The Design & Content Conference is three weeks away. This multi-disciplinary conference looks at the intersection of design disciplines. Hear from industry leaders about crafting experiences and telling stories that shape the future of the web. A day of workshops, two days of talks, and thoughtful extras in one of the most beautiful cities, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
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This year’s speakers include designers and content strategists from InVision, Vox, Dropbox, Shopify, Google, and more! To help you prepare, here’s a roundup of writings by five of this year’s speakers.
Sophia V Prater, Founder, Rewired
Sophia is the founder of Rewired, a UX studio based in Atlanta, GA. Rewired consults to clients that are innovating in education, health, and the Atlanta community. She’s often traveling to teach her object-oriented UX methodologies, which have steadily gathered steam since her first talk in 2013. When at home, she’s consulting, leading the Atlanta chapter of Ladies that UX, renovating houses, or designing games.
Read about her experience designing CNN.com’s responsive election night experience in “Object-Oriented UX.”
Paul McAleer, Associate Experience Director, Rightpoint
Presentation: The Information Architecture of Pants
Paul has 33 years of experience in technology and design. His initial focus in developing high-quality websites uncovered a passion for creating thoughtful interfaces and defining holistic strategies and experiences for people, nonprofits, and companies. Paul built the UX practice at Gogo and has helped other organizations plan and staff for effective design work. His clients include Orbitz, Expedia, UnitedHealthcare, and Stanford Hospital & Clinics.
Kat Holmes, Founder, KATA
There are a growing number of inclusion experts in the world. What makes Kat unique is her level of hands-on experience applying it to mass-scale consumer technology. She is the founder of Kata and design.co. These complementary ventures form a platform of people and tools for advancing inclusion in product development and digital experiences. She also advises companies on inclusive design methods that she pioneered while in her role as Director of Inclusive Design at Microsoft. This product development approach emphasizes human diversity and results in adaptive experiences, inclusive growth, and reduced customer churn.
Angela Gorden, UX Writer, Dropbox Paper
Presentation: How UX Writing is A Lot Like Wine Tasting
Angela designs with words for Dropbox Paper. She collaborates there with product designers, design researchers, and product managers. Angela has a focus on language and effective communication to make mobile and desktop apps more human, helpful, and easy to use. Content strategy and user-centered design are at the heart of her work.
Read about the science of reading and how it affects design in “Are You Skimming or Scanning Right Now?”
Paige Maguire, Design Director, Fjord
Presentation: Conversation Design for Disappearing Interfaces
Paige Maguire is a user experience and content design lead with over fifteen years of experience in digital product creation and service design. She received her undergraduate education at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, focused on Classical Mathematics and Philosophy. She attended law school in Boston, then returned to her home state of Texas to begin her career in — naturally — digital.
She shared “Designing Conversations for Bots and AI” with UX Booth recently.
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