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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's in Human Factors from Bentley University, served... Read More →
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Jen McGinn

Head of User Experience, Veracode
Jen McGinn is the Head of UX+UA at Veracode, a 700-person cyber-security company, where she leads a 15-person team of UX designers, researchers, and writers. She has spent the last 15 years working as a UX leader, designer, and user researcher at companies including Oracle, Nokia... Read More →
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Meena Kothandaraman

Customer Experience Strategist, twig+fish
I love researching human behavior! | If you have any interest in what makes studying people so fascinating, or want to talk about why it is so hard to run research studies at companies (and some ways to make things easier for you as a researcher or consumer of research output... Read More →
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Joshua Ledwell

Principal Experience Designer, 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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Bryan Maleszyk

Director of Experience Design, Connective DX

Friday May 10, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
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