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Sunday, February 8 • 11:05am - 11:25am
Weaponizing Downtime: Creating a Perpetual Learning Environment.

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User experience design is a profession that requires constant learning. Continual education is critical not only for improving your design chops but also for just keeping up with the field! The idea of continually educating yourself might seem exhausting, but the reality doesn’t have to be. If you’re on a design team, there’s design happening all around you. If your project stalls or your workload drops, other people’s projects become your learning opportunity! Design teams can learn to transform their downtime into an investment in three simple steps: Share, Surface, Seize. Learn the details behind these three steps and how to implement them to create a perpetual learning environment on your team! Your team will increase not only in skill, but also in engagement and productivity. 

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Fred Beecher

Director of User Experience & Design, The Nerdery
Fred Beecher has been working in User Experience since 1998. In that time he’s seen UX mature from a field struggling to prove its value to one driving an explosion of innovation and economic growth. To help feed the ever-increasing demand this explosion has sparked, Fred designed and implemented the UX apprenticeship program at The Nerdery in Minneapolis, MN where he is currently the Director of User Experience and Design. | Fred is an... Read More →


Sunday February 8, 2015 11:05am - 11:25am
West 2 1111 8th Street San Francisco, CA 94107