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Alan Cooper // Keynote: Ranch Stories // UX Week 16 – Alan Cooper

Five years ago I sold my house in Silicon Valley and moved to an old farm deep in agricultural country. As a city boy, it was all new to me, but I was most surprised to discover how much the new lessons of farming paralleled the important lessons of interaction design. This talk will give you some useful insight into your job by presenting some remarkable insight into the farmer’s job.

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Amber Case // Keynote: Designing Calm Technology // UX Week 16

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Amber Case

Our world is made of information that competes for our attention. What is needed? What is not? We cannot interact with our everyday life in the same way we interact with a desktop computer.

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Cindy Gallop // Keynote: Redesigning The Future Of Sex Through Sextech // UX Week 16

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Cindy Gallop

The tech world welcomes, supports and funds innovation and disruption in every area of our lives and work - except one: the one that has the potential to produce more unicorns, make more money and drive more profound social benefit than any other area of tech. Cindy Gallop, founder and CEO of MakeLoveNotPorn, delivers a highly provocative, insightful, revelatory and wide-ranging examination of why we need to re-examine our attitudes towards and behavior around sex, and the key role sextech plays in redesigning the future of sex.

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Barron Scott Levkoff and Marty Caplan // SECRETS REVEALED! Midwayville - Live Adaptive UX Design // UX Week 16

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Barron Scott Levkoff

Mystic Midway will reveal the underlying design process and collaboration that we engaged at UX Week to create a gamelike story experience for the conference party. Thematic refinement, experience design, environment design and physical object systems design were all involved.

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Jesse James Garrett and Peter Merholz // In Conversation // UX Week 16

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Jesse James Garrett

Join UX Week host Jesse James Garrett and Adaptive Path co-founder Peter Merholz for a freewheeling conversation about the issues and ideas driving the field of experience design today. Guided by questions from the audience and from the UX community, they'll look at the past, present, and future of our work from every angle: in-house vs.

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Christina Wodtke // In Defense of Childish Things // UX Week 16

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Christina Wodtke

“When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up. ” C.


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Matt Leacock // The Pandemic Legacy Experience // UX Week 16

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Matt Leacock

We tend to think of board games as infinitely replayable products. What happens when you design a game that can only be played through one time? With disposable components? This simple shift in thinking helped Pandemic Legacy skyrocket to become the “#1 board game” on BoardGameGeek – in record time.

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Jaime Levy // What the Hell is UX Strategy?! // UX Week 16

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Jaime Levy

User experience (UX) strategy lies at the intersection of UX design and business strategy. This talk delves into this crucial practice, which relies on empirical, lightweight tactics for pushing cross-functional teams toward a unique digital solution that customers want.

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Katy Mogal // Can You Feel Me Now? Accessible Experiments in Empathy // UX Week 16

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Katy Mogal

Design thinking is ubiquitous. More and more companies are employing full time user researchers, even entire user research departments.


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David Gray // How to Navigate Complexity with Liminal Thinking // UX Week 16

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Dave Gray

It's hard enough to lead change when you're the CEO. But if you need to lead change in a large organization, you must often do that without formal authority or even budget.

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Kenneth Kim, PsyD, and Nick Crampton // Radically Inclusive Service Experiences // UX Week 16

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Kenneth Kim, PsyD

“Where we’ve gotten mixed up is that we believe actions follow belief. But experience creates belief.

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Megan Miller and Jesse James Garrett // Creating the Burning Man Experience // UX Week 16

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Megan Miller

Every year, a city of 70,000 people rises up in the remote Nevada desert for a week-long celebration of human creativity and self-expression, before vanishing back into the dust. Many participants say their experiences at the Burning Man festival have transformed their lives.


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Emileigh Barnes // How To Design a Government Website For Kids // UX Week 16

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Emileigh Barnes

At first glance, the phrases “federal website” and “designed for kids” seem diametrically opposed. After all, how could one of the world’s most complicated bureaucracies ever hope to communicate with children? But that’s exactly what the Every Kid in a Park team did.

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Nicole Sorochan // Human XD: a New Model For Resonant Storyworlds // UX Week 16

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Nicole Sorochan

We’re living in a unique cultural moment. Tech is now completely immersed in our lives, while the contemporary female voice is rapidly gaining airtime.

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Irene Au // Design and the Self // UX Week 16

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Irene Au

Design, as the tangible manifestation of intention, has the power to shape how we think and feel. Conversely, how we create and what we design are the culmination of who we are as individuals coming together to make something for others.