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Wednesday, February 11 • 3:10pm - 4:00pm
The UX of UX Work

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As designers we celebrate and are judged by the results of our work, but we also recognize that the path to shipping is paved with thousands of discarded insights, sketches, and prototypes. As we master of our craft we hone our process, learn from our failures, and share the joy of watching people use our products for the first time. But we rarely discuss the messiness of what it actually feels like while we're doing all of that. How do we manage our lives as designers, our doubts and inspirations, and the fuzzy space between the professional and the personal?

This fireside chat is targeted at mid to senior level designers. Attendees will come away with new perspectives on their daily work, frameworks for common thought patterns, and actionable tools for staying productive and deepening their engagement.

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Rebecca Bortman

Lead Designer & Lead Singer, MasterClass & Happy Fangs
Rebecca Bortman is the lead designer and first employee of MasterClass, an education start-up launching later this year. Before taking the start-up plunge, she worked as a design consultant at Cooper and Mule and most recently as a user experience designer at YouTube. There she led design on the first major visual refresh in YouTube's then 7-year history. She also art directed & branded The Disposable Film Festival for its first 6 seasons. She is... Read More →
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Brian Yeung

Director of Product Design, Soundcloud
My background is in video games, apps, museum installations, and advising at Google Ventures and Code for America. I've worked on racing simulators, the Xbox 360, Kinect, and a music synthesizer which was awarded Best in Show at Interaction 2012. I'm passionate about mentoring and helping people grow.

Wednesday February 11, 2015 3:10pm - 4:00pm
4. Contemporary Jewish Museum: Goldman Hall 736 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103