Spotlight UX/UI 2017

2017-05-27 00:00:00 2017-05-28 00:00:00 America/Toronto Spotlight UX/UI 2017 In this one day event on UX/UI we're diving into the latest tips, tricks, and techniques from some of the top designers and developers working on major projects today. Toronto FITC Toronto



9:00 To 9:59
10:00 To 10:45
What is the Material of UX?
The Bauhaus curriculum offered students a deep examination into the materials of its day: clay, stone, wood, metal, textiles, color, glass. In the digital age, what are the materials of user experience? Is it the lithium we extract from the ground to power our hermetically sealed devices, or is it invisible systems our devices connect us to? What are our… Read more…
Michael Yap

Senior Staff Designer, Etsy

10:55 To 11:40
Designing with Humans
If you’re attending this event, it’s a safe bet that you’re familiar with human-centred design, and the principle of designing with the user in mind. This talk covers the other kind of human factors that you need to take into account as a designer, before your product ever ends up in front of users. Naomi is talking about an often-overlooked challenge… Read more…
Naomi Bower

Design Lead, TWG

11:50 To 12:35
The Influence of Cultural Relativism
Cultural relativism is the understanding that a person’s behaviors and activities should be interpreted in the context of their own culture. We rely heavily on this principle to understand user groups in order to design digital systems for them. Our current models for understanding and quantifying cultural relativism are on the international scale; we see Americans as a group distinct… Read more…
Ramya Mahalingam

Associate Design Director, McKinsey & Company

12:35 To 2:00
Lunch Break
2:00 To 2:45
The Colors of Design Cultures
Building and nurturing a flourishing design culture at scale is hard. All designers have unique skillsets and personalities, and it’s vital for design leaders to be able to identify their strengths and weaknesses, help designers grow and evolve professionally, while partnering them in a meaningful way to complement each other’s strengths. This talk is about how they’re doing it at Capital ONE… Read more…
Kit Oliynyk

Senior UX Advisor, Fannie Mae

2:55 To 3:40
Designing with Accessibility in Mind
Accessibility isn’t just about blindness and screen readers or running through a typical section 508 checklist. There are many other importance facets of accessibility that could be missed. In this session, we’ll discuss in detail what we mean when we say “accessibility” that includes vision, hearing, motor, and cognitive needs. Bermon will break down basic accessibility guidelines, browser support, and how… Read more…
Bermon Painter

Global Innovation & Design Leader, Slalom

3:50 To 4:35
Building Contextual Personas Through Scenario Planning
Personas are an integral part of the user experience (UX) design process. They describe your users, their habits, and their goals towards the product being built. Although they put a face and a story to multiple users, people wonder whether personas adequately bridge user insights and business goals. We know there is value in designing around user needs. But how… Read more…
Jesse Emmanuel Rosario

User Experience Specialist,

4:45 To 5:30
Storytelling With Software
The virtues and values of UX prototyping Want to unlock the full potential of your design team? Need to understand how interaction, animation, and visual elements combine to shape an experience for your users? In this session, you will gain insight into using prototypes to scale your design process and foster a deeper understanding of your user’s needs. You’ll learn… Read more…
Carl Sziebert

Senior Staff UX Manager, Google