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Joe Meersman talk

More Than a Resume: Lessons from 20 Years of HCI Experience

Joe Meersman is returning to the Big Design Conference stage for another important and engaging talk. Joe is an industry speaker, leader, and design educator. His talks are filled with practical insights that you can use right away. When you think of designing for dignity, we knew a talk about being more than just a resume was important because design teams need to think about the entire candidate (skills, experience, and fit).

Talk Description

We are more than our resumes. Each of us has a story to tell about where we started and how we got to where we are today. Our work, our friends, and our contribution tell us more about our “self” than our resumes and portfolios.

Join Joe Meersman for some lessons learned in the first 20 years of a career spanning office furniture, wearables, police cars, waste disposal, artificial intelligence, insurance, IoT, and International Business Machinery.

In this talk, you will learn:

  • Common early career mistakes for practitioners to avoid
  • Discuss mid-career patterns and anti-patterns
  • Ways to improve our design management/leadership practices

About Your Speaker

Joe Meersman is the Sr. Director of Design at Intapp. Previously, Joe worked at IBM, where he led teams of designers in the delivery of cognitive-enabled applications and services across the Cloud and Watson portfolios. As part of the IBM Design’s core team, he has educated over 1000 non-designers in design thinking and activated practitioners working on product teams across the globe. Before joining IBM, he delivered user experiences for Razorfish, Motorola, Herman Miller, Walgreens, State Farm, Belk, Veolia, Highmark, Polycom, Covidien, MSA, Allstate, Follett, Samsung, and Chrysler. He lives in Austin with his wife, two children, and a Great Pyrenees.

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