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[EVENT/IXDA]: A Day in the Life of a UX Designer

IXDA: Interaction Design Association

Ever wonder what UX designers do day to day? From user research at Starbucks and client meetings, to wire-framing with Axure and usability testing, the responsibilities of UX designers are ever changing.


Join IxDA and General Assembly at the Apple store in SoHo as we host a panel of talented designers to unlock the box of what exactly a career in User Experience Design entails and how you can get your foot in the door!

Discussion Topics Include:

Beyond Wire-framing: Top 10 skills every UX designer needs to have
Owning Your Role: How to collaborate with graphic designers, developers, and product managers
Don't Make Me Think: How to continuously keep the user top of mind
Breaking Down Doors: How to kick-off your career in UX Design


WHERE
Apple Store SoHo
103 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

WHEN
Thursday, July 24th
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

To Register: Visit the Apple Store Soho website, scroll down to the "Upcoming Store Events and Workshops" section to Thursday the 24th, find the event "A Day in the Life of a UX Designer" and click on the "Reserve" button. You have to keep hitting "next" until you click find the date.

ABOUT THE PANELISTS

Chris Pallé Executive Director of User Experience,
Wisdom & Craft, Inc.

With over 18 years of strategic, creative, and analytical User Experience-related practice, Chris Pallé has served in a variety of institutions ranging from small boutiques and startups to the enterprise such as Merck, McGraw-Hill, EMC, Merrill Lynch, CBS, TribalDDB, and GeometryGlobal – he gets the Bootstrappers and The Powers the Be.

Chris is the founder of Wisdom + Craft which is a UX agency that has a focus on serving organizations with social causes. They’re a for-profit company – for the profit of many.

Chris’ ideation techniques drive collaboration and alignment between cross-functional teams to extract, explore and uncover innovative solutions to his clients’ toughest Customer Experience problems. In addition to his UX work, Chris has taught and lectured on UX best practices, Strategic Design and Social Media to various audience levels including MediaBistro.com and graduate students at NYU.


Mona Patel CEO,
UXHires and Motivate Design

Mona combines positivity, timeless wisdom, sharp design thinking and a little bit of magic glitter with her 15 years of experience in design and research to help you see around corners and realize a kind of success you didn’t necessarily expect. She started Motivate Design in 2009 to create a place where clients could get what they want, rather than what an agency needs to sell. She teaches design research and strategy at Parsons The New School for Design and balances her hypersonic speed by being a certified yoga instructor. She holds a M.S. in Marketing Communications from Boston University and a B.S. in Engineering Psychology from Tufts University. You can catch Mona on LinkedIn or Twitter and say “hello” to the Motivate Design team at @Motivate_Design.


Abby Covert Independent Information Architect

Abby Covert is an information architect in New York City. She has a proven track record in managing user-centric practices in a variety of creative environments. In 2009, she started on a journey to help create a user-experience planning practice for Draftfcb Chicago, a global integrated advertising agency. During her time as Director of Strategic Planning in User Experience she was able to instill into the organization a user-focused directive and process across channels including mobile, social and eCommerce. Her clients included among others Nike, IHOP, Sharpie, JELL-O, Prismacolor, Expo Markers, Valspar, KMART, Taco Bell, KFC, State Farm and The United States Postal Service. For her efforts she was listed on the Direct Marketing Associations list of 30 under 30 in 2011.


Tina Israni Co-founder,
Zoraab.com

Tina Israni is an entrepreneur and UX Designer as well as Co-Founder of zoraab.com, a men's accessories ecommerce company focused on subscription, retail and wholesale. With 5 years of experience in Financial services, Tina is both versatile and creative. She is passionate about the importance of stepping out of your comfort zone.

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General Assembly transforms thinkers into creators through education and opportunities in technology, business, and design. Join us for an engaging conversation with a panel of talented UX designers as they talk about their day-to-day work lives, explain what a career in user experience design entails, and give tips for getting your foot in the door

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