Daniel Szuc: Designing for Change

Corneliux
2011
Event date: 
September 25, 2012 - 5:15pm - 7:30pm
Systemscope
61A York Street
Ottawa, ON
Canada
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IxDA Ottawa
Event description: 

The event starts at 6:30 PM Ottawa time.

Change signifies movement and people are usually resistant to movement resulting in change because they may not always know what a better future state looks like, be able to articulate it or even know how to get there. People may also think there is no great motivation to change as it's just too hard to do. Daniel Szuc will make us think about the role of the Designer to help with change.

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This presentation will help us find the answers and look at:
- How to identify the culture you work in
- Creating environments for people do their best work
- Getting people from different parts of a business to work together
- Ensuring that all relevant data points (design, engineering, marketing) are being heard towards a common product & service goal
- Being an agent for change towards better products and a better world

Advance registration is $5. Tickets at the door are $10. To RSVP, go to http://ixdaott3.eventbrite.com

Speaker Bio: Daniel Szuc
If you’re plugged into the global UX community, you’ll undoubtedly recognize Daniel Szuc. A regular contributor at Johnny Holland and UX Matters, co-founder of UPA China and chair of the UX Hong Kong conference. Dan is also co-founder of Apogee HK, a design research & usability services company based in Hong Kong.

He recently co-authored the book Global UX with Whitney Quesenbery, a collection of stories and distillation of insights from UX practitioners around the world. He also co-wrote The Usability Kit with Gerry Gaffney, an implementation guide providing best practices and guidelines for UX design teams.

Dan previously worked on a usability team for Telstra Australia and has lectured about UX in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, the USA, New Zealand, Israel, UK, and Japan. He holds a BS in Information Management from Melbourne University in Australia.

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