FITC Spotlight UX (Online)

2021-07-15 00:00:00 2021-07-16 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Spotlight UX (Online) Join us for this exciting online event for designers looking to extend their UX skills. Online FITC Online



11:00 To 11:05
Welcome Address
11:05 To 12:10
Beyond the UX Tipping Point
For the longest time, making a great experience for the user was a business-strategy luxury item. A great product only had to work and ship. Offering a great experience was a nice-to-have, not a requirement. Times have changed. The cost of delivering a product is no longer a barrier to entry. Quality is no longer a differentiator. What’s left? The… Read more…
Jared Spool

Maker of Awesomeness, Center Centre – UIE

12:20 To 1:05
Space Zen: Using the Beginner’s Mind for Rocket UX
Designing UX for space is astronomically complicated. Whether there are time pressures, budget pressures, or pressures to do things as they’ve always been done, Krys Blackwood will share how the Human Centered Design team at NASA’s JPL has returned to first principles to boil down each wicked problem to its core elements and come up with innovative solutions. What you… Read more…
Krys Blackwood

Principal UX Designer, NASA JPL

1:15 To 2:00
Designing One-on-Ones that Don’t Suck
One-on-one meetings between you and your manager are the most important meetings you will have at work. These are the meetings where you set your career goals and chart a course to get there. This is where you and your manager identify, tackle, and make plans to remove blockers, friction and anything that is getting in the way of your… Read more…
Farai Madzima

UX Manager, Shopify

2:00 To 2:30
Extended Break
Grab a snack, a coffee, and we'll be back soon!
2:30 To 3:30
Problems Are Complex Systems
Intersections – Exploring the intersections among art, design, and technology from different perspectives. Problem-spaces and products are complex systems that change over time. We need to include time as a factor in design, and acknowledge that problems can change over time — even as we are attempting to identify, define, frame, and solve them. Designing for multiple phases of product… Read more…
3:40 To 4:25
Designing A Healthy Team: Using Honesty, Transparency, And Trust To Design Better
The design industry is rife with unhealthy and unsustainable practices leading to burnout, low morale, and inefficiencies in design teams. From hiring and setting up your team to how you handle conflict, running a team is more of a marathon than a sprint. Objective Help designers and leaders build sustainable design teams. Things Audience Members Will Learn Why the “candidate… Read more…
Eric Snowden

VP of Design, Adobe Design