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When: Saturday October 28th 2017 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Where: CoMotion On King – 115 King Street East (3rd floor), Hamilton, ON
The HamOnt conference series continues with HamOnt UX on Saturday October 28th!
HamOnt UX is filling in for Embrace UX this year… low cost and kick ass, featuring experts from within and abroad for a full day of talks… we would love for you to join us!
Check out the schedule of talks below! HamOnt UX attendees can also expect morning coffee & snacks, lunch, afternoon drinks & snacks, and an after party!
Tickets are just $20 regular, and $10 for students.
Director of Operations, WDW Magazine
Talk:Â A Great, Big, Beautiful Tomorrow: When UX Works Like Magic in Disney Parks
Bio:Â AsÂ Director of Operations for CTSA LLC, Stephanie oversees the international team behind DadsGuideToWDW.com, WDW Magazine, WDW Discount Club, and The Best of WDW, sits on the expert panel for Get Down to Disness and runs the It’s A FanGirl World vlog. Â Stephanie holds a combined honours BA in Cultural Studies, Critical Theory, and Communication Studies from McMaster University, and has performed marketing, communications, and operational roles at Theatre Aquarius, Innovation Factory, and Kitestring Creative Branding Studio. Â She’s also a co-founder of Startup Weekend Hamilton and a recipient of the Hamilton/Halton 40 Under Forty award. Â Whether she’s writing, researching, designing, or strategizing to help others plan, experience, and remember their perfect Disney vacations, her life is all Disney magic, all the time.
Abeiene NejarÂ (@its_abn)
UX Consultant @ Stories & Design Consulting
Talk:Â Reality goes beyond numbers
Understanding Human Data to Optimize Your Product/Service
Companies are obsessed with numbers! Itâ€™s the soul of most strategic planning to forecast markets and growth. But what happens when the numbers only tell you half the story and youâ€™re left with more questions than answers? How can we have a better understanding on how to drive growth, improve sales, and expand our markets?
Abeiene will show us how quantitative data de-contextualizes human behavior and illustrate its effects on companies. She’ll also talk about things that you can start doing today to start seeing the reality behind the numbers.
Bio:Â Abeiene is the founder of Stories and Design, a training and consulting company. She educates social enterprises and purpose-driven companies on how to increase funding and customer reach using compelling stories based on high-impact research.
Front End Developer Lead at Shopify
Talk:Â Prioritizing UX work: a set of lenses
UX professionals are required to build elegant digital experiences out of an enormous set of possibilities. Whether you work at a startup or a large company, you will often find that you have to make tough decisions about where to spend your time at work. In this talk, we will explore a set of lenses we can use to frame the problem of prioritization. Each lens will help us evaluate whether we are working on the right things and provide us with strategies to aim in the right direction for ourselves and our users.
Senior UX Designer at the Manulife RED Lab
Talk:Â Getting the details right
â€śThe details are not the details; they make the productâ€ť – Eames.
People with disabilities can be more sensitive to inefficiencies and inconsistency in design. Refine your design details by involving these people in your process. In this talk, Janna will introduce several questions you should ask people with disabilities about your designs – to make your designs better for all.
Bio:Â While Janna has spoken across North America on the topic of accessible design, she is local to Kitchener-Waterloo. Janna works as a Senior UX Designer at the Manulife RED lab, located in the Communitech Hub. She is passionate about introducing others to how they might design more inclusively, and how inclusive design thinking can trigger innovation.
Program Manager, Transportation Demand Management at City of Guelph
Talk:Â Taking to the streets: how UX of cyclists is transforming how we design urban streets
The problem with North American road design is that it assumes only people in cars will use them. This talk will reveal some alternative approaches to how we engineer our roads, such as tactical urbanism and gamification, which integrate and improve the user experience of people on bicycles.
Bio:Â Jennifer has been planning cycling routes and programs in Guelph for over a decade. Her research, experience and travels have shed light on the various approaches to street design and transportation behaviours. Her role as TDM Program Manager involves the review of road and development designs, policy writing, and master planning, providing opportunities at all scales to consider how best to build cities for the end users.
Other speakers more details will be posted on on very soon…