Day 3 - Friday, Feb 3rd

  • 8:00AM

Doors Open

  • 8:00AM - 9:00AM

Registration and Badge Pickup

Check-in to receive your conference badge and lanyards.

  • 9:00AM - 9:15AM

Opening Remarks and Announcements

room: knight auditorium
  • 9:15AM - 10:00AM

+ Headline Keynote: User-Centric Requirements: Developing A Paradigm

We will explore and discuss current challenges around eliciting, capturing and communicating requirements as it relates to the design and development of systems and devices.

Mitchell Weyuker

Sr. IT Manager | Project Management | Cross Country Home Services

room: knight auditorium
  • 10:15AM - 11:00AM

+ Identify Innovative Product Opportunity

The design process for innovative tech product is like a journey of exploration among several major factors: product goals, technology, creativity, and user experience.

Balancing these tensions is an art. For example, engineering resources are never enough, and the product goals should always be kept in mind. A unique design can be enticing for designers, but everyday users may just not appreciate it in the same way.

After months of exploration, you will likely reach a point where everything seems to be taken good care of. Then a good design is born.

At the end of the session, attendees will be able to more masterfully:

  1. Identify and evaluate a product opportunity
  2. Conduct a design sprint effectively
  3. Collaborate with a team from diverse background

Ruthia He

Product Designer | Facebook 

room: knight auditorium
  • 11:15AM - 12:00PM

+ User Testing Vs. User Teaching

There is sometimes an unclear relationship between a designer's expertise and the user's preferences. Research is absolutely necessary to understand the problems that we try to solve and the people who will use our solutions. We all know the importance of research and user testing, but where does the purview of testing end and where does the designer's gut take over? It is really easy to take the idea of user first and extrapolate it to things like A/B testing every little design element. This, however, relegates the designer to just a middleman. There is a balance that allows for more. We have the ability and responsibility to push our users to aesthetic development and greater enjoyment.

Andrew Whited

Design Lead | IBM

room: knight auditorium
  • 10:00AM - 4:00PM

+ WORKSHOP Design Thinking and Agile - From Insights to Implementation - (FULL DAY)

Design Thinking and Agile - friends or foes? How do they map to each other and work together?

Participate in this highly interactive workshop to develop personas and empathy maps, then deliver a playback by acting out these personas. Develop hills (statements of intent) ''as is'' and ''to be scenarios'' user stories and prioritize all this. Play the Candy game to figure out how to in increase your team's velocity.

Develop a greater understanding of how to think from a user perspective from concept to completion.

Vera Rhoads

Senior Manager, UX | IBM

room: 1053/1054 (UX LAB B)

  • 9:00AM - 12:00PM | 1:15PM - 3:00PM

+ WORKSHOP IoT Tag Game - (4hrs)

The IoT world is full of endless opportunities for creative developers who are willing to connect various devices and technologies. Learn the best practices of IoT development. See the various Cloud services with IoT platforms. Touch and experience Metawear data collection devices. Participate in mirco location proximity detection with Gimbal Beacons and be inspired to start your own native mobile app with Apache Cordova.

Elizabeth Peirce

Principle UI DEV | Cardinal Solutions

room: 1048/1049 (DEV LAB B)
  • 1:15PM - 2:00PM

Angular2 - Everything you need to know in 1hr

Michael Vargas

Co-Founder | UX+DEV SUMMIT

room: 1133 (DEV LAB A)
  • 3:00PM - 3:30PM


Come out network, meet like minded professionals while munching on snacks and enjoying a few refreshments.

  • 4:00PM - 5:00PM

+Final Presentations: Design-A-Thon Challenge

Design-A-Thon participants will be taking place in presenting to a panel of judges their final solution of the RedZone app.

room: knight auditorium