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Human Centered Design & Engineering

May 5, 2017

HCDE UX Career Panel Discussion

Current students and alumni are invited to join the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering  for our second annual UX Career Panel Discussion, happening May 22, 2017, on the UW Seattle campus.

HCDE UX Career Panel
Monday, May 22, 2017
5 – 7 p.m.
HUB, room 250

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Panel Moderator Rebecca Destello

Doors open at 5 for mixing and networking, discussion starts at 5:30 p.m.

The discussion will be moderated by Rebecca Destello, Manager of  Research & Insights at Atlas Informatics.

Panelists will share their experience navigating the current UX Career landscape. Bring your questions and join us!

Featuring . . .

William Bernhard
Senior UX Designer, TUNE

For the last 17 years William has worked as a designer for a variety of companies including Microsoft, T-Mobile, and TIBCO. Currently he is a Senior UX designer at TUNE and focuses on rebuilding their HasOffers platform, which is used by companies who manage ads for their customers. He considers himself a data informed designer and his duties including crunching said data so that it directs his designs, user research, interaction design, and visual design. He also collaborates closely with product management and executives to help guide the vision for HasOffers.
Suzanne Boyd
Founder & CEO, Anthro-Tech

Suzanne Boyd is Founder & Principal Consultant of Anthro-Tech.She also teaches here at HCDE as an Affiliate Assistant Professor, where she has taught User-Centered Design for the Web for the past 16 years.
Ruth Kikin-Gil
Sr. UX Designer, Microsoft

A UX expert, design strategist and a practical dreamer focusing on product innovation, with over 15 years of experience in designing desktop, web and mobile products. She’s spent the last nine years in Microsoft thinking about, and designing for the future of productivity in its broadest sense, first at Office labs – an incubation team, then on a strategy team, and now she’s working on creating future Office experiences across a variety of devices, input methods and platforms. In the last 3 years, she’s been teaching the capstone course in HCDE. In 1999 she co-founded and managed one of the first Digital Product Design Agencies in Israel – Max. Interactive. Max. Interactive provided comprehensive solutions to companies- coupling user centered design methods with business focused approach to create products that people love and companies value. Her career path has led her to be a leading creative force in Start-up trenches, and to the dusty roads of designing products and creating product strategies as a solo consultant. She is interested in the interplay between society and technology and the ways in which people appropriate technology in unexpected ways. She explores how existing social interactions and behaviors can be supported or transformed by technology and be better facilitated through new products and services. She believes that interesting and unexpected solutions emerge by listening to people and observing them.
Justin Marx
Product Designer, Atlas Informatics

Justin Marx is a product designer at Atlas Informatics, a Seattle-based startup focused on revolutionising personal search. Prior to Atlas, Justin was Principal UX Designer at Nordstrom, where he worked across disciplines to design and deliver world-class online customer experiences.Outside the office, he can be found prototyping and rapidly iterating in the kitchen, on the floor with a pile of Lego, and up in the mountains with a camera and compass.
Patrick Neeman
Sr. Director of User Experience, iCertis

Patrick Neeman lives (mostly) in Seattle, Washington. He is currently Sr. Director of User Experience at iCertis, a Contract Lifecycle Management platform. He was Director of Product Design at Apptio, a financial analysis platform, and Director of User Experience at Jobsite, a social recruiting and applicant tracking platform. After a complete redesign of the application, Jobvite received a Webby award for employment, and the Deloitte What Works award. Previous experience includes working as a Social Media and User Experience consultant for Microsoft, building a User Experience team from 1 to 25 at a consultancy, worked on the prelaunch team at Orbitz, and the successful launch of several startup sites. And yes, he has been a Product Manager.
Rebecca Shore
UX Researcher, Amazon

Rebecca is a user researcher with her main areas of interest around qualitative research, design thinking and rapid prototyping.  She enjoys the challenge behind bringing new innovative ideas and products into market that are both meeting a user’s needs and presented in a way that user’s understand.She has a background in Human Centered Design where she received her MS from University of Washington (HCDE) and has worked for several years in User Research at Expedia and Li and Fung (in Hong Kong) prior to joining Amazon, where she now a part of MAKO Labs.  Her current team builds platforms and programs to support Amazon device (Kindle, FireTV, Echo, Fire Tablet) sales globally.Outside of work Rebecca likes to be outside and loves exploring new cultures and countries, seeing new places by foot or bike and is in the middle of her Mountaineering class where she is expanding her gear closet, survival and knot tying skillset and vocabulary on a weekly basis.

Refreshments will be provided.

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