IxDA NYC Presents: 6 Ways Ecosystems have Changed Our Roles and the Way We Work

Peter March
Event date: 
February 20, 2013 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
350 West 39th Street
New York, NY
United States
See map: Google Maps
New York IxDA
Event description: 

In a mobile, networked world changes in behavior and expectations have completely disrupted how companies do business. The smart companies no longer just "sell product" --- they build ecosystems of genuine value, comprised of dynamic, interconnected touch points that stoke customer interests and support their needs.  Customer experience becomes an essential business strategy, marketing evolves past persuasion into value, digital technology and data become more essential and more complex. In the midst of this shift, where lagging businesses struggle to follow suit, our role as UX professionals is evolving and forcing us to work differently. 

Drawing from experience with multi-channel ecosystems at R/GA, this presentation will explore six ways in which this emerging shift is changing our roles and the way we work.  From building strategies to how we collaborate and manage complexity, her hope is that you’ll walk away from this presentation armed with some practical insight that will help your team prepare for the advent of these challenges.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013
6:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Networking and refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Presentation
8:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Wrap-up and discussion

Register for the Waitlist: http://bit.ly/VoRTOc

Please bring your ticket with you so you can be checked in. Attendees with be escorted from the front desk up to the presentation room.

The event is free and open to everyone interested however tickets are required.

IMPORTANT!! Seating is limited. So you must have a ticket to attend. Please only RSVP if you know you can attend.

Cancellations: Please email us (nyc.ixda@gmail.com) as soon as you know you cannot use your ticket. We'll release your seat for one of your fellow practitioners and generate good IxD karma for all involved!

Cindy Chastain is a Creative Director at R/GA in New York, cur­rently lead­ing the strat­egy and design of a com­plex B2B sales ecosys­tem for Nike.  Her favorite activ­i­ties these days include help­ing com­pa­nies iden­tify customer-informed oppor­tu­ni­ties in dig­i­tal; devel­op­ing clear, action­able expe­ri­ence strate­gies; and cre­at­ing frame­works (and con­di­tions) for help­ing teams inno­vate and create great work.  She’s also an edu­ca­tor at heart, moon­light­ing as an adjunct pro­fes­sor of inter­ac­tion design as well as recre­ational noodler of ideas, espe­cially around sto­ry­telling and design, dig­i­tal ecosys­tems, and the art of col­lab­o­ra­tion.  Former clients include Hewlett Packard, Verizon, Qantas Airlines, Ameriprise, Walmart, BBC Worldwide, GlaxoSmith Klein, Showtime, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Pfizer and HSBC.  She holds an MFA in screen­writ­ing from Columbia University and earned a BS in Radio, TV, Film from Northwestern University.


R/GA is a full-service digital agency that transforms the way people interact with brands. A commitment to design, technology, strategy, and innovation has defined R/GA's continuing legacy as an iconoclast in the world of communications and marketing. With a holistic range of offerings that includes brand design, mobile, and retail, R/GA's agency model is adaptable to the ever-changing needs of consumers in the digital landscape.

Founded in 1977, R/GA has received the most prestigious creative awards for film, broadcast, design, advertising, and interactive. It was selected for Adweek's "Agency of the Year" in 2008, Ad Age's Agency "A-List" in 2008 and "Digital A-List" in 2009, and Creativity's "Interactive Agency of the Year" in 2007. R/GA is part of The Interpublic Group (NYSE:IPG), one of the world's largest advertising and marketing services organizations.

See you there!

The IxDA NYC local leaders

Syndicate content Get the feed