UX Mini Workshop on March 30 in San Francisco

SUPA Product Academy in conjunction with Aconex would like to present an evening of UX POWER TALKS on March 30 in San Francisco!


6pm – 6:45am Networking with Alcohol, soft drinks and delicious pizza

6:45am – 7:30pm The Benevolent Dictatorship of Collaborative Design with Marcin Treder, CEO of UXPin

7:30pm – 8:15pm Does my app look fat? with Kirsten Mann, GM Global Design & Experience at Aconex

8:15pm – 8:30pm Job notifications, other announcements

Come and have a drink and something delicious to eat while listening to two leaders in the UX community.

Marcin Treder, CEO of UXPin will discuss: The Benevolent Dictatorship of Collaborative Design.

In today’s world of Lean and Agile, everyone knows collaboration is important. But how do you implement and govern collaborative design? It’s not as easy as just workshops and inviting more people to design reviews. The talk teaches design and product folks how to drive a process that inspires great ideas but doesn’t become a slog of feedback cycles.

Key Takeaways: Based on his experience, Marcin will explain a framework for:

  • Governing UX decisions across different departments
  • How to create a cohesive design strategy with different teams
  • Deciding who to involve (and when)
  • How to standardize a collaborative process across continents

Find out more about Marcin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcintreder/

Kirsten Mann, GM Global Design & Experience at Aconex will discuss: Does my app look fat?

People often ask “does this application or product ‘look’ ok?”, assuming “how it looks” is an appropriate measure of quality. The key to building a quality product lies in understanding what your users want and how they will use the product. How it looks is only one of many pieces. Kirsten will share some insights she’s learnt from over 20 years designing software and experiences and outline how to get inside the heads of the people using your applications or products.

Key Takeaways: Validating the problems people using your product are trying to solve is often a task left to a BA, UX professional or product manager. However, all team members, have a responsibility to get inside the heads of the people using their products. Kirsten’s talk today will outline ways to do this.

Find out more about Kirsten at https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirstenmann/

Alcohol, soft drink and delicious pizza will be served. Cover charge is going towards refreshments and after-hours security required for the building.

Tickets are only available for sale online. Security will be checking all names in lobby.

Thanks to the host:

Aconex is the world’s largest online platform for the building and construction industry. Their mission is to change the way people work together on projects.From a small startup founded out of Australia, Aconex is now a global organization with offices in 52 countries. https://www.aconex.com/


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Bart directions
– Exit Montgomery Station
– Walk three blocks north on Montgomery to 250 Montgomery (@ Pine) on left side of street

Parking garages
– 555 California (between Kearny and Montgomery)
– 333 Bush (between Kearny and Montgomery)
– 225 Bush (between Montgomery and Sansome)

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email: [email protected]

What if I don’t make it there on time?

Prompt arrival required as there’ll be limited after hour access once event commences. However, you can try SMSing (415) 244-2340 and a nice person may let you in.

SUPA Product Academy creates and nurtures inclusive local communities for passionate product professionals across disciplines, provides a sandbox for product and skill experimentation, and enables a launch pad forwarding product people, product ideas, product teams, and product success.


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