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Friday, May 15 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch Table Topics

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Join an informal discussion and meet fellow attendees at an unconference table. Please be respectful of fellow participants by keeping side conversations to a minimum. 

The leader will handle introductions and strive to keep the discussion on topic. 

Table Topics: 

  1. UX Design (Alicia Flanders)

  2. UX Research (Marni Martens)

  3. Agile/Lean UX (Bill Barnert & Ron Akanowicz)

  4. Enterprise UX (C. Todd Lombardo)

  5. Consultant Talk (Ron Perkins)

  6. Strategy Talk (Gilberte Houbart)

  7. Healthcare (Hilary Coolidge)

  8. Manager Talk (Michael Hawley & Sarah Bloomer)

  9. Education (Self-organized)

  10. Financial Services (Self-organized)


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Ron Akanowicz

UX/IA, Self employed
Ron has worked in the tech field for 20+ years in roles such as Business Analyst, Usability Engineer, Information Architect, and User Experience Designer. Ron has used his UX skills for projects and companies as varied as AT&T, Motorola, FedEx, the Smithsonian Institution and in industries including healthcare, education, non-profit, and government. Ron has recently been working part-time on a government project using Agile methodologies. Ron... Read More →
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Bill Barnert

Bill has been a UX designer since before there was such a thing, implementing UI's of his own design. He has worked on small screens for small startups (SavaJe; Tap 'n Tap) and larger screens for large corporations (Teradyne; IBM). He has an ScB from Brown in Computer Science Engineering, and a MS from Tufts in Human-Computer Interaction. | | Bill is an accomplished actor, and has studied & performed improv & stand-up at ImprovBoston. He... Read More →
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Sarah Bloomer

Principal, Sarah Bloomer & Co
User experience practitioner and coach with years and years of experience in Australia and the USA. The best part is continually discovering new ways to be good at UX. I coach UX teams, run design courses in design research, sketching, facilitation and visual design, and am an adjunct professor of collaborative design at Olin College. We hold meetings for UX managers to share their solutions and challenges. And when I get the chance, I speak... Read More →
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Hilary Coolidge

Sr. Experience Researcher, Decision Resources Group
I love interating with real users of products and helping teams create more positive user/customer experiences in the digital and non digital realm. My work in UX has spanned over 15 years, and a a wide range of companies from app startups to Fortune 500 companies, in industries as varied as telecommunications, pharmaceutical and healthcare. Experience includes doing UX for mobile , agile and lean environments.
avatar for Alicia Flanders

Alicia Flanders

Free Lance UX Designer, Various
As a dedicated user advocate, my life's mission is to transform the work of enterprise application users. Within a user-centered design process, I distill business requirements, domain information, technical features, human factors principles, and users' tasks and needs into engaging applications that help people get real work done.
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Michael Hawley

Chief Design Officer, Mad*Pow
I've been lucky enough to grow as a design leader and manager at Mad*Pow for the last 8 years. I'm up for talking all aspects of experience design: research, content strategy, brand, visualizations, responsive, design culture, behavior change, process (or lack thereof) - looking forward to all the talks and discussions.
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Gilberte Houbart

Team Lead, UX, Demandware
Launching the UX team at Demandware, a leading commerce platform, has been an exciting and challenging experience on many levels. From putting in place a design cycle based on a "lean" approach and rapid prototyping to developing collaborations with engineering, marketing, our account management teams and directly involving customers on a regular basis. We are also tasked with developing guidelines across many applications that power the... Read More →
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C. Todd Lombardo

Innovation Architect, InnoLoft
Design Sprints. Design in Enterprises. UX in Enterprises
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Marni Martens

Senior Researcher, Pearson
I have been executing design and development research at Pearson since 1999 - from early exploration and needs assessments to conceptualization/design and field studies, blending qualitative and quantitative methods, as well as user experience and market research techniques to ensure high-value/impact solutions.
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Ron Perkins

Principal/Owner, Design Perspectives
I've had my own UX consulting business since 1996. | What to think about before starting your own business? | What 3 unpleasant things must be done to run your business? | Pros and cons of a flexible lifestyle - Can you really live on vacation, and sneak out to go to work? | "Time is the currency of life, be careful how you spend it..."

Friday May 15, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Liberty A/B - Unconference

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