Joe is a User Experience Design Leader skilled in enterprise, web, mobile, and touchscreen-based interactions and a strategic thinker who enjoys exploring multiple solutions. Some of his specialties include Interaction Design, Digital Strategy, User Experience Planning, Rapid Prototyping, Persona Development, Contextual Inquiry, Heuristic Evaluation, Social Media Integration, Application and Service Roadmapping, Product Development, Design Research, Design Ops, and Usability Testing. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas, Austin's Center for Integrated Design.
Downsizing. Reduction in Force. Discharges. Termination. These are realities that we are facing in difficult times. Laying off staff is always a challenging thing to do. Framing the decisions and tradeoffs requires deliberation, taking an emotional and cognitive toll.
But sometimes, the best thing for growth is a purposeful organization reshaping to focus on business needs. Joe Meersman has spent the last decade of his career building multidisciplinary teams to deliver experiences.
Join Joe to learn about a scalable process for forming effective teams, structuring them thoughtfully for maximum performance and results, addressing team culture during turbulent times, and building positive momentum to reach goals. You’ll leave this session with a better understanding of how to anticipate and manage obstacles with confidence.
Modern work requires intrinsic motivation. In this panel, we will look at how the role of a leader is changing across all areas of a business and how people can learn the new skills they need to be effective leaders. From Recruitment, Onboarding, Motivating, Empowering, Managing Performance
Critiques help designers to deliver consistently superior experiences, even within the challenges of 'off' days and holidays.
Attendees will learn the following about critiques:
-How Critiques build a culture that enables Senior Staff to mentor Junior Staff.
-The way by which Critiques allow distributed teams to stay connected to pixel-level delivery.
-How Critiques assist leaders to target new hires, identify emerging talent, and ensure the best resource allocations.