Lightning UX Posters

Thursday October 29, 1PM ET

Lightning UX Posters is the finale to the UXPA International 2020: At Home virtual conference. 5 UX posters will each be presented in lightning 10 minute presentations. It’s designed to be a fast paced and fun event. Covering a broad range of topics from designing voice user interfaces to accessibility checklists and lots in-between. We will also feature the winning poster from the 2020 UXPA International Student Competition. Carol Smith will be moderating a question and answer session with all speakers towards the end of the event.


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5 Lightning UX Poster Presentations

Anurag Sachan

Master’s student in Information Design discipline at the National Institute of Design (NID)

Deed - career counseling and experience for school students

We’re thrilled to have the winner of the 2020 UXPA International Student Project Competition present his winning project. In this presentation Anurag will present the project that won him the 2020  Student Project Award.

Deed is a mobile application for students belonging to Tier 2 and Tier 3 kinds of cities in India to help them in choosing a career option for their higher studies after class 12th. Students can go through an online career assessment test to find the most suitable career options according to their personality and their interests. Students can also know all the details about any career options by experiencing career options in multiple ways.

About Anurag Sachan

I am a master’s student in Information Design discipline at the National Institute of Design (NID). Prior to that, I did my undergraduate in Fine arts (Bachelor of Fine Art) in Visual communication discipline. I worked for 15 months after my graduation as a ‘Visual Designer’ at a design studio named ‘Cybergraff’ and then joined NID for further educat

Claire Menegus and Joy Chen

Usability Researcher, New York University

On the sofa in sweats: How user experience impacts online learning

Designing a user experience for online learning environments that boosts engagement for remote instruction can be challenging, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic where online education is now more important than ever. Based on usability research studies that solicited feedback from students at New York University, learn about our top research findings for designing online learning environments that marry usability with interaction for impactful educational experiences.

About Claire Menegus and Joy Chen

Claire Menegus is a usability researcher with a passion for UX Design, neuroscience, and education. Through her work at the NYU Usability Lab, she solicits feedback from the NYU community on behalf of NYU stakeholders to form actionable insights that can drive design and strategic decision-making for NYU technologies. She received her M.A. in Digital Media Design for Learning/Educational Technology, where her studies focused on the role user experience design can play in generating meaningful learning outcomes for students, especially within online learning environments such as Learning Management Systems. In her free time, Claire loves to cook and take care of her large plant collection.

Joy Chen is a UX researcher who loves tackling challenges with her creative problem-solving skills and hearing from users around about their experiences with technology. She is passionate about designing high quality and accessible digital tools and learning experiences with social impact. Joy received her Master’s in Educational Technology and Communication from NYU Steinhardt and her Bachelor’s in Communication from the University at Buffalo. In her downtime, Joy enjoys traveling, competitive cooking shows, and daydreaming about pugs.

Fatih Demir

Doctor of Communications Design

Designing a voice user interface system for information retrievals: Lessons learned

Voice assistant devices, namely Google Home and Amazon Echo, are in advance of natural voice interaction and by eliminating the graphical user interface (GUI) problems. This study is the first to investigate what Google Home as a means for information retrieval in comparison to the traditional computer search behaviours. A user experience research (N=20) was conducted to investigate the information retrieval behaviours of participants and their responses and to measure effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction. The Google Home device is offered to the experimental group to retrieve information for the pre-defined questions on the categories of research, trivia, and math where the control group answered the same sets of questions using the traditional computerized systems including computers, tablets, cell phones, and calculators. In this session, the research results and lessons learned from the experience will be discussed.

About Fatih Demir

Dr. Fatih Demir graduated from the University of Baltimore earning the degree of Doctor of Communications Design (DCD). He served at the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri as a postdoctoral fellow for two years and then he has joined to the Educational Technology, Research and Assessment Department at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) as an assistant professor by August 2017.

Dr. Demir has spent years teaching and researching Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Usability, Interaction Design, Social Media Analysis, and e-government design. He conducted research at the User Experience Labs using remote and mobile eye-tracking systems as well as brain wave monitoring EEG systems both at the University of Baltimore, University of Missouri and Northern Illinois University. As a multidisciplinary researcher, he worked with faculty, staff and graduate assistants on various projects in the realm of Journalism, Education, Medicine, and Computer Science. He is teaching User Experience Research and User Experience Design courses at the NIU.

Martha Valenta and Lisa Bruce

Human-centered Design Lead, 1904labs

Humanizing the developer experience

As Experience Researchers and Designers, we typically split our focus between the Customer’s Experience and the Business Goals. What is often ignored is the Developer Experience. But, with modern software, APIs are becoming a common interface. And, Developers are the Users. This poster session takes a look at how Human-centered Designers can assist in the creation of excellent Developer Experiences.

About Martha Valenta and Lisa Bruce

Martha Valenta is a seasoned Human-centered Design professional. She is currently a Human-centered Design Lead at 1904labs, where she balances the needs of Users with both the realities of business and input from developers through a variety of workshops. Her current project has her leading the HCD side of an effort to modernize a utility company. Helping a utility determine their future direction. Data projects are Martha’s specialty. In the past, she has lead major experience design projects at MasterCard, the Federal Reserve Bank, Citi Mortgage, and other major financial institutions for more than a decade. She is an advocate for the Experience Design community and continuous learning. This is evident via her work as co-founder and past President of STLX (the St. Louis Experience Design organization) as well as an instructor at LaunchCode CoderGirl UX. She’s driven by a desire to make life easier for everyone.

Lisa Bruce passionately advocates for human-centered products and processes that meet business goals. She facilitates experiences that help internal and external stakeholders embrace the why behind the what. She combines her experiences as a UX researcher, product analyst, information architect, UX strategist and human-centered designer to help clients better understand their own needs and the needs of their users.

She successfully co-lead one of the first HCD for Data projects at 1904labs, a software company, adapting HCDAgile methodology to a project for medical researchers that does not have a traditional user interface. She has worked in data and more traditional user experience projects in higher education, finance, healthcare, and agriculture.

Currently, Lisa works as a human-centered design lead at 1904labs combining her passion for research and facilitation. She volunteers her time and experience for St. Louis groups that support women in technology. She loves to remove roadblocks so that people’s passion and brilliance can be fed, not thwarted, by technology.

Rajesh Kalidindi

Principal User Research and Accessibility Lead, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Accessibility checklist for UX designers

Accessibility seems to be a daunting task for designers as there are 78 guidelines in WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines). This poster simplifies the complexity of guidelines. In this visual presentation, the Accessibility standards disseminated by commonly used design components. In this step by step guide format, the designers can easily understand the WCAG and start implementing it immediately.

About Rajesh Kalidindi

Rajesh has been delivering inclusive digital experiences for more than a decade. He has been practicing and preaching multiple strategies to incorporate Accessibility standards into design and development practices. He believes that Accessibility is essential for one and useful for all. Rajesh lives in Seattle and is a UXPA International volunteer.

More events from UXPA 2020: At Home

Every Thursday throughout October we’re exploring a new and important  UX topic. From diversity and inclusion, to career development and UX in Government. You can expect lots of live short talks, panel discussions, question and answer sessions and even lightning UX posters!

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