August 23-24, 2018
University of Wisconsin-Madison
From conversational UIs to artificial intelligence (AI) to virtual reality (VR)—it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture in the mix of all the acronyms. We’ve got a crazy idea: None of it really matters. Regardless of the medium or the trend, great design requires essential skills. Skills like listening deeply and carefully, setting aside assumptions and bias, navigating complexity, working together, negotiating conflict and finding agreement.
Gather with us on Lake Mendota at the legendary Memorial Union. Take a step back and dig deep into the elemental skills for user-focused work, whether you’re a designer, developer, communicator, leader, innovator, in higher education, government, nonprofit, small business, or an enterprise.
On Thursday, August 23, register for in-depth workshops, including:
- Collaboration tools: From the negotiating table to the design studio
- Growing design culture and capacity in your organization
On Friday, August 24, hear from national and international conference speakers including:
- Celeste Headlee, Host, National Public Radio
- Lou Downe, Director of Design and Service Standards, GOV.UK
- Paige Bennett, Senior Design Researcher, Dropbox
- Jorel Dray, Faculty, Design & Illustration, Madison College
- Shawn Henry, Accessibility Advocate, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative
- And more
Register by Monday, July 23 to get the early bird rate and have ticket fees covered!