Speaker Series Video Archive

Below is a list of events where we have recorded video of the event. You may need to scroll down to see the video as it is at the bottom of each of these pages.

2021 Video Archive

Recognize Exclusion, Design for Inclusion
March 3, 2021

Your Own Home via Zoom OR

Bryce Johnson & John Porter
John and Bryce will talk you through how Microsoft's Inclusive Design principles were used to help shape the Xbox Adaptive Controller, and how you can leverage them in your own work to avoid disabling mismatches and create more empowering and inclusive experiences.

From Virtual Reality to Postcards and Back: A Guided Tour
March 24, 2021

Your Own Home via Zoom OR

Bill Buxton
I am going to take you on a guided tour of the history of (largely) 3D viewers and the ability to experience remote places without being there. The stepping stones of my narrative will items selected out of the Buxton – Microsoft collection, spanning the period between 1838 and now. In this case, that uber-tale has to do with the nature of design, technical evolution, the cultural nature of what we do, and perhaps even the difference between technology evolution (a scientific notion) vs progress (an ethical one).

Remote Meetings That Get Us Back to Work
April 7, 2021

Your Own Home via Zoom OR

Kevin Hoffman
In this talk, Kevin will pull extensively from his book Meeting Design and his experience teaching these skills and tackling these problems in conference workshops with companies around the world to show you how to make the most of all your meetings.

Rich Research at a Distance
May 5, 2021

Your Own Home via Zoom OR

Cyd Harrell
Cyd will share her best conversational and technical tips from 14 years of remote research practice, and talk about ways to handle mobile interfaces, difficult topics, internet outages, and more.

Resilience and Remote Working
June 2, 2021

Your Own Home via Zoom OR

Kate Pincott
Visualizing the available number of hours in a week to have solo focus time amidst the constant video calling helped me to get realistic about how much work can actually be achieved by the team, relieve pressure around anxieties of not being perceived as working hard enough, and manage stakeholder expectations on the pace of work.

Together, Alone: The Lessons and Future of Remote Design Teams
July 7, 2021

Your Own Home via Zoom OR

Dylan Wilbanks
Dylan Wilbanks talks about plunging into the world of leading and managing a design team in a remote-only company, the lessons he learned, the horrible mistakes, and what lessons we can take away from our remote experience as we progress towards a post-pandemic working world.

2020 Video Archive

UX Writing & Microcopy:
How Small Words Make A Big Difference

Your Own Home via Zoom OR

Skyler Reed, January 2020
In this talk, we will walk through how UX Writing & Microcopy can (and will) transform writing within business organizations, trades and arts work, and application design to reduce stress and provide guidance for all people from every walk of life.

Democracy is a Design Problem

Connective DX 2030 NW Pettygrove, Portland, OR

Dana Chisnell, March 2020
Design directly affects every person in the nation. Join Dana as she explores the design of our democracy and how to make better design decisions that do not have as many unintended consequences for our democracy.

The Coming Extinction Level Event for Brands & Companies

Your Own Home via Zoom OR

Nathan Shedroff, July 2020
UX developers of all kinds bridge the distance between our clients/companies and our customers and we can have as big an impact on strategy as anyone else in the company.

Systems of Systems

Your Own Home via Zoom OR

Tatiana Mac, November 2020
We’ll look to see how to assess where our design systems live in broader ecosystems, the challenges inherent, and how to lean into the good, and resist the bad, to ensure we’re serving all humans in an equitable and ethical way, maintaining safety and trust.

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