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Keynote Presentation - It’s a Great Time To Be a UX Designer

Jared Spool

There’s never been a better time to be a designer. After years of wishing we’d have the recognition and appreciation for the value we bring, we’re now highly sought after for our talents and skills. A growing number of organizations have seen success through great design, from Apple to Cirque de Soleil to the White House. Others now want to get the same results. The demand for great designers has never been better.

Yet, as the proverb says, “Be careful for what you wish for, lest it become true.” Now that everyone expects us to deliver great things, are we ready? While we’re presented with more opportunities than ever, we also have increased challenges.

Creating great experiences needs a new breed of designer. One that can handle all the skills involved, from visual design to coding. Some might even call it a ‘unicorn’, but these creatures aren’t mythical. In fact, they are alive and thriving in today’s design teams.

Jared M. Spool, User Interface Engineering’s Founding Principal, will delight and entertain you as he explores the vast opportunities and interesting challenges UX professionals are now facing.

Watch a sample of Jared’s talk