30
Jul

New Ticket Price for Furloughed Workers

We have added a new ticket price for attendees, who have been furloughed, laid off, and anyone who does not have access to a professional budget. Use the Solo Rate, which has the following benefits: Four-day conference pass for talks on Sept. 09-12, 2020. Access to any of the conference break out rooms during the...
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28
Jul

The Creative Group is a Gold Sponsor

We are pleased to announce The Creative Group, a Robert Half Company, is a Gold Sponsor for the 2020 Big Design Conference. We enjoy partnering with them each year. They have been our first sponsor for the past 10 years. The Creative Group (TCG) offers staffing solutions and highly-regarded consulting experience under one roof to...
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24
Jul

Portfolio Essentials: Showing the Best Version of Yourself

Ian Fenn is a Senior Product Designer at tails.com. Since 2014, he has been advising other designers on how to represent their value effectively to potential clients and employers. Ian is the creator of the popular UX Portfolio Essentials course. Here is how Ian describes his talk: Portfolios are required for designers, researchers, strategists, and managers....
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23
Jul

Announcing Big Design Scholarships for UNT and UT Dallas

Design leaders build future design leaders. Big Design conference organizers are pleased to announce the creation of two permanent scholarships for students at local DFW universities: College of Visual Arts and Design program at UNT Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication program at UT Dallas These north-Texas universities were chosen because their students frequently volunteer for the...
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22
Jul

Design for Cognitive Bias: Using Mental Shortcuts for Good Instead of Evil

People take shortcuts to get through the day. Usually, they’re harmless–even helpful. But what happens when they’re not? David Dylan Thomas’ forthcoming book Design for Cognitive Bias forms the basis for his Big Design Conference 2020 talk. Here is how David describes his talk: In this talk, I’ll use real-world examples to identify some particularly nasty biases that frequently lead...
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20
Jul

Grannie Goes Virtual: How COVID-19 Impacts Older Users

Jennifer Keene-Moore is a Principal User Researcher who has specialized in studying older consumers. For the past three years, she has presented at the Big Design Conference on the technology’s impact on older consumers by introducing the persona called Grannie. Like any user researcher, Jennifer has been collecting secondary research and conducting original research on...
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20
Jul

Sense-Making in Digital Spaces: Site Structure, Taxonomy, and Navigation for Many Audiences

Kavita Singh works in the interdisciplinary field of web strategy at NVIDIA. She leverages principles and practices from information architecture, content strategy, interaction design, UX research, digital marketing, and content management to help consult and collaborate on projects and initiatives for creating great web experiences. Imagine you have to design a site for many audiences,...
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17
Jul

Uncharted Waters: Why it’s Important to Design for Newcomers

Priyama Barua is an Experience Strategy Director at Mad*Pow, a strategic design agency. In her efforts to improve people’s experiences, Priyama employs a range of human-centered, experience-led, service design approaches that can change the strategic direction of large Fortune 500 member companies. Priyama’s talk at Big Design Conference 2020 explores the importance of designing for...
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15
Jul

Conference Theme: Building a Future Legacy

Ths year’s conference theme is about building a future legacy. With the impact of COVID-19 and social justice movements, the conference theme about building a future legacy takes on greater importance. We should build solutions that scale. We are super excited at the quality of conference talks that reflect building a future legacy. Check out...
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8
Jun

Video: Practical UX Tips for Novices and Experts

 Everyone needs practical UX tips to navigate crucial conversations, grow in your career, and make better decisions. The best advice comes from people, who are on the leading (or bleeding) edge of these situations. Practical UX tips can stop you dead in your tracks because you walk away with a better understand of the...
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5
Jun

24 Hours of UX: Local UX to a Global Audience – June 10

Dallas-area UX professionals will be participating in the first-ever 24 Hours of UX event, a grassroots non-profit initiative to bring live content to the global UX community on June 10. Initiated by Switzerland-based Peter Horvath and Jesse Anton, this event is a global collaboration. Speakers will be presenting from countries all over the world: from New Zealand to...
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31
May

Practical UX Tips for Newbies and Experts – June 3

Join Brian Sullivan and William Ntim on Wednesday, June 3 at noon for Practical UX Tips for Newbies and Experts, sponsored by Big Design and Dallas UXPA. Everyone needs practical UX tips to navigate crucial conversations, grow in your career, and make better decisions. The best advice comes from people, who are on the leading...
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