In-house User Experience practices are still a relatively new frontier for most companies. As a result, it's common for UX Teams to have bigger hurdles on the path to greater adoption and maturity as compared to other, long established functions (think Finance or Engineering).
To maximize the impact of UX and effectively integrate the UX services you provide, it's helpful to assess the maturity of UX at your organization. Having a roadmap will enable you to better understand where to take action and improve, as well as help communicate a vision for where you'd like to get to.
Join speakers Beth Williams and Ann Marie Bergman from Sherwin-Williams for an interesting, interactive session to learn about maturity models and why they are important. Engage in a discussion of the pros and cons of existing models and get a sneak peak at the model being used at Sherwin. If you don't leverage a specific maturity model, you'll walk away with foundational pieces to develop a maturity roadmap for your organization so you can better convey to stakeholders where you are and the direction you intend to take.
6:00 - Food/Networking
6:30 - Presentation
Enter the driveway closest to the 4770 Sherwin Williams sign. Please park closest to the Suite 200 entrance or in the back parking lot. See attached diagram for parking areas & building entrances.
Usability testing is a critical aspect of determining whether your decisions and designs actually work for the people they effect. But how can you add this process into your workflow—and your company's culture?
Come discover how to build or improve your usability testing system with researchers from Hyland’s UX Lab. Listen to first-hand examples on what has worked—and what hasn't—so you can improve your organization’s efforts.
Marc Majers is a User Experience Designer at Hyland, a UX consultant for TheoremCX and an adjunct professor at the University of Akron. He’s worked in application, software and website design for over 20 years, won industry awards, and ultimately gained skills in e-commerce, user research, interaction design, digital strategy, conversion rate optimization, and usability testing. He’s worked with organizations such as Progressive Insurance, Cleveland Institute of Art, and local advertising agencies like Wyse.
He is author of “Don’t Fear The Forward: The Secret to Building Successful Websites” and president of Leading Hands Through Technology, a nonprofit that helps other nonprofits with technology.
6:30-7 p.m.: Food/Networking
7-8 p.m.: Presentation followed by a Q&A session
Get together for a Saturday morning of hands-on UX activities!
You may have heard of something called UX or user experience. You may even have UX on your team. But you’re not sure what UX really does. We’ve put together a panel to shed some light on what UX is, how it differs across organizations, and the impact it has on shaping products and services.
Everyone on the panel brings unique perspectives to share. They are all active practitioners honing their craft. From small to large companies, from cross-functional teams to teams of 1, from distributed to co-located, you’ll learn a lot about UX.
Nicole Capuana, Product Design Consultant
6:30 - Food & Networking
7:00 - Panel Discussion
Google Analytics offer rich insight into the behavior of your users but they can be intimidating for those who don’t know how to leverage them.
Monica has worked both domestically and internationally for organizations that range from boutique consulting firms to Fortune 100 companies. Much of her time has been spent in the financial sector doing user research and UI testing with banks, brokerages and accounting software.
She is an original co-founder of UXPA Cleveland and a 20-year veteran of this industry. (Yes, this industry has been around for at least 20 years)
Most recently, Monica has been teaching at Kent State University and developing their undergraduate User Experience Design minor. She is passionate about this work and shares her enthusiasm with anyone patient enough to listen.
The 14th annual World Usability Day (WUD) event will be celebrated globally on November 14, 2019. Programs will be organized in over 40 countries around the world. The Northeast Ohio chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA CLE) has been hosting a special event since 2005 for members and associated students, professionals and user advocates in the region.
CALL FOR SPEAKERS:
At World Usability Day 2019 on Nov. 14, UXPA Cleveland will once again bring together professionals, practitioners and industry experts for an intensive, informative and intriguing day of professional development sessions and networking. Though the exact details still are in progress, we are ready to start lining up our 2019 speakers.
This year’s theme is “Design for the Future We Want,” inspired by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development goals that provide a roadmap of the future. These 17 goals vary broadly, such as "Good Health and Well Being" to "Gender Equality" to "Sustainable Cities and Communities."
In support of this theme, we’re looking for speakers who can share their ideas and experiences to help us all create the future we want. So, we ask you: What work have you done that may inspire others? What hurdles have you overcome in the process? What small (or big) steps do you think people can take to improve their projects—and our futures?
Learn how to submit a proposal.
LOCATION:Tri-C Corporate College East4400 Richmond Rd.
Warrensville Heights, OH 44128
PARKING:Free at Tri-C Corporate Campus
You may cancel and receive a full refund up to 30 days before the event (October 8, 2018). Within 30 days before the event you can receive a 50% refund up until one week prior to the event. There will be no refunds within a week of the event.
A special thank you to all of our sponsors for their support of World Usability Day 2018 event and of UXPA Cleveland. This event would not be possible without their generous support.
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Want to be a sponsor of WUD 2019? To learn how you can become a sponsor of WUD 2019, download the sponsorship form.
UXPA Cleveland's World Usability Day conference is an ideal opportunity to expand your education. But as a college student, we realize your budget may be strapped. Want to spend the day surrounding yourself with knowledge—and a talented network? You could earn a scholarship to attend our all-day event. To apply, submit an essay (500 words or fewer) explaining why you would like to attend World Usability Day and what you hope to gain from the experience.
Deadline to submit your essay: October 1, 2019
Please email your essay to email@example.com. Decisions will be made by UXPA Board and will be announced on October 15, 2019.
Cancellation PolicyFor monthly UXPA Cleveland events – UXPA Cleveland is not able to refund nonmembers if they cannot make the event.
Thank you for your understanding.
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