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Friday, May 15 • 4:15pm - 5:00pm
10-minute talks (Curated)

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Talk 1 - Search is the New Black: How Millennials Find Information Online - Miranda Hunt
This talk will discuss how college-age users find information in the digital age. We will be examining what they actually do when they set out to find information, as well as how to provide a user experience that will support them in that pursuit.


Talk 2 - Documenting Design Patterns for cross-functional teams - Dani Nordin

As UX becomes increasingly Agile, a need arises to quickly create and iterate new interface elements. Many popular frameworks exist to document front-end design patterns. Most of them connect directly to the website's CSS, and help developers easily create new interface elements and templates. But what happens when the design and UX team aren't working in the site’s CSS? How can we create truly cross-functional design documentation that works both for developers and designers?


Talk 3 - Shaping organizations through user experience - Greg Raiz

As software gets more complex it becomes more important to make the departmental lines of an organization disappear. Customers can’t tell the lines between Billing, Fulfillment, Operations, Retention, and Support. I frequently we see retail and e-commerce departments have competing business interests. For an organization to be successful it has to be aligned on values of quality and customer satisfaction.

Talk 4 - #HamburgerWars - Mike Ryan
The purpose of this session will be a lighthearted look at the current user experience of the hamburger menu navigation on mobile and desktop platforms. The content will be based upon my observations in user research and additional studies and observations by usability experts. 

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Chris LaRoche

Senior User Experience Consultant, MIT
UX geek, researcher, & lecturer. All things Canada, Ireland, and Iceland.

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Miranda Hunt

User Research Analyst, EBSCO Information Services
Miranda Hunt has an MSc in Human-Computer Interaction with Ergonomics from University College London and an MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College in Boston. She currently works in the User Research group at EBSCO Information Services.
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Dani Nordin

Research Associate, the zen kitchen
Dani Nordin is the Senior UX Designer at Harvard Business Review, where she works with a cross-functional team of designers, technologists and product managers to integrate UX into an Agile development process. She is also an accomplished speaker, teacher and writer, teaching... Read More →
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Gregory Raiz

CEO, Raizlabs
Greg Raiz is a leader in the Boston technology and mobile community and has worked on a wide range of mobile apps. They got their start at Microsoft as a program manager on Windows XP.  After that, he moved back to Boston and founded a company with a focus on user experience before... Read More →
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Mike Ryan

Principal User Experience Researcher, Liberty Mutual Insurance
Mike is a Principal User Researcher at Liberty Mutual Insurance and works on a variety of mobile and desktop applications for sales and service tasks. Mike has been working in user experience since 1995 for companies including Thomson Reuters, Trend Micro, HP, Staples, Welch’s... Read More →

Friday May 15, 2015 4:15pm - 5:00pm EDT
Back Bay C/D

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