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Friday, May 10 • 9:15am - 10:00am
Innovation Fishbowl

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In this participatory, debate-style panel session, we will cover several controversial topics around UX and innovation from the list below:

• What's the state of UX design for emerging technologies (voice, IoT, etc)?
• Are we inventing new processes and methodologies, or just re-branding the old?
• When we creatively adapt a method or process to fit project realities, are we losing its core benefits/value?
• Are standards and design systems good for UX, or are they forcing us to design to the least common denominator?
• Can design collaboration and reliance on user feedback devolve into groupthink and rejection of new ideas?
• Does UX foster or kill innovation?
• Have we finally found a way to make Agile and UX play well together?

Do you have a strong opinion on a particular topic? Vote in our Facebook poll:

The Fishbowl format is designed to facilitate discussion in large groups, making it ideal for an advanced conference session. First the panelists will discuss a topic while the audience listens. Next, the audience is invited to join the discussion with questions and comments. The fishbowl round continues for 10-15 minutes, at which point a new topic is introduced and the process repeats.

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Eva Kaniasty

UX Consultant, Slipper Studios / Brandeis U
Eva Kaniasty is the founder of a user experience consultancy providing UX strategy, research and interaction design. Her areas of interest include startups, education, healthcare, and design for sustainability. She received her Master in Human Factors from Bentley University, served... Read More →
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Jen McGinn

Director of User Experience, CloudHealth by VMware
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Meena Kothandaraman

Customer Experience Strategist, twig+fish research practice
With nearly 30 years of experience, Meena has consulted to emphasize the strategic value, positioning and practice of qualitative research in the design of product, space and service. Her experience spans multiple verticals, with companies who believe in the value of leveraging qualitative... Read More →
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Joshua Ledwell

Principal User Experience Designers, Autodesk
Josh Ledwell is an experience designer who creates efficient, satisfying, and delightful software workflows at Autodesk. He pioneered the Customers in Sprint Reviews collaboration method used by over a dozen development teams. Josh has a master’s degree in Human Factors and Information... Read More →
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Chris Hass

President, Chris Hass Consulting
Chris Hass is a UX consultant and business development specialist. He’s a former president of UXPA International and UXPA Boston, and current UXPA Boston Secretary. His areas of interest include UX research, accessibility, healthcare innovation, and board games. He co-authored the... Read More →
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Bryan Maleszyk

Director of Experience Design, Connective DX
I am an design-driven executive with over 20 years of experience in user research, concepting, designing, and bringing to market digital ecosystems. I have a unique blend of experience in team leadership, design strategy, marketing strategy, technical expertise, and unending curiosity... Read More →

Friday May 10, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
4 - Republic A/B

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