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Friday, May 19 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Mentoring

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Need a little advice? Another perspective? Whether you are moving into user experience (UX) or have been there for years, we all have points in our career when talking to someone with a neutral perspective can help. 

  • Are you looking for a way to re-tool your skill set? 
  • Are you trying to break into the field of user experience? 
  • Maybe you’re dealing with a difficult boss, colleague, employer, client, or company. 

Our group-mentoring sessions will give you another angle on how to advance your career or move beyond a difficult situation. You may think your issue is unique, but don’t worry: our mentors just may have a similar story to share. Our sessions will include mentors who have years of experience as UX directors, managers, designers, developers, and researchers – many of whom had to make that leap from a different career into the user experience field.

Mentoring will take place in groups of 2 mentors to 5-8 mentees. Mentoring groups will form on a first-come first-serve basis, so please show up on time to get mentored!

There will be 5 tables at this session, each with their own focus, to meet your mentoring needs. Choose from New to UX/Career Changers or UX Career Development. 

The mentors for this session will be: 

New to UX/Career changers: Maria Garcia, Katelyn Thompson
New to UX/Career changers: Elizabeth Rosenzweig, Four Hewes
New to UX/Career changers: Deanna Glaze, Tom Tullis
UX Career Development: Astrid Chow, Hal Shubin
UX Career Development: Meena Kothandaraman, Richard Wang

Moderators
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Jen McGinn

Director of User Experience, Veracode (CA Technologies)
Jen McGinn is Director of User Experience at Veracode, an application security startup, where she leads a 10-person UX and UA team. She has presented at local and national UXPA conferences, holds an MS in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University, and been the... Read More →
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Bob Thomas

Director, User Experience, Liberty Mutual Insurance
Bob Thomas is Director of User Experience Research at Liberty Mutual Insurance, where he has worked for the last 8 years expanding usability best practices and building out a user experience team. His background includes usability research, usability testing, graphic design, and... Read More →

Speakers
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Astrid Chow

Senior UX Design and Research, Product Lead, IBM Watson Health
Astrid Chow is a UX Product Designer & Strategist at IBM Watson Health who is always excited to be involved with the greater UX, Product Design, Tech community thru UXPA Boston, AIGA Boston and as a co-organizer of Action Design Boston. | | With a background in graphic, inte... Read More →
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Maria Garcia

User Experience Lead, SimpliSafe
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Four Hewes

Principal Product/UX Designer/Coach/Mentor, Studio for Design Inquiry
At Boston UXPA I hope to meet people who are looking ahead, beyond today's tactical needs, to their business' next problem or next opportunity. | Also people who like running, ultra marathons, sailing, tap dance and reading the paper, abstract expressionism, Carlos Scarpa, St... Read More →
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Meena Kothandaraman

Customer Experience Strategist, twig+fish research practice
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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Elizabeth Rosenzweig

Principal Consultant, Adjunct Faculty, Bentley University
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Hal Shubin

Principal, Interaction Design, Inc.
UX design consultant in greater Boston and beyond. Design, customer research, usability studies & design workshops. | And baseball, libraries, local politics, farmers' markets, cooking, music, newspapers (in print).
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Tom Tullis

VP, User Experience Research, Fidelity Investments
Tom has worked in the usability field for over 30 years. He manages a 40-person team of user researchers for Fidelity Investments.  He is coauthor of the books "Measuring the User Experience" and "Beyond the Usability Lab".  He is also an adjunct professor at Bentley University. ... Read More →
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Richard Wang

Associate Director, User Research, Curriculum Associates


Friday May 19, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
6-Liberty B/C


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