, Nestle, Acura, Coca-Cola, and Cox Communications. After many... Read More →

Tuesday October 3, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room E - Marquis Two - Lower Lobby Conference Center 285 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30030