June 29, 2013

UX Thursday

I have a confession to make.  Up until last week, I had never attended a conference on user experience.  Or technology for that matter!  In my former life as an educator, I’ve attended my fair share of higher education conferences.  Hell, I’ve even been a speaker at a few!  But in terms of content, higher ed and tech conferences could not be more different (well, except for this one… or this one).

Lucky for me, Organic sprang for a ticket to UX Thursday in Detroit and I finally got to spend all day in a conference center geeking out on all things UX.  As a fairly new endeavor, the illustrious Jared Spool and his team at User Interface Engineering partnered with Vitamin T to bring together the local UX community and provide a platform for local leaders to share their work and point of view.

One of the most notable things about UX Thursday is that it offered a diverse collection of talks, from design to research to content strategy.  For a one day conference, they really did a great job of showcasing the multi-disciplinary efforts that UX encompasses.  A few highlights:

Not only did I get to see a bunch of excellent talks, I got to reconnect with some UMSI buddies and meet a few new friends.  It really was a great day!  If you’re interested in a more comprehensive and social-fueled look at UX Thursday, check out Deborah Edward-Onoro’s Storify about the event.  It kinda rocks.  And I’m not just saying that because I’m in it.

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