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UIE’s Jared Spool will keynote UXcamp 2012

This year’s UXcamp will have a keynote for the ages. UIE’s Jared Spool will headline our October 13 event.

It’s a Great Time To Be a UX Designer
Oct 13, 9:00am / 65 MINUTES

There’s never been a better time to be a designer. After years of wishing we’d have the recognition and appreciation for the value we bring, we’re now highly sought after for our talents and skills. A growing number of organizations have seen success through great design, from Apple to Cirque de Soleil to the White House. Others now want to get the same results. The demand for great designers has never been better.

Yet, as the proverb says, “Be careful for what you wish for, lest it become true.” Now that everyone expects us to deliver great things, are we ready? While we’re presented with more opportunities than ever, we also have increased challenges.
Mobile design requires us to rethink what we previously knew about designing for screens and interaction. Integrating with Agile methods forces us to critically explore past ideas of best processes and techniques. There’s a lot of pressure to deliver excellent, world-changing designs while our own world is dramatically shifting under our feet.

Jared M. Spool, User Interface Engineering’s Founding Principal, will delight and entertain you as he explores the vast opportunities and interesting challenges UX professionals are now facing. If you’ve seen Jared present before, you know why this keynote is something not to be missed.

Speaker Bio: Jared Spool

Innovation is born out of the quest for usability. Usability makes our lives more productive, safer, and happier. This has been Jared Spool’s quest since 1978 when he began working in the field of design and usability.

Jared is the founder and CEO of User Interface Engineering (UIE), the largest usability research organization of its kind in the world. Jared spends his time working with the research teams at the company, helps clients understand how to solve their design problems, explains to reporters and industry analysts what the current state of design is all about, and is a top-rated speaker at more than 20 conferences every year. Jared also organizes the annual UI Conference (UI17 will take place only November 5-7, 2012 in Boston, MA) and UX Immersion conference.

Jared is a faculty member at the Tufts University’s Gordon Institute and is author of “Web Usability: A Designer’s Guide”, “Web Anatomy: Interaction Design Frameworks that Work” and “User-Centered Web Site Development: A Human-Computer Interaction Approach”. In 2011 Jared was awarded the Stevens award for his, “quiet evangelism of usability and the practical outcomes of methods and tools [that have] had a wide-ranging influence on how we think about making systems effective.”

You can follow Jared on Twitter at @jmspool.

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