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Design is a Team Sport with Jared Spool

Jared Spool is one of the most memorable speakers in the field of UX and he doesn’t often come to the west coast. His talk is during ConveyUX. ConveyUX is the premier user experience conference on the West Coast. The 2020 conference in Seattle features 65 sessions from 50 UX leaders across three full days. Join us March 3–5, 2020 to explore how UX really gets done.

Jared’s talk will be held during the Puget Sound’s UX Super Meetup Group. This is a wonderful opportunity to attend a local Meetup, have the pleasure of listening to one of the premier speakers on the topic of UX/UI, and to get a taste of ConveyUX. It will be held in the middle of that 3-day event.

Jared’s talk on March 4th:

Every seasoned designer has fallen into the trap. They see the bad design in front of them. They can’t help but see how bad it is. And they want to redesign it. Show the world how it could be done. How it should be done.

Well-intentioned as the desire to rid the world of this bad design is, their approach often is a disaster. It pushes their allies away, accidentally giving off the air of superiority filled with the smells of arrogance and contempt.

An alternative is a well-designed process for creating your designs. The secret sauce in that well-designed process is a realization and inclusiveness of everyone on the team. It’s infused with an understanding of how people contribute to the design process, even when they aren’t trained in design skills. And it opens up opportunities to give everyone—not just your trained designers—the superpowers necessary to rid your products and services of bad design.

This talk will inspire you and your team to:

  • Realize the reason everyone thinks they are a designer is they are a designer, however unskilled
  • Learn that our design processes need to be designed, with intention and thoughtfulness
  • Focus on helping every contributing influencer of your designs become a consciously competent designer themselves

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where: Westin Seattle (Foyer)
1900 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

To Register for Jared’s Talk: https://conveyux.com/sessions/puget-sound-ux-super-meetup/

To learn more about ConveyUX Conference: https://conveyux.com/about-conveyux/

Presenter: Jared Spool

Jared M. Spool is a Maker of Awesomeness at Center Centre – UIE. Center Centre is the school he started with Leslie Jensen-Inman to create industry-ready User Experience Designers. UIE is Center Centre’s professional development arm, dedicated to understanding what it takes for organizations to produce competitively great products and services.

In the 43 years he’s been in the tech field, he’s worked with hundreds of organizations, written two books, published hundreds of articles and podcasts, and tours the world speaking to audiences everywhere. When he can, he does his laundry in Andover, Massachusetts.

He has an awesome website and newsletter that you can subscribe to by clicking the link. I recommend that you check it out if the topic of usability interests you.



Date: March 4
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost: $15
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Westin Hotel

1900 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101 United States