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Friday, October 2
 

9:00am EDT

Keynote: Dan Saffer
Opening Keynote

What better way to open our conference than by having Dan share his insights on cultivating creativity. His talk will prepare us for the flood of ideas and inspiration to come over the two full days of Midwest UX.

Speakers
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D.S. Duffy

Working on a novel about a Loyalist spy ring/terrorist cell in New York during the Revolutionary War.


Friday October 2, 2015 9:00am - 10:10am EDT
   New Hazlett Theater 6 Allegheny Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

5:00pm EDT

Keynote: Karen Holtzblatt
Keynote

Want to make a cool product? Think that “cool” is subjective and elusive? Not so. Karen studies cool — how cool is that? — and will share her framework for creating engagement through cool experiences.  

 

Speakers
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Karen Holtzblatt

Founder & CEO, Women in Tech Retention Project, InContext Design
Karen Holtzblatt is the founder of the Women in Tech Retention Project and creator of the @Work Action Framework for understanding women’s experience at work and interventions to help companies and individuals. She is also the co-founder and CEO of InContext Design and the visionary... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm EDT
   New Hazlett Theater 6 Allegheny Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
 
Saturday, October 3
 

9:15am EDT

Keynote: Jesse Schell

Keynote

Jesse wrote the book on game design, but there’s so much value in it for designers of all kinds. You won’t want to miss Jesse reveal his secrets of game design… and discover how these secrets can inform your work.



Speakers
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Jesse Schell

CEO, Schell Games
Jesse is the CEO of Schell Games, the largest game design and development company in Pennsylvania. He also serves as Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Entertainment Technology at Carnegie Mellon University. Jesse has worked on a wide variety of innovative game and simulation... Read More →


Saturday October 3, 2015 9:15am - 10:10am EDT
   New Hazlett Theater 6 Allegheny Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

5:00pm EDT

Keynote: Jonathon Colman
Closing Keynote

Jonathon will guide us through some of the most wicked, ambiguous experience design challenges facing us in our lifetime...and beyond. His challenging and inspiring talk is something you’ll be thinking about long after you leave Midwest UX.

Speakers
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Jonathon Colman

Product UX + Content Strategy, Facebook
I’m not ignoring you, I’m just introverted. Despite this, I’m a Webby Award-winning UX content strategist at Facebook, the social network—yeah, I’m surprised by that, too. Previously, I was the principle user experience architect at REI and managed global digital marketing... Read More →


Saturday October 3, 2015 5:00pm - 5:50pm EDT
   New Hazlett Theater 6 Allegheny Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15212